Instant Pot Pasta Primavera
Instant Pot Pasta Primavera made with Rainbow Carrots and other Seasonal Vegetables is a perfect recipe for the Holiday Season. Serve it for Thanksgiving or any Dinner night. It is simply delicious.
Servings: 6 people
- 1 pound/packet Fettuccine or Penne or medium shells
- 3 cloves Garlic
- 1 cup Carrots (Use Colorful Carrots if available) cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1 cup Bell Peppers/Capsicums (Use Colorful bell peppers if available) cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1 large Onion sliced
- 1 cup Zucchini cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1 cup Spinach or Green of your choice washed and chopped roughly
- 5 cups Water
Oil & Spices
- 1+2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Rosemary dry
- 1 tsp Thyme dry
- 1/2 to 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder adjust to your taste
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- Few Basil Leaves
- To Taste Salt
- 1 jar Marinara Sauce or Pasta Sauce of your choice
Garnish or Toppings
- 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
- To Taste Chili Flakes
Read the Whole Post above to get the idea on personalizing this recipe + understanding the details of cooking Pasta in IP.
Cooking Vegetables on SAUTE MODE in Instant Pot
Place the Inner pot inside the instant pot. Plug it in. Press the Saute Mode and set it on High for 10 minutes. Once the screen displays HOT, add 2 tbsp olive oil to it. Wait for 2 seconds and then add Garlic + Onions + Carrots. Saute for 3 minutes.
Now add Zucchini and Bell peppers to the pot. Add rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper, and garlic powder to the pot. Give it a good stir. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes. Stir in between. The vegetables are ready when the timer goes off. These will still have some bite to it and that's how we like it. If you want softer vegetables, then saute for more time.
Take the vegetables out and set them aside. Scrape the bottom of the pan well. If needed, clean it with a kitchen paper towel. It is ready for cooking Fettuccine now.
Making Fettuccine or Penne or shells on Manual/Pressure Cooker Mode
Since these are long, break these into halves. Now, spread them out at the bottom of the instant pot by overlapping here and there.
Add 1 tbsp Olive oil and salt. Add the jar of pasta sauce + 4 to5 cups of water. It should cover just till the level of the pasta. Use water as required. Add little at a time. Stir it all. Close the lid. Set the valve at SEALING.
Cook as per instructions. My pasta packet said 10 minutes, so I did 5 minutes on HIGH/MORE on manual/pressure cook mode and followed QR (quick release) of the pressure. Just half the time mentioned at the back of your Pasta packet under the cooking instructions.
Once the timer goes off, do a QR (quick release of the pressure manually). Once the safety valve goes down, open the lid. Stir with a Pasta Ladle. Separate out a bit. There was little water left at the bottom. I didn't drain it. But if you are boiling it for later, then drain the water.
Mixing the Ingredients to make Pasta Primavera
Set the Instant Pot on Saute again for 5 minutes. Add the cooked vegetables + Spinach to the cooked Fettuccine or Pasta Marinara. Add Parmesan Cheese and few chili flakes if desired. Give it a good toss.
Your Pasta Primavera or Fettuccine Primavera is ready. It is like Restaurant style Make you Own Pasta Recipe. Serve it Hot.