Instant Pot Spaghetti Bolognese

Why mess up the whole kitchen when you can make a dinner for the whole family using only the Instant Pot? This one-pot meal you can be made in your pressure cooker in less than 30 minutes! A highly nutritious and equally delicious meal to add to the menu of the dinner table.

The spaghetti Bolognese is a pasta dish coming from Italy and the city of Bologna. The meal is characterized by its meat sauce – a truly delicious mix of ground meat, chopped tomatoes, and simple seasoning.

The Bolognese sauce can be made with spaghetti, tagliatelle, or penne pasta (like I used for the Instant Pot chicken alfredo). You can choose any type of pasta you like, and you can also prepare it alone if you are in the mood!

You can serve it as is or over some grilled veggies, to create a nice mix, something like a veggie lasagna.  But, back to the Bolognese… This dish is something you must try. Everyone likes simple yet tasty  meals, and this one is perfect. It really takes so little of your time, and tastes amazing, although it is a quite simple recipe.

You can enrich it with some chopped veggies, like celery or carrots, or toss in few chopped olives. It is really up to your personal preferences.

How To Make Spaghetti Bolognese

Gather your ingredients:

Heat Instant pot to Saute. Add 1 tbsp of oil and cook beef until no longer pink.

Once the beef is cooked remove it and place aside. Cook the onions and garlic until soft.

Place back in the beef and add can tomatoes and oregano. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Add broken spaghetti and pour in the broth.

Close the lid and select High-pressure. Set the timer to 7 minutes. Perform a quick pressure release. Stir the spaghetti.

Serve warm.

Instant Pot Spaghetti Bolognese
4.67 from 3 votes
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Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: beef, spaghetti, Spaghetti Bolognese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 4
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cup yellow onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 cup beef broth
  • 12 ounce spagheti
  • 1 can organic crushed tomatoes
  • Turn on the Instant Pot, select "saute" and add some oil.
  • Add beef and cook until it's browned . Remove the beef and place it aside.
  • Add onion and cook on "saute" for 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Place back in the beef, and add the crushed tomatoes.
  • Break spaghetti in half and place inside the Instant Pot over the tomatoes and beef. Pour over the stock and make sure the spaghetti are nicely covered.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 7 minutes.
  • Once done, do a quick pressure release (move the steam valve to "venting").
  • Open the lid and separate pasta by stirring for 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy! Feel free to garnish with cheese and basil.

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8 thoughts on “Instant Pot Spaghetti Bolognese

  1. This recipe is a big WOW! The flavor is exquisite. I followed this recipe without any amendments and me and my wife were astonished as it tastes the same as the Bolognese at our favourite dine in place. I will be definitely making it again.

  2. This recipe is absolutely delicious! It is not the usual and normal spaghetti Bolognese taste, it is awesome! Instead of normal salt and pepper, I used sea salt with chili and garlic by Halen Mon. It turned out great. This recipe is now bookmarked!

    1. I don’t mind people making changes in the recipe to their desire. Instead, I also try the recipe with these changes. I would definitely try it with sea salt with chili and garlic!

  3. This recipe is super incredible, flavorful and very convenient to make. I pressure cooked it for 5 minutes instead of 7 as I wanted it more al dente, and then allow it to release naturally. It came out just perfect. The pasta doesn’t get gooey in the fridge. This is on my list to make again and again.

    1. I’m glad that you like the recipe. In my opinion, 7 minutes are perfect for this recipe, but if you like it more al dente, 5 minutes are okay too!

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