Easy Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs
Last week I shared one of my favorite recipes converted for the Instant Pot — Meatloaf. This week I have another favorite meal to share!
Each week, I would help my mom prepare a spaghetti dinner. Spaghetti was my dad’s favorite and it was also cheap and easy to make while stretching the budget. When Clay and I married, I decided to add a weekly spaghetti dinner to help stretch our meager military pay. However, I was met with one issue. My husband, the man of my dreams, my soulmate, my rock, did not like meat in his spaghetti! Who doesn’t like meat in their spaghetti?! He’s kinda weird. He likes hamburger meat and he likes spaghetti, he just doesn’t like the two combined. I just quit using meat in the spaghetti for a very long time.
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When Clay was away on a deployment, I fixed spaghetti with meatballs. My middle son LOVED it! He was so excited for his daddy to come home and try Mommy’s special spaghetti. I had my doubts about the meatballs, but I didn’t want to ruin my middle son’s excitement to share this dinner with his daddy.
I was shocked when I fixed those meatballs one night for my husband and not only did he love them, he went back for seconds! We finally found a way to have meat with our Spaghetti!
Now that I have an Instant Pot, I am really enjoying bringing some of our family favorites to you by adapting them. I hope that you enjoy this family favorite too.
A few of my favorite instant pot accessories!
1 lb ground pork
1 lb ground beef
1 cup bread crumbs
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1-16oz can tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons sun-dried tomato paste
2 bell peppers, sliced
Handful spaghetti noodles
Combine the pork, beef, egg, breadcrumbs and seasoning with your hands. Roll into 1-2 Tablespoon-sized meatballs and place in the bottom of your Instant Pot.
Pour in the tomato sauce and water, and stir in the peppers and sun-dried tomato paste.
You can place the spaghetti on top if you like it el dente; or mix the spaghetti into the sauce for a softer pasta.
Cook on the meat setting for 10 minutes, then natural release for about 15 minutes.
Serve with a sprinkle of your favorite cheese.
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- 1 lb ground pork
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 egg
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1-16oz can tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomato paste
- 2 bell peppers, sliced
- Handful spaghetti noodles
- Combine the pork, beef, egg, breadcrumbs and seasoning with your hands. Roll into 1-2 Tablespoon-sized meatballs and place in the bottom of your Instant Pot.
- Pour in the tomato sauce and water, and stir in the peppers and sun-dried tomato paste.
- You can place the spaghetti on top if you like it el dente; or mix the spaghetti into the sauce for a softer pasta.
- Cook on the meat setting for 10 minutes, then natural release for about 15 minutes.
- Serve with a sprinkle of your favorite cheese.
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