Instant Pot Pasta Salad
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Instant Pot Pasta Salad

This easy to make Instant Pot Pasta Salad has a bit of it all! Packed with fresh veggies and seasonings, topped with a light, homemade dressing, this dish is BEYOND customizable. Get your picnic blanket ready, this one is about to be your Summer-time favorite!

Instant Pot Pasta Salad

Instant Pot Pasta Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • pressure cooker


For the pasta:

  • 16 ounces rotini
  • 4 cups water or broth

For the Filling:

  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup zucchini halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • ½ cup English cucumber quartered and thinly sliced
  • ½ cup green olives thinly sliced
  • ½ cup marinated artichoke hearts chopped
  • ½ cup pearl mozzarella
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup banana pepper sliced
  • ½ cup parsley roughly chopped

For the dressing:

  • cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh dill roughly chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons hot pepper juice from banana pepper jar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Dry Ranch seasoning optional, to taste


  • Add the pasta and the water to the bowl of the instant pot. Set to manual high pressure for 2 minutes. Allow a 5 minute natural pressure release.
  • Combine the prepared noodles with the other ingredients and place in the refrigerator. Chill, ideally for at least 24 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve.
Keyword pasta salad

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