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Instant Pot Parsley Penne Pasta Recipe

Are you ready for the most delicious bowl of penne pasta you’ve ever tasted? This flavorful Instant Pot parsley penne pasta is ready to serve in less than half an hour.

Instant Pot Parsely Penne Pasta on a plate

This yummy penne pasta recipe will help you enjoy penne pasta in a whole new way.

If you thought pasta was super easy to whip up, imagine preparing it in an Instant Pot? You’ll be blown away! It’ll change how do dinner prep… forever.

I often turn to my Instant Pot when it comes to weeknight dinners.

This Parsley Penne Pasta is a regular in my household – mainly because it’s SO easy to make.

What I also love about the Instant Pot is that cleanup is a breeze.

Instant Pot Parsley Penne Pasta

With my Parsley Penne Pasta recipe, you’ll hardly have any dishes to do afterward.

I love the fact that this pasta dish is filled with cooked parsley and also, fresh parsley as a garnish.

It makes at least 4 servings, so your family will feel full and satisfied after dinner – score!

How long do you cook penne pasta in the instant pot?

It’s best to cook penne pasta in the Instant Pot for 5-6 minutes.

You’ll cook the penne pasta on high pressure as soon as you confirm your Instant Pot is sealed and set to cook for 5 minutes, as per my Instant Pot parsley penne pasta recipe instructions below.

Within this time your Instant Pot penne pasta will be cooked thoroughly and tender enough to serve.

pasta on a dish

Do you have to cook pasta before putting in instant pot?

No, you don’t have to cook your pasta before putting it in the Instant Pot for this parsley penne pasta recipe.

Simply follow my instructions below to saute the garlic and onion.

Once done, you’ll season with salt, pepper, and other spices, pour in your vegetable broth and deglaze the bottom of the inner pot.

Then you’ll place the uncooked penne pasta in your Instant Pot to complete the process of cooking your Instant Pot parsley penne pasta meal.

How much liquid do you cook pasta in instant pot?

Lastly, many people have asked how much liquid do you cook pasta in when cooking pasta in an Instant Pot.

For my instant pot parsley penne pasta, you’ll add ½ cup vegetable broth as a sufficient amount of liquid to cook your penne pasta to perfection.

You can enjoy this flavorful penne pasta dish with a side of your favorite bread or serve as a standalone pasta meal during a busy day.

This meal is easily made in about half an hour and will be jammed packed with some much flavor that your family will soon ask for your Instant Pot parsley penne pasta regularly.

The seasonings include cayenne pepper to get a slight kick of spice with each bite and other seasonings that add more deliciousness to the mix.

Garnish your Instant Pot parsley penne pasta with basil leaves and freshly grated parmesan cheese to seal the deal!

Instant Pot Parsley Penne Pasta

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The Full ingredient list and directions are found below in the printable recipe card

How to Make Instant Pot Penne Pasta

Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients For Instant Pot Parsley Penne Pasta

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • yellow onion
  • garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • dried thyme
  • dried cayenne pepper
  • vegetable broth
  • 1 lb (500 g) dried penne
  • 1 can (approx 28 oz.) diced tomatoes, including the juice
  • fresh basil leaves + extra for garnishing
  • Parmesan cheese for garnishing

Directions For Instant Pot Parsley Penne Pasta

Set IP to saute setting and heat up olive oil. Add onions and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes.

Season with salt, pepper and spices.

Pour vegetable broth and deglaze the bottom of the inner pot.

Add penne, diced tomatoes and ½ cup fresh basil.

Place lid and set for 5 minutes high pressure.

Once time is up, allow for a 15 min NPR.

Serve on pasta dishes and garnish with fresh basil and parmesan cheese.

Instant Pot Parsley Penne Pasta

What Side Dishes Can You Serve With Pasta

  • Salad
  • Garlic Bread
  • Bruschetta
  • Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

How Do You Store Cooked Pasta

Store cooked pasta in a container or plastic sealable bag in the refrigerate for up to five days and up to three months in the freezer

Can You Reheat Cooked Pasta

Reheating pasta with sauce can be done one of three ways: Bake it at 350 degrees in a foil-covered baking dish (approximately 20 minutes); warm it in a saucepan over medium-low heat, or reheat, covered, in the microwave. 

Instant Pot Parsley Penne Pasta

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Are you ready for the most delicious bowl of penne pasta you’ve ever tasted? This flavorful Instant Pot parsley penne pasta is ready to serve in less than half an hour.
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Release Time 15 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp dried cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 lb 500 g dried penne
  • 1 can approx 28 oz. diced tomatoes, including the juice
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves + extra for garnishing
  • Parmesan cheese for garnishing

Instructions
 

  • Set IP to saute setting and heat up olive oil. Add onions and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Season with salt, pepper and spices.
  • Pour vegetable broth and deglaze the bottom of the inner pot.
  • Add penne, diced tomatoes and ½ cup fresh basil.
  • Place lid and set for 5 minutes high pressure.
  • Once time is up, allow for a 15 min NPR.
  • Serve on pasta dishes and garnish with fresh basil and parmesan cheese.
Keyword easy recipe, Instant Pot, one pot, Pasta

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