Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese

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Rated 4.5 based on 24 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese
Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese


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Mealthy Tip

When cooking with white wine, be sure to select a crisp, dry white wine. The high acidity in Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, and Sémillon are perfect. Try to avoid lower acidity wines with oaky or buttery notes, like some Chardonnays. They don't work as well in cooking because sometimes those flavors turn bitter when cooked.

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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 716 calories; 45g fat; 26.1g carbohydrates; 45g protein; 171mg cholesterol; 1234mg sodium.

Full nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 716 Calories from Fat405
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45g 69%
Saturated Fat20g 98%
Trans Fat0.9g
Polyunsaturated Fat4.0g
Monounsaturated Fat17.3g
Cholesterol 171mg 57%
Sodium 1234mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 26.1g 9%
Dietary Fiber3g 11%
Protein 45g
Vitamin A61% Vitamin C18%
Calcium8% Iron23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


4.5out of 5 Stars

(24 Reviews)

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George Delamea says:

This comes out so much better than you might imagine from just reading it. The pressure cooker definitely helped infused extra flavor into the sauce. Love what the bacon brings to the party. It's a rich bolognese that really sticks to the pasta and then to your ribs. Terrific recipe!

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Katie Hason says:

This spaghetti bolognese was so yummy. I am Italian food obsessed, and found this recipe to be the perfect fix for my cravings. Also, the bacon drippings give it such good flavor!

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Sam Dalton says:

I really enjoyed this bolognese dish. It reminded me of what I what get from a fine restaurant, but with the ease and comfort of making it in our own home. Perfect for date nights.

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Hector Jonass says:

The speed of execution may make this absolutely the best bolognese ever. Seasoning is near perfect, though be generous with salt when adjusting at the end and you'll love it. I used a lean ground beef to offset the bacon fat content. Also used a dry white. Cannot imagine a chardonnay doing you any favors in this, though I wonder whether a red would work just as well, really.

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Kaylee Adams says:

Pinot grigio was the perfect wine to cook with in this dish. The best part of this recipe though it the one-pot cooking. Also, don't forget to deglaze your pot.



I followed the recipe exactly as stated except the pasta I used was whole wheat, it turned out perfect! Suggestions for those that thought it was too soupy, weigh the pasta and use the correct size pasta sauce. After I added the wine I let it boil until much of the liquids were reduced. Delicious!!

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Ruth Scott says:

I made this tonight, it was a big hit. I used Riesling and the flavor was great. I guess any white wine would do. I also used a couple more carrots and more onions. Husband said” it’s a keeper “

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Andy Kazantsev says:

Came out really great but I think there are a few things people should be mindful of: 1) You should go for lean ground beef to avoid an overly greasy dish. 2) Maybe drain both cans of diced tomatoes. My pot came out pretty watery and I had to reduce the sauce for a while to keep it from being a soup.

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Pam Delgado says:

Try it and loved it!! Didn't have heavy cream so used cream cheese and it worked!! Seemed like we cooked for hours and it was done in a bit over half hour!! Awesome!! ;)

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Donna Cerny says:

I made a double recipe and found that it was very watery. I was worried the pasta would turn to mush as I kept simmering it with the lid off to thicken it. Luckily it didn’t, but I made extra noodles, cooked for a few minutes in boiling water, that I added to the sauce to absorb it. Also, some of the spaghetti clumped together when it cooked—probably wouldn’t have been so bad if I had not made a double batch (the inner pot was at max capacity so it was difficult to stir the dry pasta into it). Might be better to break the pasta into thirds rather than halves anyway. Overall, it had a nice flavor, but I doubt I’ll make it again.

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Kay Weckerly says:

I made a double recipe and decided it was too MUCH to cook at once so ladled out half of it and finished it in two batches. Second batch is cooking now. I guess I'm right to assume that you take the bacon out and LEAVE it out? It doesn't say to add it back in. Mine is very watery too, so I may just add more spaghetti and have a WHOLE bunch of it!

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Jennifer Segulja says:

This recipe is so so good! A hit with the entire family! Based on other reviews, I reduced the water by 1/2 a cup and the consistency is perfect. I too used a Pinot Grigio and it was a good choice. A definite keeper for future dinners.

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Susie Behnke says:

Hey, great recipe and it was fabulous for two maybe four people. Wonder what one would do to increase this for double the amount of people. Just curious

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Marc Reinoso says:

Ok my modifications for meat lovers . 1 pound lean ground beef, 1 pound ground pork, 12 oz spaghetti. All other elements stay the same as well as cooking instructions. Meaty spaghetti bolognese goodness.

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Josee Bernatchez says:

Just a beginner, first recipe from this website, followed recipe with burn notice, despite deglazing well before using the pressure cooking. Ended up finishing cooking on the stovetop, eating 1 ½ hour after starting making supper. Will not do again.

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Chelsea Jamieson says:

This bolognese is so delicious and full of flavor! I love how everything is done in the same pot. The depth of flavor you get by pressure cooking is amazing. I have made this 3 times and every time my husband and little ones go back for seconds. I have used a marinara sauce and also a vodka sauce and the vodka sauce adds extra richness (not that it’s needed but in a pinch when that’s what I had in my pantry it was delectable) thank you for a great recipe!

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Betty Ann Butler says:

I absolutely love this recipe. This is the second time I have made it. The recipe for 8. (2 of us) I am not much of a spaghetti eater. This is so good. The flavor is great and the quantity of meat makes it very filling. Plenty left over for lunches and a couple of dinners. After dinner I freeze the rest. ❤️

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Philip Puopolo says:

Taste delicious but kept burning. Deglazed. Burned again.

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Lisa Gill says:

Turned out amazing!! Was skeptical about cooking the noodles in the sauce but they were perfect! Added pepper and extra veggies. Decreased chili peppers Great recipe!

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Jordan Ayers says:

Came out perfectly and the bacon is a great addition

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Laura Garcia says:

I loved the flavor of this recipe! Didn’t have ground pork so I only used the ground beef and bacon. It was still fabulous! Also didn’t use the wine. Will be keeping this recipe.

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James Thompson says:

Really tasty, easy to make and good portion sizes. Will certainly be making this again. Try it, you won’t regret it.

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Alfie Thurman says:

I doubled the recipe but left out the water and the pasta, which I cooked separately. I added yogurt instead of cream and it was yummy! Froze half the sauce for next time!

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Bartosz Opitek says:

Heaven in the mouth!