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overhead view of instant pot spaghetti in pressure cooker

Instant Pot Spaghetti

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: italian


Instant Pot Spaghetti is a fast one-pot weeknight meal. This easy spaghetti recipe out there, perfect for busy families! Perfect pressure cooker spaghetti in just twenty minutes start to finish!


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  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 24 ounce jar spaghetti sauce
  • 12 ounce spaghetti


  1. Turn Instant Pot to Sauté mode. Add olive oil and sausage and cook, stirring often, until brown.
  2. Add a splash of beef broth and thoroughly scrape the bottom to deglaze. (See note below)
  3. Add spaghetti sauce, onion powder, and garlic powder and stir to mix.
  4. Break spaghetti noodles in half and layer over the spaghetti sauce.
  5. Pour remaining beef broth over the noodles. Tap noodles into the sauce to ensure they are totally covered with broth.
  6. Set on high pressure for 9 minutes.
  7. Release manually after cooking is finished. Open the lid, stir, and allow to sit for five minutes to continue cooking.
  8. Top with parmesan and basil if desired.


Be sure to thoroughly scrape and deglaze the bottom of the Instant Pot. Not doing so could result in a Burn warning while cooking under pressure.

Keywords: spaghetti, instant pot

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