Updated: Dec 16, 2019
You are only 5 minutes away from perfectly al dente angel hair pasta bulked up by delicious zucchini noodles. By cooking this in the instant pot you can cook the pasta and the veggies together and allow the zucchini to simply melt into the spaghetti. The result? A massive bowl of pasta for half the calories.
Instant Pot Veggie Spaghetti
2 servings | 5 minutes
1 cup jarred or homemade marinara sauce (I always use #Raos Tomato Basil Marinara)
1 cup water
2-4 oz whole grain angel hair spaghetti, I usually use #barilla
400g spiraled zucchini
Pro tip: Feel free to use whatever sauce you want! Lately I've just been using 2 cups water and 1/4 tsp salt and then stirring in tons of veggies and my favorite Pumped Up Pesto!
Combine water and sauce in the instant pot.
Submerge pasta in the sauce (I usually break the noodles in half to add them).
Arrange the spiraled zucchini on the top of the pasta (these do not need to be submerged they'll be steamed in the pot).
Close the lid and cook on meat/stew for 5 minutes.
I let it slow release for a few minutes after but that's usually because I got distracted by something else. Then I'll release the steam valve and combine the zucchini and noodles with a fork.
I will usually enjoy this under some cheesy Air Fried Chicken Parmesan or a pile of turkey meatballs.
Or simply as is with a big ole glass of wine and freshly shaved parmesan on top!