Instant Pot Spaghetti

So come on tell me who would have thought you could make Spaghetti with meat sauce all in the same pot in 8 minutes! Yep, that’s right- 8 minutes! I tell you I’m just more and more crazy about (and just plain crazy ?) my Instant Pot. There just isn’t anything this little pot can’t do so far! I mean I can barely believe that I cooked Instant Pot spaghetti all in one pot including browning the ground beef. Is that so cool or what!

It started with us sitting in the living room watching Serenity (awesome movie by the way) and my hubby saying, “Hey, I feel like spaghetti tonight. What are the chances given that it’s so late? ” and I just kind of looked at him like he had six heads and then pictured me serving him the last can of the kid’s Chef Boyardee Spaghetti And Meatballs but no sooner had I had this wicked thought than he said, “hey, what about that Instant Pot? What can it do for us in this situation?”

And with that, we shortly ( and I mean very shortly) found out.

I quickly searched for the recipe and voila!- found it. It required ingredients that we just so happened to have on hand (see below) and it mentioned how long it would take so it looked like we had a winner.

I quickly defrosted the hamburger and rounded up the other ingredients and the rest is history as they say.

And who said that husbands can’t come up with great ideas every once in a while! O:)

Okay, so here is the recipe because you’ve just got to try this for yourself. I had so much fun and what a sense of accomplishment I tell you! 🙂

Instant Pot Spaghetti

Instant Pot Spaghetti - The easiest spaghetti recipe ever made! A quick recipe for spaghetti made right in the instant pot. How cool is that! O:) Get a family favorite meal on the table even faster on busy nights!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 221 kcal
Author Kelli M. Riebesehl | Mommy Blogger


  • 1 Pound Lean Ground Beef
  • 1/2 Teaspoon EACH Salt, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Pound Spaghetti Noodles
  • 1 (24 Ounce) Jar Spaghetti Sauce
  • 36 Ounces (11/2 Jars) Water
  • 1 Can (14.5 Ounces) Diced Tomatoes


  1. Set the Instant Pot to saute' and add the ground beef. Add the salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and Italian seasonings. Cook the meat and seasonings, breaking the meat up until it's completely browned. Turn the Instant Pot off. Drain any excess grease from meat if necessary.

  2. Break the spaghetti in half and place on top of meat in the Instant Pot. Pour over the spaghetti sauce, diced tomato, and water. Push the spaghetti down with a spoon if necessary to make sure it is completely covered in liquid.

  3. Seal the instant pot and set it to manual mode, high pressure, 8 minutes cooking time. When the time is up, use the manual quick release to open the Instant Pot. Stir the spaghetti well. Serve immediately.
    Instant Pot Spaghetti

Recipe Notes

NOTE:  This spaghetti may appear to be a little liquidy right after cooking.  Be sure to stir well to incorporate all of the liquid into the noodles before serving.

NOTE:  Some people have had an issue with their noodles "clumping" together.  Try crisscrossing the noodles when you add them to the instant pot, instead of adding them in one big chunk. Some clumping is normal, simply use a fork to pull any noodles apart that have stuck together. 

Needless to say, I am so very happy that I got the Instant Pot. What a treat! And I feel this way every time I use it. Just yesterday I found gobs of recipes that I want to try out. I know I’ve said this before but there’s just nothing you can’t do with your Instant Pot!

Do any of you have an Instant Pot already?  Thinking about getting one?  I’d love to hear what you think!

If you’re thinking about getting one, I would get the 8qt. especially if you have a sizeable tribe of your own at home. Even if your tribe’s smaller, think of the leftovers!

If you are interested in purchasing one, why not check it out here…

Well, that’s all for now folks. Until next time!O:)


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Kelli M. Riebesehl | Mommy Blogger