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.