Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce

Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce

  • Author: Jenne Kopalek
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 5 Servings 1x


  • 1 lb package spaghetti pasta
  • 124 oz pasta sauce
  • Parmesan cheese; for topping
  • 1 white onion; diced and optional
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 85/151lb grass fed ground beef
  • 114.5 0z diced tomatoes


  1. Turn instant pot on saute mode and cook ground beef and onions.
  2. Turn off instant pot. Break spaghetti in half and place on top of the meat.
  3. Pour sauce and canned diced tomatoes over the top. Make sure to cover all the of the noodles.
  4. Add one cup of water. Place lid on instant pot and set to high pressure for 10 minutes. Quick release pressure when the instant pot is done counting.
  5. Open pot and make sure that any noodles that are sticking together to use a fork and separate. If sauce is thick add a half cup of water. If liquid is still a lot then your pasta will be fine.
  6. Place lid back on pot and set to high pressure for 5 more minutes. Once the instant pot is done counting then quick release pressure.
  7. Serve topped with parmesan cheese. Please read notes for more.


Cook time can vary due to the type of pasta you use. If using a thinner pasta then take the time down a few minutes. For thicker pasta then up a few minutes. Always judge by the sauce you use too. Some sauces are thinner than others. Some sauces are thicker. Thicker sauces need more water. If your getting a burn notice make sure you have the meat on bottom and add a little more water.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 5
  • Calories: 324
  • Sugar: 11.3g
  • Sodium: 992.3mg
  • Fat: 19.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.8g
  • Trans Fat: 0.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.7g
  • Protein: 19.8g
  • Cholesterol: 64.1mg

Keywords: Instant Pot, Spaghetti

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. View our privacy policy.
Send this to a friend