Instant Pot Spaghetti And Meatballs

(Inside: This instant pot spaghetti and meatballs recipe is soon to be a family favorite! Save your time tonight and make this yummy comfort food in no time! Your family will be begging for instant pot spaghetti and meatballs every night!)

When I first opened my Instant Pot… There was one big question I had…

And maybe you had the same question…

Can I cook spaghetti and meatballs in my pressure cooker?!

Well, friend, the answer to that question is a big HECK YES!

I started experimenting, and I was so excited to create this super delicious Instant Pot spaghetti and meatballs recipe!

instant pot spaghetti and meatballs

I had to do a bit of testing to make the best Instant Pot spaghetti and meatballs…

There were a few things we had to get absolutely perfect.

Of course, we needed the meatballs to stay together and taste great.

The pasta had to be cooked just right…

And we had to make the marinara sauce taste JUST LIKE my grandma’s recipe… instant pot spaghetti and meatballs

If you’re getting ready to make Instant Pot spaghetti and meatballs, I don’t want you to worry.

This recipe isn’t going to take you 800 years and a bajillion steps.

I mean, the Instant Pot is supposed to SAVE you time, right?

So tonight you can make this delicious Instant Pot spaghetti and meatballs recipe for your family, and you’ll have super yummy comfort food ready in no time!

Yields 6-8

Instant Pot Spaghetti And Meatballs

Beef: 16 SmartPoints Freestyle
Turkey: 14 SmartPoints Freestyle

13 minCook Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. ground beef or turkey
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic or garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt (or less if you prefer)
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp oregano
  • 1 egg
  • ½ lb. dry, uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 jar 67oz spaghetti sauce
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp chopped garlic
  • Water

Instructions

  1. Mix ground meat, dry seasoning and egg well. Use a small ice cream scoop to make evenly sized meatballs.
  2. Set pressure cooker to sauté mode. Once hot, add oil and garlic.
  3. Add meatballs in one layer. Turn over meatballs to brown evenly. Remove meatballs. Set aside. Continue working in batches until all meatballs are browned. Note: They don’t have to be fully cooked as they will be cooked further later on.
  4. Add water to cooker, scraping bottom to release browned bits. Add about ½ cup of spaghetti sauce to the water. Mix well.
  5. Add uncooked spaghetti to pot. Add water until spaghetti is covered. Cook on high pressure at 4-5 minutes.
  6. Quick release pressure once done and then remove cooked spaghetti from cooker.
  7. Return meatballs to pot and add rest of spaghetti sauce. Cook on high pressure for another 8 minutes.
  8. Use natural release once your Instant Pot beeps done. Serve meatball sauce on spaghetti. Garnish with Parmesan cheese if you wish.

Notes

Garnish with Basil if desired.

Nutrition

Calories

3700 cal

Fat

245 g

Carbs

183 g

Protein

176 g
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Doesn’t that just sound absolutely DELISH?

Trust me, this Instant Pot spaghetti and meatballs recipe will quickly become a family favorite.

But let me warn you… If you aren’t cooking this spaghetti and meatballs recipe in your pressure cooker for dinner tonight, you’re going to want to pin this post.

Becuase when you get the craving… You’ll want to be able to come back again and again!

instant pot spaghetti and meatballs

Photo Credit: Dream79

4 Comments

  1. I’ve been at this recipe for over an hour:(. As a beginner, I feel like there’s a lot of steps that were missed. I had no idea how much water to put in. Once you select Pressure Cook, you have to wait like 5-10+ minutes for the machine to warm up (as a beginner I did not realize that). I didn’t realize you had to put the spaghetti sauce in first, then the meet.... and possibly more water? Because after waiting about 20 minutes for the countdown to start, I received a “burn” notice. Omg I’m so hungry right now.
    • The burn notice is most likely because you had bits from browning the meat stuck to the bottom of the pan or you used too much spaghetti sauce. When it comes to using an electric pressure cooker with tomatoes you do need to use the exact amounts because tomatoes can thicken. You can read more about why the Instant Pot gives a burn notice here. As for the pressure cooking reaching pressure - that's not something that I could estimate time wise to tell people as it will vary based on what altitude you live in. Also amount of water will vary based on the size of pressure cooker an individual is using. The guide to go by is to make sure your pasta is submerged under water. Sorry you had such a disappointing experience.

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