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Instant Pot Spaghetti Noodles

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Perfect Instant Pot Spaghetti without Clumps

Even though spaghetti is so easy to make in the Instant Pot, many people are baffled by Instant Pot spaghetti. They find that spaghetti gets clumpy or sticks together when they make it in the Instant Pot. My method for making Instant Pot spaghetti noodles results in perfectly separated spaghetti noodles each time without triggering the burn notice on your Pot.

The tricks to achieving clump free Instant Pot spaghetti each time without getting the burn warning? A few tricks:

  1. Criss crossing the noodles.
  2. Not stirring the ingredients after the noodles and sauce are added.
  3. Layering the ingredients properly.

Instant Pot Spaghetti Noodles

Why cook spaghetti in the Instant Pot?

Unlike on the stove top, you only need one pot when you make spaghetti noodles in the Instant Pot. You add the spaghetti, seasonings, sauce and water all into the inner pot, set the pressure, and walk away. You don’t need to touch it again until it’s done cooking. 

This Instant Pot spaghetti recipe is the perfect way to try Instant Pot cooking if you are an Instant Pot beginner. If you’re intimidated by the idea of making anything in your Instant Pot, don’t be! We break it all down for you in our beginner’s guide to Instant Pot cooking called Is the Instant Pot Worth It?

Instant Pot Spaghetti Noodles

Step by Step Recipe on how to make spaghetti noodles in the Instant Pot

Making spaghetti in the Instant Pot is quick and easy. To start, use the saute function to heat up the olive oil. Once the olive oil is hot, add in the onions, garlic, mix Italian herb and basil. Cook it for about 2 to 3 minutes or until they become fragrant.

Instant Pot Spaghetti Noodles

Once its  cooked, break the spaghetti noodles in half. Layer the noodle half in a criss cross pattern to help prevent the pasta from sticking together.

At this point, DO NOT STIR the pasta. This is very important. If you stir the pasta after you add, you risk burning the pasta or having the pasta stick together. Next, pour the marinara sauce over top of the noodles and try to cover them as much as possible. Finally, add the water. 

Instant Pot Spaghetti Noodles

Place the lid on the Instant Pot. Make sure the sealing valve is set to “sealing.” Set the pot to pressure cook on manual for 5 minutes on high pressure. When the timer goes off, allow the pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes and then quick release the remaining pressure.

Instant Pot Spaghetti Noodles

Carefully remove the lid to the Instant Pot. Stir the spaghetti with tongs. Stirring the spaghetti will help absorb some of the extra moisture in the pot. 

Serve the spaghetti while it is warm with your favorite topping such as cheese or roasted veggies.

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Are spaghetti noodles vegan?

Yes! Spaghetti noodles are vegan if you follow my recipe and do not add Parmesan cheese on top. If you add cheese, it is no longer vegan, but it will still be vegetarian. 

Instant Pot Spaghetti Noodles

What kind of noodles should I use?

I use San Giorgio spaghetti because I find they have the best overall taste and texture.  Use regular noodles in this recipe as I find whole wheat spaghetti often create a tougher texture and thicker sauce consistency.

I also use regular size spaghetti noodles. You can vary the noodles size, but I would stick with a long noodle, not penne or rotini.

Be aware if you choose a different thickness of noodles you will have to adjust the cook time. For example, angel hair pasta will only need to pressure cook for 2-3 minutes instead of 5. Thicker fettuccine noodles should cook for 6-7 minutes instead.

Instant Pot Spaghetti Noodles

What sauce should I use for the recipe?

For best flavor,  use your own, homemade sauce like my Instant Pot Marinara Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes.

There are tons of sauces you can choose from at your local grocery store. Sauces that include extra veggies or different spices can add delicious flavor. If I do not have my homemade marinara sauce, I preferred sauce Raos homemade Marinara sauce.

Instant Pot Spaghetti Noodles

What veggies can I add to my spaghetti noodles?

There are lots of great vegetable options to go on top of your spaghetti. Some good roasted options include:

  • bell peppers
  • mushrooms
  • roasted onions
  • zucchini 
  • broccoli 
  • eggplant

To add them, you can roast them in your oven with a sprinkling of olive oil, salt, pepper, and Italian seasonings. You could also boil or saute additional vegetables to add on top.

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Pro tips and tricks

When making spaghetti in the Instant Pot, try these tips and tricks for success:

  • Break the noodle in half and criss cross them to help avoid them sticking together
  • If you find the noodles still stick, give your Pot a quick spray with cooking spray to help prevent the pasta from sticking to the pot
  • Do not stir the noodles, water, and sauce until after it cooks fully
  • Use a sauce that does not contain cheese or cream to keep it vegan and preventing sticking

Instant Pot Spaghetti Noodles

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Instant Pot Vegan Spaghetti Noodles Recipe

Instant Pot Spaghetti Noodles

Vegan Spaghetti noodles

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Instant Pot Vegan Spaghetti Noodles- Did you know that pasta could be even quicker and easier to make than it already is? With these Instant Pot spaghetti noodles, you’ll never make spaghetti on the stove top again! The perfect vegan spaghetti recipe to feed a hungry family.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces of Spaghetti
  • 1-½ cup Marinara sauce
  • salt to taste
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • 2- cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 4-6 basil leaves, washed and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon oregano or italian mix herb
  • Optional: Parmesan Cheese / Vegan Cheese

Instructions

  1. Press the Sauté button and allow the Instant Pot to heat up.
  2. Drizzle a bit of olive oil into the inner pot of your instant pot.
  3. Add in the chopped onions, garlic, oregano, basil and cook until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes
  4. Break the spaghetti strands in half and spread them in one or two layers (crisscross) . Do not stir from this point on. (to prevent sticking).
  5. Then pour the jar of marinara sauce on top of that, covering as much of the top layer of noodles as you can. Pour the water and don't stir.
    Secure the lid, and move the steam release valve to Sealing.
  6. Use the Manual or Pressure Cook button on your machine to cook at high pressure for 5 minutes.
  7. When the cooking is complete, allow the pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes
  8. Use tongs to stir the spaghetti, mixing the sauce throughout evenly. If the spaghetti looks a little watery at first, stirring the pasta will help the rest of the water absorb.
  9. Season to taste, and serve warm with your favorite toppings.

Notes

The tricks to achieving clump free Instant Pot spaghetti each time without getting the burn warning? A few tricks:

  1. Criss crossing the noodles.
  2. Not stirring the ingredients after the noodles and sauce are added.
  3. Layering the ingredients properly.

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alwaysusebutter

Friday 24th of April 2020

That is one delicious pasta!! And I love your step-by-step pictures, so detailed and helpful - thank you!

Cate

Friday 24th of April 2020

Yum! I love spaghetti and this looks like the perfect easy no-fuss recipe, thanks for sharing!

stephanie

Friday 24th of April 2020

This looks amazing and so easy to make!!

Angela

Friday 24th of April 2020

Great tips and great recipe!

Katherine

Friday 24th of April 2020

Woah, this is amazing. SO EASY in the IP.

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