Instant Pot “Baked” Spaghetti

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I finally broke down and bought a Crock Pot Express this summer and I have really come to LOVE it. When I first started reading up on how exactly you could make baked spaghetti in an Instant Pot, I was a little thrown by all the water that they called for ! Most of the recipes had some fancy DIY recipe, which was fine, but all I had was a jar of spaghetti sauce. So, you can see how I was freaking out a little to pour all of that water into the mix. I was afraid it was going to be watery and have no flavor!

After a little hesitation, I decided I was just going to do it, and if it was bad we could just order pizza! But, guess what? We didn’t wind up having to order pizza that night! My “Baked” Spaghetti was a success and it was done in no time.

For those of you who are asking: Okay, but honestly is it really worth it to have ANOTHER gadget in my kitchen? I already have a crock pot…. Well here is MY answer to that. Have you ever bought a roast and wound up throwing it out because your week got jacked up and you never had time to stick it in the crock pot? Well, with the Instant Pot, that would never have happened because you could have made it in there in less than an hour. And yes, the meat is just as tender!

Yes, it is definitely worth it!

 

Now, on to the recipe! For the Baked Spaghetti, first you will brown your ground beef in the Instant Pot/Crock Pot Express using the saute option.

 

Then, you will pour all the other ingredients and spices in and stir them well. Close and fasten the lid. Press the Chili Button, set the time to 5 minutes, and press Start!

*Quick tip: Make sure the pressure release is closed!*

Instant Pot “Baked” Spaghetti
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Instant Pot “Baked” Spaghetti

Ingredients

  • 1 jar Spaghetti Sauce (any kind)
  • 1 box Ziti noodles
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Seasoning
  • Onion Powder
  • 1 pkg Italian Blend Cheese (optional)

Instructions

  1. Put the ground beef into the pressure cooker. Press the Saute' button, start, and brown the meat.
  2. Use a little salt, pepper, garlic seasoning, and onion powder to season the ground beef. (Just a couple of shakes will do)
  3. Pour Bottle of Sauce into the pot.
  4. Pour Box of Noodles into the pot
  5. Pour 2 - 2 1/2 cups of water into the pot.
  6. (I measure the 2 cups of water and pour into the spaghetti sauce jar to get all the sauce out)
  7. Stir ingredients until mixed, making sure that the pasta is covered with water/sauce.
  8. Close and lock the lid. Make sure the pressure valve is closed.
  9. Press the chili button, adjust the time to 5 minutes. Press Start.
  10. When the cook time has finished, use a long spoon to open the pressure valve for a quick release.
  11. When all steam has stopped coming out, it is safe to open the cooker.
  12. When serving the spaghetti you can sprinkle a little cheese on, if desired.
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