Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs

Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs

I’ve said it before, when my husband bought our Instant Pot, I was terrified of it. It’s huge, it’s something I knew nothing about, and the controls were daunting. All that being said, the more I use it, the more I love it. It’s a pressure cooker so things cook especially fast. This is most beneficial during the work week when time is of the essence.

This particicular dish has quickly become a favorite of ours. Its oddly creamy, tasty, and fast! We always have the ingredients on hand which makes this a fabulous dinner meal . . . anytime! And leftovers to boot!

Try it, you’ll see!

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Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs

  • Author: Patti
  • Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 pound frozen meatballs
  • 8 ounce uncooked spaghetti
  • 24 ounce pasta sauce
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon basil, for garnish


  1. Arrange the meatballs in Instant Pot in one layer. Break the spaghetti in half and arrange them over the meatballs.
  2. Drizzle the olive oil over spaghetti. Pour in the pasta sauce and water, making sure spaghetti is completely covered.
  3. Cover and set the Instant Pot to High pressure for 10 minutes. When cooking is done, quick release the pressure and carefully open the lid.
  4. Stir pasta and meatballs together in sauce, then top with parmesan cheese and enjoy right away with fresh basil on top for garnish if desired.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Cuisine: Italian
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