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Instant Pot Johnny Marzetti

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


A simple pasta dish with tomato sauce, Italian sausage, mushrooms and cheese.


  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken or beef broth
  • 8 oz rotini pasta
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting. When display says HOT add in the sausage and break it up. Add in the onions and mushrooms. Brown for about 5 minutes. 
  2. Add in the broth and scrape bottom of the pot so that nothing is sticking. Turn off Instant Pot. 
  3. Layer the pasta, tomatoes and tomato sauce on top. Don’t stir.
  4. Sprinkle in the garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. 
  5. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 3 minutes. When time is up move valve back and forth in between venting and sealing every 3 seconds or so, this will prevent foam from spewing out of valve. Remove the lid.
  6. Stir in the cheeses. 
  7. Scoop up and serve sprinkl with parsley.
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Instant Pot