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I always struggle to pull something out for dinner before its literally time to eat. Well, all that has changed since I got my Instant Pot. Whether my sausage is thawed or frozen, I can still get dinner on the table in time with this easy Instant Pot Penne Pasta Recipe. In fact, I can get anything on the table in time for dinner with my Instant Pot. 

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Penne Pasta Calories

Do you want to know how many calories are in Penne pasta? Well the answer is 118 calories per 100g.  Also if you’re following the Weight Watchers plan then 1 cup of cooked regular pasta equals 5 weight watchers points.  *I use affiliate links in this post. If you buy anything from my links I will earn a small commission*

Instant Pot Penne Pasta Ingredients

  • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3-4 sausages of your choice
  • 6 cups penne rigate
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh chives for garnishing

Instant Pot Penne Pasta Recipe

This sausage penne recipe yields 4-5 servings. 

First, pour Extra Virgin Olive Oil into the inner pot and set IP to saute function. As the IP preheats, cut sausages into bite-sized pieces.

Cook bite-sized sausage pieces in the oiled inner pot, for about 2-3 minutes or until all sides are browned.

Turn off saute function and pour broth and water into the inner pot, making sure to deglaze the bottom of the pot by scraping any burned, brown bits with a wooden spoon.

Add penne into the inner pot, ensuring that it is completely covered in water/broth.

Add tomato sauce on top.

Close the Instant Pot and set on high manual pressure for 4 minutes.

Instant Pot Penne Pasta Recipe

Once the time is up, do a quick pressure release. Open the Instant Pot and set to saute. Add cream and stir. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve in individual bowls, topping each one off with fresh chives.

Instant Pot Penne Pasta Recipe

Enjoy!

Instant Pot Penne Pasta Recipe

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Yield: 4-5 Servings

Easy Instant Pot Penne Pasta Recipe

instant pot penne pasta

Do you want to know how many calories are in Penne pasta? Well the answer is 118 calories per 100g.  Also if you’re following the Weight Watchers plan then 1 cup of cooked regular pasta equals 5 weight watchers points. 

Ingredients

  • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3-4 sausages of your choice
  • 6 cups penne rigate
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh chives for garnishing

Instructions

  1. First, pour Extra Virgin Olive Oil into the inner pot and set IP to saute function. As the IP preheats, cut sausages into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Cook bite-sized sausage pieces in the oiled inner pot, for about 2-3 minutes or until all sides are browned.
  3. Turn off saute function and pour broth and water into the inner pot, making sure to deglaze the bottom of the pot by scraping any burned, brown bits with a wooden spoon.
  4. Add penne into the inner pot, ensuring that it is completely covered in water/broth.
  5. Add tomato sauce on top.
  6. Close the Instant Pot and set on high manual pressure for 4 minutes.
  7. Once the time is up, do a quick pressure release. Open the Instant Pot and set to saute. Add cream and stir. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve in individual bowls, topping each one off with fresh chives.

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