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Creamy Tomato Pasta

Creamy Tomato Pasta is a delicious one-pot main dish recipe and is ideal for all the pasta lovers that can be prepared under 20 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword creamy, creamy tomato pasta, easy, instant pot, kids lunchbox recipes, pasta recipes, pressure cooker recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 445kcal
Author bhavana

Ingredients

Measuring cup used ,1 cup = 250ml

Instructions

INSTANT POT METHOD

  • Press SAUTE mode on Instant Pot. Add olive oil and once it’s hot add minced garlic and saute for 30 seconds or till aromatic.
  • Then add dry pasta, green peas ,water or broth ,red chilli flakes ,herbs and salt to the instant pot.Spread tomato sauce on top. Gently push all pasta under liquid. Do not mix it.Most of the pasta should be covered in the sauce and water. If it is not, add some more water. 
  • Press CANCEL button on Instant Pot.Close the lid on the pot, and turn pressure valve to SEALING position.Set the pot to MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK (High Pressure) and set timer to 4 minutes.
  • Using penne pasta in this recipe which has 10 minutes for cooking on stove top. So to cook on Instant Pot – Divide the cook time by half and minus one for al dente pasta.So its 4 minutes.For softer pasta do 5 minutes.
  • When the instant pot beeps,Wait 2-3 minutes and Quick Release the remaining pressure manually.
  • Stir in the heavy cream and cheese, mix everything well.Add more cream and cheese if you want more creamy texture.
  • Creamy Tomato Penne Pasta is ready to be served.

Notes

1.Note:Generally The time to cook pasta in instant pot is usually half of the suggested time on the pasta box and minus one for al dente pasta.Using penne pasta in this recipe which has 10 minutes for cooking on stove top. So to cook on Instant Pot – Divide the cook time by half and minus one for al dente pasta.So its 4 minutes.
2.BURN ALERT ? If your instant pot has shown BURN in the past, add 1/2 cup of extra water.In newer versions of Instant Pot, lot of people have faced burn issue.So thats the reason we are just spreading sauce on top of the pasta.
3.Make sure you have enough water to cover most of the pasta under water.Depending on the shape and size of pasta you may need more or less liquids.
4.This recipe was created in 6qt Instant Pot DUO60 Multi-use Pressure Cooker. 
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition

Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 843mg | Potassium: 519mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1080IU | Vitamin C: 15.2mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 2.1mg