Posted on March 11, 2017

Instant Pot Spaghetti Recipe

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Instant Pot Spaghetti

What? Instant Pot Spaghetti?! Yes!! Entirely possible! We made this Instant Pot Spaghetti Recipe for the kids the other day and they loved it! The recipe makes a LOT of pasta so we had leftovers for a couple of days. One thing to note: the first time we made this, we broke the dry spaghetti in half before cooking. Some of the pasta stuck together and didn’t cook completely. The next time we made this recipe, we broke the spaghetti into smaller pieces which worked better!


:: 4 cups water
:: 1 lb spaghetti
:: 2 tbsp butter
:: pinch of salt

How to make: 

1. Add all ingredients to Instant Pot.

Spaghetti in Instant Pot


2. Secure lid to cooker and set the pressure knob to “seal.”

3. Set on “manual” mode and select 3 minutes.

4.  That’s it!  Instant Pot will take approximately 20 minutes or so to heat up and build pressure.  Once it builds, the timer will start ticking down from 3 minutes.

5.  When the timer goes off, do a natural (NOT QUICK) release.  There is so much liquid in the pot, if you do the quick release method it will shoot scalding buttery steam all over the place. (I may or may not be talking from personal experience.)  If you NEED to do a quick release, put a dish towel over the vent to catch the moisture.

6.  Remove lid and serve!  We topped ours with sauce and freshly shredded Parmesan cheese.



Instant Pot Spaghetti Recipe


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  • Reply kyki mavromatis November 3, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    thank you!

  • Reply JG December 24, 2018 at 3:14 am

    How long do you cook it for linguine or fettuccine?

    • Reply mamacheaps February 7, 2019 at 2:05 pm

      You might have to experiment to find what works best, but I would take on another 1-2 minutes for thicker pasta.

  • Reply Nichole December 27, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    What do you use if your instant pot doesn’t have a manual mode?

    • Reply mamacheaps February 7, 2019 at 2:08 pm

      I’m sorry, I’m not sure. It’s such a quick cooktime to begin with – does your cooker have any modes that allow for just 3 or 4 minutes of cooking time?

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