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instant pot baked ziti

Instant Pot Ziti

Baked ziti made in the Instant Pot eliminating all the extra steps and pots.
Course Dinner, Instant Pot
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot, pasta, ziti
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 373kcal
Author mywifecancook


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 lb ziti
  • 3 cups pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese


  • Pour water into Instant Pot.
  • Add ziti and half the sauce and stir.
  • Pour remaining sauce on top.
  • Cook on manual for 4 minutes and quick release pressure after 2 minutes of natural pressure release.  Updated: 4 minutes for al dente pasta, 5-6 if you prefer more cooked, softer noodles.
  • Stir in ricotta and mozzarella cheese.  If you prefer the melted layer of cooked mozzarella on top, transfer to a casserole dish before adding mozzarella, sprinkle mozzarella on top and broil.