Healthy Meal Prep
Instant Pot® Pasta Primavera

Instant Pot® Pasta Primavera


A quick, healthy side dish in the Instant Pot®. I serve it with baked chicken thighs!


  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 medium lemon, juiced
  • ⅓ cup Marsala cooking wine
  • ½ (16 ounce) package tri-color rotini pasta
  • 1 ½ cups water, or as needed to cover
  • 2 (12 ounce) packages frozen stir-fry vegetables
  • salt to taste


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add butter and stir until melted. Add onion and cook until translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant and butter starts to burn, 1 to 2 minutes. Season with pepper.
  2. Carefully pour in lemon juice; pot will release steam. Add cooking wine and immediately turn pot off. Scrape the bottom of the pot with a spoon to loosen any browned bits. Add pasta, then just enough water to barely cover it.
  3. Place a steamer basket on top of the pasta. Add frozen vegetables and season with salt and pepper. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 1 minute. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  4. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, for 2 minutes, then release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method. Unlock and remove the lid. Remove steamer basket and stir vegetables into the pasta.

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Instant Pot® Pasta Primavera

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 246.9
% Daily Value *
protein: 16 %
carbohydrates: 14 %
dietary fiber: 18 %
fat: 7 %
saturated fat: 13 %
cholesterol: 3 %
vitamin a iu: 53 %
niacin equivalents: 36 %
vitamin b6: 13 %
vitamin c: 55 %
folate: 30 %
calcium: 8 %
iron: 15 %
magnesium: 19 %
potassium: 12 %
sodium: 13 %
calories from fat:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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