Instant Pot Frozen Ravioli

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All you need to do is put some frozen ravioli in the Instant Pot and it will cook it perfectly in minutes! Instant Pot frozen ravioli is so delicious and easy, you’ll never go back to using the stovetop again!

hand holding package of uncooked ravioli in front of instant pot

Instant Pot Frozen Ravioli

Imagine biting into these mouthwatering ravioli, they are so yummy and tender!

Cook frozen ravioli in the Instant Pot, add a jar of pasta sauce and you’ve got dinner on the table!

This recipe works with any type of ravioli you like! I used cheese ravioli for this recipe as it is my favorite.

You can cook this right from frozen! No need to defrost first.

frozen ravioli inside instant pot

If you buy a large bag such as I did, it will be enough to feed your whole family! I picked up a 1 lb bag from Kroger.

If you want to cook a smaller amount, the recipe is still the same!

You can also use any type of jarred pasta sauce you prefer! I used Prego marinara sauce for mine as it is my family’s favorite type!

It cooks so quickly so you can have dinner on the table in no time at all. Great for a busy parent or worker who needs a quick and hearty meal!

cooked ravioli inside instant pot


Frozen ravioli
Pasta sauce

Instructions How to Cook Frozen Ravioli In The Instant Pot

This ravioli couldn’t be easier to prepare in the Instant Pot!

You only need water, frozen ravioli and pasta sauce to make it.

inside of instant pot filled with cooked ravioli

First you will add 1 cup of water to your Instant Pot pressure cooker. Then add in the ravioli all together.

Close the Instant Pot lid and set it to the Sealing position. Set to Pressure Cook on high for 2 minutes.

ravioli covered in tomato sauce on a plate

Then when the Instant Pot is finished cooking, release the steam using the Quick Release method. Wait for the pin to drop before opening the lid.

close up of ravioli with tomato sauce

Using oven mitts as the Instant Pot is hot, carefully drain the ravioli water with a colander.

Return the ravioli to the Instant Pot.

fork holding single ravioli above plate filled with ravioli and sauce

Then pour in some of your favorite pasta sauce. You can use as much or as little as you like!

Stir it up with a spoon to combine.

ravioli with tomato sauce inside the instant pot

Because the Instant Pot and ravioli are both still hot, it will heat up the sauce without any additional cooking.

Just let it sit for a minute and it will be ready to serve!

Enjoy your easy dinner!

close up of ravioli with tomato sauce

Instant Pot Ravioli FAQ

What kind of ravioli can I cook in the Instant Pot?

You can cook any kind of frozen ravioli in the Instant Pot, whether it’s filled with cheese, ground beef, sausage, chicken, meat, spinach or other vegetables. This versatile kitchen appliance is perfect for cooking ravioli straight from the freezer, without the need for thawing.  For ravioli with meat filling, add an extra 1 minute to pressure-cooking time.

What kind of sauce can I add to Instant Pot ravioli?

You have a wide range of options for sauces to add to your Instant Pot ravioli. From classic tomato-based sauces to creamy Alfredo, pesto, or even a simple garlic butter sauce, they are taste delicious with ravioli.  Check out my Instant Pot fresh tomato sauce – it’s perfect with ravioli!

How long to cook ravioli in the Instant Pot

Cooking time for frozen ravioli in the Instant Pot is quick, usually 2 minutes at high pressure, followed by a quick release. Frozen ravioli thaws while the Instant Pot is coming to pressure, then it cooks to perfection in 2 minutes.

Can I cook fresh ravioli in the Instant Pot?

Yes, you can cook fresh ravioli in the Instant Pot. The cooking time will be shorter than for frozen ravioli, so adjust accordingly to ensure they are perfectly tender without being overcooked.  I recommend setting cooking time for 1 minute less for fresh.

Is pressure cooking ravioli same as boiling ravioli?

Pressure cooking ravioli in the Instant Pot is different from boiling. It uses steam and pressure to cook the ravioli evenly and quickly.

What to Serve with Instant Pot Ravioli

This ravioli is a great meal to serve for dinner to a hungry family or perfect for meal prep for a busy week ahead. It reheats easily! Sprinkle on some parmesan cheese for extra flavor!

However, you might want to add a healthy side or two to make it a more balanced meal. If so, take a look at these recipes below:

instant pot filled with cooked ravioli in tomato sauce

More Instant Pot Recipes

Did you love this Instant Pot recipe as much as I do? Try some of my other easy Instant Pot recipes! You can cook so many different foods in the Instant Pot!

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Instant Pot Frozen Ravioli with Jar Sauce

All you need to do is put some frozen ravioli in the Instant Pot and it will cook it perfectly in minutes! Instant Pot frozen ravioli is so delicious and easy, you’ll never go back to using the stovetop again! 
Cook Time2 minutes
Serving2 minutes
Total Time4 minutes
Course: Dinner, Main Dish, Pasta
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot pasta, ravioli
Cooking Method: Instant Pot
Servings: 4
Calories: 607kcal

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  • 1 cup Water
  • 24 oz Frozen Cheese Ravioli
  • 24 oz Pasta Sauce

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  • First add 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot.
  • Then add the frozen ravioli.
  • Set the Instant Pot valve to the Sealing position and set to Pressure Cook on High for 2 minutes.
  • When it is done, strain the pasta using a colander and return to Instant Pot.
  • Pour in the jarred sauce, using as much as desired or needed depending on amount of pasta.
  • Stir to combine. Serve warm.
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Calories: 607kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 1944mg | Potassium: 563mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 737IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 19mg
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