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How to make Instant Pot Lemon Parmesan Pasta. It's So easy! In 8 minutes you can have perfect lemon parmesan pasta for your family. Make it in your pressure cooker for a quick dinner idea!

Instant Pot Lemon Parmesan Pasta

How to make Instant Pot Lemon Parmesan Pasta. It's So easy! In 8 minutes you can have perfect lemon parmesan pasta for your family. Make it in your pressure cooker for a quick dinner idea!
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 3

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces pasta (I used spaghetti) If you are using angel hair, cook for 6 minutes
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 whole lemons (zest 1 Tbs and juice 2 Tbs.)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk (either whole or 2 percent)
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese + 2 Tbs. for topping
  • 1/4 cup green onions

Instructions

  1. Break the pasta in half, set aside. 

  2. Turn Instant Pot to saute. Saute the olive oil, lemon zest and garlic for 2 minutes. 

  3. Turn saute off and add lemon juice, chicken broth, milk, lemon pepper, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese and pasta. Lay the pasta in the pot in a stack, rather than in rows. This will prevent clumping. Stir. 

  4. Put lid on the Instant Pot. Set pressure on high for 8 minutes. 

  5. After timer goes off, release the steam with a manual release. Put a heavy cloth over the steam spout and turn the handle to "pressure release". 

  6. Once steam is released, unlock the lid. Stir the pasta and liquid for a minute until it is well combined. Add remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and stir until cheese is melted. 

  7. Transfer pasta to serving bowl. Top with remaining 2 Tbs. Parmesan cheese and chopped green onions. Enjoy!