Instant Pot Creamy Garlic and Herb Spaghetti With Meatballs

This Instant Pot Creamy Garlic and Herb Pasta is the most flavorful, easy and quick dinner your family will love this weekend!  With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up this flavor packed dish in under 10 minutes.

This Instant Pot Creamy Garlic and Herb Pasta is the most flavorful, easy and quick dinner your family will love this weekend!  With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up this flavor packed dish in under 10 minutes.  

This Instant Pot Creamy Garlic and Herb Pasta was created almost out of accident.  Like many of you, we’ve been cooking with only pantry essentials.  So, when the boys said they were in the mood for Spaghetti, I figured this was a good change for us to put a little twist on this classic dish.  
While we made this with spaghetti noodles, this dish would be wonderful with any pasta of your choice.  And, it’s so simple and quick to make up for your entire family. Simply adjust the cook time based on your pasta of choice.  
In our house, it’s hard to get the boys to ‘love’ a dish in our house, but I was so pleased with their reaction.  This has become a new favorite and they’ve already requested it twice in the last week. I can almost guarantee your family will love it, too!
If you have been following the blog for any time, you know we really love recipes that are versatile.  This Instant Pot Creamy Garlic and Herb Pasta is absolutely one of those!  
What’s great about this Instant Pot Creamy Garlic and Herb Pasta is you can change it up so many different ways.  For examples, if you’d love to add some veggies definitely do so.  This would be delicious with tomatoes, peas, spinach and more.  
Similarly, if you’re in the mood for a different type of meat, change it out.  If you don’t have or like meatballs, you can also use Italian sausage.  Prefer chicken sausage?  Go for it!  Only have linked sausage?  Add that instead!  It truly is a pasta dish you can make your own and still have it be incredibly delicious!
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This Instant Pot Creamy Garlic and Herb Pasta is the most flavorful, easy and quick dinner your family will love this weekend!  With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up this flavor packed dish in under 10 minutes.
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Now, let’s get to the good stuff – the details on how to make this crowd pleasing Instant Pot Creamy Garlic and Herb Pasta!
Also, if you’re looking for a few other Instant Pot recipes to try this week, here are a few of my favorites:
  • Instant Pot Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup
  • Instant Pot 5 Cheese Mac & Cheese Topped With Maple Bacon
  • Instant Pot Turkey Mushroom Bolognese
  • Instant Pot Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta
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This Instant Pot Creamy Garlic and Herb Pasta is the most flavorful, easy and quick dinner your family will love this weekend!  With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up this flavor packed dish in under 10 minutes.
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TIPS FOR MAKING CREAMY GARLIC AND HERB PASTA:

  1. When you add the pasta, break it in half over and towards the pot.  This will allow and of the extra little bits of pasta that snap off will go right into the pot.
  2. When adding the pasta to the pot, be sure to add in layers by making a criss-cross design.  This will help avoid the pasta from clumping together.
  3. As noted below, I used pre-made meatballs for ease.  You can also use frozen meatballs, too.  If you do you can either 1). thaw them beforehand or 2). place them in Instant Pot and cook them on saute with some water to help them thaw first. I have done both with different recipes and they both work well.
  4. If for some reason you find your pasta is not cooked fully, once you add any additional ingredients and continue to stir, it will cook more and should be good.
  5. I always get questions around where to find Boursin Garlic and Herb cheese.  It can be located at almost every grocery store in the specialty section.  I have been able to find at almost all grocery stores including Target, Walmart, Whole Foods and more.  
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This Instant Pot Creamy Garlic and Herb Pasta is the most flavorful, easy and quick dinner your family will love this weekend!  With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up this flavor packed dish in under 10 minutes.
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INGREDIENTS FOR CREAMY GARLIC AND HERB PASTA:

  • 12-15 Italian meatballs (I used pre-made meatballs for easy found in the produce section of my grocery).
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 3 cups chicken broth (you can also use water),reserve 1/2 cup for after cooking
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon garlic pepper
  • 1 5.2 ounce Boursin Garlic & Fine Herb
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (set aside some as a garnish)
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This Instant Pot Creamy Garlic and Herb Pasta is the most flavorful, easy and quick dinner your family will love this weekend!  With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up this flavor packed dish in under 10 minutes.
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HOW TO MAKE CREAMY GARLIC AND HERB PASTA:

  1. Turn your Instant Pot on and select the ‘Saute’ function.  
  2. Add olive oil and meatballs and saute until slightly browned on each side.  You do not need to cook fully as they will continue to cook during the pressure cooking phase.  
  3. Once the meatballs are slightly browned on each side, add chicken broth, butter, Italian seasoning and garlic pepper.  
  4. Carefully secure the lid onto your Instant Pot and select the ‘Pressure Cook’ function on high. Cook for 3 minutes.  
  5. Once the timer beeps, quick release all pressure all pressure and carefully remove the lid.  
  6. Mix all existing ingredients together to break up pasta.  
  7. Add in block of Boursin and Parmesan cheese and mix until well combined.
  8. Top with any Parmesan cheese and serve.
  9. Enjoy!
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Instant Pot Creamy Garlic and Herb Pasta

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot, Meatballs, Spaghetti
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 563 kcal

Ingredients

  • 12-15 Italian meatballs (Iused pre-made meatballs for easy found in the produce section of my grocery)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 pound spaghetti noodles
  • 3 cups chicken broth (youcan also use water),reserve 1/2 cup for after cooking
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon garlic pepper
  • 1 5.2 ounce Boursin Garlic & Fine Herb Cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (setaside some as a garnish)

Instructions

  • Turn your Instant Pot on and select the ‘Saute’ function.  
  • Add olive oil and meatballs and saute until slightly browned on each side.  You do not need to cook fully as they will continue to cook during the pressure cooking phase.  
  • Once the meatballs are slightly browned on each side, add chicken broth, butter, Italian seasoning and garlic pepper.  
  • Carefully secure the lid onto your Instant Pot and select the 'Pressure Cook' function on high. Cook for 3 minutes.  
  • Once the timer beeps, quick release all pressure all pressure and carefully remove the lid.  
  • Mix all existing ingredients together to break up pasta.  
  • Add in block of Boursin and Parmesan cheese and mix until well combined.
  • Top with any Parmesan cheese and serve.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

TIPS FOR MAKING CREAMY GARLIC AND HERB PASTA:
  1. When you add the pasta, break it in half over and towards the pot.  This will allow and of the extra little bits of pasta that snap off will go right into the pot.
  2. When adding the pasta to the pot, be sure to add in layers by making a criss-cross design.  This will help avoid the pasta from clumping together.
  3. As noted below, I used pre-made meatballs for ease.  You can also use frozen meatballs, too.  If you do you can either 1). thaw them beforehand or 2). place them in Instant Pot and cook them on saute with some water to help them thaw first. I have done both with different recipes and they both work well.
  4. If for some reason you find your pasta is not cooked fully, once you add any additional ingredients and continue to stir, it will cook more and should be good.
  5. I always get questions around where to find Boursin Garlic and Herb cheese.  It can be located at almost every grocery store in the specialty section.  I have been able to find at almost all grocery stores including Target, Walmart, Whole Foods and more.  

Nutrition

Calories: 563kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 654mg | Potassium: 377mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 534IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 2mg

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