Pressure Cooker Spaghetti And Homemade Meatballs is a one-pot meal that tastes like it’s been slowcooking for hours, but comes together in about 30 minutes, give or take a few minutes depending on how fast you make the meatballs.
Did you see yesterday’s post? Yesterday I shared an Instant Pot recipe for spaghetti and meatballs that only called for 3 ingredients. That’s right, only 3 ingredients! It’s secret? Frozen meatballs. Today I’m talking about spaghetti and meatballs again. What’s different today? This is still a pressure cooker recipe but in this recipe the meatballs are made from scratch. This is a one-pot meal that tastes like it’s been slowcooking for hours, but comes together in about 30 minutes, give or take a few minutes depending on how fast you make the meatballs. I love making spaghetti this way. The noodles really absorb the flavor, and I don’t even have to strain them! Here’s how I make Pressure Cooker Spaghetti And Homemade Meatballs.
Pressure Cooker Spaghetti And Homemade Meatballs
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- electric pressure cooker (I used a 6 qt Mealthy Multipot)
- large mixing bowl
- measuring spoons
- measuring cup
- silicone spaghetti server
- 1 lb spaghetti
- 3/4 lb ground beef
- 3/4 lb ground sweet Italian sausage (I used Premio)
- 1/3 cup Italian bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (the kind in the shaker)
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp dried chopped onion
- 2 tsp parsley flakes
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 2x 28 oz can tomato sauce
- 28 oz water
- salt, pepper, grated cheese to taste (optional for serving)
Plug the pressure cooker in.
Place the ground beef and ground sausage into a large mixing bowl.
Add the Italian bread crumbs, grated parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, chopped onion, parsley flakes, milk and egg to the bowl and combine thoroughly.
Form meatballs about the size of a golf ball by hand and set aside on a plate. You should have approximately 18 nice size meatballs.
Plug in the electric pressure cooker.
Cover the bottom of the pot with a thin layer of olive oil.
Place the meatballs into the pot. If you made a decent size meatball then you should wind up with one full layer of about 18 meatballs in the pot.
Break the spaghetti pieces into thirds and place them into the pot. You can put it in different directions if you like. You can also leave it all in one direction, but be aware some of the noodles may be prone to sticking together a little bit if you go this route.
Pour the two cans of tomato sauce into the pot.
Fill one of the empty tomato sauce cans with water and pour that water into the pot.
Be sure that all of the pasta is covered.
Place the lid onto the pressure cooker and close to seal.
Set the pressure cooker to cook for 8 minutes on manual high pressure.
Once the cooking time has ended do a quick pressure release.
Use the spaghetti server to give a quick stir. It may look like you have a lot of sauce but once you stir it won’t.
Serve immediately with salt, pepper and grated cheese if desired.
If you don’t want to make meatballs from scratch, be sure to check out my Easy Instant Pot Spaghetti And Meatballs recipe, which only calls for 3 ingredients. If you’re looking for other dishes to make in an instant Pot electric pressure cooker be sure to check out my pressure cooker recipes! This is the most popular category on my site and it contains lots of one-pot recipes that can be made in an Instant Pot or other electric pressure cooker!