Check out how to make this Instant Pot Tortellini Pasta recipe that is a simple and hearty meal for the family with just a few ingredients. Ready in minutes! This is my favorite kind of tortellini to make and is perfect for busy weeknights! It’s an easy recipe that the whole family will love!
Using your appliances to cook up quick and easy dinners is one of the best things to do. This Instant Pot Tortellini recipe is a delicious meal that you can cook at any time of the week. When you’re needing a fast and hearty meal, this is such an awesome option to have.
Not only does it take just a few minutes to make but it cooks up perfectly time and time again. I know for a fact that the kids love this recipe because there is literally nothing ever left!
You’ll love this easy one-pot meal that makes the perfect cooked tortellini! A simple trip to the grocery store and you’ve got everything that you need to make an easy dinner!
And if you’re a fan of your using your Crock-Pot or Instant Pot in new ways, check out my Crock Pot Lasagna, Crock Pot Ravioli Lasagna, Instant Pot Penne Alfredo, and Instant Pot Spaghetti recipes, as well.
Minced garlic, olive oil, tortellini, and a few other simple ingredients are all that this tasty meal needs. Once you add it all to your Instant Pot, you literally have to press a few buttons and let the Instant Pot take over.
This recipe can easily make a hearty meal for the family and still have plenty leftover. Top with a little more Parmesan cheese and you’ll see that it tastes fresh and new, time and time again.
I also love this Creamy Fettuccine Carbonara Recipe as well because it’s another creamy noodle dish that fills my tummy full!
Instant Pot Tortellini Pasta Ingredients
See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.
- Marinara Sauce
- Red Bell Pepper
- Minced Garlic
- Olive Oil
- Parmesan Cheese
Now that you see how minimal you need to make this simple recipe, it’s time to find out how to cook it up!
How To Make Instant Pot Tortellini
1. Turn on the Instant Pot
Turn Instant Pot on to saute. Begin to heat olive oil.
2. Add in the garlic, onion, and pepper
Add in the minced garlic, chopping onion, and red bell pepper. Saute until tender.
3. Add tortellini
Turn off the saute function. Add tortellini and water.
4. Add marinara sauce
Top with 2 cups of marinara sauce.
Close the Instant Pot, seal the pressure release valve. Cook on high pressure for 3 minutes.
Once cooking time is complete, quick release the pressure.
6. Add the rest of the sauce
Open and add the remaining marinara sauce from the jar. Stir tortellini well, make certain it’s evenly coated. Let cool.
Top with parmesan cheese and enjoy.
A giant bowl of this is one of the easiest hearty meals!
How to store this easy Instant Pot recipe
Eating leftovers from last night is the best! This delicious recipe stores wonderfully and is easy to reheat and eat the next day. The best part? Storage is simple. Just add to an airtight container and store in the fridge.
Tips For Making Tortellini in the Instant Pot
Can you overcook tortellini?
You can, but pressure cooking to the right degree is where the Instant Pot shines. You shouldn’t have to worry about overcooking as long as you follow the simple directions.
How do I reheat leftover tortellini?
It’s not hard to reheat but you may notice that it’s a bit drier once you do. Just add a dollop of butter or some extra cheese to give it back some of that moisture and taste.
Pop it in the microwave for a few seconds or heat it low and slow back up in the Instant Pot.
What else can you top tortellini with?
I LOVE topping it with freshly grated parmesan cheese, but cilantro and chives are a great choice, too. The kids also really love as much cheese as possible so added even more shredded cheese on top is a great plan as well.
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Instant Pot Tortellini
- 1 20 oz package of tortellini your preference. I used mixed cheese
- 1 24 oz jar marinara sauce
- ⅔ cup red bell pepper – chopped
- ½ onion – chopped
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 3 cups water
- Garnish: shredded Parmesan cheese
- Turn Instant Pot on to Saute. Begin to heat olive oil.
- Add minced garlic, chopped onion and red bell pepper. Continue to saute until tender.
- Turn off the Saute function. Add tortellini and water.
- Top with 2 cups of marinara sauce.
- Close Instant Pot, seal pressure release valve. Cook on high pressure for 3 minutes.
- Once cooking time is complete, quick release the pressure.
- Open and add the remaining marinara sauce from the jar. Stir tortellini well, making sure everything is evenly coated. Let it cool for a few minutes.
- Top with shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired.