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June 23, 2022

Instant Pot Pasta with American Lamb & Mint


Recipe Provided By
"Platings and Pairings"
Prep Time

10 min

Cook Time

15 min

Total Time

25 min



Instant Pot Pasta with American Lamb & Mint


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground American Lamb
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 green onions, sliced, whites and greens separated
  • 2-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 4 ounces pasta, uncooked
  • 12 ounces frozen green beans
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter


Set Instant Pot to SAUTÉ; add oil. Once hot, add American Lamb; season with salt and pepper. Cook 4 to 6 minutes, breaking apart with a spoon, until browned. 

Add garlic and white parts of onions; sauté 2 to 4 minutes, until fragrant. 

Pour in broth; scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the Instant Pot. Add pasta. 

Cover and seal the lid; turn vent to sealing. Hit CANCEL then press the MANUAL (high pressure) button; set the timer to 4 minutes (or 1/2 the time of the pasta package directions). It will take about 15 minutes for Instant Pot to come to full pressure, then the display will show a countdown timer. 

Once the 4 minutes are up, hit CANCEL and do a quick pressure release to release the pressure.

Open the lid; stir in green beans, lemon zest, and juice, remaining green onions, parmesan, mint, and butter. Let sit with the lid on for 5 minutes. Season with additional salt and pepper, if needed.

USDA recommends the following time and temperature parameters

Ground Lamb

Internal temperature of 160°F

All Other Cuts

Internal temperature of 145°F, with a 3 minute rest

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Visit our Lamb Cooking Time & Temperature page for recipe inspiration and tips on preparing the perfect lamb.


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