Instant Pot Pasta Caprese
May 3, 2022
Instant Pot Pasta Caprese (Recipe)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 medium yellow onion thinly sliced
6 garlic cloves minced
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper optional
1 cup grape tomatoes halved
2½ cups mezze penne
4 handful basil leaves
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup water
15 oz can tomato sauce
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
1 cup fresh mozzarella balls
grated parmesan cheese optional
Set the Instant Pot to Sauté mode and heat oil. Add onion, garlic, and crushed red pepper. Sauté for a minute.
Add tomatoes, pasta, half of the basil leaves, salt, and water. Gently push all the pasta under liquids. Layer tomato sauce on top. Do not mix.
Close the Instant Pot and turn the steam release handle to sealing. Pressure Cook for 4 minutes.
Quick Release. Add fresh mozzarella cheese and balsamic vinegar. Give a quick stir.
Serve hot garnished with remaining chopped basil and shredded parmesan.
Servings : 3
Ready in : 10 Minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Recipe Type : Instant Pot
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