These meatballs are so huge you might just say "yippee-ki-yay!" This is a spaghetti and meatball dinner, fit for Detective Lieutenant John McClane (Bruce Willis' character) in "Die Hard."

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Lightly beat egg and milk together in a large bowl. Mix in bread crumbs, adding up to an additional 1 tablespoon milk if mixture looks dry. Mix in ground beef, pork, onion, Parmesan cheese, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Form mixture into five 3 1/2- to 4-ounce meatballs.

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add butter and oil and heat until butter has melted. Add meatballs and cook until browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Add pasta sauce and hit Cancel.

  • Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 8 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 10 minutes. Then switch to the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain.

  • Place cooked spaghetti into 5 individual pasta bowls. Top each serving with sauce and a giant meatball.

Nutrition Facts

912 calories; 34.1 g total fat; 123 mg cholesterol; 1615 mg sodium. 106.4 g carbohydrates; 42.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews

Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2020
Wow these were great! Giving it four stars because it took a few min longer in the IP than what the recipe called for and I used 45 ounces of sauce or I would have had a burn notice and because the sauce was greasy from the sausage. Read More