Instant Pot "Sunday Night" Pasta

Recipe by tacocat1000
READY IN: 30mins


  • 1
    onion, finely chopped
  • 3
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 1
    lb ground meat (beef or turkey)
  • 18
    frozen meatballs (optional)
  • 1
    tablespoon olive oil
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    teaspoon pepper
  • 1
    (24 ounce) jar pasta sauce (I use Classico)
  • 1
    (1 lb) box penne


  • Cook the frozen meatballs in the oven according to the package instructions.
  • While the meatballs are cooking, set the instant pot to saute mode and throw in the olive oil, onion and garlic until soft.
  • Add in the ground meat, salt and pepper and cook until well browned. Deglaze the pan with a little less than a 1/4 cup of water. Just make sure nothing is stuck on the bottom.
  • Pour in the pasta sauce and add 1 jar + 1/2 jar of water. Stir well. Turn off the instant pot.
  • Add the pasta on top of the meat sauce but do not stir it around. Just push it down to fully submerge.
  • Cook it on high pressure for 5 minutes and do a quick release. Add in the browned meatballs and serve immediately!