How to Cook Pasta in an Instant Pot

Cooking pasta in the Instant Pot is so easy! Get a printable chart for how long to cook pasta types and how to cook different types of pasta at once. I'm even sharing the easiest spaghetti recipe ever!


Add pasta of your choice to the Instant Pot. Add just enough water to cover the pasta.

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Add salt (1 tsp per 4oz) and olive oil (1 tbsp per 8oz) to the pasta water.

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Set Instant Pot for time in the chart above for your selected pasta.

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Once cook cycle is finished, allow pressure to naturally release for 2 minutes. Quick release remaining pressure. Stir well to absorb any extra water.

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See how to cook different types of pasta at once and how to cook in pasta sauce - swipe up!