This quick and easy dinner is packed with Italian flavor and can be made right in your pressure cooker. Enjoy Instant Pot Baked Ziti With Meat as a weeknight meal or for a Sunday feast.
– 1 tbsp olive oil – 1 lb ground beef – 1 medium yellow onion (diced) – 2 tsp garlic minced – 1 tsp salt – 1 tsp Italian seasoning – 1 tsp ground black pepper – ⅛ tsp crushed red pepper – 2 cups chicken broth – 28 oz diced tomatoes (do not drain) – 1 lb ziti or penne pasta (uncooked) – 26 oz spaghetti sauce – 1½ cups mozzarella cheese
Turn your Instant pot to saute; once hot add olive oil, ground beef, onion, and garlic. Stir occasionally and cook until meat is browned and onions are soft.
Add salt, Italian seasoning, black pepper, and chicken broth. Stir until well combined..
Add diced tomatoes and spread them out evenly on top of sausage.
Pour noodles on the diced tomatoes and press them down into the liquid. Evenly pour spaghetti sauce over noodles.
Place the lid on Instant Pot and set the valve to sealing. Select pressure cook high, high pressure. Set a time to cook for 3 minutes.
When the pasta is finished cooking, turn the Instant Pot off and allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. Then, open the valve to release pressure. Wait until the valve drops, and carefully remove the lid.
Remove the lid and stir well. Top with cheese and place the lid back on for 2 minutes or until the cheese has melted.