How To Make Pressure Cooker Pasta Primavera
Cooked in the pressure cooker for more flavor, this pasta primavera dish is made with penne pasta, tossed with broccoli, carrots, bell pepper, and parmesan.
- 1crownlarge broccoli,(about 8 oz) cut into 1-inch florets
- 1large red bell pepper,(about 8 oz) cut into 1-inch strips
- 4large carrots,(about 8 oz) peeled, cut into ¼-inch thick slices
- 1lbpenne pasta
- 4cupsvegetable broth,low-sodium, or 4 cups of water and (1 tsp) kosher salt
- 2tbspextra-virgin olive oil
- 1tbspfresh parsley,chopped
- ¼cupparmesan cheese,shredded
- freshly ground black pepper,to taste
To steam the vegetables in the pressure cooker, pour 1 cup of water into the pressure cooker.
Combine the broccoli, bell pepper, and carrots in a steamer basket and place it in the pressure cooker.
Secure the lid in its sealed position, then select the Steam program and set the cooking time for 1 minute at Low pressure. (It’ll take about 10 minutes for the pot to come to pressure before the cooking program begins.)
When the cooking program ends, perform a quick pressure release by moving the lid to its venting position.
When the pressure has fully released, open the pot and lift the steamer basket out of the pot using heatproof oven mitts.
After removing the vegetables, lift the inner pot out of the pressure cooker housing, pour out the water, and return the inner pot to the housing.
To the now-empty pressure cooker, add the pasta and broth.
Secure the lid in its sealed position, then select the Manual program and set the cooking time for 5 minutes at High pressure. (It’ll take about 10 minutes for the pot to come to pressure before the cooking program begins.)
When the cooking program ends, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, then move the lid to its venting position to release the remaining steam.
When the pressure has fully released, open the pot.
Add the steamed vegetables, olive oil, parsley, parmesan cheese, and black pepper to the pot.
Stir gently until the vegetables and pasta are fully combined and evenly coated.
Spoon the pasta into serving bowls and serve hot.
- Calories: 387.67kcal
- Fat: 7.65g
- Saturated Fat: 1.91g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 3.94g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.04g
- Carbohydrates: 65.91g
- Fiber: 5.50g
- Sugar: 6.12g
- Protein: 13.85g
- Cholesterol: 4.21mg
- Sodium: 159.00mg
- Calcium: 133.17mg
- Potassium: 509.71mg
- Iron: 1.72mg
- Vitamin A: 474.49µg
- Vitamin C: 67.06mg
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