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Instant Pot Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Instant Pot Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Instant Pot Roasted Red Pepper Pasta is a simple and easy to make dish that is very tasty. Made with pantry ingredients, this is low in calories and budget friendly.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword pressure cooker roasted red pepper pasta recipe, red pepper pasta recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
NPR 3 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 230 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 2 (16 oz) jars Roasted Red Peppers, drained, divided
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion, diced
  • 3 lg cloves Garlic, pressed or finely minced
  • 1 tsp Dried Basil
  • 2 cups Water or Low Sodium Chicken Broth, divided
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper (or 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes)
  • 8 oz Spaghetti Noodles, uncooked, broken in half


  • Grated Parmesan Cheese


  1. Drain and chop up 1 of the jars of roasted red peppers. Set aside.

  2. Turn on the Sauté setting. When hot, add butter and the oil to the pot.

  3. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until they are soft and translucent.

  4. Add the garlic and dried basil. Cook for 30 seconds, stirring frequently. Don't let the garlic brown.

  5. Turn off the sauté setting.

  6. Pour in 1 cup of the water/broth, salt, pepper, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Stir.

  7. Add the spaghetti in a random pattern like a bird's nest (this helps them not stick together). Do not stir.

  8. Layer the chopped red peppers over the pasta. Do not stir.

  9. Pour in the remaining cup of water/broth.

  10. Close the lid and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position.

  11. Press the Pressure Cook/Manual button or dial, then the +/- button or dial to select 6 minutes. High Pressure. The pot will take a few minutes to come to pressure.

  12. While the pasta is cooking, drain and puree the second jar of roasted red peppers. Set aside.

  13. When the cook cycle has finished, turn off the pot and let it sit undisturbed for 3 minutes (3 minute natural release). Then turn the steam release knob to the Venting position to release the remaining steam/pressure.

  14. When the pin in the lid drops back down, open the lid.

  15. Stir the pasta. Then pour in the pureed roasted red peppers. It will be a little watery, so let it sit for a few minutes to thicken, and to heat through.

  16. Serve garnished with parmesan, and fresh basil leaves, if you have them.