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Instant Pot Penne Vodka Ziti:

I was craving some creamy pasta and thought why not try my hand at some instant pot penne vodka ziti. I feel that a lot of people are intimated to use their instant pot, but I promise it is super easy to use. And I really feel like you can never mess things up.

Ingredients you will need:

  1. I used Jovial Foods Organic Brown Rice Gluten Free Penne Pasta but feel free to use whatever pasta you prefer.
  2. Onions
  3. Buy Ranch Direct Ground turkey sausage
  4. Primal Palate Amore seasoning
  5. Primal Kitchen Foods No Dairy Vodka Sauce or feel free to use whatever pasta sauce you like.
  6. Turkey bone broth
  7. Kite Hill Dairy-free ricotta cheese or regular ricotta cheese
  8. Basil
  9. Cilantro or parsley

Optional but highly recommend:

  1. Mozzarella cheese
  2. Cottage cheese

How to prepare in instant pot:

I first set my instant pot to the sauté function and add my ghee to warm. Then add the diced onions with salt + pepper, and sauté for 5 minutes. Next, I add in the ground sausage with the seasoning and cook for about 5 minutes, or until no longer pink. I then add in the pasta sauce, turkey bone broth, and mix. Lastly, I add the pasta on top but I do not stir in the pasta, I let it just sit on top.

Setting instant pot:

Once I have everything prepared I shut off the sauté function, close my instant pot, seal valve, and set to high pressure for 6 minutes. Once it is done I do quick release of pressure. Carefully open the instant pot and stir in the ricotta, mozzarella cheese, cottage cheese, basil, and cilantro.

Meal prep ahead of time:

Now this meal can easily be meal prepped ahead of time and enjoyed throughout the week. To reheat, I like to add my serving to a small baking dish, and bake 350 F for 15-20 minutes. And don’t forget about the homemade gluten-free garlic bread.

Check out these other pasta dishes:

Pasta Bake

Plant based Mac n cheese

Instant Pot Penne Vodka Ziti

Serves 5


  • 1 Box Jovial foods gluten free penne pasta Or any pasta you enjoy
  • 1/3 cup diced onions
  • 1 Tbsp garlic ghee Substitute avocado oil and 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 lb Ground turkey sausage
  • 1 Tbsp Primal Palate Amore seasoning
  • 1 24 oz jar Primal Kitchen Foods No Dairy Vodka Sauce Substitue any tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup Turkey bone broth
  • 1 8 oz. kite hill dairy-free ricotta cheese Substitute regular ricotta
  • 2 Tbsp chopped Basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Optional but I recommend for an extra creamy pasta :

  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup cottage cheese


  • Set instant pot to sauté function
  • Add ghee, warm, sauté onions for a few minutes with salt + pepper
  • Add ground turkey, seasoning, and cook
  • Add tomato sauce, broth, and mix
  • Turn off sauté function add pasta on top and do not stir
  • Set to high pressure and cook for 6 minutes once done quick release pressure
  • Stir in the ricotta, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, basil, and cilantro
  • Enjoy!