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5 from 24 votes

Instant Pot Spaghetti

Easy Instant Pot Spaghetti is one of the best Instant Pot recipes for a fast family dinner. Everything cooks together in one pot: meat, pasta and sauce!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 432kcal


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey or ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 8 ounces uncooked whole wheat or regular spaghetti
  • 25 ounce jar marinara sauce see note below


  • Turn Instant Pot to saute mode and add the ground turkey or ground beef. Cook, crumbling with a spoon, until browned. Turn Instant Pot off.
  • Add the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, pepper and water. Stir until well combined, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
  • Break the spaghetti noodles in half and lay them in the pot in about 6 parts, with each part laying in a different direction (this is to prevent the spaghetti from sticking together).
  • Pour the marinara sauce over the spaghetti. Do not stir.
  • Seal Instant Pot lid and turn the steam valve to the sealing position.
  • Cook at high pressure/manual for 5 minutes if using whole wheat spaghetti with a package cook time of 7-9 minutes. Cook at high pressure/manual for 7 minutes if using regular white spaghetti with a package cook time of 9-11 minutes.
  • Do a quick release (carefully turn the steam valve to the venting position using the handle of a long spoon and wait for all of the steam to escape and the pin to drop down).
  • Remove lid, stir. You will see some liquid in the pot. This will absorb after just a few minutes. Wait for 3-5 minutes and then serve.


  • Use a good quality marinara sauce that you love the flavor of, as that will impact the flavor of the finished dish.
  • If you want vegetarian spaghetti, leave out the meat and skip the saute step. Put the water in the pot, followed by the seasonings. Then add the spaghetti as directed in the recipe. Pour the sauce over the top of the spaghetti and do not stir. Pressure cook as directed in the recipe.
  • Nutrition facts calculated for recipe made with lean ground turkey and whole wheat pasta.


Serving: 1.5 cups | Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 452mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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