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Instant Pot Perfected Parmesan Garlic Pasta

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5 from 12 reviews

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes (plus 5-10 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Creamy garlic parmesan sauce and fettuccine noodles with Italian sausage and spinach


  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 12 oz uncooked fettuccine noodles
  • 46 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting. When display says HOT add in the sausage and break it up. Brown for about 5 minutes. Drain excess grease. Add in the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Turn off Instant Pot.
  2. Add in 2 cups of the broth and scrape bottom of Instant Pot so that nothing is sticking. 
  3. Break the fettuccine noodles in half and lay them on top of the sausage in a criss cross pattern. 
  4. Pour remaining 1 ½ cups of broth over the top of the noodles. Press to submerge as much as possible. Not all noodles will be covered. 
  5. Add enough spinach to fill the Instant Pot to close to the top. (It will seem like a lot but it shrinks down to almost nothing.)
  6. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 5 minutes. When time is up let the pot sit for 5-10 minutes and then move the valve to venting. Remove the lid. 
  7. Stir in the cream and the parmesan cheese well.
  8. Salt and pepper to taste, plate and enjoy!


I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. You can also make this recipe in your 8 quart pot with no changes. For the 3 quart Instant Pot half all the ingredients and keep the cooking time the same. 

  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Instant Pot