A white bowl with cooked farfalle pasta with sausages and diced red bell pepper with a fork in the bowl.
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Instant Pot Cajun Pasta

Instant Pot Cajun Pasta is made with andouille or kielbasa sausage, vegetables, and pasta.  It's another instant pot pasta recipe that my family loves!  
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 737kcal
Author: Lauren Allen



  • Tablespoons  olive oil
  • 12  ounces  smoked andouille sausages  , cut into small rounds*
  • cloves  garlic  , minced
  • 1 bell pepper , chopped
  • 2 ribs celery , chopped
  • 3 green onions , chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 - 3  teaspoons  cajun seasoning , to taste
  • 1 ¼ cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk , divided
  • ounces  farfalle pasta (or your favorite type)
  • 1/2  cup  freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup freshly chopped parsley , for garnish


  • Turn IP to Saute. Add olive oil to pot. Add sausage and brown on both sides.
  • Push the meat to the side and add the chopped bell peppers, celery and onion and saute 1 minute.
  • Add garlic and cajun seasoning.
  • Turn IP OFF.
  • Add chicken broth, ¾ cup of the milk, and dry pasta, pressing the pasta down to submerge it.
  • Cook on high pressure (manual for 4 minutes).
  • When timer beeps, turn the valve to quick release the pressure/steam. Start slowly to be sure only steam comes out, and then fully release it.
  • Remove lid and give the pasta a gentle stir. Turn the IP pot to Saute. Stir in parmesan cheese.
  • Stir cornstarch into remaining ¼ cup milk and add to the pot. Stir gently until sauce has slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.


Recipe can be doubled in a 6qt or larger IP.
*any type of sausage will work!


Calories: 737kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 1535mg | Potassium: 833mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 4535IU | Vitamin C: 46.3mg | Calcium: 453mg | Iron: 3.9mg