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Instant Pot Spaghetti

Instant Pot Spaghetti is here to save your busy weeknights with quick deliciousness! It's one of the easiest pasta dishes for dinner!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword How Do I Make Instant Pot Spaghetti Recipe, How To Make Instant Pot Spaghetti Recipe, Instant Pot Spaghetti, Instant Pot Spaghetti Recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 371kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground beef 80/20
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup carrot, finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups water divided
  • 1 (24-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 8 ounces spaghetti broken in half


  • Turn Instant pot onto saute function. Add the vegetable oil when the display reads "hot". Add the beef, onion, garlic, carrot, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring often and breaking up beef into large pieces, until the beef is no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
  • Turn off saute setting and 1/2 cup water. Stir, scraping up any brown bits on the bottom of the pot. Pour in the sauce and mix until combined.
  • Over the beef spread the broken spaghetti into 2 layers. Do NOT stir. Pour the remaining 1 1/2 cups water over pasta, again not stirring!
  • Lock the lid and set the valve to seal. Set function to "manual mode-high pressure" for 8 minutes. The instant pot will start on its own.
  • Switch the valve to the "venting" position to completely release steam before opening lid. If any sauce comes out in the jet of steam, close the vent and release the steam in bursts.
  • Carefully remove the lid (there will likely still be remaining steam). Mix the noodles with the sauce. Allow to sit for 4-5 minutes to thicken before serving.


Serving: 1/4 of the recipe | Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 1159mg | Potassium: 232mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1335IU | Vitamin C: 4.4mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1.1mg