Have you cooked pasta in your Instant Pot? Instant Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce cooks in one pot for an easy weeknight dinner.

You’ll have no extra dishes and no messing with draining the pasta.

The taste is amazing because the noodles simmer right in the sauce and absorb all that yummy flavor.

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Instant Pot One Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce

Instant Pot One Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce – dig in!

Kids love spaghetti so this a family-friendly recipe. You will love how quickly you can go from prep to the table. In less than 20 minutes, a full spaghetti dinner is ready to serve.

This recipe can be doubled in a 6 or 8 quart Instant Pot. To double, use 2 jars of spaghetti sauce, 1-2 lbs of meat, 1 1/2 jars water, and a full box 16 oz box of pasta.

My Instant Pot is an Instant Pot Duo 9-in-1. This is a 6 quart pressure cooker, and so far it’s been a good size for our family meals, but check out the 8 quart models if you are cooking for a crowd.

My recommendation is the Instant Pot brand. These are well worth the investment. Once you have one, you will use it often.

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Instant Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

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Instant Pot One Pot Pasta with Meat Sauce

Here's a quick, delicious way to get supper on the table in one pot! Enjoy family favorite spaghetti night without a lot of extra dishes or even having to drain the pasta.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Instant Pot Main Dish
Cuisine: Pasta
Servings: 4
Calories: 455kcal
Author: Sara Borgstede


  • 1 pound ground beef or sausage
  • 8 oz half box pasta of choice, white, whole wheat, or gluten free all work
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce 24 oz
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 spaghetti sauce jar of water


  • Click the "saute" button on Instant Pot and cook ground beef until brown, about 5-8 minutes. It does have have to fully cook through.
  • Turn machine off.
  • If desired, drain fat. (The more fat your drain, of course the healthier. A little bit of fat keeps pasta from sticking together.)
  • Add 1 jar spaghetti sauce.
  • Add 3/4 jar full of water.
  • Add pasta. Do not mix, but gentle push pasta into liquid and move around a bit to prevent sticking.
  • Turn Instant Pot to "Manual" and set for 6 minutes. If using gluten free pasta, cook for 4 minutes.
  • When pot beats, quick release and serve.


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Serving: 4g | Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 461mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 3mg
IP spaghetti

After browning meat on “Saute”, shut off Instant Pot. Add one jar of pasta sauce plus one jarful of water, about 3/4 full.

IP Spaghetti with Meat Sauce in One Pot|The Holy Mess

IP One Pot Spaghetti

In 6 minutes, dinner is ready, and you only have 1 pot to wash!

Instant Pot One Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce

Instant Pot One Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce – dig in!

Instant Pot One Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce|The Holy Mess

This dish has an amazing flavor because the pasta is cooked in the sauce.

Have you made pasta in your Instant Pot?

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