Instant Pot Spaghetti

One pot Instant Pot spaghetti is one of our favorite meals and done in just 15 minutes including prep time! Great pressure cooker pasta recipe!

instant pot spaghettiOh one of our favorite meals was cooked tonight but much faster than usual! I am obsessed with my new pressure cooker and 6 other devices in one now and had to make Instant Pot spaghetti in it to see just how much easier it would be. Of course it was easier, everything seems to be cooked in this all in one pot and it came out perfectly in just 14 minutes! Let us share how you too can make this favorite dish so quickly, it’s now one of our favorite Instant Pot recipes. 😉 (affiliate links present)

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So yummy right! Topped with some parmesan cheese and a side of bread and you’ve got a great meal that I’d say almost everyone loves…everyone here anyway. Here’s how you make this easy Instant Pot pasta recipe.

Instant Pot Spaghetti

5 from 5 votes
instant pot spaghetti
Instant Pot Spaghetti
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

The easiest Instant Pot spaghetti recipe ever! This is our go to meal in the pressure cooker when we need dinner fast, everyone loves this.

Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6
Author: The Typical Mom
  • 1 lb . ground beef or leave out if you wish
  • 1/4 c . diced onion
  • 1 tsp . minced garlic
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce (24 oz)
  • 2 c . water
  • 8 oz . spaghetti noodles
  • 2 tbsp . olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt optional, to taste
  1. Put IP on saute. Add olive oil, onions, and garlic and cook until onions are softened a bit. Add ground beef and cook until pink is gone. Turn IP to manual, high pressure. Add jar of spaghetti sauce, water, break noodles into 3rds and push noodles into liquid until they are covered. Secure lid, close steam valve and set to 10 minutes (if you want more al dente set for a bit less time). Quick release when it beeps, stir and serve. Done!

If you’ve never cooked spaghetti in one pot before it is so much easier than cooking everything separately and the noodles turn out perfectly! Instead of boiling them all on their own you’re just adding some water to the overall mixture so it absorbs it from there. In just 15 minutes total (including prep and browning your meat) you have a perfect pot of spaghetti!

instant pot spaghetti

If you let it sit what little liquid is there will get soaked up by the noodles and thicken a bit too. It stays well inside the Instant Pot for quite some time so even if we are all getting home at different times everyone can enjoy this Instant Pot spaghetti dish. Throw a loaf of french bread in the oven to warm and top with some parmesan cheese and it’s one of our favorite Instant Pot recipes, you can find many more easy dishes on my site too if you’re looking for another IP meal!

instant pot spaghetti

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29 Responses to Instant Pot Spaghetti

  1. If I want to serve 8 people and want to make a double batch of what your recipe, should I adjust the time or water amounts? Or should I use the same amounts you have and cook it twice?

  2. I’ve made this now three times exactly as written. My husband declared we are never to make spaghetti any other way! This recipe is a complete hit in our home! Thank you!!

    • Of course, the smaller the pasta the softer they will be so if they are really small I would not cook as long.

    • If you used angel hair I would not cook as long since they are thinner and you wouldn’t want to overcook them.

  3. Can this be done without sauce? If you want to cook just the spaghetti, what would you recommend? Thanks

    • If you just want to cook noodles I cook at manual, pressure, high for 2-3 minutes depending on how soft you want them. Adding 2 cups rigatoni or other types I use 8 cups water. Slow release.

  4. I have the 8qt. I doubled all ingredients exactly, using whole wheat pasta. Didnt change the time at all (did high 10 mins, then QR). It’s PERFECT!

    • I haven’t tried but don’t see why not, times may have to be adjusted if that takes longer.

    • I don’t think I would double it. You may overfill the pot and that wouldn’t be good, would just make 2 pots of it.

  5. To keep the pasta from sticking on the bottom, leave the ground beef or meatballs on the bottom. Do not stir them in. This creates a layer under the pasta so it doesn’t stick.

  6. The only thing I did different was to drain the ground beef after cooking and then add the minced garlic. I used Newman’s Own Sockarooni Sauce. It was so easy, I would definitely make this again.

  7. Just checking on the amount of noodles. The recipe says 8 oz. so do you use about half of a normal size box of spaghetti noodles? Most boxes seem to be 12 to 14 oz. Thank you!

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