Instant Pot Penne & Meatballs

The very first time I made this, I made it for a demo at an RV rally and it came out PERFECT.  An easy first time recipe that is almost fool-proof.

2 pound bag of frozen meatballs

3 cups water

16-18 ounces penne pasta (the bag I used was 17.6 ounces)

24 ounces pasta sauce, jarred or home made

1 tablespoon red pepper flakes, optional to add some heat (or any other spices you’d like to add)

  1. Add meatballs to the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  2. Pour 3 cups of water over the meatballs.
  3. Add pasta over the meatballs and water.
  4. Pour pasta sauce over the pasta.
  5. Sprinkle red pepper flakes over the pasta sauce, if using
  6. Do not stir.
  7. Cover and lock the lid.
  8. Make sure pressure release valve is closed or set to ‘Sealing’.
  9. Select “Manual”mode, high pressure and set time to cook for 6 minutes for al dente or 7 minutes for a softer pasta.
  10. The Instant Pot will beep when it finishes cooking the pasta and meatballs.  Turn the Instant Pot off by pushing the ‘Keep Warm/Cancel’ button.
  11. Manual turn the pressure release valve to ‘Venting’ and be careful to watch out for the steam that will be released as the pressure is released.
  12. Once the pressure is released, removed the lid, give everything a good stir to combine and enjoy!

So easy, so tasty!


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