Instant Pot Beef Spaghetti #Recipe

Instant Pot Beef Spaghetti Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Spaghetti! It’s a family favorite for sure, being loved by both children and adults. Preparing it in the Instant Pot saves time and energy, and really locks flavor into the pasta. Plus, during the hot summer months your kitchen won’t get even hotter because you’re cooking on the stove! That’s a win for everyone! This Instant Pot Beef Spaghetti recipe is very simple, the noodles get their flavor from the meat and the sauce. It’s super easy to make and will become one of your go-to meals for busy nights year round. Here’s how I make it.

Instant Pot Beef Spaghetti

Equipment Needed

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  • Instant Pot
  • measuring cup
  • measuring spoons

Cook’s Pro Adjust-A-Measure Set, 3-PieceCook’s Pro Adjust-A-Measure Set, 3-PiecePyrex PrepWare 3-Piece Glass Measuring Cup SetPyrex PrepWare 3-Piece Glass Measuring Cup SetInstant Pot 6qt 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure CookerInstant Pot 6qt 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker


  • 16 oz box spaghetti, pieces broken in half
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 24 oz jar pasta sauce
  • 1 tsp tsp onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • 2 cups water
  • shredded cheese for topping (optional)

Instant Pot Beef Spaghetti Recipe From Val's Kitchen


Set the Instant Pot to saute and brown the ground beef, adding in the onion and garlic powder at the same time.

Remove the ground beef from the Instant Pot.

Add 2 cups of water to the Instant Pot.

Add the pasta to the Instant Pot.

Add the ground beef back into the Instant Pot.

Pour the sauce over top of the contents of the Instant Pot.

Set Instant Pot to cook on manual high pressure for 5 minutes.

Once the pasta is finished cooking, do a quick release of pressure.

Serve immediately, topping with some cheese if you like.

Do you have a go-to pasta meal for busy nights?

Instant Pot Beef Spaghetti Recipe From Val's Kitchen

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I'm a Jersey girl, I was born and raised here and have lived here for almost my entire life. I'm a mom of 2 boys – TJ, a 21 year old, and CJ, an 18 year old with Down Syndrome. I am the oldest of four children. I am also a social media enthusiast, cat person, and Down syndrome advocate. I love coffee and milkshakes. My favorite dessert is cheesecake. I love rock music, tech, travel and food. And cheesecake. I HATE the misuse of the word retarded. I take it personally and find it very offensive. Did I mention that I love cheesecake?

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  1. First of all I LOVE your pasta bowl!! Second I have seen soooo many Instant Pot recipes lately (this one included) that I want to try! I guess it’s time to break down and buy myself one!!

  2. I think it’s high time I purchased an instant pot! You share so many great recipes and spaghetti is a staple at my house. Your recipe looks easy and delicious.

  3. Don’t own an instant pot. When making noodles or spaghetti how does the pasta turn out. Not to mushy and of course not crunchy. I know these pots are all the thing right now, just wondering how much time they actually save.

  4. This looks so good. I love having spaghetti when I don’t feel like making a big fancy dinner for the family.

  5. I am completely obsessed with my Instant Pot! I swear it is the best kitchen tool to hit the market in years and years!

  6. Oh wow! Now I can even cook spaghetti in an Instant Pot? Amazing! I really have to get one. I have always wanted to get my own crock pot but I keep putting it off. I think this just hit the nail on the head.

  7. I do not have an instant pot and have been reading a lot of recipes where instant pots are being used for cooking. I am now inclined to buy one now and try out the spaghetti recipe.

  8. We’ve got to get an instant pot! We’re seriously way behind the curve. I didn’t even realize you could make pasta in an instant, but it sounds amazing!! Yum!

    1. An Instant Pot is an electric pressure cooker. It is a multi-function machine with a slow cooker setting, so you could use it just as a slow cooker. It’s an extremely versatile machine.

  9. Looks amazing! I haven’t used my Instant pot, bought it almost 2 years ago, still sitting in my garage. I’ll try this recipe soon.

  10. Hi, I want to try and like this recipe, but upon reading, I’ve found some oddities.

    It says to brown the meat, then take it out, then add water, then put the meat back in.

    Can’t you just add the water? Why must you take the meat out just to put it back in?

    Also, the instructions do not say to add the pasta, onion powder or garlic powder, yet those ingredients are in the list and, well, the recipe name suggests that you get spaghetti out of this recipe.

    Can you please help clear this up for me?

    And one more question: I’m allergic to basil, which means I make my own spaghetti sauce and leave out the basil. If I don’t have a quart or two of sauce already prepared, how would you recommend I go about cooking mine in the Instant Pot to make this recipe? Make sauce first, then cook beef? Brown beef, then make sauce with meat under pressure, then add spaghetti and cook that under pressure?


    1. You probably could leave the beef and then add the water. I haven’t tried it that way as I like to have the water to help ensure the pasta is covered.
      As far as the sauce, I have made my own sauce on the stovetop but not in the Instant Pot yet. This is an excellent question I’m going to have to think through in my head and get back to you.

    1. I used an 6qt Instant Pot. To my knowledge there shouldn’t be any changes so you should be all set as you are. Enjoy!

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