instant pot ziti
Michelle Malie

Got picky eaters? This Instant Pot Ziti will be their favorite meal

This Instant Pot Ziti will please everyone at your table.

It’s an easy dinner that delivers on flavor, and even your pickiest kid will eat it! This recipe is even easier than your average pasta dish. Toss everything in the Instant Pot and let it do the hard work for you!

Michelle Maile shares how this ziti comes together. It’s a perfect fit for those nights when dinner creeps up on you. The ingredients are staples in most kitchens, so you’ll be able to whip it up any ol’ time!

Find more recipes from Michelle on Instagram, @thecookiekitchenbakery.

Instant Pot Ziti


  • 1 lb ground beef, ground turkey, or ground sausage (optional)
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 lb ziti noodles
  • 28 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1.5 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1.5 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese



Spray instant pot w/ cooking spray. If using ground meat, set Instant Pot to “sauté” mode and add ground meat. Cook until browned. Remove any grease and turn off Instant Pot 


Add the chicken stock and heavy whipping cream. Stir in the noodles. Add the rest of the ingredients except the cheese and quickly stir to combine.  Put on the lid, set seal to “sealing,” and cook on manual mode on high for 4 minutes. Let it naturally release for 10 minutes then do a quick release. Stir in the cheese. Enjoy!