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Instant Pot recipe for feta pasta

Best Darn Instant Pot Feta Pasta

  • Author: RecipeTeacher
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 4 min (plus about 5-10min to come to pressure
  • Total Time: 57 minute
  • Yield: About 4-6 servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


Use your Instant Pot to make perfectly cooked pasta with feta cheese, fresh basil and cherry tomatoes. This adult mac and cheese is ready to serve in about 25 minutes.


  • 16oz. Cavatappi pasta
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 8oz. feta cheese, crumbled or block
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 cup fresh basil (about 3/4oz.), chopped
  • 10oz. cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  1. Add cavatappi pasta to Instant Pot with chicken broth, garlic powder and salt. Stir well.
  2. Add feta cheese, parmesan cheese, basil and tomatoes on top of pasta. Don’t mix.
  3. Secure lid, close seal and pressure cook on high for 4 minutes. When time is complete, quick release the pressure.
  4. Carefully remove lid and gently use a wooden spoon to stir everything together.
  5. Serve with additional cherry tomatoes and fresh basil if desired.