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Instant Pot Ziti And Meatballs is a classic comfort food combination that works equally well as a family meal for a busy night or a large gathering.

Instant Pot Ziti And Meatballs Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Ziti. It’s great baked, but it’s also great made in other ways. But once the cold winter weather has left the building, ziti usually isn’t great enough for me to turn on the oven and heat up the kitchen even more. So that leaves me with a problem – no ziti during the summer. The solution? The Instant Pot! A crowd favorite is easier to make then ever as it’s now a one-pot meal. Here’s how I make it.

Instant Pot Ziti And Meatballs

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Equipment Needed

  • Instant Pot
  • large mixing bowl
  • measuring cup
  • measuring spoon
  • silicone cooking spoon

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Ingredients

  • 1.75 lbs ground beef
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp parsley
  • 1 lb ziti
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes (the variety that is seasoned with basil, garlic and oregano)
  • 24 oz jar pasta sauce (I used Ragu Traditional)
  • 12 oz water

Instant Pot Ziti And Meatballs Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Place the ground beef, bread crumbs, onion powder, garlic powder and parsley into a large mixing bowl and combine thoroughly.

Place the contents of the jar of sauce onto the bottom of the Instant Pot.

Form meatballs and place into the sauce.

Place the ziti into the Instant Pot.

Place the can of diced tomatoes and the water on top of the ziti.

Set the Instant Pot to manual 6 minutes.

When the Instant Pot is finished cooking, let sit for about 5 minutes then do a quick pressure release.

Serve as is or with some shredded cheese or grated cheese on top.

If you’re looking for other Instant Pot Ziti recipes, be sure to check out my recipes for Instant Pot Ziti With Italian Sausage and Instant Pot Ziti And Meatballs.

Instant Pot Ziti And Meatballs Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instant Pot Ziti And Meatballs

Instant Pot Ziti And Meatballs Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ziti
  • 1.75 lbs ground beef
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp parsley flakes
  • 1 28 oz cqn diced tomatoes
  • 1 24 oz jar pasta sauce
  • 12 oz water

Instructions

  1. Place the ground beef, bread crumbs, onion powder, garlic powder and parsley into a large mixing bowl and combine thoroughly.
  2. Place the contents of the jar of sauce onto the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  3. Form meatballs and place into the sauce.
  4. Place the ziti into the Instant Pot.
  5. Place the can of diced tomatoes and the water on top of the ziti.
  6. Set the Instant Pot to manual 6 minutes.
  7. When the Instant Pot is finished cooking, let sit for about 5 minutes then do a quick pressure release.
  8. Serve as is or with some shredded cheese or grated cheese on top.

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20 comments

candy May 5, 2017 - 8:02 am

this is why I keep meatballs in the freezer for days when I come across great recipe. Will be making this today.

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Alli Smith May 5, 2017 - 8:05 am

Tonight would be a great night for Italian food and your Ziti and Meatballs will be a huge hit with my family. My husband loves a good meatball.

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Jeanette May 5, 2017 - 9:31 am

I absolutely love my Instant pot! I use it all the time. I have not tried this recipe before so I cannot wait to try it in there.

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Tammy May 5, 2017 - 9:37 am

I love using my Instant Pot but hadn’t tried making pasta in it yet. This recipe is perfect to try. Thanks for sharing.

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Sarah Bailey May 5, 2017 - 10:03 am

OK this has my mouth watering, how absolutely yummy do your meatballs look! I really need to try this.

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Katie Kinsley May 5, 2017 - 11:10 am

I’m still on the fence about the instant pot as I’m not sure that I need one. This looks delicious and I’m hungry!

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Christy Maurer May 5, 2017 - 2:45 pm

I have a serious weakness for pasta! This looks like it is really quick and easy! Those are my favorite types of foods.

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Terri Beavers May 5, 2017 - 3:39 pm

I need to get my daughter an Instant pot. She loves this dish and makes it the hard way.

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lisa May 5, 2017 - 4:10 pm

I love pasta dishes of all sorts. I really need to get an Instant Pot. This sounds like a delicious recipe to try.

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Claudia Krusch May 5, 2017 - 8:29 pm

I need to buy an Instant Pot. This Ziti And Meatballs recipe looks so delicious I have been hearing so many great reviews for the Instant Pot.

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Pam May 5, 2017 - 9:36 pm

I made baked ziti not too long ago. This instant pot version sounds like it would taste just as good with way less work.

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Bella May 5, 2017 - 10:53 pm

I have got to get myself an instant pot! This recipe looks so yummy, ziti is so good.

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Dogvills May 6, 2017 - 4:36 am

This looks so yummy. You just gave me an idea for our dinner tonight. I love easy recipes like this.

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Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood May 6, 2017 - 2:22 pm

Ooh this looks so tasty! I really want to get an instant pot.

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Kita Bryant May 6, 2017 - 6:33 pm

I literally just picked up some ziti from the store last night. It’s like you KNEW I needed a recipe to use it for. 😉

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Maurene Cab May 6, 2017 - 9:14 pm

This looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try this at home. I’m planning to prepare it during our family dinner.

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Cynthia Nicoletti May 6, 2017 - 10:27 pm

Sounds and looks delicious. I love one pot meals they are so easy. Will give it a try.

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pat. May 11, 2017 - 8:37 am

When using an instant, what happens to the pasta texture.

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Lori January 13, 2019 - 7:09 pm

Hi, I’m new to the instant pot, I’m not understanding you said put 6 minutes in manual, not sure what that means, but it won’t let me put 6 minutes in…

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valmg January 19, 2019 - 10:32 pm

Hi. Instead of choosing a specific setting that has a specific time for each setting I am suggesting you use the manual setting, it allows you to specify the amount of time you want.

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