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Instant Pot spaghetti and meatballs

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Easy pasta recipe, Instant pot spaghetti with meatballs in sauce. Frozen or fresh meatballs with delicious noodles- a quick dinner for your whole family!

instant pot meatalls and spaghetti in a bowl

Can you cook noodles in pressure cooker?

Absolutely yes! Its so easy and it turns out perfect each time. The main secret to perfect pasta is to make sure you cover it with liquid and once its pressure cooked, quick release and separate the noodles. Try my other instant pot pasta recipes:

  1. Instant pot chicken lo mein noodles
  2. Instant Pot Fettuccine Alfredo pasta
  3. Quick and easy Instant Pot beef stroganoff

The main difference between pasta recipes mentioned above and this Instant pot spaghetti and meatballs recipe, is that i used a frozen ingredient- meatballs and premade spaghetti sauce.

The easiest recipe on my blog! But if you prefer to use homemade meatballs, try meatballs recipes from this dishes- Air fryer meatballs  or Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo with meatballs.

a collage of instant pot spaghetti cooking method

Cooking pasta in Instant pot

When i cook pasta in my Instant pot i try to use spaghetti type, or linguine. Before cooking you need to break them in half. If you are using other pasta noodles like penne or rotini, there is no need to worry.

Just dump them in to your pressure cooker and cover with sauce. Once cooked, they will be perfect and not stuck together.

Instant pot pasta with meatballs a bowl of pressure cooked spaghetti and meatballs

More Instant pot recipes you may like:

This recipe is part of my collection of Easy instant pot recipes recipes. Check it out!

instant pot meatalls and spaghetti in a bowl
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4.78 from 36 votes

Instant pot spaghetti and meatballs

Easy pasta recipe, Instant pot spaghetti with meatballs in sauce. Frozen or fresh meatballs with delicious noodles- a quick dinner for your whole family!

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: instant pot pasta, instant pot spaghetti, spaghetti and meatballs
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 401kcal
Author: Tatiana


  • 10 oz spaghetti noodles
  • 24 oz pasta sauce
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 lb meatballs frozen or fresh
  • oil spray for the pot


  • Spray the inner pot with olive oil spray. Add meatballs. Break spaghetti in half and arrange on top of meatballs. Add sauce on top and water. Make sure all spaghetti are covered with liquid.
  • Close and lock the lid. Cook for 10 minutes on MANUAL. Quick release.
  • Once done, stir your pasta immediately and serve with some Parmesan on top.

Tools used in this recipe

Pressure cooker


Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 646mg | Potassium: 698mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 491IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators.

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spaghetti and meatballs




Recipe Rating


Monday 16th of January 2023

Do I need to cook my homemade meatballs first or put them in raw?


Monday 5th of September 2022

If I double the recipe do I double the time?


Sunday 16th of January 2022

Wow! I’m so impressed with this recipe! Easy, cheap, quick and tastes great! what more can you ask for? Followed the recipe exactly except because the pasta wasn’t fully covered I added a little extra sauce.Came out Perfect,will make again for sure:)

Caroline Laanstra

Tuesday 14th of September 2021

I followed your recipe last night, using homemade meatballs and homemade pasta sauce. Do you have an idea why the "burn" symbol came up? It came to pressure, then when I saw the burn warning I did a quick release. Nothing was sticking to the pot. So I tried again, and after coming to pressure it happened again. BUT my pasta and meatballs were cooked! So we had a great meal. Your thoughts on what happened would be appreciated.


Friday 24th of February 2023

@Caroline Laanstra, I had that happen when the seal wasn’t all in correct.


Tuesday 30th of March 2021

It would help if you give the cooking settings, are we supposed to guess??


Tuesday 1st of February 2022

@Tatiana Shifruk, yes it says manual but my insta pot doesn’t. So is pressure suppose to be the same as MANUAL?

Tatiana Shifruk

Friday 16th of April 2021

It says MANUAL. High pressure