Instant Pot® Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

As if spaghetti night couldn't get any better, bring in the Instant Pot®! Make weeknight meals that much easier, plus did we mention less of a clean up afterwards? Introducing Instant Pot® Spaghetti with Meat Sauce for your next family night meal in!


  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground pepper
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 C. water, divided
  • 1 (24 oz.) jar pasta sauce
  • 8 oz. dry spaghetti, broken to fit into pot
Instant Pot® Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Total Time: 30 mins.


Servings: 6

Approximate nutrition information per serving: 367 calories; 16 g fat; 4.7 g saturated fat; 54 mg cholesterol; 719 mg sodium; 37 g carbohydrate; 4.1 g fiber; 6.9 g sugar; 20 g protein 


  1. Turn Instant Pot® or electric pressure cooker to sauté. Add oil and ground beef. Crumble and brown ground beef until cooked through, 5–8 minutes.  Drain any rendered fat, if necessary, then season with salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. 

  2. Add ½ cup of water and pasta sauce to pot. Stir well to combine, scraping any browned bits off the bottom.

  3. Add spaghetti noodles on top of ground beef mixture. Do not stir, otherwise the noodles will burn to the bottom of the pot. 

  4. Add remaining 1½ cups water on top of noodles (do not stir). 

  5. Set the pressure cooker to high for 8 minutes. 

  6. Once cooked, quick release the pressure and stir to combine.