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Instant Pot Million Dollar Spaghetti

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes (plus 5 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x


Spaghetti but a whole lot better. A ground beef sauce is served with spaghetti noodles and then cream cheese is stirred in for an ultimate creamy dinner. Kids and adults love this spaghetti!


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 lb thin spaghetti, uncooked (I used whole wheat)
  • 1 (24 oz) jar or can spaghetti sauce
  • 8 oz cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup grated cheddar


  1. Turn your Instant Pot to the saute function. When the display says hot add in the ground beef. Break the meat up with a wooden spoon. Sprinkle in the salt and garlic powder. Brown the meat. Drain off any excess grease.
  2. Pour the water into the pot. Break the spaghetti noodles in half and add them into the pot in a criss cross pattern. Push the noodles down a bit. Pour the spaghetti sauce evenly over the top.
  3. Cover the Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to “sealing.” Set the manual/pressure cook button to 3 minutes. When the 3 minutes is up let the pot sit there for 5 minutes and then move the valve to “venting.”
  4. Stir in the cream cheese until it is melted. Sprinkle the cheddar on top and serve.


I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*.

  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: pasta