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Instant Pot Pasta Bolognese

Instant Pot Pasta BOLOGNESE

You’ll Love This One Pot Pressure Cooker Recipe, Pasta Bolognese, Because:

This is what Pressure Cook Recipes is all about. Sharing delicious recipes so you can make yummy food for your loved ones’ hungry tummies AND make them smile. 5 mins prep to make this One Pot Pressure Cooker Pasta Bolognese Recipe. Super flavor-packed comfort food that is so satisfying to eat. Perfect quick & easy one-pot meal your family will love, especially on those busy weeknights!
  • Quick & Easy to make – on the table in less than 30 mins!
  • Super flavorful with every bite
  • Simple & accessible ingredients
  • Budget-friendly
  • Family-friendly (kid-approved)
Here at our home, we love this recipe. Not only is it easy as pie to prepare but everything about it just seems to be easy and SSsssooo… yummy! Our kids love helping us fix it and they especially love eating it. We prepared it for dinner just last night for family night. We had this great dinner, played games and then watched Home Alone. Another wonderful night of fond memories with my family made! You need to try this!

Tools for One Pot Pressure Cooker Pasta Bolognese

Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker  Tips for One Pot Pressure Cooker Pasta Bolognese 1. Evenly Cooked Pasta: ensure all Penne Rigate Pasta are completely submerged in the sauce before pressure cooking. 2. Dump-and-Go Option: dump all the ingredients into the pot for a fast and easy one pot meal. Flavors will definitely take a hit. Ensure to add the Penne pasta and tomato paste last and start the cooking cycle immediately. 3. Extra Pinch of Salt: sometimes you’re just a pinch of salt away from awesomeness! Salt won’t reduce the sourness, but will bring out other flavors to balance the dish. Try it for yourself! 🙂

Ingredients

  • ½ pound (227 grams) ground beef
  • 1 pound (454g) penne rigate
  • 12 white mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 celery, chopped
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • A dash of sherry wine
  • A pinch of dried oregano
  • A pinch of dried basil
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
Pasta Sauce:  

Instant Pot Pasta Bolognese Recipe

  1. Prepare Pressure Cooker: Heat up your pressure cooker (Instant Pot: press Meat/Chicken button or Instant Pot: press Sauté button and click the adjust button to go to Sauté More function). Make sure your pot is as hot as it can be before placing any ingredient in the pot (Instant Pot: wait until indicator says HOT).
  2. (Flavor Enhancement Step) Brown Ground Beef: Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the pressure cooker. Ensure to coat the oil over the whole bottom of the pot. Add in ½ pound of ground beef and season with kosher salt and ground black pepper. Moisture begins to come out of ground beef. Let the moisture evaporate. Browning begins due to Maillard reaction. Remove & set aside.
  3. (Flavor Enhancement Step) Sauté the Onion, Garlic, Celery and Mushrooms: Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the pot. Add sliced onion, sauté. Add a pinch of kosher salt and ground black pepper to season. Stir occasionally until slightly browned. Then, add minced garlic and stir for roughly 30 seconds until fragrant. Add sliced mushrooms, chopped celery, a pinch of dried oregano, and dried basil. Cook for another minute. Taste seasoning and adjust with more kosher salt and ground black pepper if necessary.
  4.  Deglaze and Create Pasta Sauce: Pour in a dash of sherry wine and deglaze the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon. Add browned ground beef, 1 cup of unsalted chicken stock, 2 cups of water, 2 tablespoons of light soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of fish sauce, and 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce. Mix everything together.
  5. Pressure Cook Pasta: Pour 450 g of Penne pasta into the sauce. Place 156 ml tomato paste on top of the pasta. Mixing 156 ml tomato paste with 3 cups of liquid should be completely safe. However, avoid mixing the tomato paste if you are afraid of scorching. Taste and adjust with more kosher salt and ground black pepper if necessary, as it is harder to adjust the seasoning after.  Ensure all the Penne pasta are completely submerged into the sauce. Close lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 4 minutes. Turn off the heat and wait 5 minutes before doing a Quick Release. Open the lid carefully.
  6. Serve: Give it a quick stir and everything should blend together. Taste one of the Penne pasta. If you find the texture too hard (ours came out al dente), close the lid and let the leftover heat cook them until desired doneness. Sprinkle some freshly grated Parmesan cheese to kick it up a notch. Serve immediately. Enjoy! 🙂

A Little Bit About Me

I’m married to the love of my life, I have four amazing and precious children, three girls, and one boy. (He’s the baby of the family!)O:)
My husband and I work full time together practicing family law in Phoenix, Arizona and on this blog (I am just crazy about blogging- I’ve always loved living the writer’s life!)
We have two puppy dog children, Boo Boo, a German Shepherd/Lab mix, and Minnie, a Miniature Toy Poodle/Chihuahua mix (we just got her at 6 weeks so she’s our new baby of the family.)
I love elephants, snowmen, zigsaw puzzles, and the color pink and our family loves to travel and take out our boat regularly on the lake. 
We simply can’t sit still.
Along with traveling extensively, we’ve moved nine times in sixteen years so we know a thing or two about moving with a somewhat large family, organizing, and decorating.
I started taking this blogging thing seriously just this last year although I’ve been blogging, building websites, and marketing since 2002. Holy cow! That’s a long time!O:)
We have several courses that we will be releasing soon as we decided to share some of this incredible knowledge we have been fortunate enough to come across- all without the stress and hassle we went through getting here.
Where’s here- We get to travel often all because of this blog and the best thing about it is- we can work from anywhere! O:) If we didn’t enjoy representing our clients so much I’m not sure where we’d be right now!O:) Read more here…

