Easiest Instant Pot Meatballs Recipe

By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern



Are you looking for an easy recipe to make for dinner tonight? Then this is the blog for you! This is one of my favorite instant pot recipes; it’s super easy, delicious, and takes about 20 minutes to prep and cook. You can put these on pasta, rice, or sub sandwich bread with provolone cheese.


Easiest Instant Pot Meatballs

By Erika Walker




6-Quart Instant Pot Pressure Cooker



  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef lean (or ground turkey. We use 1 lb)
  • 1/2 cup onion grated (optional)
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 eggs (we use 1)
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed (or 1 tsp of garlic powder)
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cup spaghetti sauce (see notes above)



Combine all ingredients (except spaghetti sauce) until well mixed. Mixing together with your hands works great.

Form into balls using hands or small ice cream scoop. You want them to be slightly smaller than a golf ball.

Spray bottom of Instant Pot with cooking spray and add spaghetti sauce.

Place meatballs over the sauce, layering them if necessary. It’s OK if they touch, just don’t squish them too much.

Place lid on Instant Pot and switch valve to “sealing”. Press “Manual” and set to high pressure for 7 minutes.

After you hear the timer go off, allow to slow release for another 5 minutes and then do the quick release (you do this by carefully switching the tab to “venting”).

Remove lid from Instant Pot, stir, and serve over cooked pasta noodles.


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