Instant Pot Four Cheese Pasta

Instant Pot Four Cheese Pasta

With four active kids and busy weeknights, we love quick meals we can make in our Instant Pot. This quick Instant Pot Four Cheese Pasta is an easy pressure cooker meal that anyone can make in their Instant Pot even if they are new to pressure cooker cooking!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword cheese, dinner, instant pot, italian, pasta, pressure cooker
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 3 cups ziti pasta uncooked
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup Italian cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup Mozzarella shredded
  • 1/4 cup Colby Jack shredded (optional)
  • 2 tbsp. fresh basil chopped


  1. Add your broth, cream, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper to your Instant Pot.
  2. Now add your noodles on top.
  3. Toss to coat; DO NOT STIR.
  4. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and close.
  5. Close your vent to seal.
  6. Set your Instant Pot to "Manual" for 6 minutes.
  7. Let it do a natural release for an additional 6 minutes.
  8. Then do a quick release.
  9. Add the marinara sauce to the Instant Pot.
  10. Stir to coat.
  11. Add the cheeses, stir to combine.

  12. Garnish with fresh basil.
  13. The cheese will melt and thicken the sauce.
  14. Enjoy!