Are you looking for the best instant pot spaghetti and meatballs recipe? Look no further than this easy instant pot pasta recipe that includes homemade meatballs!
I love a good batch of spaghetti and meatballs. I have made them in my oven and slow cooker for many years. I knew it was time to add to my instant pot pasta recipes with an easy recipe for instant pot spaghetti and meatballs.
Many recipes I see for pressure cooker spaghetti and meatballs call for frozen meatballs. I wanted to share how easy it is to make your own meatballs from scratch while still taking advantage of the time-saving abilities of the instant pot electric pressure cooker.
Why make meatballs from scratch?
I prefer making meatballs from scratch for two main reasons:
- I can control the ingredients and avoid unnecessary fillers and preservatives.
- I can customize it to my family’s tastes. If you like a spicier meatball, add some cayenne or crushed red pepper flakes. Want a leaner meatball? Use ground turkey. Want to switch to whole grains? You can use whole wheat bread crumbs. The options are endless.
What if I don’t have time to make my own meatballs?
If you don’t want to make your own meatballs, you don’t have to. Frozen meatballs are perfectly acceptable. You can also make a double or triple batch of meatballs and freeze them. Then, just toss them in frozen and cook them in the instant pot following the directions below.
I discuss freezing meatballs in this post if you want detailed instructions.
Ingredients in instant pot spaghetti and meatballs
This recipe is relatively simple. Here are the ingredients:
- Meatballs (ground beef, breadcrumbs, milk, Worcestershire sauce, dried basil, dried parsley, garlic powder, salt, pepper)
- Spaghetti noodles
- Store-bought spaghetti sauce or homemade pressure-cooker spaghetti sauce
Serve this with Cheesy Garlic Bread
Amount Per Serving Calories 486
We love a big bowl of past and this recipe for instant pot spaghetti and meatballs is my new go-to for busy weeknights.