Pasta with Broccoli and Sausage
This pressure cooker conversion of a classic Italian pasta dish promises creamy broccoli, crispy sausage and al dente pasta. This dish is a flavorful one pot meal that comes together with an easy technique
Servings Prep Time
4-6servings 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4-6servings 5minutes
Cook Time
  • 1tablespoon olive oil
  • 1pound sausage
  • 1pound penne pasta
  • 1tablespoon tomato pasteconcentrate
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 3-4cups Water
  • 9ounces broccoli florets
  • 2 garlic clovesminced
  • 1teaspoon smoked paprikafor garnish
  1. Add the oil to the pre-heated Instant Pot and, then squeeze the sausage meat of out its casing into the pot
  2. Break-up the sausage and saute’ stirring infrequently until browned – at first the sausages will release water and then they will begin to fry, become crispy and start looking golden (about 5 minutes).Once the sausage is crispy, lift out of the pot and set aside. You can also remove some of the fat at this point, if you prefer.
  3. Add a small splash of water and lift-up the browned bits stuck to the base of the pressure cooker. Next add the pasta, tomato paste and salt. Mix the ingredients inside the Instant Pot well.
  4. Smooth out the top of the pasta into a somewhat flat layer, and add just enough water to cover the pasta (a few corners and points sticking out are ok)
  5. On top of the pasta mixture, add the broccoli florets – stem-side down. Close and lock the lid.
  6. Cook for 5 minutes on the Manual setting at low pressure.
  7. When time is up, open the Instant Pot using the quick release method. . Mix-in the garlic, break-up the broccoli, and add the fried sausage pieces back into the pressure cooker.
  8. Serve with a sprinkle of paprika and enjoy!