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Balsalmic Caprese Pasta

Instant Pot Caprese Pasta

Course Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Author A Mom's Impression


  • 1 lb. linguine
  • 1 c. mozzarella pearls
  • 24 oz grape tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1 & 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 6 leaves fresh basil chiffonade
  • Parmesan cheese optional


  • Add 1 tablespoon oil, red pepper flakes, and garlic into your Instant Pot and saute for 2 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together remaining olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard, lemon juice, salt, pepper, minced garlic, dried basil and onion powder.
  • Add tomatoes and continue to saute for 5 additional minutes. Add the chicken broth and balsamic mixture. Add pasta to the pot and push pasta down to get covered with the sauce.
  • Secure lid and cook on high pressure for 4 minutes.
  • Quick release pressure stir to make sure the pasta is cooked through.
  • Place pasta in large serving bowl and add mozzarella pearls, fresh basil, and Parmesan cheese, fold in gently and serve.