Instant Pot Ravioli is delicious tender pasta stuffed with cheese, meats, and all your favorite fillings. Paired with pasta sauce, it’s an easy meal the family will love!

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Instant Pot Ravioli

Cooking frozen ravioli is easy and gives you a hearty meal that no one will complain about eating.

Sometimes, you need a recipe that the whole family will love, and this frozen cheese ravioli is it.

Whenever I make instant pot ravioli, it is a no-pressure dish that I can almost guarantee my kids will eat. 

Even better? It’s only two ingredients with almost zero prep work. Just pick up a few packages of frozen ravioli at your local Trader Joe’s or grocery store to have on hand whenever you need a quick meal. 

Can’t get enough pasta? Try out our Instant Pot Pasta and Meatballs, Instant Pot Pasta Carbonara, and Instant Pot Pasta and Meatballs.

Why You’ll Love Instant Pot Frozen Ravioli

  • Super easy
  • Kid-friendly
  • Easy to customize
  • Comforting
  • Weeknight meal idea
instant pot frozen ravioli cooked and on a plate with sauce

Frozen Cheese Ravioli Ingredients

  • Frozen Ravioli
  • Water
  • Pasta Sauce

How To Make Instant Pot Ravioli

Step 1: Add frozen ravioli

Place the frozen ravioli in the Instant Pot and flatten with a spoon.

Step 2: Add water

Pour water over pasta. Make sure it covers the pasta.

Step 3: Cook frozen ravioli

Place the lid on the pressure cooker and seal. Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. Complete a quick release. Remove the lid

Step 4: Add sauce

Add your favorite pasta sauce, serve, and enjoy!

Tips and Tricks for Cooking Frozen Ravioli

I have come up with a few tried and true tricks to cook frozen ravioli. 

  • Make sure you use enough water to cover your ravioli (I add one cup of water at a time until the frozen cheese ravioli are covered).
  • Spray the bottom of the pot with some olive oil spray to make sure the pasta does not stick.
  • The cooking time, in the pressure cooker, for this recipe is quick, so stay close. Overcooked pasta is mushy and not very appetizing.
  • Choose the high-pressure setting over the low-pressure for the best ravioli texture. The high heat makes it cook through really quickly.
  • Frozen ravioli works better than fresh for this instant pot recipe.
  • Add chicken broth or beef broth instead of water to make it into an instant pot ravioli more flavorful. 
  • A quick release of pressure is essential for this instant pot ravioli. When the natural release pressure is chosen, the pasta cooks too long and tends to fall apart.
frozen cheese ravioli on a cutting board

Instant Pot Frozen Ravioli FAQs

What kind of ravioli does this recipe use?

This recipe can use so many different types of ravioli. I have used frozen cheese ravioli and all sorts of other combinations.

Check out the ravioli section in your local grocery store- you’ll be surprised at how many ravioli options there are. Here are just a few options for what you can get inside of your ravioli that will work for this instant pot recipe:

  • Meat: Italian sausage, ground beef, ground sausage
  • Seasoning: Italian seasoning, fresh basil, black pepper
  • Cheese: parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, cottage cheese
  • Vegetables: diced green peppers, spinach, or butternut squash

You could probably cook an entirely new type of ravioli every night of the week—there are that many choices!

Can you use fresh ravioli?

When you use fresh ravioli in an instant pot, it can fall apart, lose shape, and become soft and mushy. Instead, it’s best to cook frozen ravioli for the best results.

What to serve ravioli with?

  • A nice garden salad
  • Fresh bread
  • Glass of wine
  • Herbs

Ravioli Side Dishes

You can easily serve this ravioli on its own or pair it with a tasty recipe like

Storing leftover ravioli

There is that rare occasion when there are some leftover instant pot frozen ravioli. When that happens, store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. 

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Instant Pot Ravioli

Instant Pot Ravioli

4 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
4 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings


Instant Pot Ravioli is delicious tender pasta stuffed with cheese, meats, and all your favorite fillings. Paired with pasta sauce, it's an easy meal the family will love!


  • 24 ounces frozen ravioli
  • 1 cup water, see note
  • 2 cups pasta sauce


  • Start by adding the frozen ravioli to the Instant Pot. Flatten it down with the back of your spoon.
  • Then add enough water to cover the pasta. **Hint, add it in small batches, so it’s just barely covered. If you pour it in, it will be too much water.
  • Add your lid, making sure it’s in the sealed position. And set the manual high pressure for 4 minutes.
  • When the timer beeps, do a quick release.
  • When all of the pressure is completely down, you should easily open the lid, mix, and you are ready to serve.
  • Mix with your choice of pasta sauce.
  •  Plate, serve, and enjoy!


  • Instant Pot


**Remember never to force a lid to open on any pressure cooker.


Serving: 1gCalories: 596kcalCarbohydrates: 77gProtein: 26gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 1633mgPotassium: 364mgFiber: 7gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 530IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 19mg

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