3 Minutes Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker Smoked Sausage Pasta Fast2eat
Delicious Fast & easy Instant Pot/Pressure cooker pasta soaked in flavourful SmokedSausage sauce. Minimal prep, hands-on cooking & cleanup (only one pot to clean!). Get a family favourite one pot meal on the table even faster on busy weeknight!
Turn an electric pressure cooker on to sauté function. Add the oil, chopped onions and garlic. Sauté until onions are translucent, soft and fragrant, stirring constantly to not let brown.
Add Smoked Sausage and seasonings. Cook, stirring occasionally until cooked through.
Pour 1 cup of water into the pressure cooker, and then deglaze Instant Pot by scrubbing all the flavourful brown bits off the bottom with a wooden or silicone spoon. Give it a quick mix.
Pressure Cook Pasta
Turn off the sauté function and add the tomato sauce, remaining water (rinse the pasta sauce jar with the remaining water - pour the water into the jar, twist on the lid, and shake gently - and then pour the water), the cream, cinnamon, ginger and herbs to the pot and stir to combine well.
Add pasta into the pressure cooker. Ensure all pasta is soaked into the liquid (not clumped together). Push the pasta down with a spoon if necessary to make sure it is completely covered in liquid. Do not stir from this point on.
Close the lid, and then turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position. Pressure Cook at High Pressure 3 minutes + Natural Release 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, release the remaining pressure by turning Venting Knob to Venting Position.
When Floating Valve drops, open the lid carefully and stir the pasta into the sauce. You will notice when you remove the lid, the sauce looks very liquidy, give it a good stir, and the pasta and sauce will be perfectly incorporated.
Turn off the pressure cooker and remove the pot from the pressure cooker.
Taste and season with salt if you want.
Garnish with a flurry of grated Parmesan cheese, and then serve immediately!
Caution: If you Pressure Cook Pasta for more than 5 minutes, the noodles will feel overcooked. I have found that 3 minutes for most pasta with 4-5 minutes natural release creates a perfect al dente pasta.Quinoa Noodles will break down in the sauce and release starch that can cause a burn notice, so they are not recommended.Variations: use ground beef/sausage/fish/shrimp instead of chicken.Storage: Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 4 days.Check more information on How to cook pasta in 3 minutes using an instant pot/pressure cooker.