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Instant Pot Penne Pasta Recipe (Vegetarian)

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This Instant Pot Penne Pasta recipe is fresh, saucy, and loaded with healthy vegetables! Ready in about 15 minutes, an easy one-pot dinner the whole family will love.

This is a simple and healthy meal, and perfect for those nights when you are too busy to cook. The pressure cooker does all the work!  Serve this delicious Instant Pot pasta with easy homemade garlic knots, a delicious side salad, and mangia.

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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, and kale. 
 
This is one easy meal, that is perfect for you next pasta night!  Luscious, velvety, and dripping with sauce… the perfect vehicle for homemade garlic bread or a crusty sourdough slice. The sauce gets it’s flavor from fresh garlic, sweet tomatoes & tomato paste, and a little balsamic vinegar for a kick.

This Vegetarian Instant Pot Pasta Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Saucy
  • Hearty
  • Satisfying
  • Versatile
  • Vegan, Vegetarian
  • 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 Meatless Instant Pot Penne Recipe?

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One Pot Vegetarian Pressure Cooker Pasta for the Win!

This vegetarian 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 substitute 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?

  1. Set your Instant Pot to Sauté Mode. Add the olive oil, onions, garlic, bell pepper, and zucchini. Sauté for 6 to 7 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften.
  2. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, spices, and stir.
  3. Add the pasta to the Instant Pot. Pour the vegetable stock over the pasta. Do not stir.  Lock lid, and set to Pressure Cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Quick release the steam, taking care not to put your hands or face near the steam valve.
  5. Once steam has vented and the pressure valve has gone down, stir the pasta.  It will continue to thicken for a few minutes.
  6. Serve with a side of fresh garlic bread and top with 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.

More Vegetarian Instant Pot Recipes You’ll Love!

Instant Pot Noodles with Peanut Sauce (Vegetarian)

Instant Pot Tortellini Soup Recipe (Vegetarian, High Protein)

Quinoa in the Pressure Cooker Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, High Protein)

Pinto Beans Instant Pot Recipe (Vegan, High Fiber)

Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

 

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Get the Same Ingredients I Use For My Vegetarian Instant Pot Penne Pasta Recipe!

 

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Instant Pot Penne Pasta (Vegetarian)

The Herbeevore
This vegetarian Instant Pot Penne Pasta recipe is fresh, saucy, and loaded with healthy vegetables! Ready in about 15 minutes, an easy one-pot dinner the whole family will love. This is a simple and healthy meal, and perfect for those nights when you are too busy to cook. The pressure cooker does all the work!  Serve this delicious Instant Pot pasta with easy homemade garlic knots, a delicious side salad, and mangia.
5 from 6 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
Calories 304 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Set your Instant Pot to Sauté Mode. Add the olive oil, onions, garlic, bell pepper, and zucchini. Sauté for 6 to 7 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften.
  • Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, Italian spices, and stir.
  • Add the pasta to the Instant Pot. Pour the vegetable stock 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 top with parmesan cheese if desired.  Enjoy!

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Notes

Doubling The Recipe

  • I tested doubling this recipe (with 16 ounces/1lb) of pasta in my 8 quart Instant Pot, and it came out fantastic! 

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Nutrition

Calories: 304kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 9gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 262mgPotassium: 437mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1965IUVitamin C: 29mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 2mg
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11 Comments

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  4. Laurie

    Do you think I could double the recipe or would make the pasta overcooked since it would take longer to come to pressure?

    • The Herbeevore

      Hi Laurie – I haven’t tried to double this yet – however you may run into issues with the pasta being overcooked (especially at the bottom of the pot). I think it’s worth giving it a shot though, if you do, let me know! Next time I make this, I’ll double it and let you know 🙂

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