Instant Pot Italian Sausage Pasta
Makes 6-8 servings
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
1 medium onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb raw Italian Sausage (sweet or hot), sliced into 1/2" pieces
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup white wine
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon dried parsley
10 oz cherry or grape tomatoes
1 lb (1 box) medium pasta shells
5-6 oz baby spinach
1/3 cup heavy cream or half & half
5 oz cream cheese
1 - 1&1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
14 oz can artichoke hearts, drained and roughly ripped by hand.
Set Instant Pot to "Saute" on high and add butter. When it melts, add the onions and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic and sausage and cook and stir for 2 minutes. (The sausage will not be fully cooked yet). Add in the broth, wine, Italian seasoning, parsley, and tomatoes. Stir well. Stop Saute mode.
Add the pasta shells to the pot, but DO NOT STIR. Press down with a spoon to submerge a bit, and there will be some above the liquid which is okay. Add the spinach, and DO NOT STIR. The spinach will come up to the top, but it will cook down to almost nothing.
Secure the lid and Pressure Cook on high for 5-6 minutes (depending on how you like your pasta). Quick release the pressure when done.
Stir in the cream, cream cheese, Parmesan, and artichokes for a couple minutes until the cheese is melted. Let rest a couple minutes to thicken and enjoy!