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Instant Pot Pasta

Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Pasta

  • Author: Amy Kinnard
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x


Incredibly easy and delicious Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Pasta comes together in just under 30 minutes! This specific recipe is for a 6 or 8 quart Instant Pot. Bon Appetit!



16 ounces penne pasta

2 1/2 cups chicken broth

2 1/2 cups heavy cream

2 cups marinara sauce

1.5 teaspoons garlic powder

1.5 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon salt

1/41/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Optional- garnish with fresh basil and grated parmesan


Place the pasta noodles into the liner of Instant Pot

Pour over the noodles the chicken stock and heavy cream

Gently press noodles down to ensure they are covered by the liquid

Pour in the marinara and DON’T STIR

Top with garlic powder, dried basil, salt and red peppers flakes, DON’T STIR

Close the lid and cook on high for 5 minutes

Immediately after the timer goes off do a quick release of the vent, leaving the keep warm setting on

Open the lid and stir the very saucy mixture

Continue to cook the pasta on the keep warm setting for 8-10 minutes, stirring the pasta every couple minutes to encourage even cooking and allowing the sauce to soak into the noodles

Adjust seasoning if needed and top with optional fresh basil and grated parmesan

Serve immediately and enjoy!

  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 960
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Sodium: 1040mg
  • Fat: 60g
  • Saturated Fat: 35g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 89g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 21g
  • Cholesterol: 200mg