Easy Instant Pot Spaghetti

Easy Instant Pot Spaghetti – traditional spaghetti done quick and simple! Spaghetti with meat sauce, all in one pot and bursting full of flavor. Made with lean ground beef, sautéed onions, mushrooms, garlic, and roasted red peppers. Then tossed in a delicious marinara sauce. 

Guaranteed to become your next favorite easy pressure cooker meal! Have this delicious meal on your table for your family in around 30 minutes!

Easy Instant Pot Spaghetti - a super simple and flavorful spaghetti that comes together in about 30 minutes in one pot: meat, pasta, marinara and all! #easyrecipes #dinners #instantpot #spaghetti | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

EASY MEALS DONE RIGHT

It’s recipes like this that I love the most. Recipes that require little effort and little clean up. Where the appliance does (almost) all of the work. Everything cooks and comes together in the pot of the Instant Pot, from sautéing vegetables to browning the beef, all the way to even cooking the pasta! Amazing, huh?? I know! Normal spaghetti takes at least two separate items of cookware. This recipe? JUST ONE!

I have many fond memories of a childhood filled with spaghetti. My mom seemed obsessed with cooking it. Partly because she’s a pasta lover, partly because it was a flavorful, cheap meal to cook for a family of four. It’s not a fancy or expensive meal, so my family cooked it quite often. It was cheap to make and kid-friendly. Sometimes it was just pasta and sauce. Sometimes it contained ground beef and we even had garlic bread! Those seemed like special nights to have the extras.

My dad would make Easy and Quick Garlic Cheese Bread to go along with it if we didn’t buy store-bought garlic bread. I was always partial to his homemade version of garlic bread, but I am a daddy’s girl at heart. Always have been and always will be.

Easy Instant Pot Spaghetti - a super simple and flavorful spaghetti that comes together in about 30 minutes in one pot: meat, pasta, marinara and all! #easyrecipes #dinners #instantpot #spaghetti | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

HOW TO COOK THIS SPAGHETTI

Full recipe is below within the recipe card with a print off option! 🙂

I used a 6 QT INSTANT POT for this recipe!

  1. Sauté the onions, mushrooms, and roasted red peppers under the Sauté setting.
  2. Stir in the minced garlic and cook 30 seconds.
  3. Add ground beef with seasonings and break apart with a wooden spoon while it browns.
  4. Add the spaghetti noodles (broken in half) in several fanned out layers.
  5. Pour in chicken stock, marinara, and tomatoes. Make sure the noodles are as covered as possible.
  6. Seal the Instant Pot and pressure cook on HIGH (manual) for 5 minutes with a 6 minute natural release before doing a quick release.
  7. Stir well and allow to sit for 3-4 minutes.
  8. Serve garnished with parmesan cheese and freshly chopped basil!

Easy Instant Pot Spaghetti - a super simple and flavorful spaghetti that comes together in about 30 minutes in one pot: meat, pasta, marinara and all! #easyrecipes #dinners #instantpot #spaghetti | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

TIPS:

  • I used a 6 QT INSTANT POT for this recipe.
  • If you’re not a fan of having meat in your spaghetti, simply omit it.
  • GROUND MEAT: This recipe calls for lean ground beef, but you can swap it for ground chicken or turkey. I would recommend adding 1 extra tablespoon of olive oil into the pot with the ground chicken/turkey, as either one contain less fat than ground beef. Therefore, it will be a  bit drier while cooking.
  • Don’t have spaghetti noodles on hand? Swap for your favorite pasta! Pressure cooking times and pasta can vary, so please keep this in mind. A good starting point for times: cut the package boiling time in half to get a cooking time estimate, followed by the natural release time.
  • MARINARA: There is no specified brand or flavor of marinara. Add your favorite marinara/pasta sauce.
  • STOCK: This recipe calls for unsalted chicken stock. If you don’t have it, simply replace it with more water. The stock will help add additional flavor to the pasta, though.
  • SODIUM: With all of my recipes, I choose to use unsalted stocks, broths, and canned goods. This way I can control the amount of sodium that goes into a dish. If you use regular canned diced tomatoes and chicken stock, hold off on the 3/4 teaspoon of salt or season to taste.
  • NOODLES: Make sure to gently push or stir the noodles into the put as much as you can without breaking them, to ensure that all the pasta is cooked through and won’t clump together.
  • Don’t be dismayed when you remove the lid after the spaghetti has cooked and you see a bit of liquid. The pasta will continue to soak up the liquid and soften in the pot. So allow it to sit for 3-4 minutes after a good stir.
  • Slice the ground beef in small sections while it is still in its package/container. I find it easier cook it down and break it apart once it’s in the pot if I slice it beforehand.

