Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs


If you're in the mood for some Italian, this Instant Pot spaghetti and meatballs recipe is perfect. The best part? It only takes less than one hour from start to finish.


  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • ½ Onion, chopped
  • 1 lb Ground beef
  • 2 tsp Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tsp Minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 jar Pasta sauce
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1 lb Spaghetti pasta
  • 1 can diced tomatoes

How To Make Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs

  1. Add the oil to the bottom of the Instant Pot, and turn to sauté.
  2. Sauté the onions until softened.
  3. Stir in the meat, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, minced garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Sauté until the meat is cooked through. Drain the excess fat, and scrape the meat mixture out of the Instant Pot. Set aside for later.
  4. Turn the sauté function off, and pour half of the water into the Instant Pot.
  5. Break the spaghetti noodles in half, and layer them in an “x” pattern in the bottom of the pot.
  6. Cover the spaghetti noodles completely with the pasta sauce, diced tomatoes, and remaining water. Be sure the noodles are submerged completely.
  7. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, and set it to sealing.
  8. Cook on manual high for 5 minutes.
  9. Allow a natural release for 5 minutes once finished, and then carefully push the valve to the venting position to release the remaining pressure.
  10. Once able to, open the lid, return the meat mixture to the Instant Pot, and stir everything to combine well before serving.

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