This instant pot spaghetti recipe is a very simple, easy and basic instant pot spaghetti noodles recipe with marinara sauce, which you can tweak a bit to add more flavors and other ingredients.
This instant pot spaghetti can be made in 6 quart instant pot lux or duo.
By following this instant pot spaghetti recipe, you can easily make perfect spaghetti noodles using instant pot.
This is a one pot spaghetti recipe which means you do not have to boil the spaghetti in advance or drain the water from the pasta, but just dump all the ingredients in the instant pot and let it do the job!
So just like this no boil spaghetti bake recipe I have here, this instant pot spaghetti recipe is a very simple and easy one pot meal.
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I used 6 quart instant pot lux to make this spaghetti, you can use 6 quart instant pot lux or duo and probably large sized pots to make this amount of spaghetti.
Make sure to use the exact amount of water for the specified amount of spaghetti and also follow the directions exactly as instructed to cook the perfect spaghetti easily in your instant pot.
Once you have learnt how to cook spaghetti in instant pot, you may try to adjust the ingredients and add more flavors and experiment with more ingredients.
I am using a simple spaghetti recipe where we cook the spaghetti and add the marinara sauce to the cooked spaghetti.
I also used some fresh spinach in this spaghetti recipe, but that is totally optional and you can skip the spinach if you do not want to add the spinach.
I used shredded Mexican blend for cheese which I sprinkled over the prepared pasta, you can add more cheese as you like and you may use other varieties of cheese like cheddar if you like.
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So here is how you can make this simple and easy spaghetti using your instant pot following this simple and basic instant pot spaghetti recipe.
Instant Pot Spaghetti Recipe, How To Make Perfect Spaghetti Using Instant Pot
- 8 oz spaghetti noodles
- 3 cups water
- salt as needed
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups fresh spinach (optional)
for the sauce
- 2 cups marinara sauce add more if needed
- 1 cup shredded cheese you may adjust the amount slightly as you desire, I used Mexican blend cheese
- 3/4 cup whole milk or heavy cream
- Break the spaghetti noodles into half the length, transfer to the inner pot of instant pot.
- Add the water, salt, onion and garlic powder.
- Drizzle the olive oil and let it sit for about 4 to 5 minutes.
- After about five minutes gently stir (this will help to prevent the noodles from sticking) and add the fresh spinach to the pot (you may also use chopped spinach if you wish or if you don't want to add spinach, you can leave that out).
- Close the instant pot with lid in sealing position.
- Switch on the instant pot, press manual and pressure cook on high for 3 minutes.
- It will take a few minutes until the desired temperature is reached before the instant pot starts cooking, so until the temperature is reached it will show 'ON'. Once the desired temperature is reached, it will show the total 3 minutes time and the pot will start cooking.
- Once the instant pot has done the cooking, it will beep and you can press the 'Keep Warm' button.
- Wait until the pressure is naturally released or very carefully and gradually do a manual release after 12 minutes of time. Once the pressure is all released, carefully and slowly open the lid of the instant pot.
- Add the butter to the hot spaghetti, stir the cooked noodles (in case the noodles tend to stick or clump a little, you may also add an extra spoon of olive oil and gently separate the noodles using a fork which will help), and add the marinara sauce and cheese, stir well. Finally add the milk (if you add early it may burn at the bottom of the pot), stir to combine and the delicious instant pot spaghetti s ready to serve.