Instant Pot Spaghetti and Tomato Sauce

Oh my. The Instant Pot is going to be my financial saviour. Wednesday night the kids have swim lessons until 6:30pm. Getting out of the pool, waiting for a shower stall, showering, getting to the car, and then home makes for a very late evening. And even though we eat before swimming, they’re still hungry after swimming.

In the past I would have taken the easy route and stopped for A&W Burgers or a slice of pizza for each of them. Not anymore.

I got home, cut up three small onions and sautéed them in the Instant Pot. Then I added a jar of spaghetti sauce and a 24 oz can of diced tomatoes.

On top of that I added a 375 gram box of whole grain spaghetti. A shake of salt and garlic powder (didn’t have any fresh garlic on hand), a grind or three of pepper, and then two cups of water.

I closed the lid and set the timer on manual to 9 minutes (should’ve gone 8) and sat back to help the girls with unpacking their swim bags.353

Admittedly, it did take about ten minutes for the Instant Pot to get up to pressure before the 9 minutes start counting down, but the end result…awesome. The kids didn’t even realize they were eating any veggies! And they enjoyed the pasta. And even better, I have leftovers for my lunch.