instant pot

penne pasta

This tasty Instant Pot Penne Pasta recipe is a quick and easy recipe perfect for an easy weeknight dinner.  The best part is that the pasta and sauce are cooked together, from scratch. 

Love Love love this recipe. Delightfully tasty. I especially appreciate tips and ideas for substitutions. It was perfect! Will make again. Thank you!




• vegetable oil • Italian sausage  • onion • garlic • dry white wine • bell peppers • sugar • basil • oregano


• salt  • black pepper powder • chicken broth • crushed tomatoes • penne pasta • heavy cream • parmesan cheese  • parsley • crushed red pepper

Cook sausage


Preheat the Instant Pot on Saute mode. Saute the sausage in oil until browned, about 5 minutes.

add onions and garlic


Add onions and garlic. Stir until onion is translucent. Deglaze pot with white wine, stirring until liquid has nearly evaporated.

add bell pepper and spice


Stir in bell peppers, sugar, dried basil, oregano, salt, black pepper, and broth or water.

add tomatoes and pasta


Add in the tomatoes and pasta. Don't stir but just gently push down to submerge in the liquid. This helps prevent the Burn message!


pressure cook

Pressure cook the pasta and do a quick release of pressure after pressure cooking is complete.

Stir in cream 


Stir in cream and simmer the pasta for a couple of minutes until heated through. Turn off the Instant Pot.

garnish and rest


Let the pasta rest for a few minutes to absorb any remaining liquid. Garnish with parsley, parmesan, and crushed red pepper if desired.

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