Skip to Content

Instant Pot Creamy Pasta

Craving pasta? This easy instant pot pasta recipe features linguini noodles coated in the most delicious garlic parmesan cream sauce! An easy no fuss instant pot dinner.

instant pot creamy pasta twirled on a fork

The instant pot has become one of my favorite appliances for cooking dinner.

Some of my family’s favorite recipes include instant pot mac and cheese, instant pot broccoli, instant pot cabbage, instant pot cauliflower, and instant pot stir fry.

This instant pot creamy pasta was born out of a craving I had for comfort food style creamy noodles.

After multiple tests I finally nailed the perfect method for making pasta in the instant pot and I am sharing all my tips and tricks!

instant pot creamy noodles

Ingredients needed to make instant pot pasta

  • vegetable broth: or any kind of broth you have on hand
  • heavy cream
  • linguini noodles
  • fresh garlic: minced
  • parmesan cheese: freshly grated
  • salt, to taste
ingredients needed to make instant pot pasta

How to make instant pot creamy pasta

Step 1: Turn the instant pot to sauté. Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and the minced garlic. Cook stirring constantly for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.

Step 2: Add the broth to the instant pot, then break the linguini noodles in half and add them in. Stir the noodles around and push them down gently until they are all submerged in the liquid.

This is key for the noodles cooking evenly!

linguini noodles and vegetable broth in the instant pot

Step 3: Place the instant pot lid on and set to sealing. Turn your instant pot to manual/high and cook for 9 minutes.

Step 4: Once the timer beeps, do a quick release and once the pin drops, remove the lid. Stir in the salt, heavy cream and parmesan cheese.

adding the heavy cream and cheese to the instant pot

Step 5: Continue to stir the noodles into the sauce for around 5 minutes, or until the liquid absorbs into the noodles. It will look like too much liquid at first, this is normal.

Just keep stirring until the noodles have absorbed most of the sauce and are super creamy.

Once the noodles have absorbed most of the liquid and are super creamy, turn off your instant pot and serve right away.

If you leave the noodles on the keep warm for too long they will dry out.

stirring the noodles into the cream sauce

What to serve with this recipe

This recipe pairs well with pretty much any protein you have on hand, or serve it as is for a yummy meatless dinner!

Here are some easy veggie dishes that would pair well:

creamy linguini in the instant pot
instant pot creamy pasta twirled on a fork

If you are craving saucy creamy cheesy pasta, this recipe is the perfect way to satisfy that craving!

instant pot creamy pasta twirled on a fork

Instant Pot Creamy Pasta

Joy Shull
This instant pot pasta is super creamy and made with a garlic parmesan sauce. Perfect for a no fuss meal!
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Course Instant Pot Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 3 servings
Calories 508 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz linguini broken in half
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Turn the instant pot to sautee. Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and the minced garlic. Cook stirring constantly for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant
  • Add the vegetable broth and the linguini, broken in half. Stir the noodles around and press them down so that they are totally submerged in the liquid.
  • Place the instant pot lid on and set to sealing
  • Turn to manual/high and cook for 9 minutes
  • Once the timer beeps, do a quick release
  • Once the pin drops, remove the lid
  • Stir in the salt, heavy cream and parmesan cheese
  • Continue to stir the creamy noodles for around 5 minutes, or until the liquid absorbs into the noodles. It will look like too much liquid at first, this is normal. Just keep stirring until the noodles have absorbed most of the sauce and are super creamy
  • Turn off the instant pot and serve immediately, garnished with additional parmesan cheese on top if desired

Notes

This is best enjoyed immediately. If you leave it on the heat too long the sauce will dry out and absorb completely into the noodles.

Nutrition

Calories: 508kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 17gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 1685mgPotassium: 242mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1047IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 249mgIron: 1mg
Tried this recipe? Tag me on instagram @buildyourbite and hashtag #buildyourbite!Let us know how it was!

Sharing is caring!

Recipe Rating




Cory Wilde

Wednesday 30th of August 2023

Hi, I’m wondering if you can use rotini noodles instead of linguini noodles?

Thanks

Joy Shull

Sunday 10th of September 2023

You would need to research and adjust the cook time, as different pastas will cook faster than others.