Family Favorite Spaghetti and Meatballs


Chloe Harris

Posted April 5, 2022 (Last updated April 5, 2022)



Total Time

1hrs 15mins



These Spaghetti and Tomato Meatballs make a simple, wholesome dinner for the entire family. Prepare ahead in your Instant Pot Pro Plus, and re-heat when needed, topped with some parmesan shavings. Try making a ...


  • Onion icon
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove3crushed
  • Mozzarella cheese icon
    Mozzarella cheese250 gsliced, drained, dried
  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheeseas neededshaved
  • Ground pork icon
    Ground pork400 g
  • Ground beef icon
    Ground beef400 g
  • Egg icon
  • Fresh breadcrumbs icon
    Fresh breadcrumbs140 g
  • Salt icon
    Salt2 ½ teaspoons
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepperas needed
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil1 tablespoon
  • Red wine icon
    Red wine150 ml
  • Canned tomatoes icon
    Canned tomatoes800 g
  • Fresh basil leaves icon
    Fresh basil leaves10 g
  • Spaghetti icon
    Spaghettias needed
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepperas needed

  • 1. Add the minced meat to a large bowl with the egg, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper
  • 2. Mix gently to combine
  • 3. Using your hands form 10-12 meatballs and add them to a cutting board
  • 4. Add the olive oil to the inner pot
  • 5. Pre-heat inner pot on Sauté
  • 6. When the Instant Pot Pro Plus has finished preheating, add roughly 5 meatballs to the pot and brown for 1.5- 2 mins each side
  • 7. Remove browned meatballs from the inner pot and place them on the cutting board
  • 8. Brown the remaining meatballs for 1.5-2 mins each side
  • 9. Once all the meatballs are browned remove them from the inner pot and leave on the cutting board
  • 10. Add the onion to the inner pot and Sauté here while mixing for 3 mins
  • 11. Carefully add the wine to deglaze the pot
  • 12. Add in the canned tomatoes, garlic, basil and salt, and mix to combine
  • 13. Add the meatballs back to the inner pot and add the mozzarella slices in between the meatballs as best as you can
  • 14. Secure the lid onto the Instant Pot Pro Plus
  • 15. Pressure cook 12 mins on Max, then Quick Release the pressure
  • 16. Carefully remove the lid and simmer the sauce while you cook your spaghetti
  • 17. Cook your spaghetti according to packaging
  • 18. Serve 2-3 meatballs over cooked spaghetti with a generous ladle of sauce, some parmesan shavings and season with salt and pepper

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