Instant Pot Pasta
Making pasta in an Instant Pot or pressure cooker is very easy.
In this recipe, I am going to teach you the step-by-step method and instruction on cooking pasta in an Instant Pot.
This Instant Pot pasta takes only 8 minutes of pressure cooking. Dinner is ready in a jiffy and you will have the creamiest and most delicious pasta ever!
Other instant Pot Recipes You Might Like:
- Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken – everyone’s favorite. Must try!
- Instant Pot Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken – serve with pasta for an amazing chicken dinner.
- Instant Pot Honey Mustard Chicken -juicy and tender Chicken Dinner.
- Instant Pot Butter Chicken – just Like Indian buffets.
- Instant Pot Hawaiian Kalua Pork – transports you to Hawaii.
How to Cook Pasta in Instant Pot?
You can cook all kinds of pasta in an Instant Pot but linguine is my favorite.
Here are my tips for cooking pasta in an Instant Pot or pressure cooker.
- Break the linguine pasta in half lengths so they fit perfectly in the Instant Pot. This tip applies to spaghetti.
- Make sure you have enough liquid to cook the pasta on pressure cooking. I used 3 1/4 cups of liquid for this recipe.
- The pasta should submerge in the liquid so they will be cooked perfectly.
- VERY IMPORTANT TIP: make sure you use a wooden spatula to stir the pasta with the liquid before you start pressure cooking. Push the linguine to the sides of the Instant Pot instead of all pilling in the center. This will make sure that the linguine doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pressure cooker or Instant Pot. This will prevent the “Burn” error message on your appliance.
- Reduce the sauce using the “Saute” mode for 1 minute if it’s too runny.
Pasta in Instant Pot
This creamy garlic Parmesan pasta is one of the best Instant Pot pasta recipes!
It calls for simple ingredients that you already have at home: garlic, Parmesan cheese, heavy whipping cream, chicken broth, garlic and lemon.
This recipe takes only 5 minutes prep time. This is a quick dinner to make on busy weeknights.
Instant Pot Pasta Sauce
If you like extra pasta sauce, double up on the sauce ingredients of chicken broth and heavy whipping cream.
The cooking time is the same.
Do not overcook the pasta; the linguine pasta should be al dente, with a bit of a bite, not soggy and overcooked.
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe serves 3 people. It’s 518 calories per serving.
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Instant Pot Creamy Garlic Parmesan Pasta
Instant Pot pasta in a jiffy! This Instant Pot creamy garlic Parmesan pasta recipe cooks in 8 mins. The recipe is so creamy, cheesy, garlicky and the best.
- 8 oz. linguine, I used Barilla brand
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 1/4 cups chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
- 3 dashes ground black pepper
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese plus more for topping
- 1 tablespoon chopped Italian parsley
1Break the linguine pasta into half lengths.
Set the Instant Pot to Saute mode, add the olive oil. When the oil is fully heated, saute the garlic for 10 seconds. Add the chicken broth, garlic powder, lemon juice, salt, black pepper and linguine.
Stir the linguine towards the sides of the Instant Pot, and make sure they are covered in the liquid.
4Cover the pot and select Manual and set to High pressure for 8 minutes. When it beeps, turn to Quick Release.
5When the valve drops, remove the cover carefully, stir the pasta and add the heavy whipping cream, Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley. If the sauce is too runny, turn on "Saute" mode to reduce the sauce, about 1 minute. Serve immediately. You may top with extra Parmesan cheese and/or lemon wedges.
I used a 6-quart Instant Pot. You may double the recipe but still cook for 8 minutes on high pressure. If you use spaghetti, cook for 6 minutes on high pressure.
If you want it to be more saucy, use 2 cups chicken broth
If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can make this Creamy Garlic Parmesan Pasta on a skillet using your stove top. You may refer to my Skillet Creamy Garlic Parmesan Fettucine recipe.
In one of your pictures, it looks like the uncooked pasta is in with the heavy whipping cream. However, in the recipe it says that the heavy whipping whipping cream is added after the pasta is cooked? Which is the correct way?
Follow the recipe.
If making this vegan would you recommend a non dairy cashew creamer or cashew milk?
You can try!
This pasta is absotutley perfect! Often I add extra cheese as my family loves parmesean, and doubling the recipie gives enough to feed a family of four with leftovers. This is one of the few pastas my brother will actually eat that I make! Love this recipie.
This was so simple, deceptively so, because it was Devine! Everyone loved it. From age 1 through 70 it was a crowd favorite. Definitely will add it to our rotation.
I made this tonight, and it was delicious.
I didn’t have any Parmesan cheese, so I used mozzarella and Brie cheese instead.
I also added some cooked bacon, which was a nice addition.
Oh my! Fantastic! I used 14 oz chicken broth (1 can) and 2 oz water and did add lemon zest. The cooking time was exactly right and the sauce consistency was perfect after it cooled just a bit. No one could stop eating it.
Next time I will double the recipe and may add shrimp, lobster, or crabmeat to make a seafood Alfredo. Try this; the flavor is divine!
This was absolutely wonderful! Thank you for such a delicious, simple recipe. I did add chicken (sautéed before adding the garlic) and it was a crowd favorite. I love the slight addition of lemon. Perfect. Thank you!
Awesome thanks for trying!
This looks amazing. I would like to double the recipe….to feed 6 people. Would I just double all the ingredients and then keep the cooking time the same?
Tried and true recipe. The pasta was perfectly al dente! A+
Made this when friends came for lunch one day. Now they’re coming over again and are asking me to make it again. What a delicious and easy dish! Yum!