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Instant Pot Spaghetti Bolognese

Instant Pot Spaghetti Bolognese is an all in one spaghetti bolognese that is easy to make! Packed with beef mince, mushrooms and carrot this bolognese pasta recipe is next level DELICIOUS! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Instant Pot Pressurizing7 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian, International, Italian
Keyword: easy spaghetti, instant pot spaghetti, pasta
Servings: 6
Calories: 667kcal
Author: Adrianne


  • Instant Pot (Note 1)


Instant Pot Spaghetti Bolognese

  • 1 tsp olive oil Note 2
  • 500 grams beef mince Note 3
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced Note 4
  • 1 tbsp dried onion Note 5
  • 1 tbs Italian herbs Note 6
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 500 grams dried spaghetti
  • 700 grams tomato passata Note 7
  • 400 grams condensed tomato soup
  • 140 grams tomato paste Note 8
  • 400 grams diced tomatoes Note 9
  • 1 litre beef stock
  • 1 cup diced carrot
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • parsley to garnish
  • parmesan cheese to serve


Instant Pot Spaghetti Bolognese

  • Press the saute mode on your Instant Pot (medium).
  • Add olive oil, beef mince, garlic, dried onion, Italian herbs, salt and pepper, cook until the mince is browned.
  • Use the beef stock to deglaze the bottom of the pot, with a wooden spoon scraping off any stuck beef mince. Note 10
  • Then pour the rest of the stock into the pot (don't stir, rather, start layering)
  • For the next few ingredients, add these one by one and don't stir them. The passata, the condensed tomato soup, the carrots, mushrooms and spaghetti. Break this in half and layer as you go.
  • Pour the diced tomatoes on top of the dried spaghetti. Spoon the tomato paste on top.
  • If there is any pasta sticking up or not covered liquid fill the passata bottle with water and pour this in until the pasta is covered. If 1 or 2 pieces stick up, gently push them into the pot.
  • Set the Instant Pot to pressure cook for 8 mins and allow it to pressurize automatically.
  • Once the timer goes off quick release to reduce the pressure (you can natural release at this point too if you want). Note 11
  • Use your spoon to stir the Spaghetti Bolognese, stir, stir and stir. It will thicken as you go. Finish here if thick enough or follow next step to reduce and thicken the sauce.
  • Set the Instant Pot to saute and continue to stir occasionally until the sauce reduces and thickens Note 12
  • Garnish with fresh parsley, cracked pepper and parmesan cheese.



  • Note 1 My Instant Pot is the 8 litre (8 quart) Duo Novo
  • Note 2 You will be surprised how little oil you need, just a touch (teaspoon) is plenty!
  • Note 3 Beef mince and ground beef are the same thing, just called different names depending on where you are
  • Note 4 I always have minced garlic in a jar in the fridge. I find it so much easier and faster to use than peeling and slicing garlic (time and place for it, but not necessary for this dish). 
  • Note 5 Spices aisle of supermarket and life changing!!
  • Note 6 If you don't have this, you can use Oregano (dried) instead. No need to rush out and buy this one ingredient. If you want to you can pop a couple of bay leaves in at this point too.
  • Note 7 Hang onto the empty bottle of passata as we will need a little water, so pour it in here and then into pot so we also get any leftover passata in the bottle.
  • Note 8 This is simply 1 x small tub you get in the 2 pack of tomato paste
  • Note 9 Don't stir, I know you want to, but we need them to not go down the bottom and stick!! They need to stay up the top for now.  
  • Note 10 This means, flick off all of the stuff that may have got stuck when you were cooking the beef mince and use the stock to help you do that. Otherwise a burn error can occur and you want to avoid that. 
  • Note 11 if you opt for natural release (automatic slow release of pressure by pot), that is fine as we have enough liquid for the dish to bubble away at this point. 
  • Note 12 You won't be able to stir only occasionally as you will be hovering face first staring at your spaghetti thinking 'omg this is the best thing since sliced bread I can't believe how quick and easy this is as well as how amazing your Instant Pot is!!'


Calories: 667kcal | Carbohydrates: 95g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 553mg | Potassium: 1813mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 4868IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 7mg