Saucy Spaghetti And Meatballs


  • 500 g minced turkey
  • 40 g breadcrumbs
  • 4 garlic clove
  • 10 g fresh parsley
  • Salt & pepper as needed
  • 1 egg
  • Olive oil, as needed
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 125 ml water
  • 400 g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 500 g spaghetti
  • Parmesan cheese, as needed
  • Place the turkey mince in a bowl, then add the breadcrumbs, half of your garlic, parsley, salt, pepper, and egg.
  • Mix the ingredients until combined and then form into small meatballs, just smaller than a golf ball.
  • Select Sauté, Normal/Medium on the Instant Pot and set the time to 10 Minutes.
  • Add a generous drizzle of olive oil. Place the meatballs into the inner pot and Sauté until golden brown all over, but not cooked through, then remove from the pot.
  • Add a little more oil and then add the onion and carrot, and continue sautéing until the veg begins to soften.
  • Add the remaining garlic and cook for another minute then add water and deglaze the base of the inner pot.
  • Press Cancel< /strong> and pour the chopped tomatoes on top of the water/veg, but do not stir.
  • Pressure Cook on High for 15 Minutes. When the time is up, carefully quick release the pressure.
  • While the sauce cooks, cook your pasta according to the packet instructions. Once cooked drain, but reserve a little of the pasta water.
  • When pressure cooking is done, open the lid and use a hand blender to smooth the tomato sauce. Add some of the reserved pasta water to thin out the sauce slightly.
  • Place the meatballs in the sauce and secure the lid again.
  • Pressure Cook on High for 0 Minutes (the dish is going to cook while the pot is coming to pressure). When the time is up, carefully quick release the pressure.
  • Serve immediately topped with parmesan.
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