My amazing Instant Pot spaghetti is an easy and delicious no-fuss family dinner. This is the best pressure cooker spaghetti recipe ever!
Instant Pot Spaghetti Recipe
When it comes to feeding my family of four, I often turn to my trusty pressure cooker spaghetti with meat sauce recipe. There’s nothing fancy about spaghetti, but it’s a budget-friendly family meal that I make again and again. What’s better than spaghetti for dinner? Why not make this easy family favorite in minutes using your Instant Pot?
It took me a few tries to come up with the perfect Instant Pot spaghetti recipe, but now that I have it down, I don’t deviate much from this simple recipe.
We prefer to have ground beef in our spaghetti, but you can skip the meat or use ground turkey to lighten it up a bit if you prefer.
I was a little skeptical about making pasta dishes like this one in my Instant Pot.
I thought that the pasta might turn out overdone, but with this recipe, my Instant Pot spaghetti turns out perfectly every single time.
Easy Instant Pot Spaghetti
If you haven’t made the plunge and bought your own Instant Pot yet, I can’t recommend it enough. Click here to see the exact pot I use at home.
It’s so convenient to get home on a busy weeknight and be able to throw a few ingredients into my Instant Pot and have dinner on the table quickly.
In an effort to eat less fast food and more home-cooked meals this year, my Instant Pot has been really invaluable. Sure, there’s nothing really special about putting spaghetti on the dinner table, but my family loves it and real food beats fast food every single time in my book.
How to Cook Spaghetti in an Instant Pot
This is a really basic spaghetti recipe that you can doctor-up to fit your preferences. Here’s your grocery list of ingredients:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 12 oz. spaghetti noodles
- 1 (24 oz.) jar marinara sauce
- 3 cups warm water
- 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes (undrained)
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil (optional)
- Grated parmesan cheese (optional)
When it comes to cooking instructions, I have a few tips to help ensure you end up with a delicious batch of Instant Pot spaghetti.
First, be sure you season your beef before cooking and brown it thoroughly. This is going to lock in loads of delicious flavor.
Second, make sure that after breaking your pasta in half, you layer it in the pot using a criss-cross pattern. Even making two or three layers of the noodles going opposite directions will really help in preventing your pasta from sticking while it’s cooking.
Finally, you’ll want to make sure your marinara is room temperature and that you’re using warm water. This will help ensure that your Instant Pot doesn’t have to work harder than necessary to come up to pressure. We’re cooking pasta here, so timing is really everything!
Of course, you’re also going to want to sprinkle on a generous amount of grated parmesan cheese and plenty of fresh basil to garnish this yummy Instant Pot spaghetti.
It’s amazing how fresh herbs can transform a basic family dinner recipe into something special.
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Easy Instant Pot Recipes
- Instant Pot Potato Soup
- Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage
- Instant Pot Pot Roast
- Instant Pot Taco Soup
- Instant Pot Goulash (VERY POPULAR!!)
- Instant Pot White Bean Soup
- Instant Pot Beef Stew (I’m famous for this!)
Nutrition Information: Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 444