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Instant Pot 5-Ingredient Broccoli Pesto Tortellini

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  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


With just a few ingredients and a 1-minute pressure cook time you can have an amazing pesto pasta one-pot dinner!


  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (28 oz) package Buitoni Three Cheese Tortellini (in the refrigerated section of grocery store)
  • 1 pound broccoli florets
  • 2 cups chopped, cooked chicken (optional)
  • 3/4 cup basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese


  1. Pour chicken broth into Instant Pot. Dump the tortellini, broccoli and chicken into the pot.
  2. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 1 minute. When time is up move valve to venting and remove the lid. 
  3. Stir in the pesto and parmesan.
  4. Scoop onto plates and serve. 
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Instant Pot