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Ninja Foodi Spaghetti

Make dinner a breeze with Ninja Foodi spaghetti! Minimal prep and easy clean-up makes this one-pot meal perfect for busy weeknights. Plus, the whole family will love the classic flavors of spaghetti and meat sauce!

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Did you know you can make Ninja Foodi spaghetti for an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love? Perfectly cooked spaghetti and meat sauce all come together in one pot!

Best of all, this dish requires less than 15 minutes of hands-on prep. In fact, you can be ready to serve in just 30 minutes, including the time it takes for the pot to come up to pressure!

Everyone loves spaghetti and meat sauce. And thanks to the magic of the Ninja Foodi’s pressure cooker function, throwing together this family favorite is easier and more delicious than ever.

I used the Ninja Foodi 8QT Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer for this recipe. I find this to be a great size for my family of four!

Overhead view of ingredients needed to prepare spaghetti in the Ninja Foodi.

How to Make Spaghetti in the Ninja Foodi

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

Overhead view of ground beef browning in a Ninja Foodi.

STEP ONE: Set the pot to SEAR, then add the oil, beef, onion, salt, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and black pepper.

STEP TWO: Cook until the beef is browned and the onions are softened, about 8 minutes.

Overhead view of pasta and spaghetti sauce added to the Ninja Foodi.

STEP THREE: Add half the water, followed by the noodles, then the rest of the water. Top with the pasta sauce. Do not stir.

STEP FOUR: Place the lid on top, make sure the vent is set to SEALED, and cook at high pressure for 8 minutes.

STEP FIVE: When the cooking time is up, immediately release the pressure. 

Overhead view of spaghetti after cooking in the Ninja Foodi.

STEP SIX: Once the pressure gauge drops, carefully open the lid and give the pasta a good stir.

STEP SEVEN: Serve with fresh parsley and parmesan cheese if desired.

Spoon scooping spaghetti out of the Ninja Foodi.

What to Serve with Ninja Foodi Pasta

How Long to Spaghetti in the Ninja Foodi

Pressure cookers are very precise, which should make this recipe a breeze to follow. That’s the beauty of Ninja Foodi spaghetti!

Really the only time you’ll want to watch the ingredients is when you’re cooking the ground beef and onions. Cook on the sear function until the beef is browned and the onions are softened, which should be around 8 minutes.

After that, add all the ingredients and follow the pressure cooker instructions. Your pasta should be cooked perfectly when it’s done!

Spaghetti prepared in a Ninja Foodi served on an off white plate.

Tips for Making the Ninja Foodi Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

  • Sear the beef and onions until the meat is browned and the onions have softened up. Besides being convenient and food safe, this will also add amazing flavor to your spaghetti!
  • Use any pasta sauce you like! I usually stick with jar sauce for convenience, but you could also make your own if you have a recipe you prefer.
  • Do not stir the ingredients before pressure cooking. This is very important for helping your spaghetti cook to the perfect texture.
  • When you release the pressure, make sure it has room to vent and isn’t trapped below any cabinets.
  • Wait until the pressure gauge drops before carefully opening the lid, aiming it away from you to avoid any rising steam.

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Yield: 6 Servings

Ninja Foodi Spaghetti

Overhead view of spaghetti after cooking in the Ninja Foodi.

Perfectly cooked spaghetti and meat sauce made all in one pot for a quick and easy weeknight dinner everyone will enjoy

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Pressurizing Time 7 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups water, divided
  • 1 lb spaghetti, broken in half
  • 3 cups spaghetti sauce
  • Chopped parsley and grated parmesan cheese for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Set pot to sear, add the oil, beef, onion, salt, italian seasoning, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and black pepper and cook until beef is browned and onions are softened, about 8 minutes
  2. Add in half the water, followed by the pasta, followed by the rest of the water, then top with the pasta sauce. Do not stir
  3. Place the lid on, made sure the vent is set to sealed, then cook at high pressure for 8 minutes
  4. Immediately release the pressure, then give the pasta a good stir
  5. Serve with fresh parsley and parmesan cheese if desired

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 418Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 1024mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 4gSugar: 8gProtein: 27g

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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5 thoughts on “Ninja Foodi Spaghetti”

    • Hi Vicky, yes, to double the ground beef, you can double all other ingredients or just add some more water and pasta sauce. The pressure cooking time will stay the same, but sauteing the beef will take a little longer. Just make sure you do not pass the Foodi fill line or it will not cook properly.

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