This Instant Pot Pizza Pasta is a fun, delicious dinner idea that packs together all the flavours of your fave pizza in a cheesy one pot pasta – just add pepperoni!
Two of my fave carbs of all time, and now for your convenience I have merged the two together to create the most awesome dinner idea in existence!!!
And this Instant Pot Pizza Pasta is cooked, well, in the Instant Pot so you can rest easy that dinner will come together in one pot in under 30 minutes with minimal ingredients. Just use whatever your fave pizza toppings are and you’ve got a big pot of YUM ready in no time!
I know I’ve talked about how easy it is to make pasta in your Instant Pot time and time again – just look at this Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo or this Instant Pot Crack Chicken Pasta. You basically just dump everything in there, press a button and BOOM dinner’s ready!
Ingredients for Instant Pot Pizza Pasta
This Pizza Pasta is so easy because you can literally use your favourite pizza toppings as fillings! I’m a supreme pizza type of girl so of course I went with the classic pepperoni, mushroom, green pepper combo but if you happen to love sausage, chicken, red onions or broccoli on your pizza you can definitely feel free to add those in too!
The only thing you really have to be careful of is knowing when to add certain toppings, especially vegetables. As a general rule you can add protein in for the pressure cooking part, and vegetables that take a longer time to cook like mushrooms and onions can be also be cooked under pressure.
But for veggies like broccoli, spinach, bell peppers, etc you will want to stir them in towards the end as they will get cooked just by sitting in the hot pot of cooked pasta.
Instant Pot Pizza Pasta Sauce
The best part of this Instant Pot Pizza Pasta is the fact that it all gets cooked in one pot, so you don’t really need a whole bunch of ingredients to make the sauce.
A jar of your favourite tomato sauce, some chicken broth, garlic and onions is really the flavour base of this pizza pasta and from there it’s all about the toppings and adding in some cheese.
Way better than making a pizza crust from scratch right?
Of course no pizza is complete without a little bit of chili flakes and some fresh basil – I always recommend topping your pasta with some fresh herbs because it really brings a new level of flavour and you’re also getting in some extra nutritional value.
And if you want to really get that pizza feel, be sure to use fresh mozzarella cheese. If I’m lazy I’ll use the store bought pre-grated packages of shredded cheese but if possible, use a ball of pizza mozzarella. You can usually find them alongside the fresh pizza dough balls and pepperoni packages at your local grocery store!
Will you be making this Instant Pot Pizza Pasta?
I mean, is there anything better than your two Italian favourites combined as one???
If you try any of my recipes be sure to let me know on Facebook or in the comments – I’d love to see what you come up with!
Grab some glass meal prep bowls if you plan on packing this Chicken Pasta Bake in the freezer and defrosting in the microwave.
Or these aluminum foil containers are perfect for re-heating straight from the freezer to oven.
And of course I get all my free-range chicken from Butcher Box!
Instant Pot Pizza Pasta
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp basil
- 1 (227g) package mushrooms, sliced (about 2 cups)
- 1 (175g) package pepperoni
- 1 (650mL) jar tomato sauce
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 lb dry rotini or fusili pasta
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese, divided
- Fresh chopped basil or parsley (optional garnish)
- Chili flakes (optional garnish)
- Add olive oil, onion, garlic, oregano, basil, mushrooms, pepperoni, tomato sauce, broth and pasta to Instant Pot in that order. Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes then do a quick release of pressure.
- Open lid and stir in green peppers and 1 cup of cheese, then let sit 2-3 minutes with the lid on. Serve in bowls and top each serving of pasta dividing up remaining cup of cheese, garnishing with fresh basil, parsley or chili flakes if desired. Serve and enjoy!