Italian Sausage Pasta in Instant Pot

Italian sausage pasta made in instant pot is an easy quick dinner that the whole family will love. This one pot sausage pasta is the perfect dish for busy weeknights because it needs only a few ingredients and is ready in 20 minutes. 

Everyone has their own favorite pasta recipes and so do we. Adobo pasta with chicken, jambalaya pasta and chicken parmesan pasta are some of our favorites and we have a new one as well: instant pot sausage pasta! If you own an instant pot, you know how easy it is to make different dishes in it and one of the best things to cook in instant pot is pasta! It comes out perfect every time.

Italian Sausage Pasta in Instant Pot

This post is sponsored by Premio Foods. All opinions are mine. 

Pasta with sausage made in 20 minutes!

That includes chopping the veggies, sauteing and cooking! I’m not even kidding: you can put a delicious dinner on the table in no time and everyone will ask for seconds. We made this delicious one pot pasta using Premio Foods sweet Italian chicken sausage with 60% less fat than pork or beef sausage. This pasta with sausage recipe is definitely a keeper. I’ve included stove top and oven instructions as well in case you don’t own an instant pot.

Italian Sausage Pasta in Instant Pot

What do I need to make a delicious Italian sausage pasta?

To make a tasty one pot sausage pasta you need the following ingredients:

  • Pasta:

I used rottini to make this recipe, however, penne or bow tie pasta would work perfectly. I have not tried this recipe with spaghetti yet.

  • Sausage:

My favorite is Premio Foods chicken sausage. It has less fat and is very delicious. 

  • Onion and garlic:

Every delicious dish starts with sauteing onion and garlic in some olive oil and this one is no exception. 

  • Bell pepper: 

I love bell peppers in pasta because of their flavor. You can use any color bell pepper. 

  • Crushed tomatoes

Crushed tomatoes make this pasta taste so fresh and have enough liquid to make it creamy. 

  • Spices

Since the sausage has a lot of flavor on its own, you just need a bit of thyme and paprika for this recipe. 

  • Chicken broth and water:

To cook the pasta in instant pot, you can use chicken broth and water (or just one of them). 

  • Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese:

I love stirring in some fresh mozzarella in pasta at the very end, it makes it extra delicious and creamy. The luscious melted cheese in every bite is to die for! Parmesan is used to top the pasta.  

Italian Sausage Pasta in Instant Pot

How to make sausage pasta in an instant pot

Making instant pot pasta is so simple. Only two steps and 20 minutes!

Cook the onion and brown the sausage

Start with sauteing chopped onion, garlic and bell pepper in a bit of oil. Add in sausage and cook until it’s brown.

Italian Sausage Pasta in Instant Pot

Cook the pasta in instant pot

Once the sausage is cooked, add is pasta and crushed tomatoes. Stir well and add in chicken broth. Cook on high pressure for only five minutes and your pasta is ready!

Italian Sausage Pasta in Instant Pot

Pretty quick and easy, right? You can either serve your pasta right away or add mozzarella to the sausage pasta and stir well. Serve in bowls once the mozzarella cheese is melted and top with a lot of Parmesan cheese and some parsley. This is a favorite family comfort food made in no time!

Got leftover sausage? Try these recipes:

  • Savory bread pudding
  • Breakfast pizza
  • Sausage breakfast muffins
  • Baked eggs with sausage and mushrooms
  • Sausage gnocchi soup

Can I make this recipe on stove top?

Yes! Here’s how to make stove top sausage pasta:

  • Saute onion, belle pepper and garlic in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add in spices and Italian chicken sausage. Brown the sausage.
  • Add in pasta, crushed tomatoes and chicken broth. bring to simmer.
  • Cover and cook for about twenty to thirty minutes until the water is absorbed and the pasta is cooked.
  • Stir in mozzarella and top with Parmesan.

Italian Sausage Pasta in Instant Pot

Sausage pasta bake

You can also bake sausage pasta which is pretty simple:

  • Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
  • Cook pasta according to the instructions on the packaging.
  • Saute onion, bell peppers and garlic in some olive oil over medium heat.
  • Brown sausage with the vegetables and spices.
  • Add crushed tomatoes to the sausage mixture and stir in the pasta.
  • Transfer everything to an oven safe dish and top with mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake for 30 minutes and serve warm.

This Italian sausage and peppers pasta is one of my favorite dishes to make during the week because it’s easy, simple and my whole family loves it. I bet you will love it too!

Want to jazz up this Italian sausage pasta recipe?

You can add different ingredients to the sausage sauce for pasta such as spinach, broccoli, peas, mushrooms or kale. Add any of these ingredients to the sausage sauce after you browned the sausage and right before adding the crushed tomatoes.


You can store the leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days. I don’t recommend freezing this dish since it might lose its texture. 

Italian Sausage Pasta in Instant Pot

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