This spaghetti in the Instant Pot is so easy, you’re going to love it!
Making spaghetti in general is usually pretty easy, but this is homemade sauce that tastes like it’s been cooking for hours.
Plus you make everything in one pot so it’s easy clean up!
Another great thing is it’s only 6 points per serving, and they are good sized servings.
I made this for me and my two daughters and there was still a lot leftover!
Whether you are on blue, green or purple this is 6 points per serving. Purple could be less if you use whole wheat pasta. This is how I plugged it into the recipe builder:
The only thing I didn’t add to it were the spices I used but I knew those were all 0 points.
I’m going to give you some tips to make sure this turns out perfect for you.
After you brown the ground beef in the Instant Pot you’re going to add a 1/2/ cup of water.
You want to make sure you scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the Instant Pot. This will prevent you from getting a burn notice.
You’re going to break the spaghetti noodles in half before laying them in the Instant Pot.
Once you do that do not stir the noodles! You might be tempted to…but don’t do it.
You will add the tomato sauce, petite diced tomatoes and spices on top of the noodles. Again, don’t stir the noodles.
After the Instant Pot comes to pressure and cooks for 8 minutes you want to do a quick release. Remove the lid and immediately stir the noodles.
The spaghetti noodles will absorb a lot of the liquid. I would check to see if you need to add more salt.
You can also cook this on the stove top, simply omit the water and cook the noodles separate.
Add the tomato sauce, petite diced tomatoes and spices to a sauce pan. I would allow it to simmer for 30 minutes so the flavors have time to develop.
Yield: 4 servings (6 points for blue, green and purple)
- 1/2 lb. 95% lean ground beef
- 6 oz. spaghetti noodles
- 1 1/2 cups water, divided
- 14 1/2 oz. petite diced tomatoes
- 15 oz. tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Add the ground beef to the Instant Pot. Set to saute and brown the beef, breaking it up into small pieces. Turn the Instant Pot off once the beef is browned and drain grease.
Add 1/2 cup water to the Instant Pot. Scrape up any brown bits on the bottom of the pot.
Break spaghetti noodles in half and add to the Instant Pot. Do not stir the noodles!
Pour the tomato sauce and petite diced tomatoes (with liquid) over the spaghetti noodles. Add the dried minced onion, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Then pour the remaining water over the noodles.
Place the lid on the Instant Pot and lock it. Make sure the lever is set to seal. Press the manual button and set the time for 8 minutes on high pressure.
When the time is up release the pressure immediately, then release the pressure and remove the lid.
Stir the noodles and sauce. Add more salt, if needed.
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