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Instant Pot Baked Ziti (Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free)

This Instant Pot Baked Ziti is vegan and is a fantastic meatless pressure cooker pasta! Loaded with vegetables, spices, and flavor!  Serve with a salad and a thick slice of homemade garlic bread for the ultimate stay-at-home Italian meal. A restaurant-quality dinner ready in 3 minutes.

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This Instant Pot Baked Ziti is vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, and a total weeknight game changer! I am pretty new to the “cook pasta in the Instant Pot” party, but better late than never.  This “baked” ziti has all the flavor of a labor intensive oven baked dish, but only takes 3 minutes to cook in the pressure cooker.

This Instant Pot Baked Ziti Recipe Is:

  • Creamy
  • Decadent
  • High protein
  • Loaded with flavor
  • Simple
  • Earthy
  • Vegetarian, Gluten Free, and can easily be made vegan (just skip the cheese)

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Instant Pot Baked Ziti for the Easiest Meal Prep Ever!

For all my recipes I use the 8-Quart Instant Pot Ultra, its larger than the standard models (which are only 6 quart) so I have extra room to meal prep and batch cook more meals for the week. The Ultra model also has some great extra settings like cake baking and yogurt making which are really neat. I love that everything can cook in one pot, which makes for way less dishes and hands-off cooking. The Instant Pot is hands-down my favorite kitchen appliance, and actually makes my life so much easier.

I was making this recipe the other night, and told Brett, “Wow, this Instant Pot has really changed my life.”  We both laughed at that… but also knew I was totally serious.  It’s probably the one kitchen appliance that makes my life the easiest. This Instant Pot pasta is the perfect example- throw all the ingredients in to the instant pot, cook for 3 mintes, and ya done!  Time saver, game changer.
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What’s In This Vegetarian Instant Pot Pasta Baked Ziti?

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How Do I Make This Vegetarian Baked Ziti In the Instant Pot?

  1. Set the Instant Pot to saute mode and heat the olive oil.  Add the onions and garlic and saute for 3 or 4 minutes until the veggies start to become translucent. Add the meatless meat, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, red chili flakes if using, diced tomatoes Vegetable stock, and pasta.  Stir well.
  2. Set Instant Pot to Pressure Cook for 3 minutes. Quick release the pressure, taking care not to have your hands or face near the steam vent.
  3. Once float valve has lowered, carefully open the lid. Stir in the cheese, and serve!

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Vegan Instant Pot Ratatouille (Paleo, Whole30, GF, Dairy Free)

Instant Pot Ribolitta; Tuscan Kale and White Bean Soup (Vegan, GF Option)

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instant pot baked ziti vegetarian healthy gluten free vegan option

Instant Pot Baked Ziti (Vegetarian, Vegan, GF)

This Instant Pot Baked Ziti is vegetarian, Vegan, and a fantastic meatless pressure cooker meal! Loaded with vegetables, spices, and flavor!  Serve with a salad and a thick slice of homemade garlic bread for the ultimate stay-at-home Italian meal. A restaurant-quality meal that cooks in 3 minutes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Pressure Time 7 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dinner, Pasta
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 8 servings

Equipment

  • Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups meatless ground meat (or 1 cup dried TVP Textured Vegetable Protein) soaked in 1 cup boiling water)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes optional
  • 1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 4 cups Vegetable stock
  • 1 lb ziti pasta gluten free
  • 1 cup melty cheese dairy free

Instructions
 

  • Set the Instant Pot to saute mode and heat the olive oil.  Add the onions and garlic and saute for 3 or 4 minutes until the veggies start to become translucent. Add the meatless ground meat, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, red chili flakes if using, diced tomatoes Vegetable stock, and pasta.  Stir well.
  • Set Instant Pot to Pressure Cook for 3 minutes. Quick release the pressure, taking care not to have your hands or face near the steam vent.
  • Once float valve has lowered, carefully open the lid. Stir in the cheese, and serve!
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