Easy Instant Pot Spaghetti - a super simple and flavorful spaghetti that comes together in about 30 minutes in one pot: meat, pasta, marinara and all! #easyrecipes #dinners #instantpot #spaghetti | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

TOOLS USED TO MAKE THIS SPAGHETTI:

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  • INSTANT POT DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker – this is the exact Instant Pot that I have and I love it. Although it is currently just me and my husband, we enjoy the extra space this pot provides so that we have leftovers for lunches or meal prepping!
  • OXO Good Grips 2 Piece Cutting Board Set – I love OXO for a lot of reasons, but mainly because they have great products. I have had these cutting boards for years and they work perfectly!
  • Jenaluca Herb Scissors – I will never use a knife to chopped herbs again! These scissors make chopping herbs so much easier and quicker! Easy to use and easy to clean as well.

MORE INSTANT POT RECIPES TO TRY:

  • Easy Tender Instant Pot Turkey Breast – Learn how to make a turkey breast in the Instant Pot in around an hour! WITH GRAVY!  If you’re looking to cut back on the time and hassle of preparing a delicious and tender turkey breast this holiday season – then look no further! No getting up at the crack of dawn. No need to baste every 20-30 minutes. Take the guesswork, as well as all the extra time, out of your already busy holiday preparations!
  • Super Tender Instant Pot Pot Roast – the best pot roast ever! The entire meal cooks directly in the Instant Pot (or Crock Pot), is very simple to make, and is full of flavor. The beef is so juicy and tender, it practically falls apart coming out of the pot!
    This recipe is perfect for these cool autumn days. Perfect for easy-meal lovers. Perfect as a freezer meal. Simply perfect all around.
  • Easy Instant Pot Chicken Taco Soup – SUPER popular recipe on the blog! For good reason – its amazing! A simple, delicious, and healthy recipe that is perfect for these cold, rainy fall or winter days. This recipe takes a little prep and is only cooked in the Instant Pot (or Crock Pot), making for easy clean up.
  • Instant Pot Sweet Potato Beef Stew – Full of flavor, vegetables, and the most tender, flavor-infused beef you will ever try! Serve over a bed of mashed potatoes, egg noodles, or as is with crispy, baked & buttered baguette bread!

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Easy Instant Pot Spaghetti

5 from 1 vote
Easy Instant Pot Spaghetti - a great, fast, and easy recipe for the whole family! Everything cooks and comes together in one pot, making for a mess-free, simple clean up.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Instant Pot, Instant Pot Spaghetti, Spaghetti
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Pot to Pressure: 15 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 438kcal
Author: Samantha Buckner

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, (diced)
  • 4 oz baby bella mushrooms, (diced)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup diced roasted red bell pepper, (chopped (1 whole roasted red pepper))
  • 1 lb lean ground beef, (or sub ground turkey/chicken)
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tbsp lightly dried basil
  • 3/4 tsp salt, (more or less, to taste *SEE NOTES BELOW)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, (more or less, to taste)
  • 3 cups unsalted chicken stock, (or sub with water)
  • 1 (24 oz) jar of marinara, (your favorite/choice)
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can of unsalted diced tomatoes
  • 1 lb spaghetti noodles, (can sub for different noodles)

