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Instant Pot Chilighetti

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes (plus 10 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


A delicious mash up of spaghetti and chili. Make this easy one pot meal in minutes with your Instant Pot. 


  • 1 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 3/4 cup beef broth
  • 8 oz spaghetti (broken into thirds)
  • 1 (24 oz) jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 (14 oz) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • Toppings: sour cream, grated cheese, diced red onions


  1. Turn Instant Pot to saute setting. When display says HOT add in the beef and break it up. Add in the salt and pepper. Add in the onions. Brown for 5 minutes. Drain excess grease. 
  2. Pour in the beef broth and scrape bottom of the pot so that nothing is sticking. 
  3. Place the broken spaghetti in a criss cross pattern on top of the meat and broth. Gently press down. 
  4. Evenly dump the spaghetti sauce over the top of the noodles. 
  5. Dump the Worcestershire, chili powder, cumin and beans on top.
  6. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 3 minutes. When time is up let pot sit for 10 minutes and then move valve to venting. Remove the lid.
  7. Stir well. Scoop onto plates and top with a dollop of sour cream, cheese and onions, if desired. 


I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. Make in the 8 quart with no changes. Halve the recipe for the 3 quart pot.

  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Instant Pot