Main dish

Instant Pot Pizza Pasta Casserole

Instant Pot Pizza Pasta Casserole
Kids will line up for this pizza-flavored dish.
Cuisine: Italian
Recipe type: Main dish
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 lb Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms (optional)
  • 4 cups chicken or beef broth
  • 1 cup pasta sauce
  • 14-16 oz cavatappi, rotini, penne or other short pasta
  • 14 oz jar pizza sauce
  • 2 oz + 1 oz sliced pepperoni, divided
  • 4 oz + 4 oz shredded mozzarella, divided
  • Fresh basil for garnish (optional)
  1. Cut 2 oz of the pepperoni in quarters. Leave the other 1 oz in whole slices. Set aside.
  2. Add butter to the Instant Pot. Using the display panel select the SAUTE function.
  3. When butter gets hot, add sausage and onion. Cook and stir until no pink remains.
  4. Add mushrooms (optional) and broth to the pot and deglaze by using a wooden spoon to scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
  5. Onto the meat mixture, evenly layer pasta sauce, then pasta, then pizza sauce. Do not stir.
  6. Turn the pot off by selecting CANCEL, then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  7. Using the display panel select the MANUAL function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 5 minutes.
  8. When the time is up, quick-release the remaining pressure.
  9. Add the 2oz of quartered pepperoni and 4 oz of cheese and stir to combine.
  10. Top with remaining cheese and whole pepperoni and close the lid until the cheese is melted and pepperoni heated through. Serve warm.

Watch the recipe video here:

Kids will line up for this pizza-flavored dish.RECIPE:

Posted by Chop Secrets on Tuesday, January 15, 2019