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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 Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
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


  • Turn sauté mode on Instant Pot and add in the oil and butter.
  • Add in the green pepper and onion, allowing to sauté about 3 minutes.
  • Add in the garlic and sausage, sautéing an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in the paprika, Italian seasoning, broth, tomatoes, Cajun seasoning, Cayenne pepper, and uncooked pasta.
  • Stir a bit to push down the pasta into the liquid.
  • Turn off saute mode and place lid securely on top. Ensure valve is in sealing position.
  • Cook manual, high pressure, for 5 minutes followed by a quick release.
  • Once pin drops, open lid and stir in the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, and heavy cream.
  • Once cheeses have melted and all has been incorporated, serve!


Recipe adapted from: Spicy Southern Kitchen
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