Instant Pot Spaghetti

Ready in less than 30 minutes, this Instant Pot Spaghetti is super easy! The entire recipe is cooked in the instant pot – the pasta AND the meat sauce meaning less clean up later. This Instant Pot pasta recipe is perfect for busy families!

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Homemade Spaghetti Bolognese (But in Your Instant Pot)

Don’t you just love using an Instant Pot? My Instant Pot has become one of my favorite appliances in the kitchen. It’s awesome for making a meal like Pot Roast or fall-apart-tender Barbacoa Beef in a fraction of the time.

This Instant Pot Spaghetti could not be easier. Everything is ready in under 30 minutes of time. Simply sauté onions, ground beef, and garlic in the instant pot until they are golden brown and caramelized. Next add in spaghetti sauce, fire-roasted tomatoes, and water. The spaghetti noodles also get cooked in the instant pot. It’s SO convenient!

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Ingredients for Instant Pot Spaghetti

  • Olive oil: Olive oil is added to the Instant Pot to sauté the onion. This keeps it from sticking to the bottom of the pot and burning.
  • Beef: This is an instant pot spaghetti meat sauce recipe so the meat I chose is ground beef. You can try ground chicken or turkey for a lighter version.
  • Onion & garlic: Even though we’re using a jar of spaghetti sauce, I like to add extra onion and garlic to amp up the flavor. It is definitely a must!
  • Pasta: Just regular spaghetti noodles, broken in half. Pro tip: rotate the direction when you layer them in the instant pot to stop the pasta from clumping.
  • Spaghetti Sauce: For convenience, I added a jar of spaghetti sauce instead of making it from scratch. I always have some in the pantry to add to dishes in a pinch!
  • Tomatoes: I also added in a can of fire-roasted tomatoes. They add a delicious charred tomato flavor!
  • Water: The water is added to cook the pasta. The sauce would dry up otherwise!
  • Seasoning and garnish: Season with salt and pepper to taste, and I like to garnish this instant pot spaghetti with basil and parmesan.

How to cook Spaghetti in the Instant Pot

  • Sauté the onion: Start by selecting the sauté option on the instant pot. Add in olive oil. Once you start to hear it sizzle add in onion and cook until golden brown 3-4 minutes.
  • Add in ground beef and cook until browned, 2-3 minutes (doesn’t have to be fully cooked through, we just want to get some color on the beef). Then add in garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Add in the spaghetti sauce, fire-roasted tomatoes, and water.
  • Layer in the halved spaghetti noodles, rotating which direction they are in (this helps to keep the noodles from clumping up when cooking).
  • Place the lid back on and press manual mode or high pressure. Set to 6 minutes.
  • Once done release the valve and wait for all of the steam to stop. Remove lid and stir the spaghetti.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with basil and parmesan cheese, if desired.

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Storage, Reheating, and Freezing Instructions

  • Store cooled leftover Instant Pot Spaghetti in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Freeze completely cooled and cooked spaghetti in a freezer-safe container. Even better if it’s oven-safe, like an aluminum baking dish, to make reheating easier.
  • Reheat frozen Instant Pot Spaghetti in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 60-90 minutes, covered, until warmed through. You may need to add a splash of water to the pasta to keep it from drying out.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long does it take to cook spaghetti noodles in an instant pot? For this Instant Pot Spaghetti recipe, it takes just 6 minutes!
  • What is the ratio of water to pasta in instant pot? I used 2 cups of water for 1lb of spaghetti noodles. There is also liquid in the spaghetti sauce and tomatoes that the pasta absorbs.
  • How do I keep spaghetti from clumping in my instant pot? This is an important tip for adding your noodles! Make sure to break your noodles in half and layer in the halved spaghetti noodles, rotating which direction they are in (this helps to keep the noodles from clumping up when cooking).
  • What to do if pasta is undercooked in instant pot? If the pasta is a little too al dente, all you have to do is add another 1/4 cup of water to the instant pot and cook it on high pressure for another minute or two.

What to serve with Spaghetti

Serve this Instant Pot Spaghetti recipe with fresh basil and tons of parmesan cheese on top. I like to serve this Instant Pot Spaghetti with my One Hour Focaccia Bread and a side salad. Enjoy!

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Instant Pot Spaghetti

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 5
Instant Pot Spaghetti. A super easy meat sauce spaghetti cooked in the instant pot and ready in less than 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound spaghetti noodles broken in half
  • 1 24 ounce jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • basil for serving if desired
  • parmesan cheese for serving if desired

Instructions

  • Select the sauté option on the instant pot. Add in olive oil. Once you start to hear it sizzle add in onion and cook until golden brown 3-4 minutes.
  • Add in ground beef and cook until browned, 2-3 minutes (doesn't have to be fully cooked through, we just want to get some color on the beef)
  • Add in garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Add in the spaghetti sauce, fire roasted tomatoes and water.
  • Layer in the halved spaghetti noodles, rotating which direction they are in (this helps to keep the noodles from clumping up when cooking)
  • Place the lid back on and press manual mode or high pressure. Set to 6 minutes.
  • Once done release the valve and wait for all of the steam to stop.
  • Remove lid and stir the spaghetti.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with basil and parmesan cheese, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Spaghetti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 498 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 73mg3%
Potassium 558mg16%
Carbohydrates 71g24%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Antipasto Pasta Salad, Easy Dinner, Easy Weeknight Dinner, Instant Pot, Pasta, Spaghetti

 

 

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