Instant Pot Pizza Pasta
2 tablespoons butter
1 yellow onion diced
1 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup tomato sauce or pizza sauce
5 ounces pepperoni slices
2 1/2 cups beef broth
8 oz cellentani pasta
2 cups Four Cheeses mix
Set Instant Pot to Saute.
Once the IP is hot, melt the butter.
Add the diced onion and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the ground beef, to get a nice sear on it. Break it up using a wooden spoon as it cooks.
Once the ground beef has been almost fully cooked, with minimal red spots, add minced garlic, tomato paste, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, stir and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Add tomato sauce and pepperoni. Stir to combine.
Add beef broth and scrape well the bottom of the pot to remove any bits of beef that stuck to it. If needed, you can add a little beef broth right after you cook the beef.
Add pasta. Stir to combine.
Cover and seal the lid. Make sure the valve points to Sealed. Change setting to manual and adjust time to 5 minutes on High Pressure.
Once Instant Pot beeps to show that it's done, do a quick release, by changing the position of the valve to Vent. Carefully remove cover and stir.
Turn off the Instant Pot. Remove the lid and stir the pasta.
Top with the cheese, put the lid back on but don't seal. Allow a minute or two for the cheese to start melting. Stir to combine.
Serve topped with chopped parsley.