Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs is really one of the easiest recipes on the blog. You know I love easy and this recipe takes the cake! I always have the ingredients on hand and my family absolutely devours it.
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I love making pasta in the Instant Pot, if only for the fact that I don’t have to drain it, and that means one less dish to clean! I’ve come up with several Instant Pot pasta recipes and they quickly become family favorites. My Instant Pot Taco Pasta and my Instant Pot Cheeseburger Mac are both must-tries!
Simple Ingredients for Instant Pot Spaghetti & Meatballs
You seriously only need 4 ingredients and you can have them on hand all the time! Frozen meatballs, spaghetti, your favorite pasta sauce, and chicken broth, that’s it. I like to make a big batch for my large family. This recipe will feed my family of 7 and we usually have just a little leftover.
This is an easy recipe for those super busy weeknights we all have. If you have time and want to make your own meatballs, though, I recommend making them ahead of time and freezing them.
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Layering Is The Key to Perfect Spaghetti & Meatballs
In order for your Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs to be a success, you have to layer your ingredients. Don’t want to end up with the dreaded burn message.
You will place your frozen meatballs at the bottom. Next, you need to break your spaghetti in half and layer it on top of the meatballs. Next, you’ll pour your chicken broth into the pot. Finally, you will layer the pasta sauce on top. Don’t mix anything, just layer.
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Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs
SPAGHETTI PASTA, MEATBALLS, AND PASTA SAUCE
- First layer the meatballs on the bottom of the pot, then break the spaghetti pasta in half and spread them in a layer over the meatballs.
- Next, pour the chicken stock into the pot and then layer the jar of pasta sauce evenly over the top of the pasta. Do not mix the ingredients.
- Close the pot and set the pressure release valve to ‘Sealing’.
- Set the Instant Pot to cook on ‘Manual’ or ‘High Pressure’ for 8 minutes. Once the cooking time has completed, allow for a 2-minute natural pressure release.
- Once the 2-minute NPR has completed, carefully release the remaining pressure from the pot.
- Open the pot and using a spoon or spatula, thoroughly mix the spaghetti and meatballs together breaking apart any pasta that may have stuck together during cooking.
- Serve and enjoy!
6 thoughts on “Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs”
Planning to make this tonight, but just realized I only have angel hair pasta. Should I make an adjustments?
Hi Julie! Angel hair pasta will cook faster so you’ll want to cook it for less time. I can’t give you an exact number since I don’t really use angel hair. Rule of thumb is half the time it says on the box. That’s what a lot of people go by. Enjoy!
Do you know if the cooking time would be the same if you half the recipe? It’s just too much for our family.
Hi Shana! The cook time would remain the same. Enjoy!
Hi, I just made this, and our only complaint was the meatballs I had bought. So I plan to bake my own meatballs and freeze them so I can make this recipe when I only have energy to dump stuff in the pot. The hardest part about this recipe is NOT stirring!
Hi Kathy! You can definitely use your own meatballs next time. We really like the Homestyle meatballs from HEB which makes it easier for me to make this. But of course, if you can make your own it will be even better! Thanks for stopping by!