You all know that I love my Instant Pot? It truly has made cooking some of my favorite meals Quick and Easy to do. I love making mashed potatoes, boiling my hard-boiled eggs, making bone broth and now this delicious and easy to do Marinara Sauce in my Instant Pot. This is the Instant Pot that I have which I highly recommend, this price is much better than what I paid for mine.
How to make Marinara Sauce in the Instant Pot
The first thing I do is add Olive Oil to my Instant Pot, turn my IP on to Sauté. When the olive oil is heated up I add the diced onions. Getting them almost translucent before I added the minced garlic. When the diced onion is translucent and I can smell the aroma of the garlic. I turn my Instant Pot off. I like to sauté the onion and garlic first this helps bring out their flavor more.
It’s a good idea to make sure that you have all the onion and garlic scrapped up from the bottom of your Instant Pot. This can cause the dreaded burn to come on your IP.
Adding to the Instant Pot a can of crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, fresh parsley, and Italian Seasoning. Make sure to stir everything together really well. If you don’t the Instant Pot will say burn. Plus you want that tomato paste incorporated well so it will thicken the sauce as it cooks.
Once everything is mixed well I set my Instant Pot on high pressure for 10 minutes. When the 10 minutes on high pressure are up I will release the steam handle to the venting position. This will let the stem out, when all the stem is out the float valve drops down and you are able to remove your lid.
My meatball recipe is basically a double batch, so the last time I made my meatballs I froze half the batch. Knowing that I would be making my Marinara Sauce a couple of days before I took the meatballs out of the freezer and place them in the refrigerator to thaw.
With my Marinara Sauce done I added my meatballs into the Instant Pot stirring them into the sauce. Of course, you don’t have to add meatballs to your marinara sauce, it’s very good on its own.
Putting the lid back on the Instant Pot and set the keep warm button on the Instant Pot. I then started my spaghetti noodles, by the time my noodles were done my meatballs were warm.
My Marinara Sauce is very easy to make and just as delicious. Enoy~ Jenny
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Easy to make Marinara Sauce in an Instant Pot.
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 Small Onion diced
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic Minced
- 28 Ounce Canned Crushed Tomatoes
- 28 Ounce Canned Diced Tomatoes
- 15 Ounce Canned Tomato Sauce
- 6 Ounce Can Tomato Paste
- 2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley chopped fine
- 1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- 1 Teaspoon Sugar may add more if sauce is a little bitter
Turn Instant pot to Sauté and add olive oil
Once olive oil is heated add onion. Sauté onion until almost translucent.
Add the garlic into the Instant Pot. Continue to sauté garlic and onion until the onion is translucent and you can smell the strong aroma of the garlic.
Turn the sauté button off the Instant Pot
Into the Instant Pot add the crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, fresh parsley, sugar and the Italian Seasoning
Stir all the ingredients together until all is combined.
Place the lid on the Instant Pot, make sure to close your steam release handle.
Turn Instant Pot on to high pressure for 10 minutes
When the 10 minutes turn the steam release handle to venting to release all the steam from cooking. Once all the steam is released the float valve will drop down and you can remove your lid.
Make sure to stir all your ingredients together really well. The tomato paste will settle to the bottom of your pot and cause the Instant Pot to say burn.