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Instant Pot Spaghetti with Simple Tomato Sauce

These Instant Pot Spaghetti with Simple Tomato Sauce are super easy to make and ready in under 10 minutes on the table. It’s one of those such delicious quick meals that is so kid friendly and perfect for family dinner ideas. Entirely vegan, gluten free, super creamy, and satisfying. Just put your spaghetti noodles and the spaghetti sauce ingredients in the instant pot and you are good to go.

Instant Pot Spaghetti noodles served in a bowl

I’m always on the hunt to keep things really easy and go often for one pot meals like this Moroccan Chickpea Lentil Soup (Harira).

Now it’s even easier with this Instant Pot Spaghetti with Simple Tomato Sauce. It’s ready in under 10 minutes, hearty, super easy, packed with many amazing flavors, comforting, filling, super satisfying, incredibly easy.

Plus it’s amazing if you’re one of those people who love their instant pot, but don’t know where to start. This is seriously one of the vegan instant pot recipes that you can start in no time.

instant pot spaghetti recipe topped with fresh basil

What is an instant pot?

An instant pot is super versatile. It’s a multi cooker and has many functions. You can use it as slow cooker – so there isn’t any need to have a separate slow cooker if you like this cooking method.

But that’s not all. Additionally you can use it as rice cooker, electric pressure cooker, steamer, can steam your veggies and potatoes and more.

It does everything for which you normally need seven kitchen appliances.

Instant Pot Spaghetti noodles in two bowls

How to use an instant pot?

If you already have this appliance, you know how it goes. If not, don’t worry. You have to choose the right settings and can expect everything to go smooth.

Lucky you, you have this Instant Pot Spaghetti recipe and know exactly where to start.

I will tell you exactly what to do and it’s ready in under 10 minutes on the table (not including the time which it takes for the instant pot to reach high pressure which is usually 10 minutes).

How to make instant pot spaghetti

How to make Instant Pot Spaghetti with Simple Tomato Sauce

Let’s keep it really straight forward as it is:

Add all the ingredients, including the optional nutritional yeast if you like, in your instant pot. Make sure to break your spaghetti noodles in half, season with salt and pepper.

Pro tip: just keep it really simple and don’t stir the ingredients, just add everything. Also make sure your pasta is complete covered with liquid, otherwise use a spoon to push your spaghetti down.

Closeup with a lot of spaghetti sauce from the instant pot

Next: Seal your instant pot, use the manual mode and set to high pressure and 8 minutes cooking time.

Note: 8 minutes are the absolute cooking time not including the time which it takes for the instant pot reach to high pressure. This usually happens within 10 minutes.

Finally and last: After the 8 minutes cooking time, use quick release, and open the instant pot. Now stir the spaghetti with the sauce.

Don’t forget to turn off the pressure cooker. Serve on plates or bowls, enjoy.

result of Instant Pot Spaghetti after 10 minutes

This makes such an amazing and easy dish for dinner, lunch, work lunch and it makes even meal prep a breeze, because it’s s done in under 10 minutes cooking time.

A keeper for everyone.

I can imagine it’s also really delicious for date night, pot lucks, and so much more.

2 bowls of instant pot spaghetti viewed from above

Best instant pot

You probably know there are different sizes available.

For me I find the instant pot 6 quart ideal, it’s not too small and not too big.

Collage of how to make Instant Pot Spaghetti

If you give these Instant Pot Spaghetti with Simple Tomato Sauce a try, let me know what you think on Instagram or Facebook.

I can’t wait to see all your remakes.

Cheers, Florian.

This Instant Pot Spaghetti with Simple Tomato Sauce is naturally vegan, gluten free and will be an instant hit with your family. It’s super easy to make in the instant pot in no time, even the pickiest kids will love this. An amazing dairy free alternative for dinner, lunch, meal prep and so much more. #vegan #dairyfree #glutenfree #instantpot #vegetarian #contentednesscooking #instantpotspaghetti #dinner #lunch #mealprep #familydinnerideas

Instant Pot Spaghetti with Simple Tomato Sauce

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

These Instant Pot Spaghetti with Simple Tomato Sauce are super easy to make in the instant pot and ready in under 10 minutes on the table. It’s one of those such delicious quick meals that is so kid friendly and perfect for family dinner ideas. Entirely vegan, gluten free, super creamy, and satisfying.

Ingredients

  • 10 oz spaghetti (I used gf)
  • 2 tbs garlic powder
  • 4 tsp Italian herbs
  • 24 oz marinara sauce
  • 1 15 oz can light coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast, optional
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients, including the optional nutritional yeast if you like, in your instant pot. Make sure to break your spaghetti in half, season with salt and pepper.
  2. Don’t stir the ingredients, just add everything. Also make sure your pasta is complete covered with liquid, otherwise use a spoon to push your spaghetti down.
  3. Seal your instant pot, use the manual mode and set to high pressure and 8 minutes cooking time.
  4. After the 8 minutes cooking time, use quick release, and open the instant pot. Now stir the spaghetti with the sauce.

Notes

8 minutes are the absolute cooking time not including the time which it takes for the instant pot reach to high pressure. This usually happens within 10 minutes.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2.5 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 438Total Fat: 11.9gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2.7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 69mgCarbohydrates: 69.9gFiber: 5.7gSugar: 11.6gProtein: 12.8g

Tere

Sunday 3rd of January 2021

New to the instant pot, so if I double the spaghetti, do I need to double everything else?

Florian

Sunday 3rd of January 2021

Hi Tere! Indeed, hope that helps.

Becky

Tuesday 30th of June 2020

I have family members allergic to coconut. Do know what I could use as a substitute? Thanks

Florian

Tuesday 30th of June 2020

Hi Becky! I think cashew milk will work. Hope that helps.

Briana

Monday 30th of December 2019

Hello! First of all thank you for the recipe. Unfortunately, my spaghetti was sticking to the bottom. I am new to the instant pot and I was just wondering if you have any tips as to how to prevent this from happening. Thank you in advance.

Mandi Griffin

Sunday 1st of March 2020

I've made this at least three times. I call it date night pasta because it is perfect to leave for a babysitter to serve my kids. Thank you so much!

Florian

Monday 30th of December 2019

Hi Briana! Please make always sure your pasta is completely covered with liquid. Also it makes things so much easier If you break pasta in half. Hope that helps.

Lindy

Saturday 28th of December 2019

Is the cooking time the same if I use angel hair pasta instead of regular?

Florian

Saturday 28th of December 2019

Hi Lindy! I haven't tried that myself, so I can't vouch for accurate results. Let me know how it goes.

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