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Instant Pot Orecchiette with Sausage & Spinach

Creamy and delicious rustic meat filled pasta with mouthwatering leaves of spinach.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: best instant pot orecchiette with sausage and spinach recipe, easy instant pot orecchiette with sausage recipe, instant pot orecchiette with sausage and spinach, pressure cook orecchiette
Servings: 6


  • Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot


  • 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


  • 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!