How to make Spaghetti Bolognese in the Ninja Foodi pressure cooker

Hi there friends! One of our favorite, easiest, fastest and tastiest meals to make in the Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker method  is our Spaghetti bolognese.

What is bolognese? In short- a sauce of ground beef, tomato, onion, and herbs, typically served with pasta. It’s actually a very quick sauce to make and you can use ground sausage in lieu of ground beef. Or perhaps even mix the two together. We have done that before and it’s a real flavor bomb.

So fun to cook with the family! Since I have invested in the Ninja Foodi, it truly has become a family affair. Everyone’s curiosity has gotten the best of them. Considering we are a big foodie family, it really didn’t take too much prompting to get my boys to check it out and teach them how to cook. It doesn’t get any easier than this.

We hope you enjoy our Spaghetti Bolognese in the Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker.

There are many variations of this popular Italian dish. We sort of put our own spin on it. I do believe you can do the same. It’s always fun to put a new twist on food to your own liking.

While our son was home from Spring Break, this was a request. That tells you just how good it is. All the comforts of home made simple.

I asked him to join me on a Facebook live cooking episode. It was actually fun and he enjoyed it. Even paid me a little compliment saying after words that I am pretty good at this HA!!~

How to make Spaghetti in the Ninja Foodi


The spaghetti noodles were cooked to perfection in 6 minutes time. No mush, and perfectly al dente’. Just the way a true noodle should be. One thing our son took note of, is the fact that every ingredient holds the true flavor profile.

PIN it, make it, Enjoy with a bottle of red.

How to make Spaghetti Bolognese in the Ninja Foodi pressure cooker

We have made this dish over a dozen times. It’s always fun to change it up, add the capers, don’t add the capers, add black or green olives, etc. You can really get creative with this dish.

If you like Italian, you may also enjoy our Chicken Parmesan in the Ninja Foodi recipe HERE.

Enjoy! Hope to see you back again. See recipe down below.

How to make Spaghetti in the Ninja Foodi

How to make Spaghetti Bolognese in the Ninja Foodi pressure cooker

How to make Spaghetti Bolognese in the Ninja Foodi

Total Time 16 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6


  • Ninja Foodi
  • Instant Pot


  • 1 LB Mild Italian Sausage or Ground beef Ground
  • 1 LB Spaghetti
  • 28 Oz Tomatoes Whole
  • 14 Oz Tomatoes Crushed
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1-3 Splashes Red Wine
  • 2 tsp Garlic Minced
  • 3 1/2 Oz Capers
  • 8-10 Whole Sun Dried Tomatoes may substitute plum tomatoes We have used either or, and both delicious. Try both, or one or the other.
  • 1 Whole Yellow Onion Small
  • 1-2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Dash Sea Salt
  • 1 Dash Pepper
  • 1 Dash Crushed Red Pepper


  • Set your pot on saute mode medium. Add your Italian sausage or ground beef, onion and garlic. Saute to golden brown and be sure to scrape any bits off the bottom before proceeding.
  • Drain meat and remove from pot and place on plate for later adding it back.
    No need to clean out your inner part, but be sure nothing is stuck to the bottom.
  • Insert pot back in pressure cooker and add your can of tomatoes. We used Cento organic. Lightly smash down.
  • Add capers and sun-dried tomatoes. Mix well and add your spices.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, whole tomatoes, wine ,chicken broth and water. Mix well.
  • Break your spaghetti noodles in half, fan first and doing just a handful at a time, in a criss cross layer of each. DO NOT STIR the pasta, resist!
  • Be sure to gently submerge spaghetti completely in the pot.
  • Close pot, turn to seal and hit manual for 6 minutes. After the time is up, let naturally release for 3 minutes.
    NOTES: ***Remember it takes a bit for your pot to reach pressure before it begins count down.***
  • You will want to do a QR (Quick release). Open lid carefully, stir and let cool down for at least 5-7 minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and fresh grated cheese. Bon-appetit'.

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