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Instant Pot Baked Ziti

In only 25 minutes, you could be enjoying this delicious Instant Pot Baked Ziti without all the wait time or work.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Instant Pot Baked Ziti
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 large servings
Calories 796kcal
Author Lauren Brennan

Ingredients

  • 1.25 lbs Sweet Italian Sausage
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 14.5 oz diced tomatoes 1 can
  • 25 oz marinara sauce 1 jar
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 lb dried ziti pasta
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella drained and cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

Pressure Cooker Directions

  • Brown Italian Sausage in pressure cooker using the Brown/Saute function, breaking apart as it cooks. Drain if needed.
  • Add in olive oil, onion, and garlic and saute until mostly tender, about 3 minutes. 
  • Stir in diced tomatoes, marinara sauce, water, basil, oregano, bay leaves, salt, pepper, and dried pasta. Stir well. Ensure all the pasta is immersed in liquid (you don't want any pasta sticking out of the top so it doesn't cook.)
  • Add the lid, lock in place, ensure pressure valve is not releasing pressure and switch cooking functions to 'Beans/Chili', 'high pressure' and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Once the timer chimes, release pressure immediately, stir, and taste to ensure seasonings are good. Adjust as needed. Stir in cheeses and serve hot.

Stovetop Directions

  • In a large pot, brown sausage, breaking apart as it cooks. Drain if needed. Replace back in the pan.
  • Add in olive oil, onion, and garlic and saute until mostly tender, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in diced tomatoes, marinara sauce, 1 cup of water (a reduced amount from the ingredients listed), basil, oregano, bay leaves, salt, pepper. Stir well. Cover and simmer 20-30 minutes.
  • Toss sauce with cooked ziti. Stir in cheeses and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 796kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 68g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 1640mg | Potassium: 503mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 522IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 479mg | Iron: 3mg