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15 Healthy Instant Pot Pasta Recipes

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Instant Pot pasta recipes is one of my daughter’s favorite types of meals. In fact, Sylvia’s absolute favorite has to be Instant pot spaghetti and meatballs. It’s such a simple easy recipe and one we love.

We have been experimenting with different pasta recipes in our Instant pot and today I am sharing a list of easy instant pot pasta dishes that both the well experienced Instant pot cook and the beginner can both enjoy. 

I’ll begin by sharing this delicious Instant Pot Puttanesca Pasta dish!

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Delicious Instant Pot Pasta Recipes

Whether you’re looking for a simple sausage pasta or a unique pasta recipe, here are some great meal ideas I am sure you will enjoy. 

Instant Pot Taco Pasta

With just a handful of simple ingredients you probably already have, this instant pot taco pasta recipe is a winner on the days when you’re craving for a little something tangy and spicy.

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Instant Pot Pasta Sausage Tomato Cream

Got sausages? Give this dreamy creamy pasta recipe a shot! If you’ve got a jar of tomato sauce ready, it should take you no more than 10-12 minutes!

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Meaty Italian Pasta Dinner In The Instant Pot

Meat lovers will totally dig this delicious and easy pasta recipe. With a hint of Italian flavors and lots of meat, this recipe is surprisingly easy- you’ll just need one pot and you’re sorted.

Instant Pot Pasta Caprese

Packed with the goodness of fresh tomatoes, basil, mozzarella cheese and more, this instant pot pasta recipe is another must try!

Instant Pot Pasta with Meat Sauce

This easy dinner recipe is great for those nights when you’re totally exhausted, in no mood to cook something and yet want your family to have a healthy home cooked meal.

Pressure Cooker Enchilada Pasta

Lip smacking enchilada sauce, dreamy and creamy texture and your favorite pasta- need we say more?

Instant Pot Pizza Pasta

You absolutely can’t go wrong with this one- this pasta recipe, as easy as it is, allows you to relish the flavors of your favorite pizza in the pasta form. How cool is that?

Gluten Free Paleo Noodles

This recipe may take a teeny bit more effort, but the divine taste totally makes up for it later. And yes, you’ll just be needing your instant pot to make it!

Instant Pot Macaroni Cheese

Macaroni cheese is another of my daughter’s favorite meals and the following Mac and cheese recipe works fantastic in our 6 quart Duo Instant Pot. 

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

You’ll be surprised at how creamy and delicious your regular mac and cheese can turn out to be when you make it in an instant pot! Nail this recipe by using the right proportions of the right cheeses.

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Creamy Instant Pot Cauliflower and Pasta Alfredo

Love the divine taste of Alfredo sauce but end up feeling guilty every time you make it? Give this surprisingly delicious cauliflower based version a shot- and yes, you can make it in your instant pot itself!

Easy Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo Recipe

On the hunt for a simple, no fuss, chicken Alfredo recipe? This one’s what I always stick to, and the instant pot just makes it so much easier and hassle free.

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Instant Pot Taco Pasta

Saute, dump stir and top- that’s how incredibly easy this instant pot taco pasta recipe is! Plus, with a kick of flavors, it is also an absolute crowd pleaser.

Instant Pot Vegan Mac and Cheese

Following the vegan lifestyle? Here’s a little something for you too! This instant pot vegan mac & cheese is just perfect. It may be a tad bit time consuming (with all the cheese grating involved) but the end result is divine!

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More Instant Pot Pasta Recipe Ideas

I sure hope you love these fantastic pasta recipes. Remember if you don’t have penne pasta, you can switch out for another pasta similar in size to get the same results. 

One Pot Chicken Florentine Pressure Cooker

This pasta recipe needs just 5 minutes of prep time, and has an incredibly flavorful base (packed with mushrooms and chicken). Think of it as the ultimate, easy comfort food option.

One Pot Pressure Cooker Penne Pasta

Are you a vegan on a hunt for a delicious meat substitute? Give this one pot pasta recipe a shot, and you might just end up loving the vegan life altogether!

Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta

Sour cream, chicken and large pasta shells- this instant pot fajita pasta recipe is another great option to cook on a lazy weekday, and it will be a big hit among all your family members for sure.

Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

Packed with the goodness of beans, veggies and pasta and cooked in a tangy tomato base, this minestrone soup recipe is another must try if you’re thinking of diving into healthy cooking!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Pasta Healthy to Eat?

Pasta is a healthy food when eaten in moderation and with the right foods. Pasta can be part of a healthy diet and whole grain pasta is better than white, however both are high in fiber and nutrients. 
When eating pasta, it’s always great to think about the toppings. Adding a healthy home made sauce is going to be much better than a shop bought sauce. However you can use either and add healthy and nutritious vegetables to the mix to bulk out your meal.
I tend to add beans to several of my pasta dishes to add protein which is more filling and we always have a side salad.
So long as you eat in moderation and think carefully about the way you cook your pasta meals, it can be a great food source for the whole family and of course having a tasty indulgent creamy pasta from time to time is not going to hurt when eaten alongside a healthy diet.
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