Spicy Pasta Butterflies
By :HipPressureCooking
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Votes: 11
Rating: 4.18
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Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Rice & Pastas
Duration less than 15 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Pasta, Tomato Paste
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings
4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic smashed
  • 2 teaspoon hot chili peppers fresh, chopped, or 1 teaspoon of hot pepper flakes
  • 1 pinch oregano dry
  • 16 ounces Farfalle Pasta or Bow-Tie Pasta
  • 2 cups tomato puree 14.5 oz can
  • 3 cups Water roughly (see recipe)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Rice & Pastas
Duration less than 15 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Pasta, Tomato Paste
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings
4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic smashed
  • 2 teaspoon hot chili peppers fresh, chopped, or 1 teaspoon of hot pepper flakes
  • 1 pinch oregano dry
  • 16 ounces Farfalle Pasta or Bow-Tie Pasta
  • 2 cups tomato puree 14.5 oz can
  • 3 cups Water roughly (see recipe)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
Votes: 11
Rating: 4.18
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Instructions
  1. In the Instant Pot on the Keep Warm Setting, add two swirls of olive oil, the smashed garlic cloves, hot peppers/flakes and oregano (grinding it between your fingers as you sprinkle it in the pan).
  2. Allow the ingredients to infuse into the oil at low heat until you hear the garlic cloves sizzle and turn lightly golden.
  3. Pour in the pasta, the tomato puree and just enough water to cover the pasta (it's ok if a few points stick out here and there) and the salt (do not omit this). Stir everything together and flatten the pasta out in an even layer with your wooden spoon, or spatula, to make sure as many farfalle are immersed as possible.
  4. Close the lid and set the valve to pressure cooking position. Cook on Manual for 6 minutes at low pressure.
  5. When time is up, open the pressure cooker by quick releasing pressure through the valve.
  6. Give the contents a stir and let the pasta sit for about a minute while you gather the bowls and utensils. The pasta is still cooking from the heat of the pressure cooker so don't leave it longer than that.
  7. Top each bowl with a small swirl of fresh extra virgin olive oil. Enjoy!
9 replies
  1. Bev
    Bev says:

    Beyond great. My daughter said “this is why you like it (IP) so much. I added meatballs at the beginning. Terrific dinner. A do again.

  2. OrcaNinja
    OrcaNinja says:

    Turned out pretty soupy and not very spicy. Ill try more tomato purée and less water and more peppers next time. None the less it was tasty.

  3. Laura Pazzaglia
    Laura Pazzaglia says:

    OrcaNinja, the recipe doesn’t call for peppers – they added the extra liquid and made your pasta “soggy”. Next time either saute’ the peppers to dry them out completely beforehand or – as you guessed- reduce the cooking liquid.

    Ciao,

    L

  4. gmartinello7
    gmartinello7 says:

    Worked excellent with rotini as well. Very quick and pasta was perfectly cooked. Had a good kick to it as well.

  5. barbsketch
    barbsketch says:

    Followed the recipe and got a burn message and also burnt pasta. I haven’t had many IP disasters but this was definitely one of them!

  6. Dudeguy
    Dudeguy says:

    It says to keep warm, but what setting would that be? I looked under sauté and there’s no option for keep warm. Do you mean the warm option? Because there is also a keep warm under pressure cook.

    Thank you

  7. Zahariah
    Zahariah says:

    Tried it following the exact receipe and came out great, yes indeed the trick is not to put too much water also the receipe it is for the sauce to be a bit runny. So, for that after i stopped cooking i put some fresh parmesan cheese and came out delicious!!!!!

  8. Gibbs2014
    Gibbs2014 says:

    It was too spicy and soup like. I guess you need to add thicker puree and less water. It’s nothing special and surprised it has such a high rating.

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