A creamy Instant Pot Ziti recipe with a meat sauce loaded with sausage and ground beef this traditionally baked cheesy pasta dish will amaze you with how easy this is to make in the pressure cooker. Crank up your Instant Pot for a quick weeknight meal that's on the table within the hour! A great pasta recipe the whole family will love to eat over and over again!
½ teaspoonhot red pepper flakescan be increased to one
24 ouncesspaghetti sauce
3cupsbeef brothI used unsalted
1poundrigatonior any 12 minute pasta
2cupsmozzarellaor combination of Italian cheeses
½ cupparmesan cheese
Set Instant Pot to saute then add the diced onion and green pepper then cook until softened with a small amount of oil. Add the garlic and saute about a minute. Add the ground beef, Italian sausage, oregano, pepper, salt, and hot red pepper flakes. Cook until the meat is no longer pink.
Add the beef broth, and deglaze the pan. Turn off saute then add the Worcestershire sauce. top with pasta but do not stir. Cube the cream cheese and dot the top of the pasta. Pour the spaghetti sauce on top. Do not stir. Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes then follow with a quick release in short bursts.
Set pot to saute then add cheese and stir until melted. Rest for a few minutes if desired then serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to one week.