Weeknight dinner has never been so easy and delicious with this creamy and flavorful Instant Pot Sausage and Rigatoni!
Some nights we just need a big cheesy pasta hug, am I right? I love my veggie rice buddha bowls that are super nourishing, but sometimes I want something that is so comforting I need a nap immediately after consuming.
Instant Pot Sausage Rigatoni is that hug we all need sometimes! Better yet, it's ready for us in less than 30 minutes. That's what I call a comfort food WIN.
Using the Instant Pot to make this sausage rigatoni feels like cheating, but you won't even care because the end result is so delicious. And don't worry - the pasta isn't mushy! It comes out perfectly and deliciously in just 6 minutes of cooking.
Mild Italian sausage (or hot if you're feeling spicy!)
Photo 1. Add the Italian sausage to the Instant Pot and turn on the Saute function. Cook the sausage, breaking it into smaller chunks as it cooks.
Photo 2. Add the onion and some olive oil, and cook for 4-5 minutes, until softened.
Photo 3. Add garlic and Italian seasoning, and stir to combine.
Photo 4. Add the marinara, followed by the water.
Photo 5. Stir to combine.
Photo 6. Add the rigatoni to the Instant Pot.
Photo 7. Resist the urge to stir it all together. Simply press the rigatoni down into the liquid so it's covered. This prevents a "BURN" message from happening.
Photo 8. Cook for 6. minutes on high pressure. Then do a quick release of pressure and add the heavy cream and cheese.
Stir to combine. Serve and enjoy!
It's no surprise this dinner was a huge hit with everyone in my family. Our boys love pasta, and they loved this rigatoni!