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Instant Pot Spaghetti

Instant Pot Spaghetti is cooked in a hearty, homemade marinara packed with beef, herbs, and juicy tomatoes. Ready in less than 15 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Instant Pot Spaghetti
Prep Time 22 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
NPR & Coming to Pressure 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 743kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


  • Select Saute and once it reads HOT and oil and beef.
  • Season with salt & pepper and brown well, discard the beef juices. Brown until slightly crisped 5 – 7 mins. Taste and adjust for salt & black pepper.
  • Add in diced onions, minced garlic, dried herbs, then saute for another 2 minutes.
  • Pour 1 cup of chicken broth, then deglaze by scrubbing the bottom with a wooden spoon.
  • Add in soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, remaining chicken broth. Stir.
  • Break the spaghetti in half, then add spaghetti in the Instant Pot, do not stir but press to submergee into the liquid.
  • Add the tomatoes on top. Do not mix.
  • Lock the lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position.
  • Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 3 minutes + Natural Release for 5 minutes.
  • Release remaining pressure, then open the lid.
  • The spaghetti sauce will look liquidy, and the spaghetti is about about 90% cooked.
  • Use the "Saute More" function to bring the mixture to a simmer. Using a wooden spoon, stir a few minutes to fully cook the spaghetti and thicken the sauce.
  • Taste and season as needed.
  • Turn off the Instant Pot.
  • Garnish with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, fresh basil then serve.


Calories: 743kcal | Carbohydrates: 98g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1270mg | Potassium: 1221mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 262IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 7mg