I'll admit it: I've become a crockpot kind of girl lately. And speaking of instant cooking appliances, the Instant Pot, the pressure cooker that took Amazon customers by storm, doesn't only cook savory meat dishes but can also cook up a comfort-food favorite: pasta. Simply put, the cooker lets you get dinner on the table in no time.
With Instant Pot pasta recipes, I no longer have to make a pot of sauce and add it to the noodles later. And it's not just Bolognese you can dish up—it's everything from spaghetti squash noodles to pasta primavera to pho. Keep reading to see seven Instant Pot pasta recipes to make now.
This recipe for ground turkey and bread-crumb meatballs cooks up so well in the Instant Pot. Serve them atop spaghetti squash for a delicious alternative to spaghetti Bolognese. Put a Parmesan rind in the tomato sauce to add just the right amount of saltiness.
Total time: 40 minutes
Evaporated milk is the secret to making an ultra-creamy mac and cheese in the Instant Pot. This recipe calls for a blend of cheeses—think shredded cheddar, gouda, Swiss, fontina, and provolone. Making dinner for a younger crowd? You can serve the basic version, and then add pesto, pine nuts, butternut squash, and fried sage for the adults.
Total time: 10 minutes
You didn't think that we were going to leave out our vegan friends, did you? In this healthier take on macaroni and cheese, gluten-free noodles are coated in a cashew-cream sauce that relies on nutritional yeast to up the cheese factor. Simply throw in some broccoli for added nutrition.
Total time: 20 minutes
Another creamy option is this recipe for penne pasta with brussels sprouts, chicken breast, and a sauce made from broth and cream of mushroom. Top with any of your favorite steamed or roasted veggies and plenty of mozzarella cheese (more is definitely better).
Total time: 30 minutes