Meatball Pasta Bake

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Total 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 10


  • Contains Milk/Dairy
  • Contains Eggs
  • Contains Wheat

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk/Dairy, Eggs, Wheat

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  • 2 pounds uncooked ground beef
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded (or 1/4 cup grated)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • (24 ounces each) marinara sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1 box (16 ounces) dry cavatappi pasta
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella


  • Large Bowl
  • Step 1

    In a large mixing bowl, stir together ground beef, eggs, Parmesan cheese, milk, bread crumbs, parsley, garlic, and salt. Mix until fully incorporated. 

  • Step 2

    Form mixture into 20 meatballs; set aside. 

  • Step 3

    Select SEAR/SAUTÉ and set to HI. Select START/STOP to begin. Allow to preheat for 5 minutes. 

  • Step 4

    After 5 minutes, add oil to pot, then add half the meatballs in one layer. Brown meatballs on all sides. Transfer meatballs to a bowl. Repeat with remaining meatballs. 

  • Step 5

    Add marinara sauce, water, wine, and pasta to the pot; stirring to incorporate. 

  • Step 6

    Assemble pressure lid, making sure the PRESSURE RELEASE valve is in the SEAL position. Select PRESSURE and set to LOW. Set time to 2 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin. 

  • Step 7

    When pressure cooking is complete, allow pressure to natural release for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, quick release any remaining pressure by moving the PRESSURE RELEASE valve to the VENT position. Carefully remove lid when unit has finished releasing pressure. 

  • Step 8

    Select SEAR/SAUTÉ and set to MD. Select START/STOP to begin. Stir ingredients, then add meatballs and simmer for 10 minutes. Turn down heat if sauce comes to a boil. 

  • Step 9

    After 10 minutes, stir in ricotta. Cover pasta mixture with mozzarella. 

  • Step 10

    Select BAKE/ROAST, set temperature to 325°F, and set time to 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted, bubbly, and slightly browned. 

  • Step 11

    When cooking is complete, serve immediately.