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Instant Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce Recipe

Looking for the perfect dinner for all those busy weeknights?  This Instant Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce helps you get a family favorite meal on the table fast!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Servings: 8
Author: DIY Thrill


  • 1 Pound Ground Beef
  • 16 Ounces uncooked Spaghetti 1 Pound
  • 24 Ounce Jar Classico Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce
  • 6 Cloves Minced Garlic
  • 2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 3 cups Water


  • Set your Instant Pot to Sauté and add the Ground Beef.  Stir well with large wooden spoon, breaking the meat up until it's completely browned. {approx. 5 - 7 minutes}
  • Turn the Instant Pot off and drain the excess juices from the meat.
  • Sprinkle Beef with Onion Powder and add Minced Garlic, then stir until well combined.
  • Break Spaghetti in half and lay over meat in a criss-cross pattern, like an "X".
  • Pour 3 cups water over pasta.
  • Then pour Jar of pasta sauce over water.
  • Place lid on, and select Pressure Cook, High Pressure, and change cook time to 8 minutes.
  • Preheating takes about 15 minutes and will begin 10 seconds after settings are selected.
  • Once Spaghetti is done, do a quick pressure release. {I like to do a gradual quick release to avoid any messy splatters... basically a quick release of steam, in a few gradual nudges}.
  • Finally, stir well, dish up, and ENJOY!


In addition to saute and cook time, it will take around 15 minutes for your Instant Pot to initially reach pressure before cooking begins.
If using a Crock Pot Pressure Cooker, you'll select the "Beans/Chili" setting to manually override cook time and pressure settings.