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pizza pasta with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni
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Instant Pot Pizza Pasta

This instant pot pizza pasta is made with sweet sausage, pepperoni, black olives, cheese, and a delicious sauce. A definite crowd-pleaser that will impress the entire family!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, Italian American
Servings: 4
Calories: 1007kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 lb penne pasta
  • 1 lb sweet sausage ground
  • 1/2 onion finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp ground onion
  • 1/2 tsp red crushed pepper optional
  • 3 cups water
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes canned
  • 1/4 tsp sugar optional
  • 1/4 cup black olives
  • 6-8 slices mozzarella cheese or 1 cup shredded
  • 10 slices pepperoni
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil


  • Press the "saute" function on your instant pot and add oil. Add the ground sausage and break it up using a wooden spoon. Add the onions and cook for 3-5 minutes or until the sausage is completely browned.
  • Add the red crushed pepper, granulated garlic, ground onion, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes and sugar, mix well. Add the penne pasta, do not mix. Pour the water over the pasta and press the pasta down using a spoon. Press the "cancel" function place the lid on top, and seal the valve. Press the "pressure cook" function and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Once the 3 minutes are up, do a quick release and open the lid once all of the steam is released. Stir the pasta and check for seasoning, add salt and pepper if needed.
  • Cover with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni slices and place the lid on top. Press the "saute" function and cook with the lid on for 1-2 minutes or until the cheese melts completely. Serve immediately and enjoy!


The cooking time does not include the time it takes the instant pot to come to pressure. 
I used an 8 qt instant pot.


Calories: 1007kcal | Carbohydrates: 104g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 1490mg | Potassium: 1191mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 906IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 340mg | Iron: 6mg