Garnishment:

  • parmesan cheese
  • freshly chopped basil

Instructions:

  • Turn Instant Pot to the Saute mode and add the olive oil.
  • Once heated, add the onions, mushrooms, and roasted red peppers. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until the onions are translucent.
  • Add the minced garlic, stir, and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Next, add the ground beef, Italian seasoning, basil, salt and pepper (as listed or to taste). Using a wooden spoon, break up the ground beef as it cooks, stirring very well.
  • Once the beef has browned and is no longer pink, cancel the saute setting on the Instant Pot.
  • Break the spaghetti noodles in half and add them in layers to the pot, fanning them out. You want to make sure they aren't laying together in a heap, otherwise they will clump together while they cook.
  • Cover the noodles with chicken stock, marinara, and the chopped tomatoes. Stir gently to ensure that all of the noodles are covered.
  • Place the lid on the pot and turn the valve to 'sealing.'
  • Cook on HIGH PRESSURE for 5 minutes and allow a 5 minute natural release followed by a quick release.
  • Open the lid and give the spaghetti a gentle stir. There may still be some liquid present. Just let it sit for 3-4 minutes. The pasta will absorb the liquid.
  • Serve garnished with parmesan cheese and freshly chopped parsley.

Notes:

I USED A 6QT INSTANT POT FOR THIS RECIPE.
  • GROUND MEAT: This recipe calls for lean ground beef, but you can swap it for ground chicken or turkey. I would recommend adding 1 extra tablespoon of olive oil into the pot with the ground chicken/turkey, as either one contain less fat than ground beef. Therefore, it will be a  bit drier while cooking.
  • Don't have spaghetti noodles on hand? Swap for your favorite pasta! If you use angel hair, do a quick release at the end, rather than a natural release, to ensure that you don't overcook the pasta. Pressure cooking times and pasta can vary, so please keep this in mind. A good starting point for times: cut the package boiling time in half to get a cooking time estimate, followed by the natural release time.
  • STOCK: This recipe calls for unsalted chicken stock. If you don't have it, simply replace it with water. The stock will help add additional flavor to the pasta, though.
  • SODIUM: With all of my recipes, I choose to use unsalted stocks, broths, and canned goods. This way I can control the amount of sodium that goes into a dish. If you use regular canned diced tomatoes and chicken stock, hold off on the 3/4 teaspoon of salt or season to taste.
  • NOODLES: Make sure to gently push or stir the noodles into the put as much as you can without breaking them, to ensure that all the pasta is cooked through and won't clump together.
  • Don't be dismayed when you remove the lid after the spaghetti has cooked and you see a bit of liquid. The pasta will continue to soak up the liquid and soften in the pot. So allow it to sit for 3-4 minutes after a good stir.
  • Slice the ground beef in small sections while it is still in its package/container. I find it easier cook it down and break it apart once it's in the pot if I slice it beforehand.
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NUTRITION:

Nutrition Facts
Easy Instant Pot Spaghetti
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 438 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 506mg 21%
Potassium 569mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 70g 23%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 9g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 12.6%
Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 8%
Iron 34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Easy Instant Pot Spaghetti - a super simple and flavorful spaghetti that comes together in about 30 minutes in one pot: meat, pasta, marinara and all! #easyrecipes #dinners #instantpot #spaghetti | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com Easy Instant Pot Spaghetti - a super simple and flavorful spaghetti that comes together in about 30 minutes in one pot: meat, pasta, marinara and all! #easyrecipes #dinners #instantpot #spaghetti | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com Easy Instant Pot Spaghetti - a super simple and flavorful spaghetti that comes together in about 30 minutes in one pot: meat, pasta, marinara and all! #easyrecipes #dinners #instantpot #spaghetti | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com
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