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This delicious Instant Pot Ravioli is a simple weeknight dinner that the whole family will love. Packed with flavor and ready in a flash, you’ll find yourself making this pressure cooker pasta every week!

a white bowl of instant pot ravioli with garlic bread and fresh parsley

This Instant Pot ravioli is both kid and adult approved. It is one of those glorious one-pot dishes where you can just push a button, walk away, and dinner is done in a flash. Sounds heavenly, right?

The best-kept secret of this dish is that it is BETTER the next day. So write this at the top of your meal prep list and get ready to crush your weeknight dinner routine.

If you are new to pressure cooking and the Instant Pot, check out this post on recipes for Instant Pot beginners.


We have tested this recipe with both fresh/refrigerated and frozen ravioli. While we prefer fresh, frozen is infinitely more affordable (at least half the price!), and still works great. Frozen ravioli is easy to keep on hand and is a low-cost freezer essential. Just a head’s up that the final texture will be a bit softer, but just as delicious.

3 photos showing how to make ravioli in an Instant Pot

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • I do not recommend that you adjust the water that is called for in the recipe. Any less and you risk a “burn notice” with your pressure cooker, especially with the newer/more finicky models. If the sauce you use is on the watery-side, you can thicken the dish after it cooks with a bit of tomato paste. 
  • This recipe has not been tested with gluten-free ravioli and results cannot be guaranteed.
  • Do not defrost frozen ravioli prior to adding it to the Instant Pot.
  • If you’d like to add meat to your sauce, it needs to be cooked ahead of time (we use this Whole30 Breakfast Sausage recipe). You can cook in the Instant pot on saute until cooked through. Just make sure to deglaze (aka scrape) any stuck-on food from the insert prior to cooking. The cooking time for the rest of the dish remains the same.
  • This dish will thicken overnight in the fridge.

a white bowl of pasta with red sauce


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Instant Pot Ravioli

Prep: 0 minutes
Cook: 1 minute
Pressurizing/Depressurizing: 17 minutes
Total: 18 minutes
a white bowl of instant pot ravioli with garlic bread and fresh parsley
This delicious Instant Pot Ravioi is an easy weeknight dinner recipe that the whole family will love.


  • 4 cups ravioli {~20 oz}
  • 2 cups water {ior broth}
  • 2 cups prepared marinara


  • Combine water and ravioli in the Instant Pot insert. Stir.
    2 cups water, 4 cups ravioli
  • Add marinara sauce, and stir to combine.
    2 cups prepared marinara
  • Lock the lid into place and set the steam release handle (valve on top) to “Sealing”. Press Manual>High Pressure>1 minute. 
  • When the Instant Pot has finished cooking, it will beep and switch to ”keep warm". Allow it to sit with the lid on for 1 minute and then do a manual release with the nozzle set to venting.
  • Stir and serve.


Do not defrost frozen tortellini prior to cooking it.
If you'd like to add meat to your sauce, it needs to be cooked ahead of time.
1 minute cooking time will give you an "al dente" pasta. If you prefer softer ravioli, cook for 2 minutes.


Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 155kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 7gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 583mgPotassium: 203mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 265IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Fusion
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This is a carb-forward dish, so I like to pair it with something that is veggie-centered! A side of Kale Chopped SaladFrozen Roasted BroccoliAir Fryer Roasted BeetsRoasted Frozen VegetablesAir Fryer Green Bean Fries, or Cucumber and Onion Salad.


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  1. I did this with Kite Hill Ravioli. 1 minute is definitely not enough time to cook. it, so I did a total of 4 minutes which was better.

    1. Alternative ingredients can definitely impact cooking time. Glad you found a time that worked for you!