1.5 lbs ground meat
1 tbsp of vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, minced ( or 1 tbsp )
1 small onion, diced
16 oz dried pasta
24 oz jar pasta sauce
24 oz water (simply refill pasta jar with water)
parmesan cheese for topping

Spinach Recipe to mix in like the picture.


  1. Press saute on Instant Pot and add the vegetable oil.
  2. Once pot has become hot add the ground beef. Break apart while cooking. Cook until beef is browned, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Next add in onions and garlic and cook an additional 3 minutes until onions are translucent. Press the cancel button.
  4. Add the pasta on top of ground beef mixture.
  5. Then add the pasta sauce and 24 oz of water into the Instant Pot, making sure that all the noodles are covered by liquid.
  6. Lock lid, seal valve, and press the manual button and adjust the time to 5 minutes.
  7. When pressure cooker is done cooking do a quick release by carefully opening the steam valve.
  8. Stir and serve topped with parmesan cheese.


  • You can always add some Italian seasoning for extra flavor too, but it really depends on the sauce you are using. In this case I was using a jar of Trader Joe’s Vodka sauce. If you are using plain spaghetti sauce, then some extra flavor probably won’t hurt.