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Instant Pot Cream Cheese Spaghetti
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Instant Pot Cream Cheese Spahetti

Instant Pot Cream Cheese Spaghetti with ground beef is fabulously creamy and rich. The pasta cooks right in the Instant Pot and it cooks perfectly. This is a meal you will want seconds of. Best part is this family meal can be made in under 30 minutes for a quick and easy weeknight meal.
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 12 ounces uncooked thin spaghetti
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 (24-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese, cut into pieces and softened
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  • Lightly grease the insert to your Instant Pot. This is the Instant Pot I use. Turn to "Saute" mode and add ground beef. Cook until browned on bottom, flip over and break it apart to crumble it. Cook until no longer pink. Drain any excess grease.
  • Turn Instant Pot off. Add garlic powder, salt, Italian seasoning, pepper, crushed red pepper and tomato paste. Stir to mix into ground beef.
  • Break spaghetti in half and add to Instant Pot.
  • Pour in water and spaghetti sauce. Make sure all spaghetti is submerged. Place lid on and set to Pressure Cook for 6 minutes.
  • Do a quick pressure release. Remove the lid. Add the cream cheese and Parmesan cheese. Stir it in. Place lid back on and let sit for a few minutes to completely melt the cream cheese. Stir again and serve.


Note: If using regular spaghetti, pressure cook for 8 minutes.