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Pressure Cooker Pasta with Marinara Sauce and Three Cheeses

This pasta is creamy, delicious and comes together in a pressure cooker!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword One Pot Pasta, Pasta, Penne
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author Rookie With A Cookie


  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 lb penne pasta
  • 2 cups marinara sauce homemade or storebought
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup pecorino cheese
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes for garnishing
  • 1 tsp truffle oil for garnishing


  • In your pressure cooker, dump all the ingredient till butter. If penne is not submerged in the liquid, add a bit more chicken stock as needed. Seal the vent and pressure cook for 8 mins. Allow for natural release.
  • Once steam has vented, hit Cancel. My Pressure Cooker automatically goes to Warm, which is what we need for the next steps. Add milk and stir well. You can add more milk if needed to loosen the pasta. Add the three cheeses, you can add more or less per your desired taste. Adjust for salt and add the chili flakes
  • Serve hot with more cheese and a nice drizzle of truffle oil. OOOOF, the truffle oil is heaven!


  • Since pressure cookers vary with brand, you may need to adjust the timing a bit. 8 mins should be plenty to cook the pasta but you can add more time if you feel it has a noticeable bite.
  • Don't be alarmed to see the pasta dry after pressure cooking. You just need to loosen it up with milk, or half and half if you prefer that.