Instant Pot No-Cream Pasta with Tomato Cream sauce

instant pot no-cream pasta with tomato cream sauce

So creamy, so rich, so amazing yet so much healthier Instant pot no-cream pasta with tomato cream sauce. You will never miss the cream!

instant pot no-cream pasta with tomato cream sauce

 

Creamy, orangish, velvety, luxurious tomato cream sauce. 

But, without any cream! 

Don’t get me wrong, I truly love creamy pastas like Instant Pot Chicken Fettucino Alfredo <– Perfect date night pasta. 

I’d love to serve healthier, lighter version on weeknights. 

The secret? 

Drum rule please…..coconut milk!! 

Sounds weird? Trust me, no one will ever know. 

Here are the team players 

  • Penne or any shape that is similar in size so that it’ll be perfectly cooked at the given time. 

  • Store bought marinara sauce 

  • No-cream <—- coconut milk 

  • And the usual suspects – butter, onion, garlic, parmesan, fresh basil, salt and pepper.

 

instant pot no-cream pasta with tomato cream sauce

One of the easiest Instant pot pastas – 

  1. Set Instant pot to hot. Saute chopped onion and garlic in some butter. 

  2. Add penne, marinara sauce, coconut milk, water, salt and pepper. Cook. 

  3. Finish with parm and basil. 

I told ya, easy peasy. 

This is a play on one of the most popular Instant Pot pasta recipes on Kitchen@Hoskins – Instant pot chicken parmesan pasta

Make it for dinner and pack leftovers for lunch. 

Or, make it in the morning <— Effortless pasta recipe. 

Check out this another effortless Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches or this Baked spaghetti and meatball cups 

And this hugely popular Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice

instant pot no-cream pasta with tomato cream sauce

 

 

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Instant Pot No-Cream Pasta with Tomato Cream sauce

So creamy, so rich, so amazing yet so much healthier Instant pot no-cream pasta with tomato cream sauce. You will never miss the cream! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 3
Author Maria Doss

Ingredients

Group-1

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Group-2

  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 1 and 1/4 cup marinara sauce, I used Prego (Tomato basil garlic)
  • 1 cup coconut milk, I used canned Choakoh coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt or as required, refer notes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Group-3

  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • chopped fresh basil, to finish

Instructions

  1. Set Instant pot to saute setting. When hot, add butter and then chopped onion and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently for 2 minutes, until translucent. 

  2. Press cancel and then add all group-2 ingredients and stir well. Close and lock lid (making sure that valve is set to sealing). Select manual setting (or pressure cooker) for 7 minutes. 

  3. After 7 minutes, let Instant pot in the warm mode for 10 minutes. Turn valve to venting to release pressure. Open lid, stir group-3 ingredients and serve. 

  4. Sauce might look a bit thin as soon as you open lid, but it will thicken in couple of minutes. 

    The sauce will continue to thicken as it cools. Just stir some water to loosen it up. 

Recipe Notes

1. Salt will depend on your taste level and the type of marinara sauce used. I used Prego, tomato basil garlic and used 3/4 teaspoon salt. 

2. Please use only canned coconut milk and not coconut milk beverage. I used Chaokoh canned coconut milk <--- shake can well before opening. 

3. I used 3-quart size Instant pot. 

4. If you want pasta to be al dente, then cook for 6 minutes and then 10 mins of warm instead. 

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