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Instant Pot Penne Pasta Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, Vegetarian)

This Instant Pot Penne Pasta is fresh, saucy, and loaded with healthy vegetables! Ready in about 15 minutes, and the pasta cooks under pressure.  This is a simple and healthy meal, and perfect for those nights when you are too busy to cook… the Instant Pot does all the work for you.

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I love a good saucy pasta, and this Instant Pot Penne Pasta recipe is so delicious, simple, and packed with flavor. Loaded with fresh veggies: garlic, tomatoes, zucchini, kale.  Perfect for you next pasta night!  Lucious, velvety, and dripping with sauce… the perfect vehicle for homemade garlic bread or a crusty sourdough slice.

This Vegan Instant Pot Pasta Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Saucy
  • Hearty
  • Satisfying
  • Versatile
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten Free
  • Ready in about 15 minutes

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Easy Weeknight Pressure Cooker Pasta Recipe

This recipe for pasta in the Instant Pot 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 hours to spend in the kitchen . I have a whole section of this site 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!

Can You Cook Pasta in the Instant Pot?  Sure!

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.  AND it cooks perfectly tender pasta in a few minutes.

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What’s In This Instant Pot Penne Recipe?

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This vegan one pot pasta recipe is so simple to cook, all it takes is a few pushed buttons are you are done!  It’s a versatile recipe too: if you don’t have zucchini or kale, you can substitite any other fresh vegetable of your choice: roasted red peppers and spinach, or peas and arugula would be delicious combinations too!

How Do I Make This Vegan Instant Pot Pasta Recipe?

  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except for the penne.  Stir well to combine until sauce becomes an even consistency.
  • Add the dried penne pasta to the bottom of the Instant Pot. Pour the sauce over the pasta. Do not stir.  Lock lid, and set to Pressure Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Quick release the steam, taking care not to put your hands or face near the steam valve.
  • Once steam has vented and the pressure valve has gone down, stir the pasta.  It will continue to thicken for a few minutes.
  • Serve with a side of fresh garlic bread and too with nooch or parmesan cheese if desired.  Enjoy!

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Dietary Modifications

This penne pasta recipe is naturally vegan, gluten free, vegetarian, and refined sugar free!

To make this oil free, simply leave out the olive oil and add some white wine or vegetable stock instead.

For a low sodium version, make sure the tomatoes are no salt added (we only buy no salt added canned vegetables!) and skip the salt in the sauce.  Between the aromatic spices, fresh vegetables, and the richness from the tomatoes you won’t miss the sauce!  You could also stir in a scoop of homemade pesto to boost the flavor.

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Instant Pot Penne Pasta Recipe Healthy Vegan Gluten Free

Instant Pot Penne Pasta Recipe (Vegan, GF)

Kelly Jensen
This Instant Pot Penne Pasta is fresh, saucy, and loaded with healthy vegetables! Ready in about 15 minutes, and the pasta cooks under pressure.  This is a simple and healthy meal, and perfect for those nights when you are too busy to cook... the Instant Pot does all the work for you.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Quick Release Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dinner, Pasta
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except for the penne.  Stir well to combine until sauce becomes an even consistency.
  • Add the dried penne pasta to the bottom of the Instant Pot. Pour the sauce over the pasta. Do not stir.  Lock lid, and set to Pressure Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Quick release the steam, taking care not to put your hands or face near the steam valve.
  • Once steam has vented and the pressure valve has gone down, stir the pasta.  It will continue to thicken for a few minutes.
  • Serve with a side of fresh garlic bread and too with nooch or parmesan cheese if desired.  Enjoy!
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