Monday, January 2, 2017

{Instant Pot} Spaghetti


Jana here, with one of my new favorite small kitchen appliances!  How many of you have heard of the Instant Pot? It's an electric pressure cooker, and it has almost completely replaced my use of a slow cooker!  There are also other brands of electric pressure cookers available. Everything I have cooked in it so far has been wonderful; moist, flavorful, and fast!  I am planning to start sharing the recipes I make using the Instant Pot (IP). To easily access all of the Instant Pot recipes, you can click on the category on the right side bar. This will pull up all available Instant Pot recipes!

There are several reasons it is nice to make really basic recipes,such as spaghetti, in the IP. First, you are only using one pot. (as opposed to 2 or 3 when you make spaghetti on the stove!) Second, once you add all of the ingredients, you are able to walk away and do other things. You don't have to stand at the stove and stir,make sure things aren't boiling over, etc. Third, once the spaghetti is finished, it will automatically stay on the Keep Warm feature until you are ready to eat!


{Instant Pot} Spaghetti

1 lb ground beef (or turkey or venison)
1 jar spaghetti sauce
3/4 jar water
1/2 box spaghetti noodles

1. Turn the Instant Pot on saute mode, and brown the ground meat (lid off).

2. Drain, if there is excess grease.

3. Add the noodles,breaking in half first.

4. Pour in the spaghetti sauce, followed by the water.

5. Close the IP, and press Manual. You will need to set the time for half of what your noodle box suggests for normal boiling.

6. Once the time is up, let it stay in the keep warm feature for 10 min before releasing the pressure, and opening the lid. If the spaghetti is too runny, you can turn the saute feature on for a couple of minutes. Stir constantly so it doesn't stick to the bottom.

Enjoy! Let me know in the comments if you would enjoy a How To post about the Instant Pot.

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