Pizza Pasta Casserole
Servings Prep Time
6-8servings 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6-8servings 5minutes
Cook Time
  • 1tbsp butter
  • 1lb italian sausagecasings removed
  • 1 onionfinely diced
  • 8oz sliced mushroomsoptional
  • 4cups chicken or beef broth
  • 1cup pasta sauce
  • 14-16oz cavatappirotini, penne or other short pasta
  • 14oz pizza sauce
  • 3oz sliced pepperonidivided
  • 8oz shredded mozzarelladivided
  • Fresh basil for garnishoptional
  1. Cut 2 oz of the pepperoni in quarters. Leave the other 1 oz in whole slices. Set aside.
  2. Add butter to the Instant Pot. Using the display panel select the SAUTE function.
  3. When butter gets hot, add sausage and onion. Cook and stir until no pink remains.
  4. Add mushrooms (optional) and broth to the pot and deglaze by using a wooden spoon to scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
  5. Onto the meat mixture, evenly layer pasta sauce, then pasta, then pizza sauce. Do not stir.
  6. Turn the pot off by selecting CANCEL , then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  7. Using the display panel select the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 5 minutes.
  8. When the time is up, quick-release the remaining pressure.
  9. Add the 2 oz of quartered pepperoni and 4 oz of cheese and stir to combine.
  10. Top with remaining cheese and whole pepperoni and close the lid until the cheese is melted and pepperoni heated through. Serve warm.
Recipe Notes

*The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable.