Instant Pot Jalapeño Popper Pasta

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 14 reviews

Beef Instant Pot Recipes Pasta

Cook time Cook time: 10 minutes

Instant Pot Jalapeño Popper Pasta is extra creamy and cheesy with a touch of spiciness from the jalapeños. A perfect one-pot, hearty and delicious 30-minute dinner.

We love making easy and delicious pasta in the Instant Pot, like our popular Instant Pot Philly Cheesesteak PastaCheesy Instant Pot Taco Pasta, and the cheesy Instant Pot Cheeseburger Macaroni.

Instant Pot Jalapeño Popper Pasta

Jalapeño Popper Pasta is one of my latest pressure cooker pasta creations. I have been on a kick lately cooking pasta in my Instant Pot and creating easy one-pot meals. I rely a lot on these types of recipes during the busy work week. Making an Instant Pot Jalapeño Popper Pasta was a no brainer to me as we love everything “jalapeño popper’ related.

The dish turned out to be creamy, cheesy, hearty, with the right amount of heat from the jalapeños. Easy to make in the Instant Pot, and the best part is that you don’t have to cook the pasta separately. Minimum dishes to clean and a delicious dinner to eat. Cheese, bacon, pasta and jalapeños, it can’t get much better than this!

Instant Pot Jalapeño Pasta Recipe Tips:

  • Use quality meat because a good meat centered meal starts with quality meat. Preferably use organic beef for this meal.
  • Look for fresh meat that has a bright color, and about 15-20% fat content. Due to higher fat content, the meat gets great flavor and tenderness.
  • Browning the beef is essential because it will lock in the flavors.
  • You don’t have to pre-cook the pasta for this recipe. Add the uncooked pasta to the pot and 5 minutes on HP will give you al-dente pasta, and 6 minutes will result in more well-cooked pasta.
  • This dish can be made with any ground meat: chicken, turkey or pork, the cooking time will still be the same if you use the same amount of ingredients.
  • Red pepper flakes can be added for a spicier kick.
  • I added cheddar cheese, you can provolone or mozzarella cheese as well.
  • Serve the pasta topped with bacon and jalapeños.
  • Instant Pot – I have the 6 quarts one. It makes weeknight meals so much easier.

How to store it?

Prior to storing, let the dish completely cool. Then, transfer it to an air-tight container and store it for up to 4 days. Reheat prior to serving.

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5 from 14 reviews

Instant Pot Jalapeño Popper Pasta

Instant Pot Jalapeño Popper Pasta is extra creamy and cheesy with a touch of spiciness from the jalapeños. A perfect one pot, hearty and delicious 30 minute dinner.

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 7 people
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Total time: 30 mins






Nutrition information

0 Calories: 726 Carbohydrates: 28 Protein: 30 Fat: 53 Saturated Fat: 23 Cholesterol: 141 Sodium: 1000 Potassium: 472 Fiber: 1 Sugar: 3 Vitamin A: 930 Vitamin C: 13.4 Calcium: 294 Iron: 2.3
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Sarah Bailey

Instant Pots seem absolutely amazing for making all manner of different items! I have to admit this recipe sounds delicious - what a kick I bet it gives to the pasta.


Glenda Cates

I can't have SPicy Foods but my mother in law can and she loves Recipes like this. I can't wait to share it with her so she can make it or her and my father in law.



I love my instant pot! It makes so many delicious meals! I can't wait to try this one. That little kick of jalapeño is perfect for this meal.


Terri Steffes

Well, this sounds like an instant winner!! I have to try to make pasta in my instant pot. This would be amazing.



Yummy! This dip would be perfect to make for Monday night football. I know my family would love it. 



Wow, what did I just saw? Instant pot pasta! sounds amazing and looks so delicious, I never know that pasta can be made this good. Thanks for such a good recipe details.


You are welcome!



Wow what a really interesting recipe. I love jalapeno poppers but never tried it with pasta yet. I'm definitely trying your recipe.



Anything with jalapeno is a go for me. You added extra creamy and cheesy now its a win for me ?It deserves a 5 star!



This looks really good. My husband and I love spicy foods. Can't wait to try out your recipe.



I love jalapeños! How spicy is it?  Can I add more jalapeños into the recipe? Looks amazing!


Sara Welch

Wow that is a cool recipe. My family would really enjoy this one!


Kita Bryant

I have got to try this one. I love eating poppers.


Jona Shares

Wow, glad I came over your blog. I am checking out new recipes to try and this is really interesting. My husband likes Jalapeño and for sure he will be surprised if I serve him something new.


Scott Trowbridge

I have major jalapeño popper pasta several times. I really enjoy it and so does everybody else that has tried it. My question is, after I make it and put it in the refrigerator to store it gets really clump together. If I go to reheat it, I would like for it to be creamier each time I do that. Would I add more of the beef broth once making the recipe or do you have any other suggestions please. Thank you very much, Scott


When reheating add more WARM broth or WARM cream/half and half. Always adjust for salt and pepper as well.



Hi Catalina, thanks so much for your reply :-) I did make a fresh batch last night and brought to a Christmas pot luck. It was a huge hit!!! I’m gunna try the philly cheese steak one this weekend. Thanks again, your awesome.....txt at 760-220-9064 Scott


thanks Scott! Glad you liked it!


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