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Monday, January 15, 2018

Instant Pot Pepperoni Pizza Rigatoni

This easy, one pot Pepperoni Pizza Rigatoni made in the Instant Pot was a win for the family! Everything was made in one pot, and was great for easy cleanup! 

Chasing Saturdays,  easy, one pot Pepperoni Pizza Rigatoni made in the Instant Pot was a win for the family!

Cabin fever, snow days, weekends, organizing the basement.  What to do when it's cold and snowy outside. 

But Mom, why are you putting pepperoni in the Instant Pot?
Mom, What are those big noodles?
Mom, Do I really have to fold the towels?
Mom, Do we have a two-hour delay tomorrow?




Chasing Saturdays,  easy, one pot Pepperoni Pizza Rigatoni made in the Instant Pot was a win for the family!

I love the brown feature on the Instant Pot!  I added 2 pounds of ground pork and one pound of ground beef, 2 cloves garlic chopped, and half onion chopped, and turned on the brown function.  This way, I am only using one pot for this entire meal! Drain meat, and return to pot.

Chasing Saturdays,  easy, one pot Pepperoni Pizza Rigatoni made in the Instant Pot was a win for the family!


I added 16 oz of uncooked rigatoni pasta on top of the meat mixture.  The rigatoni pasta was new for us, definitely stepping outside of our comfort zone to the husbands favorite, penne pasta.

Chasing Saturdays,  easy, one pot Pepperoni Pizza Rigatoni made in the Instant Pot was a win for the family!


It is important to make sure the pasta is covered with sauce and water completely.  Believe me, I have plenty of trail and errors with the Instant Pot.  That is why I encourage you to get the Christmas present out of the box, and give it a try! It's too easy! Some evenings you need a break from regular cooking! Add Spaghetti Sauce (or pizza sauce if you have on hand), tomato paste, sugar, spices, and water. 


Chasing Saturdays,  easy, one pot Pepperoni Pizza Rigatoni made in the Instant Pot was a win for the family!

I put the pepperoni on top, because I wondering myself like the kids, why am I putting pepperoni in the Instant Pot? Will it be ok to cook that long ? YES. Could it be stacked above the meat? YES 

Chasing Saturdays,  easy, one pot Pepperoni Pizza Rigatoni made in the Instant Pot was a win for the family!

Lock lid, make sure vent is closed. Set to Cook/Manual for 15 minutes.  Let it natural release for 10 minutes if preferred.  Or quick release.  I think I was just distracted! 

Chasing Saturdays,  easy, one pot Pepperoni Pizza Rigatoni made in the Instant Pot was a win for the family!


Add your favorite shredded cheese on top, it doesn't take long for it to melt on the pasta.



INSTANT POT PEPPERONI PIZZA RIGATONI
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Ingredients for Instant Pot Pepperoni Pizza Rigatoni
  • 2 pounds ground sausage
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 4 oz tomato paste
  • 14 oz. Prego Traditional Sauce
  • 24 oz. Hunts Traditional Sauce
  • 16 oz Rigatoni
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

How To Make Instant Pot Pepperoni Pizza Rigatoni

  1. Brown ground sausage and ground beef with onions and garlic. Drain.
  2. Add meat mixture back to Instant Pot, season.
  3. Add uncooked rigatoni.
  4. Add Prego sauce, Hunts sauce, tomato paste, sugar and water.
  5. Lock lid and close seal to vent.
  6. Set Manual/Cook 15 minutes.
  7. Slow release and open lid.
  8. Add favorite shredded cheese.




Chasing Saturdays,  easy, one pot Pepperoni Pizza Rigatoni made in the Instant Pot was a win for the family!







3 comments:

Lindsay Moe said...

Looks delicious!

Crystal Kellner said...

Thank you Lindsay! It is delicious!

Rachel @ I Love My Disorganized Life said...

I'm a fan of any kind of pizza recipe!