Instant Pot Spaghetti – The Cookie Rookie®

Whip up a delicious spaghetti dinner quickly and easily in your Instant Pot. Ready to serve in 20 minutes, this ground sausage pasta dish is perfect for an easy weeknight dinner.

spaghetti topped with herbs and parmesan cheese in a white bowl with a fork

20 Minute Spaghetti Recipe

When you need to get dinner on the table in a hurry, the Instant Pot is the easiest way to do it. Made in the pressure cooker, this pasta dish is ready to serve up with no fuss or stress.

Made with ground Italian sausage and marinara sauce, this rich spaghetti recipe is hearty and comforting.

This spaghetti and meat sauce recipe is a true family favorite!

Be sure to try my Chicken Spaghetti and Baked Spaghetti too!

Why you’ll love this Instant Pot Spaghetti recipe:

  • ONE POT: All cooked in the electric pressure cooker, even the clean up is a breeze!
  • QUICK AND EASY: Made with simple everyday ingredients, this one pot pasta recipe requires minimal prep and is ready to serve in less than 30 minutes.
  • KID FRIENDLY: This recipe is a sure fire hit! Kids and adults both love it, and you’ll love how simple it is!

When you need to get a filling dinner on the table in a hurry, this Instant Pot pasta is a great go to!

step by step photos for how to make instant pot spaghetti
spaghetti topped with herbs and parmesan cheese in a white bowl with a fork

How to make Instant Pot Spaghetti

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

  1. Saute the sausage and onion in the Instant Pot to brown.
  2. Add the garlic and seasonings.
  3. Stir in the sauce.
  4. Add in the spaghetti.
  5. Pour the water on top and cook on high pressure.
  6. Quick release and stir the spaghetti into the sauce.
spaghetti with Italian sausage sauce in instant pot with wood spoon
spaghetti topped with herbs and parmesan cheese in a white bowl with a fork
Can I use a crockpot instead of an Instant Pot?

Yes, you can easily make this recipe in a slow cooker. Brown the sausage and onions in a skillet and then add them to the Crockpot. Add in the sauce and spaghetti and stir in, and cook on low for 4 hours.

Can I use another type of noodle?

I love to use long pasta like spaghetti or linguini for this recipe, but you can make it with shorter pasta like penne of fusilli. Just make sure that the pasta is covered with the water.

Can I make a vegetarian version of this spaghetti?

You can easily leave out the sausage in this recipe to make it meat-free and add in other vegetables like bell peppers or mushrooms. You could also use a plant based ground ‘beef’ like Beyond Meat.

What is the best way to store or freeze spaghetti?

Any leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days, and it can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw frozen spaghetti and sauce in the fridge overnight before reheating. You can reheat the dish on the stovetop til warmed through.

Serving Suggestions

This Instant Pot spaghetti is perfect to enjoy by itself, topped with some grated parm, or serve it up with sides like:

Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal, this is sure to become a family favorite!

spaghetti topped with herbs and parmesan cheese in a white bowl with a fork
spaghetti topped with herbs and parmesan cheese in a white bowl


  • I used a marinara sauce for this recipe, but any tomato based pasta sauces will work well in this recipe.
  • You can use any sausage in this recipe or other ground meats like beef, chicken or turkey.
  • Quick release the pressure for this recipe. Take care when removing the lid as it will still be very hot.

The most delicious spaghetti dish is so quick and easy to make in the pressure cooker. It’s a great go to after a long day.

fork twirling spaghetti in a white bowl

This Instant Pot spaghetti is one effortless way to get dinner on the table. Rich and flavorful, this recipe is a game changer!

If you make this recipe be sure to upload a photo in the comment section below or leave a rating. Enjoy!

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