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How to Cook Perfect Pasta in Instant Pot

Cooking pasta in Instant Pot is a super easy and hands-free way to cook  simple, yet flavorful pasta. So many delicious Instant Pot pasta recipes included!


  • 8 oz dry pasta of your choice
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken stock, or water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Place dry pasta in inner pot of Instant Pot.
  • Add olive oil salt, garlic powder, and chicken stock. If needed, add enough water to barely cover the pasta.
  • Close the lid and make sure the pressure valve is set to sealing. Set the Instant Pot on Manual/Pressure Cook for 5-6 minutes (exact time depends on box directions).
  • When time is up, do a quick pressure release by turning the pressure valve to venting.
  • Carefully open the lid. Drain the pasta, if needed, and enjoy!
  • SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Season the pasta with prepared pesto, or add a splash of heavy cream and/or cream cheese, or simply stir in butter and parmesan cheese.


This recipe has been tested in my favorite Instant Pot DUO 6qt.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 263kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 621mg, Potassium: 237mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Calcium: 17mg, Iron: 1mg
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