- 1 lb Lean Ground Beef or Ground Turkey (90% – 93% lean)
- 1 Onion, chopped (or 1/2 tsp onion powder)
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Pepper
- 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1/2 tsp Basil, dried
- 3 cloves Garlic, pressed or minced (or 2 tsp garlic powder)
- 8 oz Spaghetti Noodles (broken in thirds)
- 1 (14 oz) can Diced Tomatoes, with juice (optional)
- 1 (24 oz) jar Spaghetti Sauce (I use marinara)
- 2 cups Chicken Broth or Water, low sodium
- Parmesan Cheese (for garnish)
- Turn your pot on to the Sauté setting. When it is hot, add the ground beef (If using ground turkey, add 1 Tbsp olive oil and add the onions, then add the ground turkey). Stir to break apart the meat.
- Add the onions and the salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and basil. Cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until the meat is mostly done, and the onions are turning translucent.
- Add the garlic and cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.
- Scatter in the spaghetti noodles (broken in thirds) in a random fashion, so they are not al laying side-by-side. This keeps them from sticking together.
- Pour on the diced tomatoes evenly over the noodles.
- Pour on the spaghetti sauce, evenly, completely covering all of the noodles (exposed noodles may not cook completely).
- Pour in the broth/water down the inner side of the stainless liner, so the sauce doesn’t wash off of the noodles.
- Close the lid and lock in place. Set the steam release knob to the Sealing position. Cancel the Sauté setting.
- Press the Pressure Cook/Manual button or dial and use the + or – or dial to select 8 minutes (for softer noodles) or 6 minutes (for more al dente).
- When the cooking cycle is finished, turn off the pot and do a controlled Quick Release of the pressure/steam. When the pin in the lid drops down, you can open the lid.
- Stir the spaghetti well, and the sauce and noodles will blend nicely. If the noodles are not cooked enough for you, just put the lid back on (Venting. Or use a glass lid) and let it sit a few minutes while you get everything else for your meal ready. If a few noodles stick together, just use a fork to separate them (though this rarely happens to me)
- Garnish with parmesan cheese and serve with some French bread.
Recipe source: simplyhappyfoodie