Instant Pot Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo is delicious and creamy! It's perfect for a busy weeknight dinners. Easy and really fast to make | imagelicious.com #instantpot #instantpotrecipes #instantpotvegetarian #instantpotpasta #pumpkin #pumpkinrecipes #vegetarian
Turn your Instant Pot to sauté. You aren't going to sauté anything but it'll help the liquid to heat up and in turn come to pressure faster.
In your Instant Pot, combine the vegetable broth, milk, 10% cream, pumpkin purée, white beans (if using), and all the spices. Whisk until pumpkin purée is integrated into the liquid.
Break fettuccine noodles in half so that they fit into the pot and add to the liquid, spreading them around as much as possible.
Using a whisk or a spatula, arrange the noodles so that they are covered by the liquid as much as possible.
Close the lid and turn the valve to sealing position.
Turn sauté off. Press Manual or Pressure Cooker button (depending on your model) and use the arrows to select 5 minutes. It will take about 5-6 minutes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure.
Once the 5 minutes of pressure cooking are up and your Instant Pot beeps that it's done, do a natural release for 1 minute (i.e. just wait for 1 minute). Then do a manual quick release. I like putting a small kitchen towel on the pressure release valve to contain the steam a little bit. It takes about 4 minutes to fully release the pressure.
Once the pressure is released, open the lid, turn the Instant Pot to sauté and mix everything really well. I like using tongs to do that.You want to make sure that you separate the noodles that got stuck together.NOTE: Sauté at this point is optional but I like turning it on while I mix everything to thicken the sauce.
Add the grated parmesan cheese and mix more until everything is smooth and creamy.
Serve with extra sprinkling of grated parmesan and chopped parsley for colour.
White beans are optional. They add extra nutrients, protein, and fibre, but they make the sauce less smooth. Omit them for a smoother sauce.
Feel free to use all milk or all cream. If you use all milk, the texture will be a bit less creamy but the flavour will be the same.
With only 1/8 teaspoon of chili powder, this Instant Pot Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo recipe is very spicy, even my chili-loving husband says saw. So, if you don't eat spicy, either omit the chili powder or reduce the amount.
Make sure you use fettuccine that cooks in at least 9 minutes or preferably 10-12 minutes. Do not use the quick-cooking pasta as the 5 minutes in Instant Pot will be too much.