Instant Pot Sun Dried Tomato Pasta is defined by its ease and the depth of its rich Italian flavors. Dump the ingredients in the pot, set to cook, and let the Instant Pot do all the work. Pair with some garlic bread for a restaurant-quality meal!
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This recipe is Week 8 of our new “What’s For Dinner?” meal series, consisting of weeks of delicious and fun meals for busy weeknights. Check back each week for inspiration to help you decide what’s for dinner!
Make it a Meal!
Pair this picture-perfect pasta paired with wine, veggies, and, of course, a little dessert!
- Raspberry Red Wine Spritzer – Pasta is meant to be enjoyed with a little wine
- Crispy Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli – You can’t go wrong with a side of tasty veggies!
- Roasted Red Pepper Feta Dip – Start off your meal with a course of fresh bread and this zesty dip
- The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies – Chocolate is a must after Italian food, and these cookies do the trick
- Very Berry No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream – Pasta and ice cream may very well be my favorite meal on the planet
How To: Make Instant Pot Sun Dried Tomato Pasta
Instant pot sun dried tomato pasta is as pleasant and simple as it sounds.
I used to be wary about these “dump and go” kind of recipes, but this one truly shocked me at how delicious it was. It honestly is just as good as when made on the stovetop! (Trust me, I’ve tried)
Grab your instant pot and pour in all the ingredients except spinach. cream cheese, and fresh basil. Stir and then close the lid.
Set the valve to the sealing position and pressure cook for 5 minutes. Then quick release by venting the valve.
Stir in spinach and cream cheese until combined. The sauce will be very runny, but as it sits and warms the cream cheese it will begin to thicken. After 15 minutes if it’s not as thick as you liked, you can add more cream cheese or a cornstarch slurry.
Serve and garnish with fresh basil. Enjoy!
Instant Pot Sun Dried Tomato Pasta
- 2 cups broth
- ½ cup water
- 8 oz penne pasta
- 8 oz sun dried tomatoes in oil
- 1 tbsp dried oregano
- 1 tbsp dried basil
- 2 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 6 oz spinach `
- 4 oz cream cheese softened
- fresh basil to garnish
- Add broth, water, pasta, sun dried tomatoes, oregano, basil, thyme, salt, and pepper to the instant pot.
- Close the lid and set the valve to “Sealing.” Set to Manual/High Pressure for 5 minutes. When done, turn the valve to “Venting” and allow to quick release.
- Stir in spinach and cream cheese. The sauce will be runny but will thicken after 10-15 minutes. Garnish with fresh basil and serve.
Have you ever made pasta in the instant pot? How did it turn out? I can’t wait to try more pasta dishes after the success of this one!
30 thoughts on “Instant Pot Sun Dried Tomato Pasta”
I have been looking for a reason to give my instant pot another try, and here it is. Thanks for sharing…this looks delicious!
This is perfect for me as I love pasta and sunblush/dried tomatoes! Thanks for this easy recipe!
This is a great rapid dish. I love this kind of pasta meal.
so rich in flavor, love pasta and sun dried tomatoes
It looks Yum. It sounds like an easy dish to try. Nice recipe.
Sun dried tomato pasta is amazing. Pasta is always a win with the family.
what a fantastic meal made in the IP!
Mhmmm this dish turned out amazing!
This looks nice. I love pasta
love how this pasta turns out! so so good!
Looks yummy, I must add this recipe to my meal plan and give it a try thanks for sharing.
This looks great! Loved the breakdown. Can’t wait to try the recipe with some of the suggested desserts!
This is the ultimate pasta! So easy to make and so darn delicious! Creamy with bursts of sweet sun dried tomatoes.
This looks so delicious. I want to eat it now 😂 And I love pasta too! I will definitely try this out. Thank you so much for sharing this 🙂
Yummy idea! Every time I see an Instant Pot recipe I ask myself why I haven’t bought one yet 😀 My boys would love this past dish!
This is such a great weeknight dinner! So full of flavor and easy to make!
So delicious and I loved all the flavours!
Oh my days this looks and sounds absolutely delicious! It’s making my mouth water just thinking about it. I’ll for sure be giving this a try myself asap! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us lovely Xo
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I like the idea of using Sun-dried tomatoes! It is now on my recipe list!!
Tomato with pasta is one of my favorite combinations so I could not wait to try this!! It is so so delicious!
Now that’s a tasty looking plate of pasta I can get onboard with. Plus the ingredients, I can taste it already
Oh wow…. I love sun dried tomatoes and pasta. I’m definitely going to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing.
Such wonderful flavours and so simple to make too!
This looks amazing!
yum!! that looks absolutely delicious I love the tangy flavor of sun dried tomatoes 🙂 Definitely a good one to try! Thanks for sharing 🙂
This looks delicious and fairly simple to make! Thank you for sharing 😀
This is a really good idea I’m sure the flavours are outstanding in this pasta dish. I can’t wait to make this I’m sure my family would love it.
It looks so delicious ! I can’t wait to try this fro my dinner, hope my family will love it
Made it as is but… left the cream cheese out and loved it! (I’m lactose intolerant.)
Oops – forgot, I did add a splash of olive oil.