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Playing How To Make Instant Pot Sausage & Shells | 20 Minute Meal | Pressure Luck Cooking

You only need 20 minutes, some pantry staples and an Instant Pot to make this easy recipe from the food blogger behind, Jeffrey Eisner. 

Instant Pot

Instant Pot


"This may very well be one of my most popular dishes for a few reasons. Not only is it one of the most decadent pasta dishes ever, but it’s all done in one pot, saving precious time and avoiding messy clean-up!" —Jeffrey 

It's also become a staff favorite:  

  • "Made this last night. It worked very well with gluten-free pasta, which is notoriously fussy, and my family went nuts!" —Matthew Kells, Supervising Producer 
  • "I've made it a few times too, and it's become a Friday night go-to for me and my husband. I would recommend it to all!" —Erin Fitzpatrick Rose, Senior Producer 

Swap It: Don't have wine in the house? No problem. Skip it and add in an extra cup of broth instead.  

Adapted from The Step-By-Step Instant Pot Cookbook by Jeffrey Eisner. Copyright © 2021 by Jeffrey Eisner. Photography by Aleksey Zozulya. Used with permission by Voracious. All rights reserved.

"The Step-by-Step Instant Pot Cookbook" by Jeffrey Eisner

"The Step-by-Step Instant Pot Cookbook" by Jeffrey Eisner


For more ideas, check out Jeffrey's Instant Pot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes, this healthy Instant Pot "Rotisserie" ChickenInstant Pot Taco Mac and Cheese, Instant Pot French Onion Soup and even how to make hard boiled eggs in an Instant Pot


  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 large shallots, diced
  • 2 pounds Italian sausage (sweet, hot or mixed), cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • About 10 ounces cherry or grape tomatoes
  • One 1-pound box medium shells
  • 5 to 8 ounces baby spinach
  • ⅓ cup half-and-half or heavy cream
  • 1 to 1½ cups grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for topping
  • One 5.2-ounce package spreadable garlic and herb cheese, such as Boursin or Alouette (if you cannot find it, 5 ounces from a brick of cream cheese will do)
  • One 14-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and torn into pieces


Serves: 6


Add butter to a 6-quart Instant Pot, press "Sauté" and "Adjust" so it's on the "More" or "High" setting. Once the butter melts and is sizzling, add the shallots and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the sausage and garlic and stir for 2 minutes more. Stir in the broth, wine, Italian seasoning, dried parsley and tomatoes.  

Top the contents of the pot with the pasta shells; do not stir, just submerge them under the liquid as much as possible by smoothing them out with a mixing spoon (some shells will stick out above the liquid). Top with the spinach and, again, do not stir. 

Secure the lid and press "Keep Warm/Cancel" and then press "Manual" or "Pressure Cook High Pressure" for 6 minutes (5 minutes for more al dente shells). Quick release when done. 

Stir in the cream, Parmesan, spreadable cheese, and artichokes for about 2 minutes, until the spreadable cheese combines with the sauce. Let rest for 5 minutes more to thicken before serving.