White bowl filled with pasta with red sauce

Instant Pot Creamy Italian Pasta

Instant Pot Creamy Italian Pasta is an easy one-pot meal comes that comes together in minutes creating the perfect Instant Pot Pasta. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Instant Pot Pasta
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 369kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


For the Pasta

  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine or addtional stock
  • 15 ounce diced tomatoes
  • 1 recipe homemade tomato sauce or 28 ounces jarred pasta sauce
  • 16 ounces dried pasta
  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

For the Homemade Tomato Sauce

  • 28 ounce tomato puree
  • 3 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 5 garlic cloves peeled and smashed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey or sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  • Place 2 cups stock or water in the Instant Pot. Add in wine, diced tomatoes, and all the ingredients for homemade tomato sauce. Do not stir.
  • Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. Once cook time has elapsed, let pressure release for 10 minutes, before doing a quick release. Stir sauce together
  • Add in dried pasta and gently sumberge pasta in sauce. Dollop with ricotta cheese and parmesan cheese. 
  • Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. Let naturally release for 5 minutes and then do a quick release for remaining pressure. 
  • Stir sauce, ricotta and pasta altogether and serve. 


  1. If using Jarred Sauce: 
  • Skip the step of making homemade sauce. Start by placing 2 cups stock on pressure cooker, then add in wine, diced tomatoes and 28 ounces jarred tomato sauce. Add pasta on top and gently push pasta into sauce. Dollop with ricotta and parmesan and cook as directed.
If using Meat
  • Start the recipe by browning the ground beef/sausage and then proceed with making the sauce, being sure to deglaze your inner pot and scrape off any browned bits.
  • If using links of sausage, just add to sauce as it cooks. 
It is very important to start this dish by pouring stock or water into the instant pot before adding tomato sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Creamy Italian Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 369 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 736mg32%
Potassium 740mg21%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 615IU12%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 155mg16%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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