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25 Best Instant Pot Pasta Recipes

Weeknight meals don’t get any easier than these Instant Pot pasta recipes!

Not only are they versatile, but they’re tasty year-round. They’re also hearty, simple, and 100% family-friendly.

Spaghetti Bolognese with Ground Beef
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How To Make Pasta in an Instant Pot

There’s no denying the convenience of the Instant Pot.

But while it’s terrific at cooking tender meat, did you know you can also make pasta in there?

It’s true! And all you need to remember is this: don’t stir the pasta! 

Instead, simply dump the pasta into the pot and gently push it down until it’s covered with water.

From there, you can make everything from simple vegetarian pasta recipes to Italian classics like lasagna.

1. Instant Pot Creamy Parmesan Garlic Pasta

Creamy parmesan garlic pasta ready in under 15 minutes? Sign me up.

You’ll love how easily this dinner comes together with the cheesy, creamy, garlic sauce. 

Fast dinners do not have to forsake flavor and this amazingly simple recipe shows just that. 

2. Instant Pot Ground Beef and Pasta

This rendition of classic bolognese will absolutely be a crowd-pleaser, and you’ll love the one-pot prep of this recipe

This recipe features a beefy marinara sauce cooked with red wine and pasta that has soaked up all of the flavors from the sauce while it was cooking.  

3. Instant Pot Butter Noodles

Butter noodles are a go-to dish in our house. I love the flexibility of butter noodles, and you can serve them as a side dish or simple standalone main course! 

This Instant Pot pasta recipe highlights just how quickly your noodles will be ready in a pressure cooker with just 3 minutes of cooking time and only 6 ingredients! 

4. Instant Pot Crack Chicken Pasta

Crack chicken recipes have become an internet craze over the last couple of years.

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This recipe is a full meal in one pot, and you will absolutely be coming back for seconds of this dinner. 

Bacon, pasta, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese all seasoned with Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning? No wonder we’re addicted to crack chicken!

5. Instant Pot Spaghetti

Spaghetti itself is a simple dinner, but try making yours in the Instant pot with this recipe.

It calls for just four ingredients, basic Italian seasonings, and ends with only one pot to clean up your kitchen.

I highly recommend lean ground beef, or even ground venison to prevent needing to drain grease from your sauce.

6. Instant Pot Lasagna

Love lasagna but loathe the tedious preparation on top of long cooking time? Look no further! This recipe will have your lasagna ready in under an hour.

This savory, cheesy lasagna recipe is so easy, and the Instant Pot makes cooking a breeze. 

7. Instant Pot Baked Ziti

Looking back at my childhood, I’m certain that every potluck dinner had at least one pan of baked ziti.

Now in adulthood, I can recognize the appeal of this meal! 

This ziti recipe boasts a hearty meat sauce, three cheeses, and traditional Italian flavors.

This classic crowd-pleasing meal is prepared in one pot and is ready to serve in just 30 minutes using your Instant Pot. 

8. Instant Pot Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta

Promise me that if you don’t try any other recipe from this list, you’ll make this creamy Tuscan chicken pasta! 

Picture this: sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, juicy chicken, and cream cheese dancing in a pot with campanelle pasta.

This recipe is a perfect combination of delicate flavors and hearty ingredients and is all tossed in the pot with no pre-cooking necessary! 

9. Instant Pot Creamy Sausage Rigatoni

What’s not to love about this recipe? It just requires 30 minutes of cooking, one dish to clean, and bowls full of zesty Italian sausage rigatoni. You’re right, it’s all heavenly!

I love how versatile this recipe is, and cannot get enough of this creamy, cheesy, Italian sausage rigatoni dinner.

10. Instant Pot Stuffed Shells

As far as shell pasta recipes go, this one might just be the easiest.

With 7 minutes to cook and just seven ingredients, it’ll be ready before you even have time to set the table.

So if you’re looking for a fresh and filling vegetarian dinner to add to your repertoire, you need these stuffed shells in your life. 

11. Instant Pot Linguine With Clams

This recipe is absolutely genius. By using a steamer basket, the creator invented a brilliant way to cook pasta and clams separately, yet at the same time!

This dish has all of the flavor of traditional clams and linguine with a white wine reduction sauce, in a fraction of the time. This is my kind of Instant Pot dinner.

12. Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi With Angel Hair Pasta

This recipe is a perfect throw-together dinner that’s ready in minutes.

You won’t need to worry about defrosting or cooking your meat before adding to the pasta.

