How To Cook Banza Pasta In The Instant Pot

Take the mess out of boiling Banza pasta on the stove and cook it in the Instant Pot.

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Instant Pot Banza

Simple Ingredients

-8 oz. of Banza pasta  -3 cups of water  -1 Tbsp. oil or butter  -½ tsp. sea salt.


-6 quart Instant Pot Max -Strainer -Wooden Spoon



8 oz. of Banza pasta + 3 cups of water + 1 Tbsp. oil or butter + ½ tsp. sea salt.

Cook Time Formula


Take the lowest recommended cooking time and round it down to an even number, and divide that by 2. That will be your pressure cooking time.



Cook time 9-11 minutes. Round down to 8 minutes and divide by 2. That gives you a 4 minute cook time.

Pressure Cook


The Instant Pot will take 8-10 minutes to come to pressure and when the cook cycle is complete you’ll need to release the pressure to avoid overcooking quickly.

Pressure Release


Immediately after it’s safe to remove the lid rinse the pasta with cool water to remove the foamy water and stop the cooking process.

Top Tip


To prevent the noodles from sticking together toss them in a little bit of EVOO. This is especially necessary if you are meal prepping and preparing them in advance.



Serve immediately with your favorite pasta sauce and toppings or store in an air tight container for up to 3 days.

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