Let me be completely transparent with you all, this one pot spaghetti is……..A GAME CHANGER! Who knew that the Instant Pot can could bring me this much this joy!
But I get it, you’re probably thinking: We’re really making Spaghetti…..in an Instant Pot? I know, it blew my mind too haha. I’ve always used pressure cookers to prepare soups, quickly cook beans and potatoes. But never ever considered it to cook pasta.
This one pot spaghetti was so easy and fun to make. But not only that, the clean up was ridiculously quick. I normally have multiple pots that I use to make my spaghetti, which there’s nothing wrong with. However, I wanted to try something new. And let’s just say……I may never go back. For this recipe you’ll need a few things: some measuring spoons, a measuring cup, glass bowls to hold the ingredients, a pasta scoop, a wooden chopping board and a good deep bowl to eat out of.
Here’s how I make my One Pot Spaghetti using the Instant Pot:
|Yield: 4 Servings||Prep Time: 10 Minutes||Cook Time: 15 Minutes|
1 pound of ground beef
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoon of seasoning salt
2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning
2 tablespoons of garlic powder
1 tablespoon of onion powder
1 cup of chopped yellow onion
1 cup of chopped green peppers
2 cups of water
1 (24 ounce) jar of your favorite pasta sauce
8 ounces of dry spaghetti
Optional: 1 cup of sugar
Optional: Grated Parmesan cheese
- Chop the veggies. Use your wooden chopping board to chop your onion and green peppers
- Cook the ground beef. Turn your electric pressure cooker on to sauté. Once heated, add the olive oil and beef. Break the beef up into large pieces with a spoon and season with the seasoning salt, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and onion powder. Also add in your onion and green pepper. Cook, stirring and breaking the beef into smaller and smaller pieces, until cooked through and no longer pink. This should take about about 5-7 minutes.
- Add 1/2 cup of the water, then the pasta sauce. Turn off the sauté function and add 1/2 cup of the water to the pot. Be sure to scrape the bottom of the pot to remove any stuck-on meat. Add the pasta sauce and stir until well blended. *Optional – this would be the time to add the sugar
- Break the spaghetti in half and layer in the pot. Break the spaghetti strands in half and spread them in one or two layers over the ground beef mixture. Do not stir from this point on. It will cause the spaghetti to get clumpy
- Add the remaining water but don’t stir. Rinse the pasta sauce jar with the remaining 1 1/2 cups water (pour the water into the jar, twist on the lid, and shake gently) and then pour the water over the pasta. Remember — no stirring here.
- Set the pressure cooker to HIGH for 8 minutes cook time. Seal the pressure cooker. Set to cook on HIGH pressure for 8 minutes. The cooker should take between 10 and 12 minutes to come up to pressure.
- Use a quick release to release pressure and stir. Open the pressure release valve (quick release) as soon as the 8 minutes cook time is up. Open the pressure cooker and stir the spaghetti into the sauce. Turn off the pressure cooker and remove the insert from the pressure cooker. Then serve immediately.
Good for 2-3 days refrigerated!