instant pot spaghetti
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Instant Pot Spaghetti

Here's an easy 10 minute Instant Pot spaghetti recipe that's one of our favorite one pot meals ever! A family favorite dinner that you just dump and go and only requires a few ingredients to make. A complete pasta dish that feeds all five of us for under ten dollars, that's a big win in my book! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy, homemade, instant pot, pressure cooker, spaghetti sauce
Servings: 6
Calories: 404kcal
Author: The Typical Mom


  • 1 lb ground beef or 1 lb. spicy sausage is our new favorite instead of ground beef
  • 1/4 c onion diced
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce (24 oz)
  • 2 c water I pour into spaghetti sauce jar once emptied, shake to get remainder of sauce and pour in pot, could use beef broth for even more flavor
  • 8 oz spaghetti noodles
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt optional, to taste


  • Put Instant Pot 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. Drain grease or leave in, your choice. 
  • Add jar of spaghetti sauce, water, break noodles into 3rds (sprinkle in so they don't lump together) and push noodles into liquid until they are covered. (do NOT stir) 
  • Secure lid, close close steam valve and set to 10 minutes (if you want more al dente set for 8-9 minutes). 
  • Quick release when it beeps, stir and serve. Done!
  • ** Do not recommend doubling this recipe as it will not turn out properly. Make two batches separately if you want more.


Serving: 6oz | Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 1038mg | Potassium: 673mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 8.6mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 3.1mg