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Million Dollar Instant Pot Spaghetti

Million Dollar Instant Pot Spaghetti

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Here is what you will need:

  • Instant Pot, Click HERE to see mine I use
  • Mini food processor or mini blender. Click HERE for the one I use
  • Ground beef 96/4
  • Italian seasoning
  • Dried basil
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Carrots, chopped fine
  • Onions, chopped fine
  • Minced fresh garlic
  • Barilla protein plus spaghetti
  • Pasta sauce
  • Whipped cottage cheese 
    • Italian seasoning
    • Garlic salt
    • Dried basil
    • Onion powder
  • Beef bone broth, HERE is the one I use

Here is the Instant Pot that I always use and LOVE! Click HERE to grab one for yourself. 

Grabbing 96/4 ground beef is the best for macros. If you do not have access to this lean of meat, any will do but the WW points will change as well as calories

 

My favorite low calorie and low WW point pasta that is the BEST tasting and doesn’t turn into MUSH!

If you do not want to make your own sauce like me, I have my favorite store brand from Aldi. Clean ingredients as well.

Here is my sauce I made and make from garden fresh tomatoes, calories are lower, and no oil added. The Aldi marinara also does not have oil added either.

Fresh or prepared minced garlic will do just fine.

 

The ONLY beef and chicken broth or bone broth I use. If you’d like to try them out use code CHEFALLIESKITCHEN at Kettle & Fire for 20% off. Click HERE to order. 

Any Italian spice blend will work just fine. I personally LOVE Dak’s Spices and if you would like to try them out, use code CHEFALLIE at Dak’s Spices for discount. 

 

Whipped cream cheese is great to use for this recipe but the light laughing cow wedges are the best alternative for cream cheese and low in calories and WW points.

 

 

 

This is the little BEAST I use to whip up my cottage cheese and it works like a charm. Click HERE to grab one!

By far the BEST cottage cheese is from Good Culture, second best and easier to find is Daisy low fat.

 

Here is how to make it:

  1. In the instant pot spray lightly with avocado oil and set to saute mode
  2. Add the ground beef and seasonings
  3. Brown beef then add the onions, carrots and garlic and cook until tender
  4. Pour the broth into the mixture
  5. Take the spaghetti and break in half, place in a crisscross over the ingredients 
  6. Push the spaghetti down into ingredients carefully
  7. Take the sauce and pour all over the dry spaghetti
  8. Pressure cook for 3 minutes on manual setting, high or if not using an instant pot cover until pasta is al dente
  9. Once timer is off, let sit for 5 minutes then quick release remaining steam
  10. Season to taste with salt & pepper
  11. Add the laughing cow and mix carefully
  12. Serve and add a dollop of the delicious herbed whipped cottage cheese and basil on top and enjoy

Whipped Herb Cottage Cheese:

  1. Place the cottage cheese into a mini food processor or blender and blend until super creamy and smooth
  2. Season with Italian seasoning dried basil, garlic salt and onion powder to taste.

 

Million Dollar Instant Pot Spaghetti

Spaghetti elevated
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: baked oatmeal, chicken dinner, healthi, healthier dinner, healthier lunch, healthy meal prep, healthy pasta, healthy recipe, instant pot, pasta recioe, weight loss, weight watchers, ww
Servings: 8

Equipment

  • 1 Instant pot or large dutch oven
  • Mini food processor or mini blender

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Pounds Ground beef 96/4
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp Dried basil
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1/2 Cup Onions Chopped fine
  • 1 TBSP Garlic minced
  • 1 Cup Carrots Chopped fine
  • 2 Cups Beef bone broth or chicken bone broth
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 24 oz Pasta sauce I used homemade
  • 14.5 oz Barilla protein plus spaghetti or pasta of your choice
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 8 Light laughing cow wedges
  • Fresh basil to garnish
  • 100 grams Whipped herbed cottage cheese see notes for recipe

Instructions

  • In the instant pot spray lightly with avocado oil and set to sautรฉ mode
  • Add the ground beef and seasonings
  • Brown beef then add the onions, carrots and garlic and cook until tender
  • Pour the sauce and broth into the mixture
  • Take the spaghetti and break in half, place in a crisscross.
  • Push the spaghetti down into ingredients and place lid on,
  • Pressure cook for 3 minutes on manual setting
  • Quick release after 4-5 minutes once timer is off
  • Season to taste with salt & pepper
  • Add the cream cheese or laughing cow
  • Serve and add a dollop of the delicious herbed whipped cottage cheese and basil on top and enjoy

Notes

Whipped cottage cheese: Take one container of low-fat cottage cheese and pace into a blender and blend until smooth. Season with italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and peppper to taste.
8 WW
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342 Calories on Healthi Calorie Command
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