One of my favorite meals growing up was spaghetti (I'm Italian) and my kids seem to love it as much as I do. What I don’t love about spaghetti as an adult, though, are the sugar-added sauces for sale on the shelves of the grocery stores, and the regular spaghetti noodles that I used to eat.
Now that there are better options out there like no sugar added sauces, super easy homemade pasta sauces, and whole wheat noodles, I don’t mind making this for my family as often as they ask for it! Of course, the Instant Pot makes this a crazy easy recipe.
Ingredients for Instant Pot Spaghetti | 21-day Fix Spaghetti
1 lb. ground turkey
1 tsp salt
1/2 tbsp. Italian seasoning
1 medium onion chopped
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 cups chicken broth or stock
1 jar sugar free spaghetti sauce (24 oz), or make your own with this simple pasta sauce recipe (1.5G, 1tsp per cup)
1 box whole wheat spaghetti noodles (13 oz)
2 bay leaves
1) In a large bowl mix together ground turkey, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and onion. Turn the Instant Pot to sauté and add olive oil. When the Instant Pot is hot brown the ground turkey.
2) Once the turkey is cooked, turn the Instant Pot off. Pour the chicken stock over the meat, this will prevent the meat from burning to bottom. Break the whole wheat noodles to fit into the Instant Pot and lay then on top of the meat.
3) Cover the noodles with the spaghetti sauce, add the bay leaves then close the lid turning the venting valve to sealing.
4) Cook the spaghetti on high pressure using the manual function for 5 minutes (or half the time on the back of the box). When done cooking let the pressure release naturally. Remove the lid and mix up the noodles, sauce, and meat. No need to strain any excess liquid. Serve hot and garnish with parmesan cheese and fresh herbs.
21 Day Fix Container Counts: Serves 6. Each serving = 1R, 1G, 2Y | For no yellows, use zoodles instead of pasta noodles!
21 Day Fix Spaghetti Stove Top Directions (chicken stock not needed):
In a large bowl, mix together ground meat, seasonings, and onion.
Add water to a large pot and turn on high. Covering the pot will help it to boil faster.
Add oil to a large pan and cook ground meat mixture until brown.
When pot of water is boiling, add pasta and cook according to package directions.
When turkey is cooked, add sauce to the pan and heat thoroughly.
When noodles are cooked, rinse.
Make your plate and enjoy!