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Instant Pot Creamy Kielbasa Tortellini

Instant Pot Creamy Kielbasa Tortellini pasta is a quick and easy one pot dinner made in the pressure cooker with smoked sausage, pasta, peas and lots of cheddar cheese
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot creamy kielbasa tortellini
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
time to reach pressure 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 300kcal
Author Dee


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1-pound package kielbasa, sliced
  • 1 20-ounce package refrigerated tortellini
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • Press SAUTE on the Instant Pot, and when it reads hot, add the olive oil and kielbasa slices
  • Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until lightly browned
  • Hit CANCEl, and add enough water to deglaze the pot and scrape up any browned bits with a spatula
  • Add the tortellini over the kielbasa, then add the garlic powder, onions and smoked paprika
  • Pour the water around the sides and over the pasta, then cover with lid, and turn valve to sealing position
  • Hit PRESSURE COOK for 2 minutes, and do a quick release when 2 minutes are up
  • When pin drops, open lid, and stir in the frozen peas. Then stir in heavy cream and mustard, and gradually stir in cheddar cheese, one cup at a time
  • Serve immediately. Cheese sauce will thicken as it sits.



Recipe was made in both 6 quart and 8-quart Instant Pot electric pressure cooker using 1 large family size 20-ounce package of refrigerated Buitoni three cheese tortellini. Using a smaller size will cause pasta to be runny.


Calories: 300kcal