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Instant Pot Five Cheese Ziti

Instant Pot Five Cheese Ziti is the perfect comfort food dinner for those busy weeknights that you don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.

Easy Instant Pot Five Cheese Ziti

Instant Pot Five Cheese Ziti

This Five Cheese Ziti is a delicious one pot dinner and you don’t even need to boil the pasta first! It all cooks in the Instant Pot.

The Instant Pot is a huge time saver when it’s time to get dinner on the table. We love pasta in our house and this Five Cheese Ziti is always on our menu rotation. It’s one of those dinners that everyone will eat.

Instant Pot Five Cheese Recipe

This Instant Pot Five Cheese Ziti is a meatless flavorful pasta recipe that is a easy one-pot meal made with five kinds of cheese, fire-roasted diced tomatoes, tomato basil pasta sauce, Italian seasoning and penne pasta.


Five Cheese Ziti Instant Pot Recipe

Instant Pot Five Cheese Ziti Ingredients

16 ounce Penne pasta
14.5 ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes with garlic
4 ounces whipped cream cheese
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning blend
24 ounce classic marinara pasta sauce
3 cups water
1 cup Ricotta cheese
2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend
1/4 grated Parmesan cheese

Instant Pot Five Cheese Ziti Pasta Recipe

How To Make Instant Pot Five Cheese Ziti

Pour water into Instant Pot then add canned tomatoes, whipped cream cheese and the seasonings.

Add pasta sauce and gently stir gently to combine. Next add the pasta and gently push down to submerge in liquid. Make sure the pasta is covered with liquid.

Instant Pot Five Cheese Ziti Ingredients

Place lid on instant pot and seal pressure cooker according to manufacturer instructions. Make sure pressure valve is closed and not releasing pressure.

Set to high pressure for 8 minutes. Allow 5 minute natural pressure release, then perform a quick release.

Stir in shredded cheese to combine. Allow pasta to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Stir again before serving to allow any remaining liquid to absorb.

Instant Pot Five Cheese Ziti Pasta Cooked

Right before you are ready to serve, mix in one cup of Ricotta cheese until blended. Sprinkle each serving with grated Parmesan cheese.

Instant Pot Five Cheese Ziti Cooked

Tips and Variations For Instant Pot Five Cheese Ziti

  • Include your favorite vegetables like mushrooms, zucchini, peppers or spinach.
  • Add Italian sausage or ground beef, turkey or chicken.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 Cup Italian Bread Crumbs mixed with Parmesan cheese on top before serving.
  • Use whole wheat Ziti or Penne pasta.


Instant Pot Five Cheese Ziti Pasta

Instant Pot Five Cheese Ziti

Instant Pot Five Cheese Ziti is the perfect comfort food dinner for those busy weeknights that you don't have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Instant Pot Five Cheese Ziti
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 6
Author Recipes Simple

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces Penne pasta
  • 14 ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes with garlic
  • 24 ounces classic marinara pasta sauce (homemade or jarred)
  • 4 ounces whipped cream cheese
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning blend
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1 cup Ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Pour water into Instant Pot.

  2. Next add canned tomatoes and whipped cream cheese and the seasonings. 

  3. Add pasta sauce and gently stir gently to combine. Add pasta and gently push down to submerge in liquid. Make sure the pasta is covered with liquid.

  4. Place lid on instant pot and seal pressure cooker according to manufacturer instructions. Make sure pressure valve is closed and not releasing pressure.

  5. Set to high pressure for 8 minutes.

  6. Allow 5 minute natural pressure release, then perform a quick release.

  7. Stir in shredded cheese to combine.

  8. Allow pasta to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Stir again before serving to allow any remaining liquid to absorb.

  9. Right before you are ready to serve, mix in one cup of Ricotta cheese until blended. 

  10. Sprinkle each serving with grated Parmesan cheese.

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