Pressure Cooker Noodles – Delightfully Easy

Pressure cooker noodles couldn’t be more simple, all you need is dry noodles and a table spoon of oil. Cooking noodles in a pressure cooker is no different to cooking anything in a pressure cooker. Pressure cooking noodles allows you to cook them in less time and with less water while still providing perfect tender noodles every time. Lets get started making our pressure cooked noodles.

pressure cooker noodles

Pressure Cooker Noodles

Step 1

Place your chosen ‘dry’ noodles into your pressure , do not fill over half way with the noodles as they will expand.

Step 2

Pour water into your cooker until it just covers the noodles and add a table spoon of oil, this will help keep foaming to a minimum.

Step 3

Safely secure the lid in place and bring the pressure cooker up to pressure with a high heat. When your safety regulator starts to allow steam to escape immediately turn the temperature down do a medium heat, between medium and high would be best. It will vary depending on which pressure cooker you are using but try to keep it at a temperature that allows steam to escape continuously.

Step 4

For this step you will need to refer to the table provided below, cooking times vary depending on the type of noodles/pasta you are using.

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Table created by Miss Vickie

Pressure Cooker Noodles

Did you know?

  • It would take 2,021,452,000 gallons of water to cook 1 billion pounds of pasta, that is enough water to fill up 75,000 Olympic swimming pools
  • Cooked al dente (al-DEN-tay) means (literally) “to the tooth,” which is how pasta is tested to determine whether it is properly cooked or not. The pasta should be somewhat firm, giving a little resistance to the tooth, but tender.
  • Egg noodles obviously contain egg, pretty much all other dry pasta does not. Federal law states a noodle must contain 5.5 percent egg solids to be called a noodle. So basically a noodle without any egg isn’t actually a noodle.

I hope you make your own pressure cooker noodles, once you do it for the first time you realize just how simple it is. Happy cooking!


  1. Reply Alex April 8, 2015 at 5:40 am

    Wonderfully easy, i made these today for me and my boys.

  2. Reply Ardyce Olson September 26, 2019 at 2:08 am

    Wondering do u leave pressure vent open ?

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