Thursday, February 15, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Cooking Thursday

I've mentioned the Instantpot that I got for Christmas, and how much I'm enjoying it.  Several of you have told me you have one too and would like me to share recipes, so I have one for you today.
For those of you who haven't heard of them, an Instantpot is a pressure cooker that makes pressure cooking easy and safe.  It has other features as well - makes yogurt, rice cooking, slow cooking, sauteeing...   I've mostly used it to get a meal on the table quickly though, and that's what I have for you today.

Instantpot Spaghetti and Meatballs

1 bag frozen meatballs (I used Cooked Perfect brand, 26 meatballs)
16 ounces spaghetti
1 1/2 of a 24 ounce jar spaghetti sauce
1 jar (24 ounces) water
Parmesan cheese for garnish

Pour a little of the water into the Instantpot inner pot, then stir in the rest of the sauce and water.
Break the pasta into 4 pieces and stir into the sauce as best you can.
Add the frozen meatballs and stir.
Place lid on and lock, cook at high pressure for 3 minutes, followed by 5 minutes natural pressure release.  After the 5 minutes, release remainder of steam, stir and serve sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.
This makes a large quantity and I think it took less than 20 minutes from start to finish!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018