Ninja Foodi Spaghetti. Learn how to cook spaghetti Bolognese perfectly in the Ninja Foodi pressure cooker. A delicious one pot meal that is ideal for Ninja Foodi beginners and fantastic for a dump and start family dinner.
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Ninja Foodi Spaghetti Bolognese
I was always a believer that spaghetti Bolognese was something single guys did to impress the ladies. Because spaghetti Bolognese was the one meal that the typical man could always cook.
But I rarely cooked spaghetti Bolognese for myself and after each time eating it, I always wonder why I don’t eat it more often. Its delicious and deserves to come out and be enjoyed for a quick family dinner.
In the Milner’s house our pasta dishes is usually in a salad in summer or using pasta shapes in a Bolognese that is loaded with spare vegetables.
Making me wonder why we rarely buy spaghetti.
When one of my readers asked me to show her how to cook spaghetti in the Ninja Foodi, I welcomed the chance to enjoy a family meal of spaghetti in the famous meat sauce.
Can You Pressure Cook Spaghetti?
Yes, you can. When you cook a pressure cooker spaghetti for the first time you will wonder why you didn’t cook spaghetti in the pressure cooker years ago.
Unlike when you make spaghetti on the stovetop you only need one pan aka the pressure cooker pot.
You can also use the same pot for any leftovers you might have.
Ninja Foodi Pasta
You are probably wondering what Ninja Foodi pasta can be cooked? Well, you will be pleased to know that any pasta that can be pressure cooked or air fried, can be done using your Ninja Foodi.
My favourite is to dump it all in and make a Ninja Foodi Mac & Cheese. But you can also use the Ninja Foodi for any of your favourite pasta dishes. Or just cook Ninja Foodi pasta on its own and then use it to load into a salad.
Cooking Pasta In Ninja Foodi
The SECRET to cooking pasta in the Ninja Foodi, or any other electric pressure cooker, is to make sure the pasta is not exposed. By that I mean that the pasta is covered by enough water so that it wont go hard and then you end up with dry pasta.
Or even worse when your spaghetti goes brown on top because it wasn’t covered.
BUT you also don’t want to add too much because you will end up with a pasta dish that is swimming in water.
Ninja Foodi Spaghetti #1 Tip
One thing that will horrify you when you first cook Ninja Foodi spaghetti is that it looks like soup when you first release pressure.
You will be thinking that you added too much liquid.
Like you see here:
But a quick stir later and you will have perfect spaghetti Bolognese.
How To Cook Spaghetti Pasta In Ninja Foodi?
If you want to cook spaghetti in the Ninja Foodi this is how you do it:
- Sauté your meat and onion first.
- Add in seasonings and liquid.
- Lay the spaghetti over the liquid.
- Coat in tomato sauce and push the spaghetti down into the liquid.
- Pressure cook + stir.
How Long Do You Cook Spaghetti In The Ninja Foodi?
The Ninja Foodi spaghetti cook time is JUST 5 minutes with a quick pressure release.
I find it much quicker to make spaghetti in the Ninja Foodi because you can just leave it and you are only using one cooking pot instead of two. Then you don’t have to worry if your spaghetti is done, simply come back when the Ninja Foodi beeps.
Ninja Foodi Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
An old friend messaged me and knew I was the person to ask questions about the Ninja Foodi. Feeding a big family, she just wanted an easy spaghetti Bolognese recipe. (us Brits call it spaghetti Bolognese or spag bol rather than spaghetti sauce)
She asked me if mushrooms could be added.
Then asked about a few other ingredients and it made me realise that a Ninja Foodi spaghetti sauce recipe is all about the ingredients that YOU love.
Whilst I hate mushrooms and love extra garlic in mine, you may prefer peppers or courgettes in yours. Go with the ingredients you love and the more extra veggies you add the more mouths you will be able to feed from one batch of spaghetti sauce.
Ninja Foodi Spaghetti Bolognese
- Peel and dice your onion and sauté with extra virgin olive oil in the Ninja cooking pot until the onions start to soften. Add the garlic and minced beef. Sauté until the mince is half cooked.
- Add in seasonings, 2.5 cups (600ml of water) and stir.
- Break the spaghetti in half and layer over the liquid.
- Add tomato sauce over and use a spatula to push down the spaghetti into the liquid.
- Place the lid on the Ninja Foodi and pressure cook for 5 minutes on pressure cook. Do a quick pressure release and it will be like a spaghetti soup. Give it a good stir and you will have perfectly cooked spaghetti Bolognese.