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Spaghetti Bolognese in the Instant Pot


Spaghetti Bolognese in Instant PotSpaghetti bolognese is one of those recipes that vary so much in what ingredients people use – from super simple, to verging on complicated. I like to lean towards the super simple – I rarely have time to spend ages sourcing ingredients, and then preparing them, so less is more in my kitchen. If a recipe absolutely requires extra ingredients then I’ll still make them, but they are more weekend recipes. This spaghetti bolognese is the perfect week night meal that everyone loves.

I’ve made this version in my slow cooker, as well as just in a pan on the hob. The Instant Pot definitely wins for taste with this dish.

This recipe is from 101 Electric Pressure Cooker Recipes, available to buy on Amazon.

Spaghetti Bolognese in Instant Pot

Spaghetti Bolognese in the Instant Pot

Yield: 4


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 500 g beef mince
  • 400 g passata
  • 400 g chopped tomatoes
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp mixed dried herbs
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree


  1. Heat oil in pressure cooker pot. Add the onion and garlic and saute for 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Add the mince and gently cook until browned.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and stir.
  4. Switch the saute function off and set to cook at high pressure for 15 minutes. Allow to naturally release for 10 minutes before releasing manually.


Serving suggestion: Serve with spaghetti, or on a baked potato.

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Derrick plant

Sunday 19th of November 2023

can i make this Bolognese in my Ninja one pot

Liana Green

Wednesday 20th of December 2023

Hi Derrick - yes you can, I have made it before:

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