Yield: 10 servings

Instant Pot Pizza Pasta

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes

When you can't decide between pizza and pasta, make both! This Instant Pot Pizza Pasta brings all your favorite pizza toppings together in an easy one-pot pasta dinner.


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage
  • ½ cup diced yellow onion (about 1 small)
  • 32 oz chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 8oz sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 green pepper, diced and seeded
  • 1 pound box rotini pasta, uncooked
  • 2 jars (14 oz each) pizza sauce
  • 5 oz mini pepperoni
  • 1 can (3.8 oz) sliced black olives
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Turn Instant Pot on SAUTE. Add olive oil, Italian Sausage (bulk, not the links), and diced onion. Cook until sausage is crumbled and browned (about 8-10 minutes). Turn pressure cooker off.
  2. Add broth to pot with sausage and using a wooden spoon, scrape the bottom of the pot to remove all the bits of browned meat (this is called deglazing, and when done correctly will prevent a burn notice).
  3. Add Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes, stir everything together.
  4. Add fresh mushrooms and green pepper, DO NOT STIR. Add the uncooked pasta and DO NOT STIR.
  5. Pour both jars of sauce over the uncooked pasta, without stirring, spread so no pasta is visible. DO NOT STIR.
  6. Top with slices of mini pepperoni.
  7. Secure the lid and make sure the valve is set to SEALING. Select HIGH PRESSURE or MANUAL and set a cook time of 4 minutes. The pot will take awhile to come to pressure because of the large amount of contents.
  8. When the cook time ends, do a quick release of pressure by moving the valve on top to VENTING.
  9. Once the pressure is released, open the lid away from your face, and stir everything together. Add black olives and cheese, stir and serve hot.


  • Recipe tested in 6 qt Instant Pot
  • Penne or bow tie pasta are also delicious in this dish.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 421Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 1212mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 21g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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