Instant Pot Tagliatelle with Smoked Salmon and Cherry Tomatoes

I was so excited to figure out how to make one of my favorite pasta dishes in my Instant Pot (get yours here: https://amzn.to/2QlkaDf). I love the combination of smoked salmon, white wine and braised cherry tomatoes. It’s a sophisticated flavor combination that will please the pickiest foodie!

Part of the reason this dish is so wonderful is the full-bodied flavor of the pasta. Since there’s no evaporation in the cooking process, you can cook the pasta directly in the flavors of the dish, instead of just plain old water. And even better? This one-pot dish comes together in only 20 minutes!

Tagliatelle is a traditional type of pasta similar in shape to fettuccine, but really you can make this dish with any kind of pasta. Check your pasta cook time on the box. If it is more than 10 minutes, take the cook time on the box and cut it in half (rounding up to the next minute if needed).

Pro Tip: If the sauce is too watery, add a slurry of 1 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 1 tbsp cold water. Stir until thickened, returning to Saute as needed.

It’s a sophisticated flavor combination that will please the pickiest foodie!


Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 3 cups broth, warmed
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill or 1 tsp dried, plus additional for garnish
  • (or substitute tarragon or parsley)
  • 1 lb dried tagliatelle or fettuccine, broken in half
  • 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 4 oz smoked salmon, sliced and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Freshly ground pepper

Instructions:

  1. Add butter to the Instant Pot. Using the display panel select the SAUTE function.
  2. When butter is melted, add onion to the pot and saute until soft, 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add wine to the pot and deglaze by using a wooden spoon to scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
  4. Add broth, cream, salt and herbs to the pot and stir to combine.
  5. Carefully fan the pasta in the pot (this helps prevent clumping) and ensure it is completely submerged.  
  6. Add the halved cherry tomatoes in a single layer–do not stir.
  7. Turn the pot off by selecting CANCEL, then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  8. Using the display panel select the MANUAL function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 5 minutes.
  9. When the time is up, let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes, then quick-release the remaining pressure.
  10. Gently stir the pasta, breaking up any clumps.
  11. Fold in smoked salmon pieces and serve immediately garnished with freshly ground pepper and additional herbs.

*The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable.