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This Instant Pot Spaghetti is so delicious and so easy! The best fuss free dinner that my family is addicted to. It’s bursting at the seams with flavor!

Instant Pot Spaghetti in bowl being twirled with a fork.

Did you know we moved last month? If not, now ya do! It’s been a crazy a last couple of months and I’m embarrassed to admit how many times we’ve ordered take-out because my kitchen wasn’t unpacked and I was so overwhelmed that I felt like cooking was just the very last thing I wanted to do. I’m still overwhelmed. I’m losing things because I don’t remember where I’ve put them after I’ve unpacked. I mean you get it, I’m sure. There’s times in life we all just need a little break from cooking. However, after a couple weeks of doing that my debit card was like, “hang on, don’t you like having money?”and my pants were like, “lady, can you just stop please?” Ha!

One of the first things I unpacked was my Instant Pot and then, the very first thing I made for dinner at our new house was this Instant Pot Spaghetti! Some people might think of spaghetti and categorize it as boring and unoriginal, but I kind of think of spaghetti as comfort and heart warming. It’s a classic, and I crave it. And, with just a few teeny tiny tweaks it’s kind of healthy too. I really, really love my recipe for One Pot Spaghetti, but this stuff was even better!

To top it off, it’s honestly the only thing Pepper will eat lately besides hot dogs and mac and cheese, so it’s in the fridge all of the time. I’m not above letting her live off mac n’ cheese and hot dogs some days, but I feel like it’s my duty to slide some of this delish Instant Pot Spaghetti into her day, you know… widen her horizons. This magical Instant Pot Spaghetti is sure to become a new weeknight must have in your recipe collection especially during these summer months when turning on the stove seems unimaginable!

Let’s get into the kitchen, folks!

ground turkey being browned in Instant Pot

Start off by sautéing some lean ground turkey in the Instant Pot. Season with Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder and Italian Seasoning.

You could also use a small onion and a few cloves of garlic. Just sauté them with the turkey, but I felt like keeping this extra easy.

Spaghetti noodles laid in Instant Pot

Next, break spaghetti in half and layer it on top of the meat.

diced tomatoes and marinara in Instant Pot

Now, add in two cups of marinara sauce, one 16 ounce can of diced tomatoes, one and a half tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce, a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce, and four cups of low sodium (if it’s available) chicken broth or stock.

I always use my recipe for slow cooker marinara sauce. It makes a bunch and I almost always have it on hand in the fridge or freezer. It’s much healthier than store bought sauce, much more delicious, and it’s only zero points on WW! A total kitchen staple.

chicken broth being added to Instant Pot Spaghetti

Take note, if the spaghetti is poking up a bit like in the photo above just gently press it down, but be sure not to stir!

It’s time to pop the top on, seal the instant pot and set it to manual mode, high pressure and 8 minutes cooking time.

Instant Pot Spaghetti after being cooked

Now, time’s up do a quick release and you’re good to go. When you open the pot it will look like soup and you will panic a little, but don’t fret.

Instant Pot Spaghetti after being cooked and stirred very well

Stir it up real good and you’ve got yourself one fine dinner full of comfort and flavor.

Instant Pot Spaghetti in bowl

Scoop into a bowl, top with a little parmesan cheese for good measure, and enjoy!

Instant Pot Spaghetti in bowl

Mmmm Mmmm! I promise this Instant Pot Spaghetti is going to be one of the easiest and tastiest ways you’ll ever eat spaghetti. Obsessed.

I hope you enjoy! Let me know how it goes, friends!

With love from my kitchen to yours,


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Instant Pot Spaghetti

Instant Pot Spaghetti is the easiest and yummiest recipe for Spaghetti that's all made with ease in the Instant Pot! Perfect for any night of the week.
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Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:10 mins



  • 1 lb lean ground turkey raw
  • 14 oz spaghetti noodes uncooked and broken in half
  • 2 cups skinnyish dish marinara or your favorite jar of marinara
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1-1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce
  • 4 cups chicken broth/stock low sodium, if available
  • 15 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Turn the Instant Pot on to Saute mode. Add ground turkey and season with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and italian seasoning. Continue to cook until browned.
  • Break spaghetti noodes in half and layer on top of the ground turkey, followed by the sauce, diced tomatoes, worscestershire sauce, hot sauce, and chicken broth. Push spaghetti peices down if they aren't covered by the liquid. Do not stir together!
  • Seal Instant Pot and set to manual high pressure for 8 minutes. When the timer goes off do a quick release. The spaghetti will have a lot of liquid on top, but just stir it real good. Serve and enjoy!


Serving size: 1-1/2 cups 
Calories: 360, Fat: 6.3g, Saturated fat: 1.4g, Protein: 23.1g, Sugar: 7.2g, Fiber: 5.4g 
WeightWatchers Points: 9 Points
Note: If using store bought marinara sauce points/calories are subject to change. 
Servings: 7
Author: Star @ the skinny-ish dish
Tried this recipe?Mention @theskinnyishdish or tag #skinnyishdishrecipes!

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  1. 5 stars
    I am so impressed with how easy this was! It was perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. And it was delicious!

  2. Ok. I understand it’s an instant pot recipe, but recipes can be adapted to the stove top. So thanks

  3. 5 stars
    Our family is vegetarian and to be honest, not a huge fan of spaghetti, but man oh man is this DELICIOUS! We use lightlife Mexican crumbles for all things as a veggie meat substitute (great universal flavor and texture) and in this, it has quickly become our favorite week night dinner. My mom sent this recipe to my sister and I, and we both are huge fans! Highly recommend. Even my two year old loves it. Something about fusing the sauce and flavor into the noodles via the pressure is so yummy! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. So happy you enjoyed! Thanks for letting know about a vegetarian friendly way to make it too!

  4. When I initially saw this recipe I wasn’t sure if I would like it or not. I needed something quick and easy one day so I gave it a shot. Man, was I surprised because it is SO good. #top2021

  5. 5 stars
    This is the ONLY way I make spaghetti now! So simple and so delicious! My family loves it and there’s less pots and pans to wash!


  6. 5 stars
    Love your recipes!! This is a great recipe but if you cut the ingredients in half (there’s only two of us) would you cut the instant pot time in half from 8 min to 4?

  7. 5 stars
    Okay at first I thought a recipe for spaghetti, Is that necessary??? But Star has never steered me wrong before. This was incredible! Even my picky two year old ate it. That’s huge!!! This is going in my regular rotation.

    1. I had a hard time sharing a recipe for spaghetti trust me!! I felt like it was a no brainer and I’m so happy you agree that it’s yummy enough to get its own post!

  8. 5 stars
    Oh and my Instagram handle is @christinekbuehner for the comment above and for the air fryer contest!

  9. 5 stars
    I love my instant pot, and this recipe is one of the reasons why! My entire family loves spaghetti this way; I have even gotten my parents and my sister and her family hooked on it as well. My husband, 3 kids and myself give this recipe 5 stars, and it works with turkey or beef! Love your blog and ideas!

  10. This was my first time trying this recipe! It was so good. My husband who doesn’t like Mariana or spaghetti loved it and even went back for seconds. It was also my first time using the instant pot and it was so easy! Will definitely be adding this to our rotation of meals.

  11. 5 stars
    I made this with whole wheat spaghetti and your marinara sauce. It was delicious! This is going in our rotation for sure!

    1. 5 stars
      This is a great recipe. I made it with wheat spaghetti and it was super. Will definitely make again. Thank you.

  12. 5 stars
    Who knew you needed a recipe for spaghetti, but turns out I did! I will ALWAYS use this recipe. My husband loved it! And the portion was HUGE! Best spaghetti ever!

    1. Haha! I was so hesitant to even put my recipe for spaghetti out there because I figured people would think I was dumb for posting a recipe for spaghetti, but I really do think it’s the best spaghetti. So happy you enjoy it!!

