Instant Pot Cajun Sausage Pasta

Instant Pot Cajun Sausage Pasta is an Instant Pot one-pot meal packed with flavor! Ready in less than 20 minutes, this meal is easy and delicious!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Author The Cookin' Chicks


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 14 oz smoked andouille sausage, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 14 oz diced tomatoes *don't drain
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning *Chupacabra or Slap Ya Mama
  • 1 dash Cayenne pepper
  • 12 oz Penne pasta, uncooked
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream


  1. Turn sauté mode on Instant Pot and add in the oil and butter.

  2. Add in the green pepper and onion, allowing to sauté about 3 minutes.

  3. Add in the garlic and sausage, sautéing an additional 2-3 minutes.

  4. Add in the paprika, Italian seasoning, broth, tomatoes, Cajun seasoning, Cayenne pepper, and uncooked pasta.

  5. Stir a bit to push down the pasta into the liquid.

  6. Turn off saute mode and place lid securely on top. Ensure valve is in sealing position.

  7. Cook manual, high pressure, for 5 minutes followed by a quick release.

  8. Once pin drops, open lid and stir in the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, and heavy cream.

  9. Once cheeses have melted and all has been incorporated, serve!

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from: Spicy Southern Kitchen