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Instant Pot® Bison Pasta (Pasta Bisonte)

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars

"A savory one-pot Instant Pot® adaptation of my pasta with bison and veggies recipe. Top with chopped basil and shaved Parmesan, if desired."
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41 m servings 459
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) and select Saute function; heat until indicator reads 'Hot.' Add bison, onion, red bell pepper, and olive oil. Saute until bison is browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Add mushrooms; saute until slightly softened, 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Stir basil, garlic, oregano, and bay leaf into the bison mixture. Add tomatoes, water, wine, and tomato paste. Turn cooker off. Add pasta; stir until coated. Mix in salt, onion powder, and garlic powder.
  3. Set cooker to Manual. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 5 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  4. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove lid. Stir well.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Use roasted garlic powder if available.
  • Use any kind of bell peppers you prefer.
  • You can replace the oregano with Italian herb mix.
  • Any variety of pasta works in this recipe. I used Italian trottole pasta, which is a bit thicker and takes a little longer to cook normally. Reduce cooking time to 4 minutes for more delicate pasta like farfalle. If it is too al dente for your taste, place the lid on and let it stand for another minute or two until it reaches your desired firmness.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 459 calories; 6.8 70.7 23.2 29 460 Full nutrition

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This was the quickest meal I've ever made in my life. My husband loved it too. Usually, I do dishes and chores around the kitchen while things are cooking. This was ready before I even knew what...

I made a meatless version of this and used four finger eggplant, sliced instead of the Bison. Everything else I followed the recipe. The flavor was SPOT ON! Used elbows and cooked for 4 minuets ...

Very easy and flavorful. I followed the recipe and took the suggestion to use roasted garlic powder. Will definitely be making this again.

I made this recipe in an 8 qt instapot, did not realize these recipes were made for smaller instapots. Especially, pay attention to the water. Pasta soaked it up pretty fast and the pot signa...

I just made this recipe tonight! I was super bummed only because my boyfriend and I could not find fresh basil anywhere! So we had to improvise, it was still the best meal ever! I’m sure it’s so...

Easier than I thought. My first recipe I made in my new insta pot. It turned out great. Topped it off with cheese after dishing it up.