  13. 5 stars
    We have this at least 3X a month, it’s my kids favorite recipe, and at 6 and 8 years old they love adding everything to the instant pot, our whole family highly recommends!

  14. 5 stars
    I love this recipe SOOO much!! I’ve made it many times. My hubby’s not a huge fan of spaghetti, but sometimes I get the craving and I’ll make him something else and me a big pot of your spaghetti. lol. TOTALLY fine with me! Haha. I do have a question tho. Every time I make it there’s several clumps of the spaghetti noodles stuck together. And I didn’t stir it before cooking and made sure it was all covered with liquid. Am I doing something wrong? Or does that just happen? Honestly it doesn’t bother me too much. I love the recipe so much I just pull out the strands that are stuck together and separate them then stir them back in the pot. Lol.
    Thank you SO much for all your recipes and hard work! I couldn’t make this quarantine without your recipes! 😉

  15. 5 stars
    I use 99% lean turkey and whole wheat pasta. This is the most amazing recipe. Thank you so much!! My husband is crazy about it too. We love it!!

  16. Why did A bunch of my spaghetti stick together in big globs? The first and second times it turned out really good.

  17. 5 stars
    I’ve been meaning to make this for a while… finally did today and it was superb! I did just as it says, just used ground chicken instead of turkey and threw in a handful of fresh chopped herbs from my garden. I thought the Worcestershire seemed odd but did it anyways and it was so damn good! My 2 yr old looooved it! Thanks for an awesome, quick dish! Eating healthy can often mean spending tons of time in the kitchen… so I’m thrilled to add this recipe to my collection! Thanks!

  18. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and it was delicious! Husband went back for seconds so I know he loved it! I did add a little chopped onion and garlic while cooking turkey but otherwise followed recipe. Super easy and also getting use out of yet another appliance. Haha. Thanks Star!!

  19. I’m so sorry! I am nuts! I don’t know why it has 3 stars up there!! Just delete all of my messages! I would give it 5 stars!!

    1. Hi Shirley! You are totally fine. Haha! I’m glad you saw that I use 93% lean turkey and regular noodles so thats what makes the points difference. I’m also so happy you enjoyed it!

  20. If using a jar of spaghetti sauce would it still be good to add if of the seasonings? I just don’t know if it would be to much. Planning on making this tomorrow

  21. Is this made with a 6qt or 8qt instant pot? I sometimes have issues with the quick release cooking pasta, with pasta stuff coming out of the stem instead of the steam if it’s too full.

  22. What is the carb count in your recipe? I didn’t see that listed with the rest of the nutritional info.

  23. Made this tonight. Added diced onions and mushroom. Very good plus first time I used my instant pot. Do u know how many ounces a serving is

  24. 5 stars
    I made this last night with fresh Italian chicken sausage they sell at my local deli (I omitted the spices used to flavor the turkey), the skinny is dish slow cooker marinara, and whole wheat spaghetti. I have a 6 at Instant Pot and cooked on 4 mins high pressure and it was cooked perfectly. It reminded me of how I remember spaghettios tasting as a kid but they taste terrible to me now as an adult, so eating it was like a really lovely blast from the blast. Hubs and my 2 yo loved it too!

  25. Looks great! But…I don’t have an instapot. How long would this take in a slow cooker??

    1. Hi Annette, I don’t have the times/measurements for a slow cooker, but I do have a recipe for One Pot Spaghetti that might do the trick. It’s still done in under a half hour and in one pot.

  26. Hi – I dont have an Instapot. Do you think this would work in a regular crock pot? Thanks!!

    1. Hi Laura! I don’t have the info on that, but I do have a delicious One Pot Spaghetti recipe that’s done on the stove top that may interest you. Hope you enjoy if you give it a go!

  27. 5 stars
    I got the recipe today in my email and it’s cooking in my Instant Pot right now! I can’t wait to eat

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