Pressure Cooker Creamy Mushroom Pasta

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With just a few simple ingredients you can have this pressure cooker creamy mushroom pasta on the table in 20 minutes. It’s so easy to make this one pot vegetarian dinner.

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Mushrooms and pasta are one of my dream combinations. The earthy flavour of the mushrooms really gets to shine and makes the perfect complimentary texture partner to the al dente pasta.

I’ve already made one creamy mushroom pasta for the blog with herby thyme flavour and cute little shells but this pressure cooker version was actually more inspired by my pressure cooker creamy chicken pasta.

I like to use cream cheese to get that sauce really creamy and rich. I also add a little milk (I went with oat milk but any plant based milk or cow’s milk will work) and the whole thing comes out so comforting and delicious.

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Cooking pasta in the pressure cooker is really just a way of stepping your traditional one pot pasta up a notch. 

You start off by frying your onions, garlic and mushrooms on the saute mode and then simply add most of your other ingredients and turn on the pressure. 

Once it’s finished cooking stir through your cream cheese and parmesan (no one said this was a healthy pasta dish!) and serve topped with some fresh parsley.

And that’s it! 

Why we love this pressure cooker creamy mushroom pasta:

  • It’s all made in one pot which is something that makes me so happy on a weeknight. Or a weekend. Or pretty much any time I’m hungry and need something easy
  • It’s vegetarian which is great when we’re cutting down on the meat and still has so much flavour thanks to those mushrooms
  • It’s so easy to make which is my favourite thing about pressure cooker recipes!

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Pressure Cooker Creamy Mushroom Pasta Ingredients:

  • Mushrooms: I used regular white mushrooms but you could go for any type you like or have access to
  • Onion: I went for red because it was what I had on hand but white would also work
  • Spices: Garlic and dried thyme add so much flavour to this dish
  • Vegetable Stock: Makes up most of the liquid in the pasta
  • Milk: I used oat milk but any type will work
  • Pasta: I used fusilli but use any type you like
  • Cream Cheese: Go for a light version if you want to ease up on the calories
  • Parmesan: Stirred through and then a little extra sprinkled over at the end

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Pressure Cooker Creamy Mushroom Pasta Instructions:

  1. Prep the pasta: Heat the oil in the pressure cooker and add the onion and mushrooms followed by the garlic. Once everything is soft then add the pasta, thyme, stock and milk.
  2. Cook under pressure: Place the lid on the pressure cooker and cook 5 minutes.
  3. Add the cheese: Release the pressure then stir through the cream cheese and parmesan and serve.

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Pressure Cooker Creamy Mushroom Pasta

With just a few simple ingredients you can have this pressure cooker creamy mushroom pasta on the table in 20 minutes. It's so easy to make this one pot vegetarian dinner.
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 442kcal
Author: Amy Fulwood

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 300 g Mushrooms sliced
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 500 ml Vegetable Stock
  • 250 ml Milk
  • 400 g Pasta
  • 170 g Cream Cheese
  • 50 g Parmesan Cheese grated
  • Fresh Parsley chopped, to serve

Instructions

  • Set your pressure cooker to the saute setting and add the olive oil. Once it's heated add the onion and mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes, add the garlic and continue cooking for another 5 minutes. Sprinkle over the thyme then pour in the stock, milk and pasta. Seal and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Release the pressure and remove lid. Add the cream cheese and parmesan and stir until melted. Serve topped with a sprinkling of parsley and some extra parmesan.
Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Creamy Mushroom Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 442 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 584mg 24%
Potassium 439mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 7g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 13.3%
Vitamin C 3.1%
Calcium 19.8%
Iron 8.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the ingredients used.
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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Danielle Wolter
    15/03/2019 at 10:48 AM


    this is seriously awesome. i love a creamy mushroom sauce myself, and it’s perfect comfort food served on the pasta.

  • Reply
    Heidy L. McCallum
    15/03/2019 at 10:56 AM


    This pasta dish looks amazing! I love a good creamy pasta that’s simple to make. Can’t wait to try this out on my family. I bet they love it. I will let you know how it comes out after dinner.

  • Reply
    Michelle Miller
    15/03/2019 at 12:16 PM


    I love it! Would make it with gluten free pasta because I have restrictions but it really is an amazing recipes!

  • Reply
    Meghna
    15/03/2019 at 12:49 PM


    What a gorgeous bowl of pasta. I can straight away dig in. And loved all your clicks, super fab I must say.

  • Reply
    Annissa
    15/03/2019 at 4:41 PM


    This pasta recipe looks so comforting and delicious! Great shots!

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