Instant Pot Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Instant Pot Pasta with roasted red pepper and goat cheese penne

This Instant Pot Pasta is made with whole wheat penne, roasted red peppers, and made creamy with goat cheese! It’s a healthy and delicious vegetarian dinner that’s perfect for busy weeknights. 




  1. In a blender, blend the roasted red peppers from a 16 ounce jar along with two tablespoons of the liquid from the jar. Set aside.
  2. Turn the Instant Pot to sauté mode and sauté 1/2 large diced onion and 1 tablespoon minced garlic in 1 tablespoon butter. Sauté for about 5 minutes, until the onion is softened. Press cancel.
  3. Add the pureed peppers, 4 cups of vegetable broth, 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning blend, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper to the Instant Pot. Stir.
  4. Add 1 pound whole wheat penne pasta*.
  5. Turn the Instant Pot on high pressure for 8 minutes. Allow it to have a natural release for 5 minutes, and then do a quick release.
  6. Stir in 1 cup of crumbled goat cheese. Serve and enjoy!


*I haven’t tried this particular recipe with regular pasta, but the time will be less than with whole wheat pasta. I would try 4-6 minutes.


Keywords: Instant Pot pasta