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Instant Pot Pasta and Meatballs

Cozy comforting pasta rings and meatballs in tomato sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: italian american
Keyword: pasta
Servings: 4



  • 1 onion chopped
  • 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces pasta of choice


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup panko or breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  • In the Instant Pot insert, combine the onion, tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Stir in 1 cup of water then add the pasta on top, without stirring in.
  • Make the meatballs by combining the beef, breadcrumbs, egg, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a bowl. Shape the meat into balls and place directly into the pot on top without stirring in.
  • Cover and cook on high pressure for five minutes. When done, quick release the pressure and carefully open the Instant Pot.
  • Stir and turn on sauté mode to reduce the sauce if needed. Taste and season. Enjoy!