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Instant Pot 4 minutes Pasta Recipe

Instant Pot 4 minutes pasta, easy breezy yet delicious…

You heard me! in just 4 minutes delicious creamy pasta will be ready to be devoured. It’s been snowing since 2 days, being a snow freak it’s definitely magical for me. I can enjoy the snow showers all day long and through out winter while most people complain about it (as along as my Man does the snow blowing 😀 )

Here is my snow covered backyard…

Snowy weather does make me lazy and cozy though. I was about to order something for dinner, that’s when Instant Pot winked at me and I fell for it. This time I went vegetarian and threw some of the vegetables that’s been sitting idle in my refrigerator: green peppers, yellow peppers and broccoli. I even had some leftover salsa that I added while making the pasta. Seasoned with ground cumin and dried oregano, added macaroni pasta along with water and cooked at high pressure for 4 minutes and did QR.

After the pasta has cooked perfectly, added cheese that made it creamy and delicious.

If you want to make this non-veg, feel free to add boneless chicken breast seasoned with ground pepper and add to the vegetables and pasta. Perfect one pot meal that tastes delicious and made effortlessly.

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Instant Pot 4 minutes Pasta Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Dry red chili flakes- 1 tsp
  • Onion, chopped- 1
  • Salt- ¼ tsp
  • Green pepper, chopped- 1
  • Yellow pepper, chopped- 1
  • Broccoli florets- 1 cup
  • Salsa or Tomato Sauce- 1 cup
  • Ground cumin- 1 tsp
  • Dried Oregano or parsely or basil or Italian seasoning- 1 tsp
  • Macaroni Pasta, Whole wheat- 2 cups
  • Water- 1½ cups
  • Cheddar cheese- 1½ cups
  • Cilantro, chopped- 2 handfuls (or parsley)
  • Salt- to taste
  1. Turn on the Instant pot.
  2. Click Saute button, click Adjust- set temperature to Normal.
  3. Let the display show HOT.
  4. Add oil, add dry red chili flakes, saute for a few seconds.
  5. Add onion, season with ¼ tsp salt. Saute for a minute.
  6. Add green pepper, yellow pepper, broccoli florets or any kinds of mixed veggies.
  7. Add salsa or tomato sauce, ground cumin, dried oregano, pasta and water. Combine well.
  8. Close the pot with the lid.
  9. Turn vent to Sealing.
  10. Click Manual- High pressure- set time to 4 minutes.
  11. Before you know it will beep and do a quick pressure release.
  12. Open the lid, combine well.
  13. Add cilantro and cheese, add salt to taste.
  14. Done, delicious and creamy pasta is ready to be enjoyed.
  15. If you prefer, you could even add boneless chicken breast and cook along with veggies and pasta.
Cooking time might vary for other kinds of Pasta. 4 minutes worked well for Macaroni pasta.




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