So for no reason what-so-ever I waited a long time before I made spaghetti in my Instant Pot. However, that has changed… and I’m going to be making it much more often. I also like how well it works out for meal prepping now that we have our baby.
Instant Pot spaghetti reminds me of a baked spaghetti but wetter if that makes sense. It’s kinda that perfect merger of regular pasta and baked pasta. The noodles soak up all that flavor from the sauce and cooking it in the IP keeps it wet.
The big thing to remember is that this spaghetti is going to be as flavorful as you make it, so be bold and go big with what you put in it.
Instant Pot Spaghetti
- Instant Pot, 6qt or larger
- 1 Pound Italian Sausage or lean ground beef
- 1/2 tsp Salt add to taste
- 1/2 tsp Onion Powder add to taste
- 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning add to taste
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder add to taste
- 1 Pound Spaghetti Noodles spaghetti always lumps together on me. Use penne.
- 1 jar Spaghetti Sauce, 24oz
- 36 Ounces Water 1 1/2 Jars
- 1 can Diced Tomatoes. 14.5oz or sub tomato sauce
- Set the Instant Pot to saute and add the meat. Turn the Instant Pot off. Drain any excess grease from meat if necessary.
- Add the salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and Italian seasonings to the pot.
- Cook the meat and seasonings, breaking up the meat until it's completely browned.
- Break the spaghetti in half and place on top of meat in the Instant Pot.
- Pour the spaghetti sauce, diced tomato, and water into the pot. Push the spaghetti down with a spoon if necessary to make sure it is completely covered in liquid.
- Put the lid on and set it to manual mode, high pressure, with an 8 minute cooking time.
- When done, do a quick release and open the Instant Pot.
- Stir the spaghetti well. Serve immediately. Garnish with plenty of parmesaen.
- The spaghetti might still appear to be liquidy after cooking. Be sure to stir well to incorporate all of the liquid into the noodles before serving.Sometimes the pasta noodles will clump together. To help prevent this, crisscross the noodles as you add them into the pot. Some clumping will be normal, just use a fork to pull them apart.This spaghetti dish will only have as much flavor as you add to it! So… add extra seasoning to taste and make sure to use a flavorful spaghetti sauce.