Pressure Cooker Penne in Tomato Sauce

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Rated 5.0 based on 6 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Penne in Tomato Sauce
Pressure Cooker Penne in Tomato Sauce


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Mealthy Tip

Replace penne with any short-cut pasta. This recipe also works with whole-wheat and gluten-free pastas. The low pressure keeps the pasta from getting too mushy!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 164 calories; 5g fat; 24.5g carbohydrates; 5g protein; 0mg cholesterol; 830mg sodium.

Full nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 164 Calories from Fat48
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat1g 4%
Trans Fat0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.8g
Monounsaturated Fat3.4g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 830mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 24.5g 8%
Dietary Fiber2g 8%
Protein 5g
Vitamin A3% Vitamin C7%
Calcium1% Iron7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


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Aja A says:

The pasta cooked up very nicely in the pressure cooker. I was afraid it would be mushy for some reason, but it wasn't. This was a good simple pasta that would benefit from a protein or a bit of pecorino cheese for more flavor.

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Laura Griffin says:

I made this and it was the definition of authentic Italian pasta. I love how easy and delicious it was to make in the pressure cooker. So simple, yet so delicious! If you own a pressure cooker, this is a must try.

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Greg Jones says:

Simple and easy penne pasta. The sauce was also really good. No need to buy store bought anymore! My kids also love this recipe, no complaints at the dinner table, even for my picky eaters.

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Geoff Villeneuve says:

One of the first recipes I tried and still one of my favs!

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Anthony Cohen says:

Super easy to make, budget dinner, doesn't require a lot of ingredients, yet still taste delicious. I added meatballs, just because. But it's definitely not necessary. I really love the flavor from the basil, it adds a fresh taste.

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Steven Gomes says:

Perfect recipe, went well with whole wheat pasta. I used fresh tomatoes instead of canned, as well as freshly minced garlic. Super quick recipe in the pressure cooker.