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Creamy Vegan Instant Pot Pasta with Black Beans

Instant Pot Vegan Cheesy Pasta

Save the mess and make this vegan cheesy pasta in the Instant Pot in under 30 minutes.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 bowls
Calories 546 kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil can sub olive oil
  • 14.5 oz tomato sauce
  • ½ cup cashew cream can sub another vegan cream
  • ¾ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 16 oz pasta, rotini or penne
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 4 cups water


  • In the instant pot, turn on saute mode and melt coconut oil.
  • Add the onion and cook until browned and translucent. About 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the garlic and allow it to get fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Mix in the spices and red pepper flakes.
  • Add the pasta, water, and tomato sauce. You want the water to come to about the top of the pasta, make sure it's level too to ensure it's all cooked.
  • Cancel the saute mode, and place the cover on the instant pot.
  • Turn the pin to sealing, and hit the manual button. Set time to 5 minutes and make sure pressure is on high.
  • Once the 5-minute timer is done, manually release the pressure.
  • Remove the lid and stir in the black beans, cashew cream, and the nutritional yeast.
  • Serve fresh, or allow to cool then place in an air-tight bowl in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Make the cashew cream

  • To make cashew cream, soak the cashews for 2 hours prior to blending.
  • In a high-performance blender, add 1 cup of cashews and 1 ½ cups of water. Blend until smooth.
  • If it's really thick, add additional water until it is at the desired consistency. Typically I like it to be about the consistency of half and half. It will also get thicker when it's cooled.
  • Store in the fridge for up to one week.


Serving: 1bowlCalories: 546kcalCarbohydrates: 99gProtein: 19gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 869mgPotassium: 761mgFiber: 7gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 556IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 3mg
Keyword instant pot dal, instant pot pasta, vegan cheesy pasta, vegan pasta
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