Hi there new friend! Be sure to visit me again and again at HerBloggingBiz.com and to leave me your email address below so I can send you updates on all the fabulous family finds I come across in my travels in the Blogosphere! I promise you won’t want to miss out on any of them! O:)

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Instant Pot Spaghetti For Your Family Tonight

instant pot spaghetti Instant Pot Spaghetti – The easiest spaghetti recipe ever!  A quick recipe for spaghetti made right in the instant pot.  Get a family favorite meal on the table even faster on busy nights! So try Instant Pot Spaghetti For Your Family Tonight. Spaghetti is the first recipe I tried right after I bought our Instant Pot and the first recipe that turned into a winner. Everyone was crazy about it. The recipe was easy enough to find on the internet inspired by my oldest daughter and her love for all things spaghetti. I found it on this great site, The Salty marshmallow. She has yummy recipes galore. We’ve tried a few of which everyone loved. Check it out!  I would love to eat at her house!O:) Our kiddos could eat this delicious recipe morning noon and night they loved it so much! I guess it is a little bit disappointing that this would be my first recipe right out of the gate but not only is it a crowd pleaser but the leftovers go on and on and on need, I say more. I love my new Instant  Pot so far. What about you? Do any of you have one? If you do, what do you think about it because I’d truly love to know! The thing is huge! It’s way heavier and larger than my Crock Pot. I have the 8 qt. which I definitely had to make room for. My reactions to experimenting with the recipe would be to tell you to read the manual to avoid any confusion given that there are so many different buttons and what not. Nichole from The Salty Marshmallow said the same thing so it must be a common reaction to having the Instant Pot at first. Another common question I’m gathering is, “Is anything going on in there?” because you can’t take a peek at your concoction. You can, however, hear something going on in there like boiling. Well, when it does finally make its debut it’s awesome. No gluey noodles sticking together, no excess water like I was worried about either. In fact, it turned out just perfect!  This couldn’t have been a better first recipe- it makes me feel like a master chef!O:) Well without further delay here’s the recipe:

Instant Pot Spaghetti

This is a gem of a recipe especially for a first timer using the Instant Pot.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Dinners, Family Friendly, hamburger, Instant Pot, spaghetti
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 385kcal
Author: Kelli M. Riebesehl | Family Lifestyle Blogger | This Post Contains Affiliate Links

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Lean Ground Beef
  • 1/2 Teaspoon EACH Salt, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Pound Spaghetti Noodles
  • 1 (24 Ounce) Jar Spaghetti Sauce
  • 36 Ounces (11/2 Jars) Water
  • 1 (14.5 Ounce) Can Diced Tomatoes

Instructions

  • InstructionsSet the Instant Pot to saute' and add the ground beef. Add the salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and Italian seasonings. Cook the meat and seasonings, breaking the meat up until it's completely browned. Turn the Instant Pot off. Drain any excess grease from meat if necessary.
    Break the spaghetti in half and place on top of meat in the Instant Pot. Pour over the spaghetti sauce, diced tomato, and water. Push the spaghetti down with a spoon if necessary to make sure it is completely covered in liquid.
    Seal the instant pot and set it to manual mode, high pressure, 8 minutes cooking time. When the time is up, use manual quick release to open the Instant Pot. Stir the spaghetti well. Serve immediately.  

Notes

NOTE:  This spaghetti may appear to be a little liquidy right after cooking.  Be sure to stir well to incorporate all of the liquid into the noodles before serving.
NOTE:  Some people have had an issue with their noodles "clumping" together.  Try crisscrossing the noodles when you add them to the instant pot, instead of adding them in one big chunk. Some clumping is normal, simply use a fork to pull any noodles apart that have stuck together.

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A Little Bit About Me
I’m married to the love of my life, I have four amazing and precious children, three girls, and one boy. (He’s the baby of the family!)O:)
My husband and I work full time together practicing family law in Phoenix, Arizona and on this blog (I am just crazy about blogging- I’ve always loved living the writer’s life!)
We have two puppy dog children, Boo Boo, a German Shepherd/Lab mix, and Minnie, a Miniature Toy Poodle/Chihuahua mix (we just got her at 6 weeks so she’s our new baby of the family.)
I love elephants, snowmen, zigsaw puzzles, and the color pink and our family loves to travel and take out our boat regularly on the lake. 
We simply can’t sit still.
Along with traveling extensively, we’ve moved nine times in sixteen years so we know a thing or two about moving with a somewhat large family, organizing, and decorating.
I started taking this blogging thing seriously just this last year although I’ve been blogging, building websites, and marketing since 2002. Holy cow! That’s a long time!O:)
We have several courses that we will be releasing soon as we decided to share some of this incredible knowledge we have been fortunate enough to come across- all without the stress and hassle we went through getting here.
Where’s here- We get to travel often all because of this blog and the best thing about it is- we can work from anywhere! O:) If we didn’t enjoy representing our clients so much I’m not sure where we’d be right now!O:) Read more here…

Hi there new friend! Be sure to visit me again and again at HerBloggingBiz.com and to leave me your email address below so I can send you updates on all the fabulous family finds I come across in my travels in the Blogosphere! I promise you won’t want to miss out on any of them! O:)

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