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Are you ready for the world’s easiest spaghetti recipe for a quick, cheap dinner? This instant pot spaghetti recipe cooks in just minutes, and you don’t have to boil noodles over a hot stove! Get spaghetti and meatballs from the instant pot in just minutes!
Hey y’all, Tiffany here.
This is one of our kids’ favorite dinners – we probably make it at least once a week!
Instant Pot Spaghetti
If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, then you’ll know that cooking is not my thing. One of the biggest things I hate about pasta dishes is the time you spend cooking the pasta, stirring over a hot stove, and then cleaning said stove because the pot always boils over.
But spaghetti in an Instant Pot is simple!
Just put 1/2 cup of water on the bottom, then put in a bag of frozen meatballs. Add 16 oz of spaghetti noodles (we break ours in half and lay them flat) and top with a 24 oz jar of pasta sauce (like Ragu).
Fill up the empty sauce jar with water, and add that to the pot. Stir everything around a little bit. Set on “Manual” for 6 minutes, and you can walk away!
- 1/2 cup water on the bottom
- Add a bag of frozen meatballs
- Layer 16 oz spaghetti noodles
- Top 24 oz pasta sauce
- Fill pasta sauce jar with water and add
- “Manual” for 6 minutes, then quick release.
If you’re having issues with getting the noodles to cook all the way (which can happen at some elevations and sometimes for no reason at all other than your kitchen hates you), then try cooking the noodles separately with 4 cups of water and the meatballs on top. After the 6 minutes are done, then add the sauce and stir around. It will warm up pretty quickly.
Want to jazz up your spaghetti with fun sauces and other additions? Here are some great recipes: