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Instant Pot Sausage & Peppers
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Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers

This Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers with penne is a delicious one pot meal that comes together in about half an hour! Just saute the sausage and pressure cook the rest!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bell peppers, penne, turkey sausage
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 417kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson


  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 4 turkey sausages
  • 1 each red, green and yellow pepper
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper
  • 1 (796mL) jar marinara or arrabiata pasta sauce
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 375 g penne pasta
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish
  • Grated parmesan cheese, for garnish


  • Add 1 tbsp olive oil to Instant Pot and turn to saute mode. Add sausages, cooking for 3-4 minutes until lightly browned. Remove sausages, then saute bell peppers for 5 minutes until softened. Turn off saute mode, then remove bell peppers. Slice sausage once slightly cooled.
  • Add remaining tbsp olive oil, sliced sausage, onion, garlic, salt & pepper, pasta sauce, chicken broth and pasta to Instant Pot in that order, pushing pasta underneath the liquid as much as possible.
  • Place lid on Instant Pot and make sure valve is set to seal. Press the pressure cook button and set to high, then cook for 5 minutes. Instant Pot will take about 5-10 minutes to come to pressure then pressure cook for 5 minutes.
  • Do a quick release of the pressure on the Instant Pot by flicking the switch at the top with a spoon. Open the lid when pressure gauge has dropped and the lid opens easily.
  • Stir in bell peppers, then garnish with parsley and parmesan cheese (optional). Serve and enjoy!



Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 1029mg | Potassium: 594mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 277IU | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg