Autumn is officially here. And, as a resident of the Midwest, I am HERE FOR IT! And, as much as I love soup, sometimes you just need a hearty pasta dish. We’re still dealing with crazy, insanely, busy evenings. And that means breaking out the Instant Pot to make some quick, homemade meals for the whole family. This Instant Pot Sausage Rigatoni Recipe is super easy and incredibly delicious. You MUST try it!
What you’ll need to make Sausage Rigatoni
This recipe is super easy, but using a pressure cooker is seriously the best way to elevate a stellar recipe.
Here are the other ingredients you’ll need:
- 12 ounce of fully cooked Italian sausage (I use chicken sausage)
- dry rigatoni
- yellow onion
- red pepper
- minced garlic
- olive oil
- crushed tomatoes
- chicken broth
- grated parmesan
- heavy cream
- baby spinach
It’s simple. It’s easy. And it’s incredibly well-loved by my whole family.
Instant Pot Sausage Rigatoni Recipe
- 12 ounce of fully cooked Italian sausage, sliced
- 12 ounces of rigatoni pasta
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 1/2 red pepper, diced
- 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 cups of crushed tomatoes
- 2 cups of chicken broth
- 3/4 cup of grated parmesan
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of pepper
- 2 cups of baby spinach
STEP 1 -
Set instant pot to sauté and add 1 tablespoon of oil. Once hot (approximately 5 minutes), add onion and pepper. Sauté until onions are translucent.
STEP 2 -
Add garlic and sliced sausage and continue to sauté until sausage has a nice, brown crust.
STEP 3 -
Turn off sauté. Add broth to deglaze the bottom of the Instant Pot. Then add the crushed tomatoes.
STEP 4 -
Add pasta and spinach. Do not stir. Push pasta so that it is covered in liquid.
STEP 5 -
Seal the Instant Pot. Cook on high pressure for seven minutes and quick release when finished. Once pressure is released, remove the lid.
STEP 6 -
Once pressure released, remove the lid and add Parmesan and cream. Stir for a few minutes until the sauce has thickened.
STEP 7 -
Serve and ENJOY!