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Instant Pot Spaghetti Recipe

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 608kcal
Whip up a delicious spaghetti dinner quickly and easily in your Instant Pot. Ready to serve in 20 minutes, this ground sausage pasta dish is perfect for an easy weeknight dinner.
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage or ground beef
  • ½ small red onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 24 ounces marinara sauce 1 standard jar
  • 8 ounces spaghetti noodles uncooked
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • Parmesan cheese for serving

Instructions

  • Press the Sauté button on the Instant Pot.
    ingredients for instant pot spaghetti
  • Once heated, add the sausage (or beef) and onion, breaking the meat up with a wooden spoon. Cook for 4-5 minutes, until the meat is no longer pink, then add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute, seasoning with the Italian seasoning, salt, and red pepper.
    1 pound ground Italian sausage, ½ small red onion, 3 cloves garlic, 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    cooked Italian sausage and onion with spices in instant pot with wood spoon
  • Press the Cancel button, then add in the sauce, stirring well.
    24 ounces marinara sauce
    mixed sauce and Italian sausage mixture in instant pot
  • Break the spaghetti in half and spread them in an even layer over the sauce mixture. Do not stir.
    8 ounces spaghetti noodles
  • Add the remaining water to the pasta sauce jar, close, shake gently, and pour the saucy water over the pasta. Again, do not stir.
    1 ½ cups water
    spaghetti noodles on top of sauce and Italian sausage mixture in instant pot
  • Close the lid and secure the pressure valve. Cook on Manual High Pressure for 8 minutes. When the cooking time is up, perform a Quick Pressure release.
    spaghetti after cooking in instant pot
  • Carefully remove the lid and stir the cooked spaghetti into the sauce.
    spaghetti in instant pot with wood spoon
  • Serve immediately with Parmesan and your favorite pasta sides.
    Parmesan cheese

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Notes

  • I used a marinara sauce for this recipe, but any tomato based pasta sauces will work well in this recipe.
  • You can use any sausage in this recipe or other ground meats like beef, chicken or turkey.
  • Quick release the pressure for this recipe. Take care when removing the lid as it will still be very hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 608kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 2205mg | Potassium: 1015mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 876IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 4mg