How to Make Pasta in Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker?
Making pasta in a pressure cooker or Instant Pot is very easy and I am going to teach you the step-by-step method and instruction.
This Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker) pasta takes only 8 minutes of pressure cooking and dinner is ready. What’s more, you will have the creamiest, most delicious pasta ever!
Cooking Pasta in Instant Pot
You can cook all kinds of pasta in an Instant Pot. Linguine is my favorite pasta and I use it a lot in my pasta recipes. Here are my tips of cooking pasta in pressure cooker or Instant Pot:
- Break the linguine 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.
This creamy garlic Parmesan pasta is absolutely mouthwatering. It calls for only a few ingredients that you already have in your pantry and refrigerator: garlic, Parmesan cheese, heavy whipping cream, chicken broth, garlic and lemon.
That’s all you need, and practically 5 minutes prep time, and 8 minutes in the Instant Pot and dinner is ready.
My recipe serves 2-3 people but you can easily double up the ingredients and cook for the same time. I love it that the linguine turn out perfectly cooked and al dente, with a bit of a bite and not soggy and overcooked.
Try this Instant Pot pasta recipe, I am sure you will love it.
How Many Calories Per Serving?
This recipe is only 311 calories per serving.
Pairs well with:
- 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.
Instant Pot Creamy Garlic Parmesan Pasta Recipe
Instant Pot Creamy Garlic Parmesan Pasta - Instant Pot pasta in a jiffy! This recipe takes only 8 minutes pressure cooking and the end result is creamy, cheesy and garlicky pasta.
- 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
Break 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 .
IMPORTANT: Stir the linguine towards the sides of the Instant Pot, and make sure they are covered in the liquid.
Cover the pot and select Manual and set to High pressure for 8 minutes. When it beeps, turn to Quick Release. When 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. The picture above was exactly how my pasta turned out. There was no burning and the pasta had enough liquid. 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.