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Instant pot pasta caprese
Instant Pot Pasta Caprese
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Easy one pot pasta caprese with tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar prepared in Instant Pot.
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pasta Caprese
Servings: 3
Calories: 381 kcal
Author: Archana Mundhe
  • 1 tbsp EVOO
  • 1 medium onion thinly sliced
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper optional
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 2-1/2 cups mezze penne
  • 1 15 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 handful basil leaves
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar, or to taste
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella balls
  • Grated parmesan cheese optional
  • 1 cup water
  1. Set Instant Pot to Sauté mode. Once the Instant Pot displays 'Hot', add oil, onion, garlic and crushed red pepper. Sauté for a min.  

  2.  Add grape tomatoes, pasta, pasta sauce, half of the basil leaves, salt and 1 cup of water. Stir well. 

  3. Set Instant Pot to Manual(High) 4 mins with pressure valve set to sealing.

  4. Quick Release. Stir once again. Add fresh mozzarella cheese and balsamic vinegar.

  5. Serve hot garnished with more chopped basil and shredded parmesan.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Pasta Caprese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 381 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 1828mg 76%
Potassium 844mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 13g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 30.9%
Vitamin C 26.6%
Calcium 24.6%
Iron 15.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.