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Garlic Instant Pot Noodles

These delicious Garlic Instant Pot Noodles are too easy to make. This tasty dump and go noodle recipe is a quick weeknight meal you will want to make over and over….and over again.

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Every once in a while hubby and I will go on a lunch date to one of our favorite sushi restaurants. They have an all you can eat buffet that comes with some pretty cool appetizers.

One appetizer on the list are some tasty garlic noodles.

So before I get sushi wasted, I always load up on a ton of garlic noodles. And then the thought occurred to me, these garlic noodles would be great in my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.

So here you go…the most easiest and tastiest Garlic Instant Pot noodles.

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How to make Garlic Instant Pot Noodles

  • First, whisk together your sauce ingredients. 
  • Pour ingredients in the Instant Pot. 
  • Then, you break your spaghetti noodles in half and lay them on the noodles in a fan. Push the noodles down, making sure they are covered with the liquid. Cover and cook on high pressure for 6 minutes. 
  •  When timer is up, do a quick release. Open the pot and see the magic of cooked noodles. Do a quick stir and serve. 

What are the best noodles for your Instant Pot?

I love making Instant Pot Pasta. I’ve used elbow macaroni, large shells in my white cheddar pressure cooker pasta recipe, rotini, and now thin spaghetti noodles.

For this recipe, thin spaghetti worked great.

For the ratio of noodles to liquid, I used 1:2 (1 part noodles, 2 parts liquid) but added a few more tablepsoons of soy sauce and oyster sauce for flavor. The noodles will still suck up the extra liquid. So that’s 8 oz of pasta for about 2 cups of liquid. 

I hope you enjoy these Garlic Instant Pot Noodles as much as we do. 

Looking for more Pressure Cooker Side Recipes? Try these out…

These are also great served with these egg rolls.

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Garlic Instant Pot Noodles

These delicious Garlic Instant Pot Noodles are too easy to make. This tasty dump and go noodle recipe is a quick weeknight meal you will want to make over and over….and over again. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword garlic instant pot noodles
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 250kcal
Author Tanya



  • Combine water, chicken broth, garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar, oyster sauce, sesame oil, and chili paste in the Instant Pot. Whisk to fully incorporate. 
  • Place broken spaghetti noodles on top, making sure they are spread out in the pot and covered by the liquid.
  • Cover the Instant Pot and cook on High pressure for 6 minutes. Once timer goes off, do a quick release. 
  • Once all pressure is released, open the pot and stir the pasta noodles, allowing the noodles to separate and the sauce to thicken.
  • Serve and top with sesame seeds and green onions if desired. Enjoy 🙂


Notes on Garlic Instant Pot Noodles

  • When laying the spaghetti noodles in the pot, try to lay them in a fan motion, so they are somewhat separated.
  • Once you open the pot after cooking, the noodles will look stuck together and there will be liquid. A quick stir will separate the noodles and suck up the sauce. These noodles are great for meal prep.
  • This recipe was made in a 6Qt sized Instant Pot.


Calories: 250kcal
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Step by Step Photos of Garlic Instant Pot Noodles

crushed garlic
Prepare your ingredients. I like to use a garlic press to mince my fresh garlic. 
instant pot garlic noodles sauce
Whisk your water, chicken broth, garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar, oyster sauce, sesame oil, and chili paste. Add to your IP. 
instant pot noodles in the instant pot
Add your thin spaghetti noodles to the pot, pushing fown to ensure they are covered with liquid. 
finished instant pot noodles
Pressure cook on high pressure for 6 minutes and then quick release. Enjoy 🙂
4.80 from 20 votes (2 ratings without comment)
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Sunday 7th of January 2024

We have had this on its own and love it. Today I would like to add ground chicken and some veggies to this, do you recommend adding more liquid or changing cooking time? :)


Sunday 7th of January 2024

Hi Katherine, sounds yummy. I would brown the chicken first. I'd keep the liquid amount and cooking time the same, as the chicken and veggies will have a little liquid on their own. Please let me know how that works out for you. I'm thinking of giving that a try myself.


Tuesday 2nd of August 2022

I added some cilantro after cooking for extra flavor. Came out great.


Saturday 18th of September 2021

Made this just last night and was a big hit with the family, the only change I made was I used Whole Grain Linguine pasta and it turned out great! Thank you for sharing.


Sunday 19th of September 2021

Thank you for the feedback! I love that you used whole grain noodles too :)


Monday 30th of November 2020

It was so yummy!


Monday 25th of May 2020

If I don’t have oyster sauce and sesame oil, what can I use in its place?


Monday 25th of May 2020

Hi Tara, you could add more soy sauce if you don't have oyster. I don't have a good sub I can think of for the sesame oil, it's hard to replicate that taste but you could leave it out.