Bow Tie Pasta in the Electric Pressure Cooker

Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker Bow Tie Pasta

Pressure Cooker Bow Tie Pasta is the perfect weeknight meal—quick, easy and delicious! The pasta cooks in the sauce so you only have one pot to clean up. 

Bow Tie pasta is the very first pasta I ever made in the pressure cooker. I love the way these little pastas collect the sauce. Plus, the fun bow tie shape is well suited to the pressure cooker and is less likely to clump than thin spaghetti-like pastas. This Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker Bow Tie Pasta is one of my most popular pasta recipes on the site. I’ve updated this post with a video and fun new pictures, along with tips and tricks I’ve picked up since it was first published in 2012.

Several years ago, Cook’s Illustrated did a story on pressuring cooking and included a ziti pasta recipe. That gave me the little push I need to try cooking pasta in the pressure cooker. And I’m so glad I did. Now I’m in love with cooking pasta in my pressure cooker, and I’ve never looked back!