Meatball in Pressure Cooker Recipe

There are many types of meatballs using different types of meats and spices but this recipe is my favorite! In this post I share a super quick and tasty way to make pressure cooker Italian Meatballs.  Be sure to scan down and check out the details including the printable recipe.  Images and videos on this post to show how easy this recipe really is in the electric pressure cooker.

Pressure Cooker Italian Meatballs Recipe

This is a traditional recipe with a modern-day spin preparing in the Electric Pressure Cooker. Check out the simple directions below and scroll down on the post for the printable version of the recipe.  Using fresh ingredients or frozen meats works for this recipe.  I prefer using fresh herbs from my garden instead of the dried spices.  For the pasta sauce, you can mix up your own or use store-bought.  For today’s post, I cheated and used one of my favorite (and cheap) sauces from Aldi.


Real Hamburger After Cooking

Ingredients you will need: 

  • hamburger
  • ground Italian sausage
  • egg
  • olive oil
  • breadcrumbs
  •  parsley
  • Italian seasoning
  • garlic
  • parmesan
  • pasta sauce

Details on the ingredients and additional cooking instructions below.

Pressure Cooker Italian Meatball Printable Recipe

Inspired by my Electric Pressure Cooker! 

Pressure Cooker Italian Meatballs Recipe

By Bren Haas


Meatball in Pressure Cooker Recipe

Serving: 6

Difficulty: Medium

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 lb ground hamburger
  • 1 lb ground italian sausage
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup parmesan
  • 1 jar your favorite pasta sauce 


  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together all ingredients but the spaghetti sauce. (I like to mix with my hands!)
  2. With a 1-inch cookie scoop or a spoon, form round meatballs, about 1 inch in diameter.
  3. Form a layer of meatballs in the bottom of your pressure cooker and then continue to layer up as long as you have remaining meatballs.
  4. Pour pasta sauce over top of the meatballs and lock the lid.
  5. Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes with a 10-minute natural release followed by a quick release to let out any remaining pressure.
  6. Serve meatballs on top of spaghetti, by themselves, or as meatball sandwiches on toasted hoagie buns with melted mozzarella cheese.


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Happy Italian Cooking,

Bren Haas

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