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Marinara Sauce

Easy to make Marinara Sauce in an Instant Pot. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Fresh Tomato Sauce, Instant Pot Recipes, Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce, Instant Pot Tomato Sauce, Marainara, Pressure Cooker Marinara
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 150 kcal
Author Jennifer


  • 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


  1. Turn Instant pot to Sauté and add olive oil

  2. Once olive oil is heated add onion. Sauté onion until almost translucent. 

  3. 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. 

  4. Turn the sauté button off the Instant Pot

  5. Into the Instant Pot add the crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, fresh parsley, sugar and the Italian Seasoning

  6. Stir all the ingredients together until all is combined. 

  7. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, make sure to close your steam release handle.

  8. Turn Instant Pot on to high pressure for 10 minutes

  9. 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. 

Recipe Notes

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.