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Instant Pot Philly Cheesesteak Pasta Recipe

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Here’s your favorite bowl of pasta, with a twist! Give this easy Philly cheesesteak pasta recipe a try in your Instant Pot.

philly cheesesteak pasta

Got a box of rotini pasta waiting to be put to use? Here’s an incredibly delicious recipe to help you do just that.

Plus, it takes just a few minutes of prep time, and you’re all sorted- perfect if you’re looking to fix a quick dinner for the family. Oh yes, you’ll be using your instant pot! 

Ready to give it a shot? Keep reading to discover some quick tips and basics, and then move on to the actual recipe. 

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I Don’t Have Rotini. Can I Use Another Pasta? 

While our recipe calls for using rotini pasta (it tastes and looks awesome too), there’s no hard and fast rule when it comes to picking the pasta for this recipe.

In fact, you can use literally any kind of pasta you have at home. Penne, macaroni, spiral and shell pasta are some good choices. 

Just like our Jalepeno Popper Chicken Pasta recipe, you can really use whatever pasta you have on hand. I might just pair this up with a Ninja Foodi grill steak.

philly cheesesteak pasta

How Can I Prevent My Philly Cheesesteak Pasta From Sticking to Each Other?

A major concern most home cooks face, especially while cooking pasta in their instant pot, is that the pasta ends up getting all sticky and clumpy.

When you’re cooking pasta, make sure you don’t end up overcooking it- let it cook for the exact time as the recipe calls for, and then allow it to depressurize by itself for 5 minutes. 

Once you remove the pasta and drain it, wash it with some cold water to prevent the residual warmth from cooking the pasta. Tossing this pasta in some oil can also help.

Another cool trick to implement is to add some oil into the water itself while you’re boiling the pasta. 

Favorite Instant Pot Kitchen Supplies

  • Instant Pot Inner Pot - I like to have an extra inner pot available because of how much cooking I do in my Instant Pot. It comes in really handy when I want to put a lid on the inner pot and refrigerate the leftovers, or mix up ingredients the night before to save time at the end of the day.
  • Silicone Lid for Instant Pot- I'm not sure how I lived without this one. Having a silicone lid for my Instant Pot has made life so much easier. It is perfect for adding ingredients a day or two ahead of time.
  • 101 Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners-  If you are new to pressure cooking, this is a great ebook to get you started with basic recipes you will use over and over again.

Sides & Accompaniment Ideas

While this Philly Cheesesteak Pasta can easily become a complete meal in itself, you can always team it up with some great sides and accompaniments to make the spread bigger- perfect if you’ve got some guests over.

Here are some great ideas to get you started. 

  • A nice, healthy salad with a light dressing (a basic vinaigrette). Throw in loads of crunchy veggies and nuts for a textural difference as opposed to the soft, comforting flavors and bites of the pasta. 
  • Oven roasted or grilled veggies can also work nicely with this creamy and cheesy pasta. Plus, it’ll be healthy too. 
  • If you have some fresh green beans, you can also saute them in a bit of butter and garlic, and season them with a bit of salt and pepper, and that can work wonderfully as a side too. 
  • If you’re looking for something even more healthy, steamed broccoli can be a great accompaniment. 

Ready to give this filling and comforting recipe a try?

Just grab the basic ingredients listed below and follow the super simple instructions and you’re pretty much done.

philly cheesesteak pasta

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    Yield: 8 Serves

    Instant Pot Philly Cheesesteak Pasta

    Instant Pot Philly Cheesesteak Pasta

    Here’s your favorite bowl of pasta, with a twist! Give this easy Instant Pot Philly Cheesesteak Pasta recipe a try in your instant pot. This meal makes family dinner possible even during the crazy week of school, work, and other activities.

    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 6 minutes
    Additional Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 26 minutes


    1. Using the saute mode, heat the electric pressure cooker until “hot.”
    2. Add the ground beef, onions, and bell peppers, cooking until the beef is browned and crumbled. Drain well. 
    3. Deglaze the bottom of the pot by adding the water or beef broth and scraping with a flat wooden spoon.
    4. Cancel the saute mode.
    5. To the pressure cooker add the garlic and Worcestershire sauce as well as any salt and black pepper.
    6. Place the pasta on top, pressing into the liquid. Do not stir.
    7. Place the lid on the electric pressure cooker and set the valve to sealing.
    8. Set the pressure cooker to “manual” or “pressure cook” for 6 minutes.
    9. Quick release the pressure when the cook cycle is complete.
    10. Stir 1 ½ cups cheese into the pasta. Top with remaining cheese. Place the lid over the pressure cooker just until the cheese melts.


    This pasta comes very complete and satisfies quickly because it has the meat and the cheese, but you can accompany it with a salad to balance the garnishes. It can also be served with green beans or broccoli for a serving of healthy, easy-to-make vegetables.

    Nutrition Information



    Serving Size


    Amount Per Serving Calories 463Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 122mgSodium 552mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 40g

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