Instant Pot Orecchiette With Sausage & Spinach

Instant Pot Orecchiette with Sausage & Spinach explodes with the natural green flavors of fresh spinach. Creamy smooth rich comforting Italian sausage filled sauce that brings a combination of exciting sensations to the dinner plate. Orecchiette, “little ears,” are small disk shaped pasta that is traditionally made with a rotary pressure of the thumb. They are a bit chewier, firmer and are more rustic in texture when compared to more common types of pasta.  The nontraditional sauce used in this recipe marries well with the noodles and flavors of the Italian sausage. When the fresh tantalizing flavors of green spinach is mildly cooked into the source the flavor profile takes on a smooth dimension of creamy earth tones that rival any selection of pasta and sauce you will find in much more time consuming common  recipes. You will know this meal is a success when your entire family devours every last bite. Best served fresh this dish does however keep well when refrigerated. 

Watch the video and follow the instructions below to have these filling noodles and creamy delicious sauce filled with greens and Italian sausage ready to serve in a matter of minutes. Don’t forget to hit the subscribe button and follow to stay up to date on the latest eatfoodlicious publications. Like and share this or any of my recipes you find helpful from the growing catalog of selections. My family absolutely loves this dish and yours will too. Take a tour of the Apulia region of the Italian peninsula with this classic noodle and bring it to modern times using the pressure cooking techniques of your Instant Pot. Have a delicious restaurant quality meal to the table in a matter of minutes and save some time former self in a busy day by following this recipe.

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Set the sauté to high. Add oil and wait for 30 seconds. Add sausage and cook for 5-8 minutes or until no longer pink.

Add onions, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes, oregano and cook for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.

Add orecchiette, broth and mix. Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 5 minutes, followed by a 5 minutes natural release . Follow the manufacture instructions for releasing the pressure. Remove the lid. 

Add grated cheese, heavy whipping cream and mix.

Add fresh spinach and mix until wilted. Season with salt & black pepper to taste.

Serve with fresh Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

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Instant Pot Orecchiette with Sausage & Spinach

Creamy and delicious rustic meat filled pasta with mouthwatering leaves of spinach.
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Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories

Equipment

  • Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz orecchiette
  • 9 oz fresh spinach
  • 1 lb Italian sausage mild or hot
  • 3 cups unsalted/low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ medium size onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced

Instructions
 

  • Set the sauté to high. Add oil and wait for 30 seconds. Add sausage and cook for 5-8 minutes or until no longer pink. Add onions, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes, oregano and cook for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant. Add orecchiette, broth and mix.
  • Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 5 minutes, followed by a 5 minutes natural release . Follow the manufacture instructions for releasing the pressure. Remove the lid. 
  • Add grated cheese, heavy whipping cream and mix. Add fresh spinach and mix until wilted. Season with salt & black pepper to taste.

Serve with fresh Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

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