The most time-consuming part of this recipe is allowing the Instant Pot to natural release, and that only takes 5 minutes.

Enjoy the convenience of quick cooking in this delicious angel hair pasta shrimp scampi.

13. Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Manicotti

Every plate in our home is cleared when I make this Instant Pot chicken parmesan manicotti.

Of course, the original recipe is amazing, but I also love the flexibility of this version.

Chicken can be replaced with red meat or sausage, and you can also add in other veggies, swap the sauce for Alfredo or pesto, or use manicotti pasta or shells with your stuffing.

14. Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Pasta

I’m a sucker for buffalo sauce, I won’t lie. The aged peppers and vinegar create such deep layers of flavor that add the perfect amount of heat to any dish.

In just 30 minutes, this buffalo chicken pasta comes together as a creamy, buttery, and mildly spicy dinner dish. 

15. Instant Pot Penne Pasta

This Instant Pot recipe is simple both in preparation and in practice. As a meatless dish, I love how quickly this dish comes together.

The penne pasta in this recipe is loaded with flavor after boiling in a bath of stock and marinara, and the addition of cream cheese and spinach is a fresh twist on classic pasta.

16. Instant Pot Pasta al Forno

A traditional Italian comfort food, this pasta al forno is a quick variation of the oven-baked classic and makes plenty for seconds or leftovers.

Rather than marinara sauce, this recipe is for a white sauce, and the contrast of Italian sausage dressed with a creamy sauce is heavenly.

17. Instant Pot Pizza Pasta

This recipe reminds me of pizza Hamburger Helper from my childhood and is just as simple! 

Pepperoni, sausage, marinara sauce, and pasta come together for a kid-friendly delicious meal in no time.

18. Instant Pot Pesto Pasta

I love the rustic flavors of sun-dried tomato and pesto in this dish.

For simplicity’s sake, this recipe calls for canned chicken. If you’re not a fan of canned meat, simply omit or replace it.

Personally, I think this dish is delicious without meat, and it’s a go-to meatless Monday meal in my home. 

19. Instant Pot Beef and Bowtie Pasta

My family loves this cheesy, beefy, pasta packed with flavor, and I loved that it’s prepared all in one pot.

The vodka sauce is a yummy twist from traditional marinara sauce, but you can use whatever you have on hand.

20. Instant Pot Pasta Primavera

Pasta primavera is one of the freshest pasta dishes on this list.

I love it tossed with a little bit of balsamic vinegar and olive oil, especially when eating cold leftovers.

This recipe is loaded with variety and has zucchini, bell peppers, tomatoes, carrots, and broccoli, making it a filling main dish or a colorful pasta side. 

21. Instant Pot Pasta Carbonara

This is a traditional carbonara recipe, with the benefit of quickly cooked pasta and only one pot to clean up. 

You’ll first cook your pasta in your Instant Pot, then strain it. Don’t forget to reserve some pasta water! 

After cooking the bacon and stirring the pasta back in, you’ll add the egg yolk and pasta water to make your creamy carbonara sauce.

22. Instant Pot Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

This recipe is as easy as it gets, with pantry staples and quick cooking in your Instant Pot. 

A frugal and delicious seasoning-centered simple pasta dinner ready in minutes? Yep, I’m sold!

23. Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta

Cheesy taco pasta is a wonderful use of pasta outside of the Italian world. Easy, flavorful, and diverse – you’ll go back for seconds with this dish!

This recipe features cheesy shells mixed with taco seasoned meat, veggies, and beans.

Imagine chili meeting macaroni and cheese. That’s what this dish reminds me of.

24. Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta

I had to share this rustic creamy tomato basil pasta recipe. Every element of this recipe comes together to create a sophisticated and comforting dinner.

You’ll first cook your pasta with seasonings and tomatoes. Then, you’ll stir in heavy cream, cream cheese, and coarsely chopped basil.

25. Instant Pot Lemon Pasta With Peas

I am definitely a fan of dump dinners, especially for the Instant Pot. The light and creamy lemony sauce this pasta dish is prepared in is delightful.

Though sweet peas are the perfect pair for this pasta, you can add or substitute other green veggies as well.

25 Best Instant Pot Pasta Dinners

Weeknight dinners are easy with these Instant Pot pasta recipes! In minutes, you can enjoy favorites like lasagna, baked ziti, stuffed shells, and more!


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  • Prep an Instant Pot pasta dish in 30 minutes or less!
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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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