Very Veggie Pasta
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Serves: 4
  • 1 12oz package of Wacky Mac Veggie Spirals Pasta
  • 1 24oz jar of your favorite pasta sauce- I used Bertolli
  • ¼ large onion diced
  • 1 medium yellow squash chopped
  • 1 roma tomato diced
  • 1 large handful spinach chopped
  • ½ medium bell pepper chopped
  • 2 cups water/stock/broth- I used vegetable stock
  1. InstantPot should be OFF
  2. To the pot, add pasta, cooking liquid(stock), pasta sauce and vegetables
  3. Stir well to incorporate all ingredients
  4. Close InstantPot lid to lock it
  5. Turn vent on the lid to CLOSE VENT to prevent steam from escaping
  6. Set pot to MANUAL mode
  8. Set timer to 4 minutes
  9. Once done allow the steam to release naturally (NPR) for 5 minutes minimum
  10. Now manually release the steam by opening the vent. The silver prong will drop back into the lid. BE CAREFUL OF THE HOT STEAM
  11. Open the lid and gently stir the pasta
  12. Press CANCEL/OFF button on InstantPot to turn off
  13. Serve and enjoy your Very Veggie Pasta!
Use any variety of vegetables you may want.
If you are making this just for adults and want to spice it up, add crushed red pepper or even cayenne before pressure cooking.
You can use regular pasta if you cannot find the vegetable pasta.

NO ONION/NO GARLIC/JAIN VARIATION: Use the No onion/ No garlic variation of the Marinara Sauce or a pasta sauce without garlic and onions. Omit the onions from the vegetables. Use different colored bell peppers and other vegetables.
Recipe by Instapottin' With Poonam at