Instant Pot® Pizza Pasta


This is a quick meal to fix and can be customized with whatever pizza toppings you may like.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ pound Italian sausage

  • cup diced onion

  • 2 anchovy fillets

  • cup diced bell pepper

  • ½ cup sliced mushrooms

  • 2 tablespoons sliced black olives

  • ¾ cup brown rice rotini pasta

  • ¼ cup Merlot wine

  • 1 ½ cups pasta sauce

  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add oil, sausage, onion, and anchovies to the Instant Pot® once hot. Cook and stir, breaking up sausage until browned, about 5 minutes. Mix in bell pepper, mushrooms, and olives; stir to combine. Cancel Saute function.

  2. Scatter pasta evenly on top of sausage mixture. Pour in red wine. Spread pasta sauce evenly on top of the pasta, but do not stir.

  3. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 8 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  4. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 20 minutes. Release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  5. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper on top of the pasta. Stir to incorporate. Serve immediately.

Cook's Note:

If desired, you can spoon servings into au gratin dishes and sprinkle additional cheese on top. Then broil until cheese is golden and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

375 Calories
20g Fat
30g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 375
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 1056mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 20mg 99%
Calcium 158mg 12%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 573mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love