Instant Pot Turkey Spaghetti

5 from 2 reviews


  • 20 oz ground Turkey* (see note about amount)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Few pinches of red pepper flakes
  • 24 oz jar pasta sauce (I like using the arrabiata flavor, but any type is yummy!)
  • 8 oz spaghetti (about half a box), noodles broken in half so they fit in the Instant Pot
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • Sliced fresh basil (optional topping)


  1. Turn your Instant Pot onto the saute setting on high and add your olive oil
  2. When the olive oil is hot, add your ground turkey and season well with salt and pepper. Break the turkey up with a wooden spoon and cook until the turkey has browned
  3. Add the rest of your ingredients into the Instant Pot (onion, garlic, oregano, basil, pepper flakes, pasta sauce, noodles [that have been broken in half], and water). Season with salt and pepper, and stir to combine
  4. Close your lid on the Instant Pot, seal the vent, and cook on manual high pressure for 4 minutes
  5. When the time is up, quick release the pressure, remove the lid, and stir in your parmesan cheese until melted
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper and top with fresh basil (optional)


*The grocery stores in my area sell ground turkey in 20 oz packages. If your grocery store doesn’t, you can use a pound or a pound and a half of ground turkey for this recipe and it’ll work just fine!

Total cook time does not include time Instant Pot takes to come to pressure.