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Instant Pot Pantry Pasta Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, Pantry Staple)

This Instant Pot Pantry Pasta recipe is a healthy and irresistable meatless pressure cooker pasta made completely with pantry staple ingredients! Loaded with hearty rigatoni, rich tomatoes, and savory spices!  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 5 minutes.

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This Instant Pot Pantry Pasta is vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, and a total weeknight game changer!  I created this recipe to be made with only ingredients found in my cupboards… and I couldn’t believe how a few simple ingredients transformed into an amazing dish!  This is one of the best pantry pasta recipes I’ve tried, and pressure cooking it takes it to a whole new level of easiness!

This Instant Pot Pantry Pasta Recipe Is:

  • Creamy
  • Decadent
  • Simple
  • Loaded with flavor
  • An easy weeknight meal, ready in under 30 minutes!
  • Earthy
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, Meatless, and Dairy Free!

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One of the BEST Pantry Staple Dinner Recipes

This Instant Pot Pantry Pasta recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards.  You probably already have a lot of these ingredients on hand!  Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate.  I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep on hand. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple recipes on TheHerbeevore.com here.  By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

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What’s In This Vegetarian Instant Pot Pantry Pasta Recipe?

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Easy Weeknight Meals

This Instant Pot Pantry Pasta recipe is what I call an Easy Weeknight Meal – which is on your table in about 30 minutes.  These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those nights when you want a healthy homecooked meal but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. I have a whole section of The Herbeevore dedicated to Easy Weeknight Meals, that are great for the whole family. From soups and stews, to pastas and proteins – a healthy meal can be on your table in no time.  Even faster than ordering takeout!

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How Do I Make This Pantry Pasta Recipe In the Instant Pot?

  1. Add all the ingredients to the Instant Pot.  Make sure to stir well.
  2. Set Instant Pot to Pressure Cook for 5 minutes. Once finished, 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 the pasta well to combine all ingredients and allow to sit with the Instant Pot off for 5 minutes for pasta to soak up the last of the sauce before serving.  Mangia!

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Instant Pot Pantry Pasta Recipe

Kelly Jensen
This Instant Pot Pantry Pasta recipe is a healthy and irresistable meatless pressure cooker pasta made completely with pantry staple ingredients! Loaded with hearty rigatoni, rich tomatoes, and savory spices. 
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Dinner, Pasta
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings

Equipment

  • Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes optional
  • 1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 cup textured vegetable protein or 1 lb cooked ground beef or ground turkey
  • 5 cups Vegetable stock
  • 1 lb rigatoni pasta gluten free if GF

Instructions
 

  • Add all the ingredients to the Instant Pot.  Make sure to stir well.
  • Set Instant Pot to Pressure Cook for 5 minutes. Once finished, 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 the pasta well to combine all ingredients and allow to sit with the Instant Pot off for 5 minutes for pasta to soak up the last of the sauce before serving.  Mangia!

Notes

this recipe does call for Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP!) which a great shelf-stable plant-based protein. I realize not many people would typically have this in their pantry so you can totally use cooked ground beef or ground turkey if you aren't vegetarian or vegan.    Just make sure to brown the meat first, and then add it in with the rest of the ingredients.  But if you haven't tried TVP, I'd recommend grabbing a bag to try it out - it's a great substitute for meat that everyone will love.
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