One of the things I love to make in the Instant Pot is pasta. There is no need to cook the pasta in a separate pot when using an Instant Pot. Today, I have a simple yet healthy Instant Pot spaghetti for you.
The sauce for the spaghetti is made with ground beef, petite diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and spices. The spices included are dried minced onion, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. You also add water in there. This makes it possible to have the pasta cook in there with the sauce.
Since this is a healthy version of spaghetti, there is a higher sauce to pasta ratio. My family loved this but would have loved more pasta. Since I was making this to keep the points low for me and my WW diet, the ratio was great for me. For my personal WW points, it was 6 points. However, with all the tomatoes used in it, I earned an additional 2 points. So, if you would like more pasta in this, I would recommend increasing the pasta to 8 oz and use 2 cups of water.
- 95% LEAN GROUND BEEF
- SPAGHETTI NOODLES
- CANNED PETITE DICED TOMATOES
- CANNED TOMATO SAUCE
- DRIED MINCED ONION
- GARLIC POWDER
- ITALIAN SEASONING
- SALT & BLACK PEPPER
Click here to get your WW Personal Points for this recipe.
- 1/2 lb 95% lean ground beef
- 6 oz spaghetti noodles
- 1 1/2 cups water, divided
- 1 (14 1/2 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
- 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
- 1 tsp dried minced onion
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp basil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- pinch of black pepper
Break spaghetti noodles in half and add to the Instant Pot on top of the cooked beef. Do not stir the noodles!
Pour the tomato sauce and petite diced tomatoes over the spaghetti noodles. Add in the dried minced onion, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Then pour the remaining water over the noodles. Again do not stir.
Place the lid on the Instant Pot and lock it. Make sure it is set to seal. Set to manual cook for 8 minutes on high pressure.
When the time is up do a quick pressure release and remove the lid.
Stir the noodles and sauce. Add more salt, if needed. Serves 4
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 8 plus time to come to pressure
- Category: Beef
- Method: Instant Pot
- Cuisine: Italian
This recipe is adapted from Keeping on Point.