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Instant Pot Garlic Noodles

Instant Pot Garlic Noodles

Instant Pot Garlic Noodles are so garlicky, delicious and easy to make. You can have Chinese takeout at home!

Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Keyword easy garlic noodles recipe, pressure cooker garlic noodles
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
NPR/Resting 8 minutes
Total Time 39 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 210 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 10 large cloves Garlic (4-5 Tbsp) pressed or very finely minced
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 cups Water or Low Sodium Chicken Broth, divided
  • 8 oz Uncooked Spaghetti Noodles, broken in half


  • 1 Tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 2 tsp Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 3/4 tsp Powdered Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Salt, or more to taste
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper, or more to taste


  1. Turn on the Sauté setting to the lowest heat. When hot, add the butter and oil.

  2. Add the garlic and stir it frequently.

  3. While the garlic is cooking, mix together the sauce ingredients.

  4. Sauté the garlic until fragrant, but not burnt.

  5. Add the sauce and stir.

  6. Add 1 cup of the water and stir. Turn off the sauté setting.

  7. Add the spaghetti noodles in a random bird nest pattern so fewer will stick together.

  8. Add the remaining cup of water over the pasta.

  9. Close the lid and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position.

  10. Press the Pressure Cook/Manual button or dial, then the +/- button or dial to select 6 minutes. High Pressure. The pot will take a few minutes to come to pressure.

  11. When the cook cycle has finished, turn off the pot and let it sit undisturbed for 3 minutes (3 minute natural release). Then turn the steam release knob to the Venting position to release the remaining steam/pressure.

  12. When the pin in the lid drops back down, open the lid. Stir the noodles.

  13. Place the lid back on, but don't seal the vent. Let the pasta sit for about 5 minutes, then open the lid and stir again. Separate any stuck together noodles.

  14. Serve immediately.