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instant pot pizza pasta with penne, sausage, pepperoni and cheese on a spoon
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Instant Pot Pizza Pasta

Instant Pot Pizza Pasta is a super quick and easy dinner made with penne pasta, sausage, pepperoni and lots of cheese. Done in 30 minutes and kid approved!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot pasta, instant pot pizza pasta, instant pot recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
pressure time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 491kcal
Author Dee


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound Italian sausage ground
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 3 cups water
  • 24 ounces marinara sauce or pizza sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup pepperoni thinly sliced divided
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • .5 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Hit SAUTE button on Instant Pot, and when it reads Hot, add olive oil and sausage
  • Cook sausage until brown, breaking it up and stirring frequently
  • Deglaze bottom of pot, if necessary, using a little bit of of the water, so that no sausage is stuck to bottom of pot
  • Hit CANCEL, then pour penne pasta over cooked sausage, and pour water over and around pasta
  • Pour marinara sauce on top of pasta, add Italian Seasoning, and spread out so that most of pasta is covered, but do not stir
  • Place lid on pot, turn valve to Sealing position, and hit PRESSURE COOK for 4 minutes
  • Pot will take a few minutes to reach pressure, then begin counting down and cook. When pot beeps, do a quick release by turning valve to Venting
  • When pin drops, carefully remove lid, and stir pasta. Keep pot on KEEP WARM mode, and stir in half of the pepperoni and 2 cups of mozzarella cheese until well blended
  • Top pasta with remaining cup of mozzarella and remaining pepperoni slices. Place lid on pot for about 5 minutes to allow cheese to melt
  • Top with shredded Parmesan cheese, and serve



Recipe was made in 6 quart Instant Pot, but can be made in 8 quart without any changes.


Calories: 491kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 1180mg | Potassium: 509mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Vitamin C: 5.7mg | Calcium: 263mg | Iron: 2.3mg