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This Instant Pot Beef Spaghetti recipe is super easy to make. The noodles absorb their flavor from the meat and the sauce. This one-pot version of a classic comfort food will become one of your go-to meals for busy nights year round!

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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

Instant Pot Beef Spaghetti

Instant Pot Beef Spaghetti Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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.

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    35 comments

    ricci July 7, 2017 - 6:19 am

    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!!

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    Kim August 1, 2017 - 10:02 pm

    I bought two. I make a lot of Ghee, so I needed two 8 quarts. You will love the instant Pot.

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    pat. July 7, 2017 - 6:54 am

    What does instal-pot due to pasta texture?

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    Alli Smith July 7, 2017 - 7:37 am

    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.

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    candy July 7, 2017 - 9:06 am

    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.

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    Jeanette July 7, 2017 - 9:25 am

    I am totally interested in trying this. I have an instant pot and I have not tried spaghetti at it yet. What an easy way to make dinner.

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    Sarah Bailey July 7, 2017 - 11:15 am

    Oh now this sounds like something I would definitely be interested in trying, I do love a good spaghetti dish but I’ve never tried cooking with an instant pot.

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    Pam Wattenbarger July 7, 2017 - 2:14 pm

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

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    A Busy Bees Life - Sheri July 7, 2017 - 3:17 pm

    I love spaghetti and we like making all different types f it with various sauces. I enjoy learning how to make different types to try.

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    Natalie July 7, 2017 - 4:41 pm

    I keep hearing about how amazing of a cooking tool the Instant Pot is. I would love to try one out.

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    Debra Hawkins July 7, 2017 - 7:11 pm

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

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    My Teen Guide July 7, 2017 - 11:47 pm

    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.

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    Sandy N Vyjay July 8, 2017 - 1:13 am

    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.

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    Julie July 8, 2017 - 8:26 am

    This makes me really want an instant pot! This looks so delicious!!!

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    Maurene Cab July 8, 2017 - 9:00 am

    My niece’s birthday would be next week and spaghetti is something that should not be missing! Your recipe post is just on time.

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    Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen July 8, 2017 - 4:49 pm

    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!

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    Jenny July 8, 2017 - 7:23 pm

    Didn’t even know what an instant pot was. How different is it from a slow cooker?

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    valmg July 13, 2017 - 6:14 am

    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.

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    Macks January 7, 2018 - 5:15 pm

    Its a steamer.its can slow cook.it can do so much.worth the money.8 qt can do canning..its way faster than crock pot.can cook food from frozen.

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    Chubskulit Rose July 8, 2017 - 7:41 pm

    That would be my husband’s kind of dish. He loves spaghetti dishes like dish. I will try your recipe next time.

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    liz Cleland July 9, 2017 - 12:33 am

    Just got my Instant pot and absolutely LOVE it! I am creating all sorts of things.

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    rika July 9, 2017 - 2:53 am

    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.

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    Macks January 7, 2018 - 5:16 pm

    Wow. Get cooking.10 min.for chili. Roast in 50 min

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    Amber July 12, 2017 - 12:50 pm

    The directions are missing the step in which you put the spaghetti/pasta. 🙂

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    valmg July 13, 2017 - 6:10 am

    I apologize, I have corrected that. I probably needed more coffee! 😉

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    Heather in Upland July 12, 2017 - 6:21 pm

    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?

    Thanks!

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    valmg July 13, 2017 - 6:13 am

    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.

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    Alyssa July 17, 2017 - 5:14 pm

    I have the 8qt pot. Would I have to do anything differently?

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    valmg July 28, 2017 - 8:25 am

    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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    Carolyn Hammer February 8, 2018 - 7:20 pm

    Thanks for the recipe! Made it tonight and it was good. A couple of changes I might make next time—add a little salt when you put the water in and maybe just a bit more sauce—-4 oz more sauce would be better. Thanks again for this quick and tasty dinner!

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    Ed February 25, 2018 - 7:42 pm

    Trying to print out this recipe, but no “PRINT” link or hot button. Relying more and more on my multi cooker (I have a Fagor Lux 6qt) as I’m still forced to use my non-dominant arm/hand since recent shoulder surgery. Any help would be much appreciated.

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    valmg February 25, 2018 - 8:04 pm

    Hi. Great question. I’m slowly going through my older recipes (prior to 2018) and adding a print function. If you refresh the page and go to the bottom you should see a box where you can now print. Thanks for reading!

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    Diane Crammer March 7, 2018 - 11:41 am

    I made this last night as directed in your recipe instructions.
    I got the BURN notification on the IP. I used linguini pasta. It stuck to the bottom of the pot which later was hard to clean. Should I have added more water than the two cups and the 24ounces of sauce?
    Was linguini not a good choice of pasta?

    Thanks

    Disne

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    valmg March 13, 2018 - 9:20 am

    I am sorry to hear that happened for you. I wouldn’t have thought linguine would make that big of a difference as compared to spaghetti. Did you break the linguine into smaller pieces, also were most/all of the pasta pieces covered by the sauce and water?

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    Diane Crammer March 13, 2018 - 1:27 pm

    Yes broke linguini in pieces. It turned out really good,though. Just some pasta stuck to,the bottom.

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