Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Pressure Cooker Spaghetti

I keep mentioning that harvest is close to being over. Well, I think we are finally done!

 One meal that is easy to make in the Pressure Cooker, or  Instant Pot, is Spaghetti.  I felt like I was really going out of my comfort zone, but this is so much more convenient. 

This picture was taken on one of the last evenings I worked late at the elevator.  Beautiful colors in the sky, and it was transferred right over to the camera. 

We are still looking for simple dinners. Sports is keeping us busy in the evenings. I don't know if I want to admit it, or I am proud to admit it, but we love spaghetti.  We can eat spaghetti once a week! It's a simple dinner to throw together.  There are so many options with the different types of pasta available, but the angel hair pasta is our favorite.

Brown one pound of hamburger and one pound of ground pork with a chopped onion  You can do two pounds of hamburger if you want to. There is a brown option on the pressure cooker, but I did this step on the stove. Add one box of angel hair pasta over the hamburger. 

Add jar of spaghetti sauce, one can of traditional spaghetti sauce, one small can of tomato paste, and one cup of water.  Lock on the lid, set pressure cooker for 15 minutes. 

When 15 minute timer is up, push on valve and release. Watch for steam.  Remove lid, and this is what it looks like. 

Immediately stir spaghetti and serve! 

Pressure Cooker Spaghetti

1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground pork
1 box angel hair pasta
1 jar prego
1 can traditional spaghetti sauce
1 small can of tomato paste
1 cup water
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Chop onion and mince garlic.
2. Brown beef and hamburger on stove top, or use brown function on pressure cooker
3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
4. Layer beef/pork mixture on the bottom, add dry spaghetti, and then add water, spaghetti sauce and paste
5. Set pressure cooker for 15 minutes.
6. Open valve for quick release.
6. Immediately stir spaghetti and serve with parmesan or shredded cheese

We could easily have this once a week, and leftovers are delicious! 

I linked up to:
Whatcha Crockin Wednesday - Week 17
Weekend Potluck #249
Meal Plan Monday #38

Crystal Kellner


Unknown said...

This look so yummy! I have seen that new pressure cooker at Costco and I have been debating whether to get one or not. After seeing your spaghetti dish, I think you have made my mind up for me!

Lana's LIfe said...

Promise me you will pester me until I take my Insta Pot out of its box! It's been sitting in the office way too long!

umar muzammil said...

My father love to cook Spaghetti on the day when my Mom is not at home. He gathers various vegetvles and make mixture with chicken to make his spaghetti appetizing and delicous.

margaret said...

Do you need to add the can of traditional spaghetti sauce and what size is a Can? What is the reason for the tomato paste when you have the spaghetti sauce? I know the water is for the spaghetti. Can you use regular spaghetti and would the cooking time be the same? I've never made spaghetti in the Power Pressure Cooker and I'm afraid to. LOL

I need more tried and true recipes. Help!

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Unknown said...

Am cooking some pasta for the first time in my power pressure cooker. Will see how it comes out.

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