This is the perfect comfort food on a busy night! The whole thing comes together in one pot in about 45 minutes. It's a super affordable hearty meal created from pantry staples. Great with a glass of wine. Garnish each serving with Parmesan and fresh flat-leaf parsley.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Select High temperature setting, and preheat the pot for 1 to 2 minutes. Add butter and oil. Add onion and cook, stirring constantly, until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and crushed red pepper, and cook, stirring often, for 1 minute.

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  • Pour in vodka and cook until reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Cancel Saute function. Stir in water, penne, and salt. Pour tomatoes over penne; do not stir. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 4 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Stir in cream and Parmesan cheese; let stand for 3 minutes. Stir in pepper.

Cook's Note:

You could add shrimp or cooked chicken at the end.

Nutrition Facts

762 calories; protein 21.9g; carbohydrates 100.8g; fat 25.3g; cholesterol 61.9mg; sodium 1345mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2021
Super easy, quick and delicious! Will definintely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2021
I’m not sure I’ve ever commented on a recipe before, but this one is so worth it. I’ve been using my instant pot for 3 (or so) years now, and this is the first time I cooked pasta in it. I’m not sure I’ll ever cook pasta any other way. This was absolutely delicious and incredibly easy. I followed the recipe exactly. Thank you for posting!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2021
This dish came out great. I added grilled chicken and spinach leaves with a side of broccoli. It came out delicious! The whole family loved it. The sauce was wonderful and was a light and easy dinner. I will definitely be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2021
I was skeptical at first, but this turned out so well that I took what was left over to my daughter’s for their family. I added shrimp which I sautéed separately and it was delicious. So easy, too! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2021
Easy to make and delicious! I reduced the red pepper flakes and black pepper a bit. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2021
I made this exactly as the recipe directs and it turned out amazingly well. I will definitely make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2021
Excellent dish! I cut the garlic back by a clove, and it was great. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2021
Delicious. No changes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2021
This was both easy and delicious. Will definitely make again. Next time, I may try to add the pepper before the end or slightly reduce the amount, because I could detect a bit more of the black pepper kick than I would expect, but I loved it regardless. Read More