Pasta & Meat Sauce
Recipe type: Pressure Cooker
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Serves: 6
Pasta and sauce in under 30 minutes? It's possible because of the pressure cooker. This is a great weeknight meal.
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 lb of hamburger or ground Italian sausage
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 cups of sliced mushrooms, canned or fresh
  • 1 cup of chopped red pepper
  • 28 oz of crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 T Italian seasoning
  • ⅛ t red pepper flakes
  • 16 oz of penne or cavatappi pasta
  • shredded mozzarella cheese (for serving)
  1. If using an electric pressure cooker, turn to brown setting. If using a stovetop cooker, preheat pan to medium high heat. Add oil to warm pan. When oil is warm, brown meat. When meat is almost brown, add onion and garlic and saute until onion is translucent and meat is cooked through (no pink remaining). Drain extra fat from pan (I use a paper towel to soak it up).
  2. Add remaining ingredients. Give the pan a stir.
  3. Place lid on cooker, lock lid and bring to high pressure. If using an electric cooker, set for 5 minutes. If using a stovetop cooker, set for 7 minutes.
  4. Let pressure release naturally.
  5. Top with mozzarella cheese and serve.
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