One-Pot Pasta with Bolognese
Save hours at the stove by pressure cooking the sauce and then simply adding in the pasta at the end. The Instant Pot® comes up to pressure more quickly the second time around, so the second step takes no time at all.
Servings
4servings
Cook Time
45minutes
Servings
4servings
Cook Time
45minutes
Ingredients
  • 5oz bacondiced, 150 g
  • 3tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 yellow onionchopped
  • 1 carrotpeeled and finely chopped
  • 1 rib celeryfinely chopped
  • 2 garlic clovesminced
  • 3/4lb ground beef340 g
  • 3/4lb ground pork340 g
  • 1tbsp chopped fresh sage
  • 1/3cup red wine75 ml
  • 1tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes28 oz/800 g
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1lb dried pasta450 g, such as penne
  • 1cup Water240 ml
  • 1cup grated parmesan cheeseplus more for serving, 115 g
  • Whole or chopped fresh sage or flat-leaf parsley leavesfor serving
Instructions
  1. Select Sauté on the Instant Pot® and add the bacon. Cook until the bacon is crispy and almost all the fat has rendered, about 5 minutes. Add the butter, onion, carrot, and celery and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the beef, pork, and sage and cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, for 5 minutes. Add the wine and cook until combined. Add the tomato paste, tomatoes, 3 teaspoons salt, and 3 teaspoons pepper and stir to combine. Press the Cancel button to reset the program.
  2. Lock the lid in place and turn the valve to Sealing. Press the Pressure Cook button and set the cook time for 8 minutes at high pressure. Turn the valve to Venting to quick-release the steam. Carefully remove the lid. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning as needed. Press the Cancel button to reset the program.
  3. Add the pasta and water. Lock the lid in place and turn the valve to Sealing. Press the Pressure Cook button and set the cook time for 6 minutes at high pressure. Let the steam release naturally for 15 minutes, then turn the valve to Venting to quick-release any residual steam. Carefully remove the lid and stir in the 1 cup (115 g) cheese. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.
  4. Serve in individual bowls topped with cheese and fresh herbs.
Recipe Notes

TIP Use a firm, hearty dried pasta shape for this dish, such as penne, rigatoni, or gemelli, which can stand up to pressure.