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Instant Pot Sausage Pasta (Easy Weeknight Meal)
5 from 3 votes

Instant Pot Sausage Pasta

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Quick and easy instant pot sausage pasta that makes a simple 30 minute weeknight meal. It's packed with tomato sauce, Italian flavors and sausages.  

Servings: 4 People
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Calories: 903 kcal
Author: Abeer


  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 4-5 Italian sausage links Slices
  • 2 jars Pasta sauce 24 oz bottles
  • 3 cups Water Or vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili flakes
  • 17 oz Penne pasta
  • 1/2 cup Green peppers Finely chopped, Optional


  1. Add oil in an Instant Pot and set it on the Sauté mode.

  2. Sauté sausage until half cooked. 

  3. Add pasta sauce, water, Italian seasoning, red chili flakes, penne pasta.

  4. Mix. Lock the lid with the sealed setting. 

  5. Set Manual mode and set it to 7 minutes or until al dente. 

  6. Then, set the knob to Venting to manually release the pressure. 

  7. Remove the lid and add green peppers. Mix. 

  8. If the pasta is not fully cooked, set the Instant Pot to Simmer and cook it for a few more minutes until pasta is tender to your liking. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • If you like your pasta with a lot of sauce, use both the jars of pasta sauce or else, just use 1 jar of sauce.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days and reheated in the microwave. 
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Sausage Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 903 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 85mg28%
Sodium 840mg35%
Potassium 600mg17%
Carbohydrates 92g31%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Vitamin C 17.2mg21%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.