Sunday, December 5, 2021

Perfect Spaghetti In The Instant Pot

Noodles, Pasta, Spaghetti, Meal, Italian, Having Lunch

You will love making spaghetti in the Instant Pot. It's so easy and no draining necessary.

I love my Instant Pot sooo much and use it almost daily to make either soup, rice, potatoes, French fries, roasted veggies etc. Today was the first time I ever used it to make spaghetti/ pasta. I was not disappointed. In fact, I was overjoyed with the results.

I used Ronzoni Gluten- Free thin spaghetti. 

Spaghetti, Basil, Noodles, Pasta

It's a great last minute meal because the pasta is cooked together with the marinara sauce and is ready to eat when you open the lid. I have seen recipes online that go beyond the basics and first sauté onions, garlic, and even meat to make a sauce. 

Instant Pot
I use this (affiliate link)  Instant Pot 

This quick recipe is for just a good old fashioned bowl of vegan spaghetti in a tasty marinara sauce. I haven't tried it yet,  but next time I'm thinking adding mushrooms. Appetite, Bolognaise, Calories, Catering

This method requires 2 minutes of pressure cooking time and 5 minutes to rest before releasing the steam manually. I was amazed that this simple method produced perfect pasta! 

Pasta, Spaghetti, Food
Recipe for the (link) tortilla chips triangles -

 I will admit that there were a small amount of strands of spaghetti  that stuck together, but I kind of liked the few thicker bites in my bowl of delicious pasta. 

I did love that everything was in one pot with NO mess. The Instant Pot insert is SO easy to clean and no spills either. I assembled and walked away it until it beeped- it was that easy.

Key, Plate, Pasta Plate, Spaghetti Plate

Prep Alert!! 
Before you begin assembling and layering your pasta, beware of these important 3 steps for a successful pasta.

1. The spaghetti should be broken in half and layered in a criss-cross pattern. 
2.  Add liquids but DO NOT STIR- or you will risk getting the BURN signal.

Also note: I used thin gluten-free spaghetti - if your spaghetti is thicker, add an extra minute or two to the cooking time.

12 ounces of thin uncooked gluten-free spaghetti pasta
3 + cups of marinara sauce (I used 365 brand organic and fat-free from Whole Foods)
3 cups of water
Optional: seasonings to taste- such as garlic powder, salt, pepper, fresh basil, etc.

Break spaghetti in half and layer it criss-cross in the Instant Pot. Add marinara sauce and water ( DO NOT STIR) and any seasonings that you want to add. ( make sure the pasta in submerged in liquid) add more sauce or water if necessary. 
Secure the lid and set to pressure cook for 2 minutes for thin spaghetti. When done, allow to sit for 5 minutes and then manually release the pressure according to the manufacturers directions. When you open the lid, no draining necessary- it's ready to eat

1. Add 2 minutes cooking time for regular width spaghetti(as opposed to thin spaghetti) or 3 minutes cooking time for a wider linguine. 
2. You can sauté onions and garlic in the IP before adding the pasta


  1. I am too a fan of IP..a really practical kitchen gadget that every househould should have. The spaghetti looks great!

  2. Wow; the Instant Pot sounds like a winner! I love the idea of not having to drain the pasta, and of being able to make everything in one pot. Also, your Spaghettata bowl is lovely! :)

    1. The Instant Pot is a MUST in my kitchen. I use it everyday and I actually have two!!

  3. I would never have thought you could make pasta in an insta pot!

  4. Our daughter uses an insta pot regularly. I don’t know if she’s done spaghetti in it.

  5. What a great thing to know that it's possible to cook spaghetti in an instant pot.

  6. New things to make in an instant pot are constantly coming up. This is a neat one.

    best... mae at

  7. So is an Instant Pot the opposite of a slow cooker? I love to use our slow cooker. But perhaps I need an Instant Pot asap?


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