Monday, January 23, 2017

Instant Pot Spaghetti

The very first meal we tried in our Instant Pot was spaghetti. Sure, it's already a pretty simple task, but being able to dump everything into one pot, save on dishes and save on time, that was certainly alluring for us!

Sadly, our first attempt was a slight fail. Still edible, but the noodles were a bit overcooked and it was waterier than I prefer my pasta sauce. We made a few mental notes, and the second time it came out much better!

(Some of the process pictures are from the first attempt, so don't mind the change in color as I had originally used a vodka sauce.)

Instant Pot Spaghetti

1 lb ground beef (or turkey)
desired about of pasta – we used a full 12oz package
1-2 24oz jars of pasta sauce
½ jar water

1. Brown thawed meat in your Instant Pot on SAUTE setting. Once browned, drain meat of excess grease.

2. Break pasta in half to  lay flat on the browned meat.

3. Pour ONE jar of sauce overtop of pasta.

4. Fill the sauce jar half way with water and add to the Instant Pot.

5. Place lid one pot, and ensure knob is on SEALING.

6. Set IP to Manual (high) for 9 minutes.

7. When finished, allow 10 minutes NPR (Natural Pressure Release) before VENTING.

8. Once vented, open - be careful to open the lid away from your face to avoid scalding, and stir.

9. If desired, add second jar of sauce and let heat up on WARM before serving with Parmesan.

Feel free to add any desired extras - brown mushrooms and onions with the ground beef, or add black olives and minced garlic before adding the pasta and sauce.

Add a salad and some garlic toast, and you've got a great meal on the table in no time flat!


  1. Looks yummy! I keep hearing so much about these insta pots... I just might have to get one. Thanks for sharing with us at Together on Tuesdays.

  2. Wow! What a fast and easy way to fix a yummy dinner! Thanks for sharing this recipe/process at Together on Tuesdays :)

  3. YAY!!! I got an Instant Pot and have needed some more recipes to try. I can't believe how many things you can make in these!


  4. I am trying out stuff with my new instant pot too. Bought supplies to try yogurt next.

  5. Jackie, I've not heard of an Instant Pot, but I definitely have to check them out. This looks delish and I love one pot meals, less muss and less cleanup! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Ooh, I've not heard of the instant pot, it looks great though! Thanks so much for sharing over at Friday Frivolity :)

  7. I really need to get myself an Instant Pot Jackie, all the recipes look and sound so amazing and quick. Pinning this one for one day ;-)

  8. We are so addicted to our instapot! Thanks for the recipe andf or linking up at #MerryMonday!

  9. I'm into the Instant Pot too. Just picked up a steamer basket at the thrift store today that fits perfectly! And Ive ordered a pushpan for cheesecake. Thanks for joining us at Family Joy Blog Linkup! I have a Instant Pot group board if you are interested in joining!

  10. Sounds super cool! I've never heard of an instant pot. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. Hi,
    I know Denise. Looks great!
    Thanks for bringing your post to last week's Blogger's Pit Stop.
    Janice, Pit Stop Crew

  12. I think I commented on this for another link party. Still haven't gotten around to trying it, but maybe this weekend. I thought we were going to do something special for superbowl, but I think we're going to be wiped out because we are going to Supercross on Saturday.

    Thank you for participating in this week's #fandayfriday link party! I hope you get some great traffic to your site this week and hope to see more of your blog posts at next week's party!

  13. This is a great recipe for the Instant Pot, looks great! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

  14. I got an electric pressure cooker for Christmas. You can never have to many kitchen gadgets! Love it! Thanks for sharing this post with us at the Funtastic Friday Link Party!

  15. Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

  16. You were featured at Smell Good Sunday! Thank you so much for sharing, hope to see you again this week.

  17. Looks great! The recipe is quite simple and easy to prepare, added to the menu for this weekend. hope to enjoy the best Instant Pot Spaghetti with my family. Thanks and good day
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  18. For some reason, I love cooking your recipes. It looks delicious, for sure this Instant Pot Spaghetti
    is going to be on my table tonight. Thank you, Jackie, for this simple yet delicious looking recipe. !!
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