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Instant Pot® Spaghetti Bolognese

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  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 1 hr
  • serves: 4 people
  • calories: 475 1 serving

This rich, delicious Spaghetti Bolognese recipe takes no time at all when you make it in your Instant Pot®.  The pasta cooks right in the sauce so it absorbs all of the fabulous flavor, and even better... there's only one pot to clean up.


cost per recipe: $10.33

  • 1 pound 90% extra lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 6 ounces uncooked spaghetti, broken in half
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat (2%) milk
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Tips

    • Recipe Note: Multi-cooker settings and features vary widely across different models and brands.  Refer to the manual for your cooker to learn which functions will produce the cooking methods (saute, pressure cook) needed for this recipe.
    • This recipe can be doubled to serve a crowd.
  • Step 1

    On your Instant Pot®, select the Saute setting.  Add the beef, onion and garlic and cook for 8 minutes or until the beef is well browned, stirring often to separate meat.  Press Cancel.

  • Step 2

    Stir in the spaghetti, sauce, water and wine.  Lock the lid and close the pressure release valve.  Select the Pressure Cook or Manual setting according to which model of Instant Pot® you're using. (If using Manual setting, select High pressure.)  Set the timer for 8 minutes (timer will begin counting down once pressure is reached).  When done, press Cancel and use the quick release method to release the pressure.

  • Step 3

    Stir in the milk.  Season to taste.  Let stand for 5 minutes, then sprinkle with the cheese before serving.


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  • Delicious!

    Christene C.
    August 12, 2018

    A definite winner. We doubled the recipe, and our family ate everything bit of it.

  • Cooking time question

    Alex S.
    February 14, 2019

    Delicious recipe. The spaghetti was cooked perfectly. If I double the recipe do you still suggest 8 minutes of cooking time?

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Calories 475
Total Fat 14 g
Sat. Fat 5.0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 68 mg
Sodium 790 mg
Total Carb 52 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugar 14 g
Added Sugars 5 g
Protein 30 g
Vitamin D 2 %DV
Calcium 12 %DV
Iron 25 %DV
Potassium 20 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.