how to make instant pot spaghetti recipe

Instant Pot Spaghetti Recipe, How To Make Perfect Spaghetti Using Instant Pot

Simple, easy and foolproof method to make perfect spaghetti using instant pot. The total time doesn't include the time needed for instant pot to come to pressure and also for pressure release.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword instant pot noodles, instant pot spaghetti
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
pressure build up and release time 25 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 369kcal
Author Rose


  • 1 lbs spaghetti noodles
  • 8 cups water
  • salt as needed
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups marinara sauce add more if needed
  • 2 cups shredded cheese or use as needed
  • 2 cups fresh spinach (optional)


  • Break the spaghetti noodles into half the length, transfer to the inner pot of instant pot.
  • Add the water, salt and garlic powder, mix everything well.
  • Add butter and olive oil, stir again and let it sit for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • After 2 to 3 minutes stir the noodles again (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), stir everything well again.
  • Close the instant pot with lid in sealing position.
  • Switch on the instant pot, press manual and pressure cook on high for 4 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 4 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 which will take about 10 to 15 minutes of time. Once the pressure is naturally released, carefully and gently open the lid of the instant pot.
  • Stir the cooked noodles very well and add the marinara sauce and cheese, stir well and serve hot!


Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 543mg | Potassium: 401mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 24.9% | Vitamin C: 7.8% | Calcium: 17.6% | Iron: 9.6%