Pressure Cooker Soccer Mom Spaghetti and Meatballs uses frozen meatballs and premade spaghetti sauce, for when you need a super quick meal.
Before you call me a hypocrite, here’s my disclosure. I don’t like any kind of meat with my spaghetti and I prefer homemade ingredients, like sauce and meatballs.
Here’s the sitch, many of my readers do like meat with their Spaghetti and love my homemade Pressure Cooker Beef and Macaroni and my homemade Pressure Cooker Quick One Pot Spaghetti Dinner. However, they have asked me to post directions on how to make a really quick and delicious Spaghetti Dinner.
Many moms and dads are very busy driving their kids all over the place and need to be able to run into the house, toss a few things in their Pressure Cooker, get the kids situated and sit them down to a good and hearty meal. All that in a very short amount of time and with little to no effort.
So, using my Pressure Cooker, I will show you how to make Pressure Cooker Soccer Mom Spaghetti and Meatballs, with all store bought, packaged ingredients and have it on the table in less than 15 minutes.
Use Beef or Turkey Meatballs. Make it vegetarian and use Gardein Classic Meatless Meatballs.
The ingredients are simple and few. I’ve said this before and I think it is worth repeating. Sometimes store brands are as good as known brands and sometimes they are not. Like, if you are going to make one of my New York Cheesecakes, please, oh please, only buy Philadelphia Brand cream cheese. The store brands don’t taste near as good.
In my opinion, De Cecco Brand Pasta holds up so much better than other brands of pasta in the Pressure Cooker. Plus, I prefer the taste and texture of De Cecco Brand Pasta. In the above photo, I am using De Cecco Gemelli Pasta, as opposed to De Cecco Spaghetti.
I’ve also got an S&S for De Cecco Cavatappi. I love the cute shapes. I love the De Cecco Cavatappi for when I make Pressure Cooker Macaroni and Cheese. The cheese squishes out from inside the noodles. By the way, that is a quick dish too. I find the S&S significantly cheaper than buying the De Cecco Brand Pasta in the grocery stores. Check the prices, they are always changing on line and I grab a bunch when the price drops.
Add some water to the bottom of your Pressure Cooker cooking pot.
As an aside, we have a boat load of Pressure Cooker Bone Broth/Stock in the freezer. I like to use my Pressure Cooker Bone Broth/Stock when making Spaghetti. However, since this is a recipe for people on the go, I’ll talk using just Fresh Water. After all, this is a Pressure Cooker Soccer Mom Spaghetti and Meatballs recipe, which means, this a quick meal, so, make it quick!
If you want to use homemade Pressure Cooker Bone Broth/Stock or boxed Broth, I suggest low sodium. Jarred or canned sauce and frozen meatballs tend to have a higher sodium content.
Toss in the entire bag of meatballs, assuming you are using a 16 oz box of Spaghetti.
Pour in the Spaghetti and the entire jar of the Spaghetti Sauce. Don’t use the sauce you see in the above photo. I absolutely hated that sauce. Some people think they need to layer everything and not mix it together in order for it to work. I don’t agree and I do mix the sauce with the water and the Spaghetti.
I can’t in a million years imagine, why my husband bought that brand when he knows that I prefer the Bertolli Organic Sauce. We keep a few jars in the cabinet and it’s most always the Bertolli Tomato & Basil.
Assuming you have a standard 24 oz jar of Spaghetti Sauce, fill it almost all the way with Fresh Water and dump it into the Pressure Cooker cooking pot. Remember, we added some water into the Pressure Cooker cooking pot first thing. Mix it a bit.
That is it. Seriously, that’s it. How much time did that take? Grab meatballs out of the freezer, dump them in. Open a jar of Spaghetti Sauce. Dump that in. Open a box of Spaghetti. Dump that in. Pour in the water. Lock the lid. Go set the table.
There you go. Delicious and filling and most importantly, since this is called Pressure Cooker Soccer Mom Spaghetti and Meatballs, QUICK! It looks great! Drive those kids around knowing you can prepare a quick and easy meal.
I love adding Fresh Grated Asiago Cheese to all my pasta dishes. I love the stuff. Alternatively, if you want to make this all homemade, check out my Pressure Cooker Beef and Macaroni, Pressure Cooker Quick One Pot Spaghetti Dinner and my Homemade Spaghetti Sauce recipes.
I hope that this Pressure Cooker Soccer Mom Spaghetti and Meatballs recipe will save you lots of time in the kitchen and more time with your families.
Kitchen Equipment and Essentials
- Instant Pot Smart DUO60
- Cilio Olivewood Spatula
- Microplane Artisan Ribbon Grater
- De Cecco Spaghetti
- Bertolli Tomato & Basil
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Here is the handy printable recipe:
Add about 1/2 cup of Fresh Water to the Pressure Cooker cooking pot.
Dump in meatballs, Spaghetti, Spaghetti Sauce, and the rest of the Jar of Water. Mix it a bit.
Lock on Lid and close Pressure Valve. Cook at High Pressure for 3 minutes.
When Beep sounds, allow a 5 minute Natural Pressure Release then a Quick Release.
Open Lid and mix all together, breaking up any noodles that are stuck together. The noodles will continue to cook in the hot sauce. If there is excess liquid, simmer to reduce.
If using Pasta, instead of traditional Spaghetti Noodles, set the Pressure Cooker time for 1/2 of the lower time indicated on the Pasta package and then subtract 2 minutes.