As a mom, you want to make a great dinner for your family, but sometimes time is of the essence. Make your favorite pasta meals faster and more convenient with these 20 delicious Instant Pot pasta recipes. Making a family dinner has never been easier with Instant Pot and trust me, these recipes won’t disappoint.
20 Incredibly Delicious Instant Pot Pasta Recipes
Pasta dishes are every parent’s go-to when it comes to feeding a family. Pasta is easy to make, quite economical, and kids love it.
While usually pasta recipes call for the noodles to be cooked separately and then combined with the sauce or protein you cooked in another pan, these Instant Pot pasta recipes are one pot meals.
That’s right, the only pot your are going to dirty making these dinner recipes, is the Instant Pot. The sauce, protein, and pasta are all cooked together.
And on top of one less pot to clean, you also don’t have to deal with draining boiling pasta water. It all gets absorbed during cooking.
For an easy overview I sorted the recipes by protein. Here you will find Instant Pot chicken, beef, pork, vegetarian, and even a seafood recipe combined with pasta.
Instant Pot Pasta Recipes with Chicken
A Tex-Mex inspired pasta dish with fajita chicken, pasta shells, and bell peppers in a cheesy creamy salsa sauce. Top the finished pasta dish with chopped cilantro and avocado
Noodle stir fry made in the Instant Pot. Brown rice noodles and chicken in a scrumptious chili garlic stir fry sauce
Chicken and bowtie pasta in a garlicky cream cheese and mozzarella sauce. This chicken alfredo pasta is an easy, creamy one pot meal the whole family will enjoy.
Whole seasoned chicken breasts with spaghetti in a spicy creamy buffalo sauce with crumbled blue cheese
This Tuscan chicken pasta with cream cheese sauce also has roasted red peppers, fresh basil and spinach for the perfect Italian flair
These Instant Pot noodle bowls feature thick Yakisoba noodles with chicken and all of your favorite stir fry veggies from carrots and mushrooms to broccoli and bok choy
Beef Pasta Recipes
This version of baked ziti is made in the Instant Pot. Ground beef, tomato sauce, penne, and lots of stringy mozzarella cheese are the key to this all-time family favorite dish
Everyone needs a good pasta with meat sauce recipe in their back pocket. If you don’t have one yet, here is a super quick way to make this staple dish in the Instant Pot
A healthier version of this dinner classic. This Instant Pot beef stroganoff recipe features sliced mushrooms and beef in a creamy Greek yogurt sauce including whole wheat egg noodles
This awesome recipe is an easy way to make lasagna on a weeknight. It uses bowtie pasta that has ruffled edges just like lasagna sheets and there is no need for breaking them up to make them fit.
Taco seasoned ground beef, spiral pasta, tomatoes and sauce cooked to yummy perfection. Add cheese and sour cream to make the sauce creamy. And a little more of each to top each bowl
The classic dinner recipe we all know and love, but made from scratch. Thanks to the Instant Pot this hamburger helper recipe is just as easy but better than the boxed stuff
Pork and Pasta Recipes
Spicy Italian sausage, spiral pasta, and fresh spinach in a creamy pumpkin and coconut milk sauce
Spaghetti in tomato sauce with a twist of sliced sausage and spinach
Italian sausage and rigatoni pasta in an intense tomato sauce that also includes a can of marzano tomatoes
Vegetarian Instant Pot Pasta Recipes
What would a list of family friendly pasta be without mac and cheese?! This is a healthier homemade version with broccoli.
This Instant Pot mac and cheese is still hardly any more effort than the box. Aside from water and salt this recipe calls for only 5 ingredients
Rigatoni pasta with a rich vegetable bolognese sauce all made in the Instant Pot
This delicious pasta dish gets its Mediterranean flair from red onion, eggplant, bell pepper, and black olives. Add a sprinkle of parmesan cheese to round out this yummy veggie pasta
Creamy taco pasta with corn and beans (instead of meat) with a gooey layer of melty cheese! Top this beauty of a meal to your heart’s desire with anything from sour cream, cilantro or pico de gallo to salsa, jalapeños or avocado dices. Whatever you add, it will be a sure hit.
This yummy pressure cooker version of Asian Peanut Noodles is meatless with an aromatic peanut sauce. The recipe calls for chicken broth, which is easily replaced with vegetable broth. For that reason I am listing it under vegetarian Instant Pot recipes.
Cooking seafood in a pressure cooker is no easy feat. Because it takes such a short time to cook, it’s easily overcooked.
But I found this yummy shrimp scampi recipe paired with bowtie pasta. To get around the potential overcooking dilemma, the pasta is cooked separately.
You can do this either in the Instant Pot (instructions are included) or the stovetop. Then you make the buttery, garlicky, lemony shrimp scampi and add the cooked pasta to it once finished.
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