Instant Pot Ziti with Sausage and Ricotta

Instant Pot Ziti with Sausage and Ricotta is an easy Instant Pot pasta recipe.

This delicious pasta is tossed in a combination of marinara and ricotta and loaded with ground sausage meat and mozzarella cheese.

Instant Pot Ziti with Sausage and Ricotta is an easy Instant Pot pasta recipe. This delicious pasta is tossed in a combination of marinara and ricotta and loaded with ground sausage meat and mozzarella cheese.

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To make this Instant Pot ziti, I started by setting my Instant Pot to Saute Normal.

I added some ground pork sausage meat to the pot along with a dab of margarine.

raw pork sausage meat in an Instant Pot

I crumbled the sausage meat well while it was cooking.

Once the crumbled sausage meat was fully cooked, I drained the excess grease from the pan.

Then I added some condensed chicken broth and water to the pot with the sausage meat.

chicken broth and cooked ground sausage in an Instant Pot

I added some uncooked ziti noodles and pressed them down gently into the liquid.

uncooked ziti in broth in an Instant Pot

I placed the lid on the Instant Pot, turned the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 4 minutes.

Once the Instant Pot was done cooking, I immediately turned the steam release handle to the venting position and did a quick release.

cooked ziti in an Instant Pot

Then I added some marinara sauce, ricotta cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper to the pot. 

ricotta and marinara on top of cooked ziti in an Instant Pot

I set the Instant Pot to Saute Less and stirred all of the ingredients together really well.

creamy ziti in an Instant Pot

Then I left the pasta to continue cooking for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

After 5 minutes, I turned off the Instant Pot and added some shredded mozzarella cheese to the pasta.

shredded mozzarella on top of creamy ziti in an Instant Pot

I stirred until the cheese was melted.

creamy ziti in an Instant Pot

This creamy pasta is oozing with mozzarella and the ricotta adds great flavour and texture to the sauce.

Instant Pot Ziti with Sausage and Ricotta is an easy Instant Pot pasta recipe. This delicious pasta is tossed in a combination of marinara and ricotta and loaded with ground sausage meat and mozzarella cheese.

This recipe was tested in an 8 Quart Instant Pot Duo and serves six people.

Instant Pot Ziti with Sausage and Ricotta is an easy Instant Pot pasta recipe. This delicious pasta is tossed in a combination of marinara and ricotta and loaded with ground sausage meat and mozzarella cheese.

If you are looking for a delicious pasta recipe for your Instant Pot, then you need to try this Instant Pot Ziti with Sausage and Ricotta!

Instant Pot Ziti with Sausage and Ricotta is an easy Instant Pot pasta recipe. This delicious pasta is tossed in a combination of marinara and ricotta and loaded with ground sausage meat and mozzarella cheese.

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Yield: 6 people

Instant Pot Ziti with Sausage and Ricotta

Instant Pot Ziti with Sausage and Ricotta
Instant Pot Ziti with Sausage and Ricotta is an easy Instant Pot pasta recipe. This delicious pasta is tossed in a combination of marinara and ricotta and loaded with ground sausage meat and mozzarella cheese.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pork sausage meat
  • 10.5 oz condensed chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 4 cups ziti
  • 24 oz marinara sauce
  • 14 oz ricotta
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups mozzarella, shredded

Instructions

  1. Set Instant Pot to Saute Normal.
  2. Add the pork sausage meat to the pot along with a dab of butter or margarine.
  3. Cook the sausage meat and crumble it really well.
  4. Once the sausage is cooked, drain the grease from the pot.
  5. Add the chicken broth, water and ziti to the Instant Pot with the cooked sausage. Gently push the noodles down into the liquid.
  6. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn the steam release handle to the sealing position and set Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 4 minutes.
  7. Once the Instant Pot is done cooking, immediately turn the steam release handle to the venting position and do a quick release.
  8. Add the marinara, ricotta, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper to the pot.
  9. Set the Instant Pot to Saute Less and stir all of the ingredients together really well.
  10. Leave the pasta to continue cooking for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally so that nothing sticks to the bottom of the pan.
  11. After 5 minutes turn off the Instant Pot and add the shredded mozzarella. Stir well.
  12. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*this recipe was tested in an 8 Quart Instant Pot Duo

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 674

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