Instant Pot Spaghetti in Meat Sauce, all in one pot. Use ground beef or turkey, your favorite marinara sauce and dinner is on the table in 30 minutes.
Course Dinner/Instant Pot, Pasta
Keyword Instant Pot spaghetti with meat sauce, instant pot, pasta
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Author Kelly ~ the hungry bluebird
2clovesgarlic, finely chopped
1poundground beef or ground turkey(I like ground sirloin, use a mix of white and dark turkey meat)
Pinchof crushed red pepper, or to taste
Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper
1poundspaghetti, broken in half(I prefer De Cecco brand)
3cupsmarinara sauce, jarred or homemade(I like Rao's)
Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, for serving
Turn on sauté feature on Instant Pot and heat olive oil until hot. Add onions and cook until translucent. Add garlic and stir for just a bit until fragrant. Add ground turkey and continue cooking and stirring to break up clumps until browned and no longer pink. Add the Italian seasoning, crushed red pepper and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Stir to combine and cook another minute.
Turn off sauté setting. Add water and 1 teaspoon salt to the pot. Lay spaghetti on top and then cover with marinara sauce. With tongs, carefully and gently toss to combine, making sure all the spaghetti is covered with liquid.
Secure lid and seal Instant Pot. Set for 6 minutes on high pressure. When finished, let pressure naturally release for 6 more minutes (set a timer!). Manually release remaining pressure and carefully remove lid.
With tongs, stir and toss to combine spaghetti and sauce, carefully breaking up any clumps of pasta. Taste and adjust for salt. Serve with plenty of freshly grated Parm and Enjoy!
I have often used more ground meat, up to about 1⅓ pounds and it works just as well, in fact, we prefer a little more meat!
You can also use less spaghetti, like 12 ounces. If so, drop the water down a little, to 2¾ cups.
Pressure cooking times and pasta varies, a good starting point is to cut the package boiling instructions in half and set cooking time to that amount, followed by the same natural release time. I recommend the 6 minutes based on De Cecco brand and my al dente preference.