Instant Pot Spaghetti

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A delicious Instant Pot Spaghetti recipe with Italian Sausage made in less than twenty minutes with simple ingredients many of which you may already have on hand. 


  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb. Italian Sausage
  • ½ sweet onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried marjoram
  • ½ tablespoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 12 ounces spaghetti
  • 32 ounces marinara sauce
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese (optional)


  1. Add the olive oil to the instant pot. Turn the pot to sauté and add the Italian Sausage. Brown the sausage breaking it up as you go. Halfway through the browning process add the onion and continue cooking until the sausage is browned and the onions are soft.
  2. Turn the instant pot off and add the garlic, marjoram, thyme, and crushed red pepper. Continue cooking with the residual heat while stirring constantly for 2 minutes. 
  3. Pour in 1 1/4 cups water.  Break the spaghetti in half and place in the pot crisscrossing the pasta as seen in the picture. Pour in 1 1/4 cups water and the marinara sauce making sure the pasta is down in the liquid.
  4. Cook on high pressure for 7 minutes. When it is done use the quick release and open the instant pot. Stir the pasta to combine. For best results serve promptly. 

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