Pressure Cooker Spinach Ricotta Pasta Recipe

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Pressure Cooker Spinach Ricotta Pasta works as an easy meatless meal or as a side for many mains. This simple recipe comes together in under 30 minutes.

Pressure Cooker Spinach Ricotta Pasta Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pressure Cooker Spinach Ricotta Pasta

Looking for a simple side that goes with almost any main? Or maybe you want an easy meatless main dish? Check out this Pressure Cooker Spinach Ricotta Pasta recipe! This creamy and flavorful dish is ready in under 30 minutes. The pressure cooker does most of the work and doesn’t heat up the kitchen. Here’s how I make it.

Prep time: 2 minutes

Cooking time: 20-25 minutes

This recipe makes at least 8 servings if you’re using it as a side, less if you’re using it as a main.

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

  • 1 lb small to medium sized pasta (I used rotelle)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 10 oz frozen spinach
  • 1.5 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese (This should be shredded and not grated parmesan cheese.)
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • olive oil

Pressure Cooker Spinach Ricotta Pasta Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Plug in the electric pressure cooker.

Place a thin layer of olive oil onto the bottom of the pot.

Put the minced garlic into the pot and saute it.

Pressure Cooker Spinach Ricotta Pasta Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Add a splash of the chicken broth to the pot in order to deglaze the pot and remove any minced garlic that stuck.

Place the pasta into the pot.

Pressure Cooker Spinach Ricotta Pasta Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pour the remainder of the chicken broth into the pot, along with the 1/4 cup of water. Try to cover as much of the pasta as possible with the broth.

Pressure Cooker Spinach Ricotta Pasta Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Place the frozen spinach into the pot on top of the pasta. Do not stir.

Pressure Cooker Spinach Ricotta Pasta Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Put the lid onto the pressure cooker and close to seal.

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

Once the cooking cycle has completed, do a quick pressure release.

Remove the cover from the pressure cooker and give a quick stir.

Pressure Cooker Spinach Ricotta Pasta Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Add the ricotta cheese and seasonings to the pot and mix well.

Add the shredded parmesan cheese to the pot and mix well, stirring until the cheese has melted.

Pressure Cooker Spinach Ricotta Pasta Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Serve immediately with pepper to taste.

Enjoy your Pressure Cooker Spinach Ricotta Pasta!

Pressure Cooker Spinach Ricotta Pasta Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Yield: 8 servings

Pressure Cooker Spinach Ricotta Pasta

Pressure Cooker Spinach Ricotta Pasta Recipe From Val's Kitchen
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb small to medium sized pasta (I used rotelle)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 10 oz frozen spinach
  • 1.5 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese (This should be shredded and not grated)
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • olive oil

Instructions

Plug in the electric pressure cooker.

Place a thin layer of olive oil onto the bottom of the pot.

Put the minced garlic into the pot and saute it.

Add a splash of the chicken broth to the pot in order to deglaze the pot and remove any minced garlic that stuck.

Place the pasta into the pot.

Pour the remainder of the chicken broth into the pot, along with the 1/4 cup of water. Try to cover as much of the pasta as possible with the broth.

Place the frozen spinach into the pot on top of the pasta. Do not stir.

Put the lid onto the pressure cooker and close to seal.

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

Once the cooking cycle has completed, do a quick pressure release.

Remove the cover from the pressure cooker and give a quick stir.

Add the ricotta cheese and seasonings to the pot and mix well.

Add the shredded parmesan cheese to the pot and mix well, stirring until the cheese has melted.

Serve immediately with pepper to taste.

Enjoy your Pressure Cooker Spinach Ricotta Pasta!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 179Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 686mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 13g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. Your serving size and ingredients may differ.

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14 comments

Claire January 31, 2020 - 12:41 pm

This looks absolutely delicious!

It is not the sort of thing I would make but I love discovering new things to do in my cooker.

I can’t wait to try this x

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Hannah February 4, 2020 - 1:11 pm

This doesn’t look hard to make. Is there an alternative to parmesan cheese as I really cannot stand parmesan. I like how it doesn’t take long to make either

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Brianne Tursi Manz January 31, 2020 - 3:34 pm

I think this is a dish my kids will love! I see this as a perfect Valentines Day dinner for the family. This looks delicious and easy to make.

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Gervin Khan January 31, 2020 - 10:20 pm

I have never tried cooking a pasta in a pressure cooker but this one is great!
I am going to make this recipe and will do this also using my pressure cooker. I’m excited!

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Sim @ Sim's Life February 1, 2020 - 7:56 am

Ohhhh I do love pasta dishes! Proper comfort food, especially when the weather isn’t great. This looks super quick and easy to make but I bet it tastes amazing! Sim x

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MELANIE EDJOURIAN February 1, 2020 - 1:11 pm

I really do love pasta and spinach with cheese so for me this is ideal. I made something similar but never thought you could do this in a pressure cooker!!!

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Rhian westbury February 2, 2020 - 4:32 am

I’m a huge fan of spinach and ricotta pasta, although I don’t think I’ve ever had it like that, I think it’s always been cannelloni x

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Kira February 2, 2020 - 6:20 am

This looks absolutely delicious. We all love pasta and Spinach . Will definitely be trying this out 🙂

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Crystal (The Busy Mom Diary) February 2, 2020 - 8:42 am

Oh man, this sure does look delicious. I’ve saved this for later to try in our instant pot. We’re currently on a now carb cleanse!

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Rebecca Smith February 2, 2020 - 2:49 pm

This looks like such a delicious dish! I love spinach and I love pasta dishes so I am going to have to give this a try!

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Sally Akins February 2, 2020 - 3:24 pm

I love spinach and ricotta, and this recipe makes me think I need to get a pressure cooker soon!

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Jess Howliston February 2, 2020 - 3:43 pm

Oo this looks and sounds really yummy! I love how quick it is too as I am always on the look out for quick meals I can make for the kids between school and various clubs. I don’t have a pressure cooker but have seen so many great recipes using them recently I might have to invest in one! xx

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Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too February 3, 2020 - 8:01 am

A much-needed boost to the iron reserves with this dish – delightful! Perfect for popping on whilst you are getting changed after work etc.

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Anosa February 4, 2020 - 9:13 am

I am impressed that even using frozen spinach it turns out to be so good, I want to give this recipe a try for sure.

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