15 Minute Instant Pot Italian Meatballs

This Instant Pot Italian meatballs post is sponsored by Farm Rich. All thoughts are my own. Visit your local grocery store to pick up Farm Rich snacks for game day!

Want a quick and easy comfort food that doubles as an appetizer and dinner? Of course you do! Meet the Instant Pot Italian meatballs!

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15 Minute Instant Pot Italian Meatballs

Do you have an Instant Pot yet? Surely you snagged one for Black Friday or Cyber Monday. In case you didn’t, I recommend this 7-in-1 6 quart model. It’s the perfect size for a family of four to six, and will be your new kitchen BFF. Heck, you won’t even need a working kitchen after long!

Anyway, did you know you can make frozen meatballs in five minutes? Technically, the Instant Pot takes about eight minutes to warm up, and then does it’s thing. But still! That’s 13 minutes total. Way better than waiting for your oven to heat up and then cooking them for 25 minutes.

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Must-Have Game-Day Appetizers

I am partnering with Farm Rich, one of America’s favorite snacks and appetizers brands, and their Italian Meatballs are the bees knees! They are easy to make, full of protein, tender, and packed with flavor. You simply add tomato sauce to the mix, and PRESTO! Italian meatball slider sandwiches! Take that, dinner procrastination! I showed you!

Farm Rich also has Mozzarella Sticks (good source of calcium for kids that might be picky eaters) that we put with our sliders. While the meatballs are cooking in the pressure cooker, you can bake the Mozzarella Sticks so they are ready at the same time and you can eat everything while it’s piping hot. And bonus! You can dunk the sticks into the tomato sauce from your meatball sliders. I know, they are quite truly a foodie match made in heaven AKA the Instant Pot.

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These appetizers are perfect for game-day. Did you know I live in a house full of testosterone? Do you even KNOW how much football is playing on our televisions (yes, that is plural!) on the weekends? Game-day food is very serious business, and honestly, I am getting sick of the usual bean and onion dips. These meatball sliders and cheese sticks are a welcomed update to our food spread! And they should be to yours too! We call this homegating at its finest. (Get it? Like tailgating, but you’re at home?  😉 )

Don’t forget the Dr Pepper either. I just learned it’s the oldest major soft drink in America. (My husband approves this message, as I watch him drink his daily can while typing this. True story! It courses through his veins.)

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You can also make these Instant Pot Italian meatballs ahead and reheat them in the microwave easily. They store well for freezer meals, and can be made with spaghetti, or BBQ sauce. So many yummy appetizer, snack, and dinner options!

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Grab the recipe below and enjoy!

15 Minute Instant Pot Italian Meatballs

These Instant Pot Italian Meatballs are the perfect appetizer for a parties or game-day. Simply pair with your favorite tomato sauce and have a delicious snack ready in 15 minutes.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword easy appetizer recipe, game day recipe, Instant Pot
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 114 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Frozen Farm Rich Meatballs
  • 3 cups tomato sauce
  • Mini slider buns for slider meatball sandwich option

Instructions

  1. Pour bag of frozen meatballs into the Instant Pot. Cover meatballs with tomato sauce.
  2. Secure lid, seal the vent, and cook meatballs on Manual High Pressure for 5 minutes. Release vent valve when done, and serve on slider rolls while warm.
Nutrition Facts
15 Minute Instant Pot Italian Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 114 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 342mg 14%
Potassium 311mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Sugars 2g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 5.3%
Vitamin C 5.5%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 5.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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