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Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs

Is there anything more comforting than Homemade Spaghetti and Meatball? This simple recipe is the best version you will ever eat. Enjoy this Instant pot recipe as the best comfort meal or serve is a great family style meal with friends and family. 
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade spaghetti and meatballs
Servings: 4
Author: Jill


  • Meatballs
  • 2 slices Italian Bread thick slices, about 3-4 inches
  • ¼ c water
  • 1 lg egg
  • ¼ c Panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ c grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp fresh flat-leaf parsley snipped fine
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp Italian seasoning crushed
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb ground beef about 80% fat content
  • 8 oz ground pork1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 32 oz jar pasta sauce or homemade if you have some
  • 2 c water
  • 8 oz spaghetti noodles
  • parmesan cheese for topping if desired


  • Soak the Italian bread in the ¼ cup of water for 3 minutes. After soaking,
  • break the bread into small pieces.
  • Beat the egg in a large bowl. Add in the bread crumbs, soaked Italian bread
  • pieces, chopped onion, parmesan cheese, 2 tbsp. water, olive oil, parsley, garlic,
  • black pepper, red pepper, and Italian seasoning. Stir well.
  • Mix in the ground beef and ground pork. You can use your electric mixer for
  • this or a hand potato masher also works well.
  • Shape meat into balls. I made mine about the size of a golf ball.
  • Add 2 tbsp. olive oil to your instant pot. Set to saute and brown the
  • meatballs on each side. Remove from pot and wipe grease out of the bottom of the pot
  • Pour ½ jar of spaghetti sauce into the pot. Lay meatballs on top of sauce.
  • Break the spaghetti noodles in half. Lay them on top of the meatballs in different directions.
  • Pour remaining ½ jar of sauce over top of noodles.
  • Fill the sauce jar half full of water. Shake to mix in any sauce that is left in jar.
  • Add this water to the top of noodles.
  • Seal Instant Pot according to pot directions.
  • Cook at high pressure for 7 minutes.
  • Do a manual fast release. Remove lid, stir carefully to avoid breaking up meatball, and ready to serve.