I've been making pasta sauce at home for years. But this is the first time I make Spaghetti Sauce in my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. And boy is it easy. Don't believe me? Try it out for yourself.
With the recent pandemic, I find myself making recipes like this pasta sauce and canning them. Properly stored, it can last up to 1 year. Perfect if the grocery stores shelves are empty.
What I love about making spaghetti sauce in my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker is how quick it is to make. Delicious pasta sauce in about 30 minutes from start to finish (not including the canning process if you decide to do that).
💭 How to seal Mason Jars
Using a ladle, fill sterilized mason jars leaving about ½ inch of headspace.
Remove any air bubbles by inserting a flexible spatula down the sides of the jars. Adjust headspace if necessary.
Wipe jar rims, place lids on jar and screw on bands finger tight.
Place jars in a large pot of boiling water for 20 minutes. Move jars to a cooling rack and let cool until the lids "pop". Do not tighten bands. Let jars cool for at least 4 hours. Test seal by pressing the center of the lid. It should not give. If it makes a popping sound, it has NOT been sealed.
💭 Recipe Ideas
If you prefer to have meat in your sauce, simply add it to the pot when you are cooking the onions. Make sure the ground beef or ground turkey is browned before moving on to the next step. If you want to add a little zing to your sauce, add some crushed red peppers along with the other spices. I love garlic so I often use 4-5 garlic cloves when making this pasta sauce.
💭 Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
The Instant Pot is a combination pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer with a few other capabilities. With an Instant Pot, you can make some recipes in minutes compared to hours the traditional way. While not always the case, it's a very handy appliance if you are always on the run.
The Instant Pot comes with several safety features. If you happen to encounter an error message on the display of your IP, I suggest you visit Instant Pot's Official Customer Care Center.
If you frequently use your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker, you've probably experienced a "smelly" lid. Here's a simple way to get rid of the smell. Fill the Instant Pot with 2 Cups of White Vinegar. Seal the lid. Use the steam setting for 2 minutes. Remove the rubber ring from the lid and let dry completely before using it.
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📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Spaghetti Sauce recipe in your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker (see recipe card for quantities): Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Yellow Onion, Garlic Cloves, Plum Tomatoes, Tomato Paste, Water, Dried Parsley Flakes, Dried Basil, Salt, Ground Black Pepper and Dried Oregano.
🥣 How to make Spaghetti Sauce in Instant Pot
Add the Extra Virgin Olive Oil to the pot. Press the saute button and warm up the Olive Oil.
Add the diced onions and cook for 7-10 minutes until tender. If you are going to add meat, add to the pot with the onions and cook until browned.
Press the cancel button to stop the cooking process. Add all the remaining ingredients to the pot. Stir until all the ingredients are well combined.
Seal the lid. Press manual (high pressure) for 4 minutes. Once done, do a quick pressure release. Remove the lid.
The pasta sauce will thicken slightly as it cools down. Store in the fridge or seal in mason jars.
Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce
- ¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 medium Yellow Onion, finely chopped
- 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 28 oz Plum Tomatoes
- 6 oz Tomato Paste
- 6 oz Water
- 2 tablespoon Dried Parsley Flakes
- 1 teaspoon Dried Basil
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- ½ teaspoon Dried Oregano
- Add the Extra Virgin Olive Oil to the pot. Press the saute button and warm up the Olive Oil.
- Add the diced onions and cook for 7-10 minutes until tender. If you are going to add meat, add to the pot with the onions and cook until browned.
- Press the cancel button to stop the cooking process. Add all the remaining ingredients to the pot. Stir until all the ingredients are well combined.
- Seal the lid. Press manual (high pressure) for 4 minutes. Once done, do a quick pressure release. Remove the lid.
- The pasta sauce will thicken slightly as it cools down. Store in the fridge or seal in mason jars.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.
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