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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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4.88 from 16 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 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: instant pot pasta, instant pot spaghetti, spaghetti and meatballs
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 401kcal


  • 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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Recipe Rating


Tuesday 30th of March 2021

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


Monday 23rd of March 2020

I’m cooking for one so I’m wondering if I can at least half this recipe and if so, how would it change the cooking times? Any thoughts?


Sunday 8th of March 2020

I made this with meatballs from Costco. Can i just say the flavor of my meatballs made this amazing!!

I used a little more water because it wasn’t covering the noodles. I won’t do that again.

This was EASY, quick and just what I need when I’m in a pinch!


Thursday 5th of March 2020

I tried this recipe tonight with using Vodka sauce. It turned out great. Taking off the lid after cooking it the sauce was runny. I was worried. But then as it sat for about 10 minutes, the noodles soaked up some of the sauce and it was good. Maybe next time I would add a little over 2 cups of water instead of 3. Will make this again. Thank you for the recipe :-)


Friday 31st of January 2020

Walmart has half length spaghetti in 1# boxes for ~90¢