Instant Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce recipe

Perfectly cooked pasta, delicious ground beef or turkey, tomato sauce and all ready in under 30 minutes this Instant Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce is a true one-pot meal.

Author: Jennifer Fishkind
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 10 servings
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4.58 from 7 votes


  • 1/2 yellow onion (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 16 ounce package spaghetti noodles (uncooked and broken in half)
  • 1 24 ounce jar marinara sauce or tomato sauce (24 oz)
  • 1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups water


  1. Turn Instant Pot to saute. When it reads HOT, add the olive oil and onion.

  2. Continue to cook the onions until slightly soft
  3. Add the meat, Italian seasoning, salt, garlic powder, pepper, red pepper flakes, and minced garlic.

  4. Cook the meat until no pink remains, stirring frequently
  5. Hit CANCEL.
  6. Add a little water used to deglaze the bottom of the pot.
  7. Break spaghetti strands in half. Layer the spaghetti strands on top of meat in a criss-cross pattern.

  8. Pour marinara sauce over pasta.
  9. Pour diced tomatoes over sauce.

  10. Pour water around sides and on top of tomatoes.
  11. Push down lightly with the spatula to make sure water gets through layers and all pasta is covered.
  12. Cover with lid.
  13. Turn valve to SEALING, press PRESSURE COOK (or Manual on some models).
  14. Set cook time to 5 minutes
  15. When cooking is done, let pressure do a natural release for 5 minutes,
  16. Hit CANCEL.
  17. Do a quick release until pin drops
  18. Open lid, and stir spaghetti and meat sauce together well before serving

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 83kcal
Fat: 3g
Saturated fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 28mg
Sodium: 396mg
Potassium: 190mg
Carbohydrates: 1g
Protein: 10g
Vitamin A: 245%
Vitamin C: 0.7%
Calcium: 20%
Iron: 1.4%
Keyword: easy recipe, Instant Pot, Week Night Dinner
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