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Instant Pot Penne A La Vodka

Instant Pot Penne A La Vodka is mini penne noodles in a meaty creamy vodka sauce.  The best thing about this meal is that it’s a one pot dish.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 461kcal
Author: Wendy


  • Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker


  • 1 lb mild ground Italian sausage or links with casings removed
  • 4 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper optional
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup vodka
  • 16 ounces mini penne pasta
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Set instant pot to sauté and toss in the sausage. Chop sausage into bite size pieces while browning.
  • Once sausage is browned, toss in the garlic and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add the spices, tomatoes, broth, vodka and pasta. Close the lid and pressure valve and pressure cook on high for 5 minutes.
  • Manually release the pressure valve, remove the lid and stir in the heavy cream.
  • Serve once cooled


If you do not like a spicy pasta sauce, leave out the optional crushed red pepper flakes.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 1009mg | Potassium: 716mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 630IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 3mg