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Instant Pot Penne Alla Vodka

Instant Pot Penne Alla Vodka is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner! Extra creamy and flavorful, make this restaurant menu item at home easily using the pressure cooker!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Instant Pot Penne Alla Vodka
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Coming to Pressure 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 429kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning dried herbs
  • 28 ounces crushed San Marzano tomatoes
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 16 ounces penne pasta dry
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper


  • Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh Basil


  • Click on Sauté and once it displays HOT, add the butter and melt it.
  • Add onions, garlic, and stir cooking for 1 minute. Add crushed red pepper, and Italian dried herbs, continue to cook everything for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in the crushed tomatoes, water, vodka, and penne pasta. Stir gently to coat the pasta in the liquid.
  • Cancel Saute function.
  • Cover and lock the lid, seal the valve. Pressure Cook High for 4 minutes, followed by a Quick Release.
  • Unlock the lid and click again on Saute.
  • Add the cream, stir to combine, if needed add more and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Turn off the IP.
  • Serve the pasta garnished with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil


Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 610mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 509IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 3mg