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Quick & Easy Penne Pasta Instant Pot Recipe

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I always struggle to pull something out for dinner before its literally time to eat. Well, all that has changed since I got my Instant Pot. Whether my sausage is thawed or frozen, I can still get dinner on the table in time with this easy Instant Pot Penne Pasta Recipe. In fact, I can get anything on the table in time for dinner with my Instant Pot. 

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Penne Pasta Calories

Do you want to know how many calories are in Penne pasta? Well the answer is 118 calories per 100g.  Also if you’re following the Weight Watchers plan then 1 cup of cooked regular pasta equals 5 weight watchers points. 

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Instant Pot Penne Pasta Ingredients

  • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3-4 sausages of your choice
  • 6 cups penne rigate
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh chives for garnishing
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Instant Pot Penne Pasta Recipe

This sausage penne recipe yields 4-5 servings. 

First, pour Extra Virgin Olive Oil into the inner pot and set IP to saute function. As the IP preheats, cut sausages into bite-sized pieces.

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Cook bite-sized sausage pieces in the oiled inner pot, for about 2-3 minutes or until all sides are browned.

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Turn off saute function and pour broth and water into the inner pot, making sure to deglaze the bottom of the pot by scraping any burned, brown bits with a wooden spoon.

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Add penne into the inner pot, ensuring that it is completely covered in water/broth.

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Add tomato sauce on top.

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Close the Instant Pot and set on high manual pressure for 4 minutes.

Instant Pot Penne Pasta Recipe

Once the time is up, do a quick pressure release. Open the Instant Pot and set to saute. Add cream and stir. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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Serve in individual bowls, topping each one off with fresh chives.

Instant Pot Penne Pasta Recipe

Enjoy!

Instant Pot Penne Pasta Recipe

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Yield: 4-5

Easy Instant Pot Penne Pasta Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

If you want to have pasta to serve to your family yet you have limited time to make it, then you can try this Instant Pot Penne Pasta Recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3-4 sausages of your choice
  • 6 cups penne rigate
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh chives for garnishing

Instructions

    Pour Extra Virgin Olive Oil into the inner pot and set IP to "sauté" function. As the IP preheats, cut sausages into bite-sized pieces.

    Cook bite-sized sausage pieces in the oiled inner pot, for about 2-3 minutes or until all sides are browned.

    Turn off sauté function and pour broth and water into the inner pot, making sure to deglaze the bottom of the pot by scraping any burned, brown bits with a wooden spoon.

    Add penne into the inner pot, ensuring that it is completely covered in water/broth. Then add tomato sauce on top. Close the Instant Pot and set on high manual pressure for 4 minutes.

    Once the time is up, do a quick pressure release. Open the Instant Pot and set to sauté. Add cream and stir. Add salt and pepper to taste.

    Serve in individual bowls, topping each one off with fresh chives.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 917Total Fat: 63gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 34gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 1576mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 5gSugar: 8gProtein: 22g

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!

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4 Comments

  1. This recipe for INSTANT POT PENNE PASTA calls for 3-4 sausages. Can you tell me how many ounces of sausage that is?

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