Penne Pomodoro

INSTANT POT

Penne Pomodoro is an easy pasta recipe that will please everyone in your family. Making this vegetarian pasta dish in the Instant Pot turns this meal into an easy one pot wonder.

San Marzano Plum Tomatoes Onion Minced Garlic Water Or Broth Olive Oil Basil Leaves Red Chili Flakes Oregano Salt  Parmesan Cheese (optional)

KEY INGREDIENTS

Press the Sauté button and allow the Instant Pot to heat up. Drizzle a bit of olive oil into the inner pot. Add in the chopped onions, garlic, red chili flakes, oregano, basil and cook until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes.

Add in the penne pasta, then the water and sprinkle with salt.   Pour the purred tomatoes  on top, covering as much of the top layer of pasta as you can, and don't stir.

 Use the Manual or Pressure Cook button on your machine to cook at high pressure for 5 minutes. When the cooking is complete,  do a Quick release.

Stir the cooked pasta, mixing the sauce throughout evenly. If the pasta looks a little watery at first, stirring will help the excess water absorb.

Season to taste if needed and sprinkle some cheese and chopped basil over the top. Serve warm with  crusty bread.