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Instant Pot Pasta with Meat Sauce

This Instant Pot Pasta with Meat Sauce is a simple healthy dinner where the pasta is cooked along with the meat sauce making a one pot meal in under 30 minutes. Use your favorite meat, pasta and jar of sauce. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: instant pot
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: gluten free spaghetti instant pot, instant pot pasta, instant pot pasta with jar of sauce, instant pot pasta with meat sauce, instant pot spaghetti, one pot pasta instant pot
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Calories: 388kcal
Author: Thyme and JOY


  • 1 lb Italian Sausage Ground Beef or Ground Turkey
  • 24 oz Jarred Pasta Sauce
  • 12 oz Pasta see notes
  • 2 tsp Avocado Oil
  • 1 cup Water


  • Turn your instant pot to Saute mode on high and add 2 tsp oil.
  • Once oil is warmed up, add in 1 pound ground meat of choice. Saute by breaking up evenly making sure it is cooked all the way through.  This should take about 5-8 minutes.
  • Add your 24 oz jar of pasta sauce and stir in with the cooked meat.
  • Add in your pasta evenly across the sauce and meat mixture and press into the sauce.
  • In your leftover sauce jar, add one cup of water and shake to get out the remaining sauce.
  • Pour water evenly over your pasta. Push pasta down into water and sauce mixture once again. Pasta should be JUST covered.
  • Set your instant pot to manual HIGH pressure for 8 minutes.
  • Once cooking is complete, use a quick release.
  • Stir all cooked ingredients together and serve hot.



  1. Ratio is 24 oz pasta sauce plus 1 cup water to 12 oz dried pasta.
  2. If pasta is not covered slightly with water after 1 cup is added, add more until it is.
  3. If you are using a spaghetti noodle, break in half before adding to meat and sauce mixture.


Serving: 1.5 cups | Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 877mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g