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Instant Pot Cheesy Penne Pasta Recipe

In our house, we all love a good pasta recipe. Well, this Instant Pot Cheesy Penne Pasta is always a hit with our family! It is so creamy, cheesy, and has wonderful flavor.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Pressurize Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Instant Pot, Instant Pot Cheesy Penne Pasta, Instant Pot Pasta Recipe, penne pasta
Servings: 6
Calories: 479kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Wooden Spoon


  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 16 ounces penne pasta uncooked
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh basil and shredded Parmesan for garnish (if desired)


  • Pour chicken broth, garlic, salt, pepper, and penne pasta into Instant Pot. Secure the lid, switch the knob to "sealing" and cook on "manual" for 5 minutes.
  • When it is done cooking, let the pot do a natural release for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and pour in evaporated milk and marinara sauce. Stir the sauce into the pasta so that all the pasta is covered evenly.
  • Add in Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese and stir until cheese is melted.
  • Serve immediately and top with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese if desired.


If you want to add protein to this, you could add cooked and shredded chicken at the end or cooked and crumbled Italian sausage.


Calories: 479kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 1392mg | Potassium: 762mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 686IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 430mg | Iron: 2mg