If you have an Instant Pot, you should be making pasta in it. And if you don’t have an Instant pot, you should get one just to make pasta in (though you can make dozens of other things, of course). That’s not because the Instant Pot is any faster — stovetop pasta is already pretty quick, after all — but because it rewards you with some of the most silken, flavorful pasta dishes.
The typical stovetop method ends up rinsing away a lot of the starch that makes pasta taste so decadent. The high-pressure cooking of the Instant Pot helps to infuse the pasta with the sauce it’s cooking in — making it far, far more delicious. Plus, you only have one pot to clean when you’re done.
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You can make all kinds of pasta dishes in your Instant Pot — from straightforward mac and cheese, to hearty spaghetti and meatballs, to elegant shrimp linguini. Here are 10 Instant Pot pasta recipes to make ASAP.