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close up view of bowl full of cassava pasta

How to Cook Cassava Pasta in Instant Pot (Jovial brand, Paleo, AIP, Gluten-free)

Jovial's wonderful Paleo, AIP and Gluten-free pasta is extra easy to cook in the Instant Pot. With no stirring or monitoring, it's now my favorite way to cook grain-free pasta. As cassava pasta is made with different ingredients than regular pasta, the cooking times, instructions and liquid requirements vary from traditional pasta cooked in the IP.
Course DInner, lunch, Pasta, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword aip, cassava, gluten-free, grain-free, instant pot, Jovial, paleo, pasta
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 200kcal
Author Megan
Cost 5.00


  • Instant Pot


  • 3-½ cups water 800 ml; use 5 cups water for spaghetti noodles
  • 0.5 lb cassava pasta 1 small box (250 g)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  • Add water and sea salt to the Instant Pot's inner pot. Add pasta. (No need to stir.)
    raw noodles in insert
  • Put the lid on, lock and seal. Press the "Manual/Pressure" button, and cook at HIGH pressure.
  • Using the "-" button, adjust the time to 1 minute (or 0 minutes for orzo).
  • The Instant Pot will take 5 to 7 minutes to come to pressure.
  • Once the timer sounds, natural release of steam will begin. Allow 10 minutes for this natural release. (Set a timer so you don't forget.) During this time the pasta will continue to cook.
  • After 10 minutes, use the Quick Release Method to open the seal and carefully release the remaining pressure. Open the lid, stir the pasta and strain. For spaghetti: Immediately drain and rinse with cold water. (Recipes often recommend you reserve 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the starchy cooking liquid to add to your pasta sauce/mix-ins. Accordingly, pour some of the liquid into a small dish or retain [eyeball it] some with the noodles. Do not fully strain and rinse pasta unless you're planning to make a cold pasta salad or using the Spaghetti.) The photo below shows pasta right after removing the lid, before straining.
    cooked macaroni undrained in Instant Pot
  • Don’t leave the pressure to release for any longer than 10 minutes, as the pasta will keep cooking.
  • Serve, topped with sauce or favorite pasta toppings. If you wish, first stir in a couple tablespoons of olive oil or other ancestral fat of choice.
    a simple bowl of pasta with a fork


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 240mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg