Cooking pasta in an Instant Pot is seriously one of the best ways to cook noodles! A pressure cooker makes an easy way to turn your favorite pasta recipes into a one-pot meal.
Check out these 8 popular recipes for Instant Pot noodles, and you’ll never make stove-top pasta again!
When I first started my Instant Pot addiction, I intended to use it for speedier versions of my crock-pot favorite recipes. My mind was blown when I started making Instant Pot noodles and sauce recipes and I couldn’t believe how easy and delicious they turned out!
What’s amazing with a pressure cooker is that you can easily make Instant Pot one-pot noodle dishes, that otherwise would’ve required two pots and a much bigger kitchen mess.
Whether you’re looking for Instant Pot chicken penne pasta, pressure cooker pasta and meat sauce, or even an instant pot lasagne, you’ll love these electric pressure cooker noodle recipes as much as my family does!
Cooking Noodles in Instant Pot
You might be wondering if making pasta in Instant Pot or a pressure cooker is even worth the time. The reality is, Instant Pot noodles could take the same amount of time or longer than on the stovetop.
So, what are the BENEFITS of making Instant Pot recipes for noodles?
Why You’ll Love Instant Pot Noodles
- Instant Pot noodles turn out creamier.
- Being able to make your pasta in an Instant Pot means you don’t have to carefully watch boiling water.
- Instant Pot noodles make a fantastic one-pot meal, no juggling multiple pots like stove-top pasta.
Instant Pot Noodles
Here are 8 delicious pressure cooker noodle recipes. Hopefully, you enjoy them as much as I did!
One-Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta
I’ll admit, I’ve been trying to follow a low carb diet and cut back on yummies like pasta. Having kids at home means hearty pasta dishes still get served to my family and I end up having SERIOUS pasta cravings for weeks on end.
And what’s not to love? In this Instant Pot noodle recipe, you can mix your favorite fajita flavors with pasta and sauce. International cuisines combined make a whole lotta yum.
Find the recipe at Whole Lotta Yum
Instant Pot Ziti
Karli’s Instant Pot ziti recipe is the first pressure cooker noodle recipe I made and oh, my goodness was it amazing! As in eating it right out of the dish amazing, plus we made it a second time later in the week!
Popular baked ziti is a simplified lasagne and usually contains ricotta cheese and sausage. Karli’s Instant Pot ziti version doesn’t include those ingredients, but you’ll understand why once you take a bite. Heads up, it’s very saucy!
Find the recipe at Cooking With Karli
Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese
When you hear the terms pasta and comfort food, is macaroni and cheese the first thing that comes to mind?
Making Instant Pot cheesy pasta recipes is ALWAYS a hit, and you won’t believe how simple it is to make it in a pressure cooker.
This cheesy Instant Pot noodles recipe by Center Cut Cook is so easy and delicious!
Find the recipe at Center Cut Cook
Instant Pot Spaghetti
Instant Pot spaghetti is one of the most popular Instant Pot recipes for noodles that gets searched online.
While you’d think pressure cooker spaghetti would be easy to make, many people end up getting the burn signal when cooking red sauce in an Instant Pot. Luckily, this popular recipe by The Salty Marshmallow will make your family’s favorite spaghetti with meat sauce a piece of cake.
One huge advantage of making Instant Pot noodles like spaghetti is because it’s all done in one pot. No extra pan to make the sauce and no colander to drain the noodles.
It feels good to simplify dinner.
Find the recipe at The Salty Marshmallow
Easy Instant Pot Alfredo
While you can buy canned alfredo sauce at the grocery store, making your own is BEYOND simple and tastes so much better.
The only thing easier is making alfredo pasta in an Instant Pot or a pressure cooker. No multiple dishes and no mess!
Our recipe will become a weeknight staple because it tastes amazing AND comes together in less than 30 minutes.
Find the Instant pot alfredo recipe at Julie’s Eats and Treats
Instant Pot Lasagne
Who knew lasagne would ever be an Instant Pot noodle recipe? Simple Happy Foodie uses a springform pan to make an adorable round lasagne in a snap.
I know in the picture it looks like a pizza, but I’ll admit it tastes even better than one.
Find the recipe on Simple Happy Foodie
Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi Pasta
Instant Pot shrimp scampi pasta is a simple one-dish recipe for making quick and easy shrimp scampi. The garlic and butter sauce is heavenly together, and this Instant Pot noodle recipe only takes 2 minutes to cook under pressure!
It also includes a pressure cooker rice variation if you’re in the mood for something a little different.
Find the recipe at Crayons and Cravings
Instant Pot Penne Sausage with Tomato Cream
This is one of the best penne pasta recipes I’ve found with tomato sauce and cream along with the wonderful addition of sausage.
If you’re looking for Instant Pot recipes for noodles beyond the standard spaghetti or mac n cheese, this is an easy yet impressive alternative!
Find the Recipe at Paint the Kitchen Red