Pressure Cooker Pasta Primavera Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Pressure Cooker Pasta Primavera comes together easily. This colorful dish is light and flavorful, and works equally well as a meatless meal or as a side.

Pressure Cooker Pasta Primavera Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pressure Cooker Pasta Primavera

Pressure Cooker Pasta Primavera comes together easily in an electric pressure cooker, yielding a delicious and colorful dish. This light dish works equally well as a meatless meal or as a side for different mains. Using a pressure cooker doesn’t heat up the kitchen like using a stove. This easy recipe means less time spent in the kitchen, leaving you more time for family and fun. Here’s how I make Pressure Cooker Pasta Primavera.

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

  • 1 lb small to medium sized pasta (I used ziti)
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 2x cups asparagus (chopped after removing the woody ends)
  • 2x cup baby carrots, cut into thirds
  • 1x zucchini squash (deseeded and cut into bite sized pieces)
  • 1x yellow squash (deseeded and cut into bite sized pieces)
  • 1x red bell pepper (deseeded and cut into bite sized pieces) 
  • 1x small white onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp & 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • olive oil
  • black pepper to taste

Pressure Cooker Pasta Primavera Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Plug in the electric pressure cooker.

Select the saute setting and place a layer of olive oil into the bottom of the pot.

Pressure Cooker Pasta Primavera Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Place the chopped vegetables into the pot.

Pressure Cooker Pasta Primavera Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Sprinkle 2 tsp of the Italian seasoning over the vegetables, stirring gently to combine.

Pressure Cooker Pasta Primavera Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Saute the vegetables until they are tender, which takes 5-10 minutes.

Remove the vegetables and place them aside in a bowl with a lid.

Pressure Cooker Pasta Primavera Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Put the pasta into the pot.

Pour the vegetable broth over it, covering as much of the pasta as is possible.

Pressure Cooker Pasta Primavera Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Place the lid onto the pot and close to seal.

Set the pressure cooker to cook on manual high pressure for 4 minutes.

Once the cooking time has finished, do a quick pressure release and open the pot.

Pressure Cooker Pasta Primavera Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Add 2 tbsp of Italian seasoning to the pot and stir to combine.

Add the shredded parmesan cheese.

Pressure Cooker Pasta Primavera Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Stir well until the cheese has melted.

Pressure Cooker Pasta Primavera Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Add the cooked vegetables back into the pot.

Pressure Cooker Pasta Primavera Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Stir well.

Pressure Cooker Pasta Primavera Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Serve immediately with black pepper to taste.

Enjoy!

Pressure Cooker Pasta Primavera Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pressure Cooker Pasta Primavera

Pressure Cooker Pasta Primavera Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

  1. Plug in the electric pressure cooker.
  2. Select the saute setting and place a layer of olive oil into the bottom of the pot.
  3. Place the chopped vegetables into the pot.
  4. Sprinkle 2 tsp of the Italian seasoning over the vegetables, stirring gently to combine.
  5. Saute the vegetables until they are tender, which takes 5-10 minutes.
  6. Remove the vegetables and place them aside in a bowl with a lid.
  7. Put the pasta into the pot.
  8. Pour the vegetable broth over it, covering as much of the pasta as is possible.
  9. Place the lid onto the pot and close to seal.
  10. Set the pressure cooker to cook on manual high pressure for 4 minutes.
  11. Once the cooking time has finished, do a quick pressure release.
  12. Stir the contents of the pot.
  13. Add the cooked vegetables back into the pot and stir well.
  14. Add 2 tbsp of Italian seasoning to the pot and stir to combine.
  15. Add the shredded parmesan cheese and stir.
  16. Serve immediately with black pepper to taste.
  17. Enjoy!

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12 comments

Kevin Akidi September 13, 2019 - 11:18 am

This looks so yummy and colourful. I love pasta dishes and would enjoy this one.

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GiGi Eats September 13, 2019 - 3:53 pm

Never would have EVER thought to put pasta in a pressure cooker! Interesting idea! And also GENIUS!

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Czjai September 13, 2019 - 9:02 pm

I love the colors of this dish. Gotta try this sometime. It’s a great way to make the kids eat veggies. 🙂

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Adriana September 13, 2019 - 9:06 pm

I’ve never thought about making pasta in a pressure cooker. This looks so delicious

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Celebrate Woman Today September 13, 2019 - 9:17 pm

Oh that magic Pressure Cooker! There are so many recipes it can feed us! Adore it!

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twinspirational September 14, 2019 - 12:39 am

Wow, this looks so lovely, I will definitely try this. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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Olya AMANOVA September 14, 2019 - 4:32 am

This recipe is exactly what my family would absolutely love. I am going to make it for them and I’m sure they will fall in love with this new dish.

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Joanna September 14, 2019 - 7:09 am

I have to admit that I never imagine making pasta in any other way that the classic pot of water and the pan for the sauce. Interesting to see that you can make it in the pressure cooker. Can you still make it al dente in the pressure cooker?

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Mudpiefridays September 14, 2019 - 10:31 am

Yum! That looks wonderfully easy and tasty. I’m new to tofu and this was super helpful in making me feel more knowledgeable about it.

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Elizabeth O September 15, 2019 - 1:20 am

The dish looks beautiful and tasty. The colors blend well together.A delicious recipe indeed.

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Kiwi September 16, 2019 - 12:58 am

I havent had pasta primavera in such a long time. I didnt know you could pressure cook this!

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Mayuri Patel September 21, 2019 - 2:51 am

Such an appealing dish full of colors. Love pasta with loads of veggies. Feeling hungry looking at the pasta.

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