Inspired by the baked feta pasta that took the internet by storm, this recipe is similarly easy but uses creamy goat cheese and comes together in a fraction of the time, thanks to the Instant Pot®! We opted for a short, tubular pasta for this dish to capture a bit of the creamy sauce inside each piece. Top with a sprinkle of fresh basil and you have a bright and flavorful dish you’ll want to make year-round.
Add the penne, cherry tomatoes, vegetable broth, olive oil, oregano, crushed red pepper flakes, garlic and 2 teaspoons salt to a 6-quart Instant Pot®. Stir to evenly combine; it’s ok if not all of the pasta and tomatoes are fully submerged in the liquid. Place the log of goat cheese on top and in the center of the bowl.
Follow the manufacturer's guide for locking the lid and preparing to cook. Set to pressure cook on high for 5 minutes. After the pressure-cook cycle is complete, follow the manufacturer's guide for quick release and wait until the quick-release cycle is complete. Being careful of any remaining steam, unlock and remove the lid.
Stir the pasta together until the tomatoes have all been crushed and the cheese is thoroughly integrated into the sauce. Spoon into serving bowls and top with the basil.
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