Rotini Pasta in a Fiery Sauce Instant Pot Version


1 box rotini pasta

1 jar pasta sauce. I use Rao from #costco

5-6 leaves of fresh basil

2tbsp heavy cream

1/2 cup shredded cheese. I use the one from #traderjoes

2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes or to taste

OPTIONAL 1 tsp cayenne pepper. I like my food spicy

1/4 cup water

1 onion sliced

6 cloves of garlic crushed

2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup ricotta cheese #traderjoes

1/4 cup sundried tomatoes #traderjoes

Salt to taste


Turn your instant pot to sauté mode. Heat oil and add the onions and cook till translucent. Add crushed garlic and salt and crushed red pepper and optional cayenne pepper. Add the sauce and 1/2 the basil. Turn off sauté mode. Add the water and stir. Add the pasta and lightly submerge in the sauce slightly. Don’t push it all the way down. Turn on manual high pressure for 7 minutes and 6 minutes natural pressure release. Turn it off and stir. Now add the cream and the ricotta cheese, save a little for the top and stir. It should now be thickening up. Put your pasta in an oven safe dish and add the shredded cheese, ricotta cheese, chopped sundried tomatoes and remaining basil and bake it till the cheese melts and the flavors are nicely incorporated. Show me some Instagram love take a picture and send it to me. It inspires me to come up with more recipes for you to enjoy. Happy Cooking