Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe (Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Sauce): Thick, rich, freezer-friendly Pasta Sauce and Meat Sauce packed with homey umami flavors.

Make this Easy Homemade Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce (Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Sauce). Thick, rich, freezer-friendly Pasta Sauce & Meat Sauce packed with homey umami flavors. Very addictive to eat!! 😀

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Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese was one of our earliest recipes on the site. Thank you for your overwhelming love & rave reviews! 🙂

Looking at the ingredients list, you must be thinking…what? Fish Sauce? Soy Sauce? in a Pasta sauce?!

Ah, yes! Amy + Jacky & their obsessions with Fish Sauce.

Soon you’ll find “Amy + Jacky” as a synonym of Umami in the Dictionary. 😛

Our dear readers have told us they couldn’t have enough of our flavor-boosted, umami-bombing, non-traditional Spaghetti Bolognese Sauce, and wanted to adapt it for other dishes.

So, if you do meal prep. You’re going to love this make-ahead, freezer-friendly, homemade Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce!

Thick. Rich. Meaty. Instant Pot Pasta Sauce

Easy Homemade Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe (Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Sauce): Thick, rich, freezer-friendly Pasta Sauce and Meat Sauce packed with homey umami flavors.

The meat sauce with full body & depths of flavors, plus diverse mouthfeel. mmm…so comforting & satisfying to eat.

Each mouthful is a balance of sweetness, sourness, saltiness, and umaminess.

My tummy is growling as I’m reminiscing this spaghetti sauce. 😛

This Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce is perfect if you have busy weeknights where you come home late with many hangry faces to feed. I know how that feels. hehe~ 

Set aside an hour to make this pasta sauce in bulk and stack them in the fridge until you need it. Reheat and serve over pasta, ravioli, garlic bread, spaghetti squash…easy peasy.

Easy Homemade Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe (Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Sauce): Thick, rich, freezer-friendly Pasta Sauce and Meat Sauce packed with homey umami flavors.

You’ll Enjoy Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce Because:

  • Easy to make ahead – perfect for meal prep!
  • Freezer-friendly – make a big batch & freeze for later, then reheat when ready and serve.
  • Full body, balanced flavors packed with umaminess
  • Meaty, rich, and thick Spaghetti Sauce

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce is Great for:

  • Serving over pasta, ravioli, garlic bread, spaghetti squash…
  • Lasagna, stuffed pasta shells…
  • Meal prep & freezer meals

Time for cooking Spaghetti Sauce in Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe (Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Sauce): Thick, rich, freezer-friendly Pasta Sauce and Meat Sauce packed with homey umami flavors.

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce

Make this Easy Homemade Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce (Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Sauce). Thick, rich, freezer-friendly Pasta Sauce & Meat Sauce packed with homey umami flavors.
5 from 63 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 338kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound (752g) ground beef
  • 4 cloves (10g) garlic , minced
  • 2 (328g) carrots , minced
  • 2 (105g) celery , minced
  • 1 (310g) large onion , minced
  • 1 can (28oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) olive oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • A pinch dried oregano
  • A pinch dried basil
  • A dash red wine or white wine
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste

Umami Chicken Stock Mixture:

Instructions

  • Prepare Pressure Cooker: Heat up your Instant Pot (press “Sauté” button and “Adjust” button to Sauté More function). Wait until the indicator says “HOT".
  • Brown the Ground Beef: Season ground beef generously with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add 1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil in Instant Pot. Ensure the oil is coated over whole bottom of the pot.

    Add ground beef in Instant Pot. The ground beef will begin to release moisture. At the 5-minute mark, remove the ground beef juice and reserve it in a small mixing bowl.

    Allow the ground beef to brown. Stir occasionally until they are slightly crisped and browned (~5 – 7 minutes). Taste and adjust the seasoning with more kosher salt and ground black pepper.
  • Make Umami Chicken Stock Mixture: While the ground beef is browning, mix 1 cup (250ml) unsalted chicken stock, 2 tbsp (30ml) fish sauce, 2 tbsp (30ml) regular soy sauce, 3 tbsp (49g) tomato paste, and 1 tbsp (15ml) Worcestershire sauce in a 500ml measuring cup.
  • Sauté Onion, Garlic, Spices, and Vegetables: Add minced onions, minced garlic, 2 bay leaves, a pinch of dried oregano and dried basil. Sauté for about 5 minutes until the spices start to release their fragrance. Stir frequently. Add in the minced carrots and celery. Sauté for another 3 minutes. Taste & season with kosher salt and ground black pepper if desired.
  • Deglaze: Pour in a dash of red wine or white wine (you can also use chicken stock) and deglaze the bottom of the pot by scrubbing all the flavorful brown bits with a wooden spoon. Pour in the Umami Chicken Stock Mixture and reserved meat juice and mix well. Ensure the bottom of the pot is fully deglazed.
  • Pressure Cook Spaghetti Sauce: Layer 1 can of crushed tomatoes with all the juice on top. Do not mix.
    With Venting Knob in Venting Position, close the lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position. Pressure cook at High Pressure for 10 minutes + Natural Release for 5 minutes. Turn the venting knob to the venting position to release the remaining pressure. Open the lid carefully.
  • Reduce and Season: Find & discard bay leaves. The spaghetti sauce may look runny, give it a quick stir and it will thicken up quickly. If it is still too runny, cook for another few minutes over medium heat (Instant Pot: Press Sauté button). Taste and season with more kosher salt. Enjoy~

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Recipe Notes:

Preparation: speed up the prepping process by using a food processor to mince the ingredients.
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Nutrition Information:

Calories: 338kcal (17%)Carbohydrates: 18g (6%)Protein: 20g (40%)Fat: 21g (32%)Saturated Fat: 8g (50%)Cholesterol: 67mg (22%)Sodium: 916mg (40%)Potassium: 897mg (26%)Fiber: 4g (17%)Sugar: 9g (10%)Vitamin A: 7213IU (144%)Vitamin C: 17mg (21%)Calcium: 87mg (9%)Iron: 4mg (22%)
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot meat sauce, instant pot spaghetti sauce, pressure cooker spaghetti sauce, spaghetti sauce instant pot

Step-by-Step Guide: Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce

Ingredients for cooking Spaghetti Sauce in Instant Pot:

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 pound (752g) ground beef
  • 4 (10g) cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (328g) carrots, minced
  • 2 (105g) celery, minced
  • 1 (310g) large onion, minced
  • 1 can (28oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) olive oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • A pinch of dried oregano
  • A pinch of dried basil
  • A dash of red wine or white wine
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste

Umami Chicken Stock Mixture:

Tools for Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce


 

Preparation


First minced the garlic, carrots, celery, and large onion.

Pro Tip: Speed up the prepping by using a food processor to mince the ingredients.

1

Prepare Instant Pot

Instant Pot Saute

Heat up your pressure cooker over medium high heat (Instant Pot: press “Sauté” button and “Adjust” button once to Sauté More function).

*Note: Ensure your pot is as hot as it can be (Instant Pot: wait until indicator says “HOT”).

2

Brown Ground Beef


First, season the ground beef generously with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Add 1 tbsp (15ml) of olive oil in the pressure cooker. Ensure the oil is coated over whole bottom of the pot.

Then, add the ground beef in pressure cooker. The ground beef will begin to release moisture.

Instant Pot Meat Sauce Recipe: Brown Ground Beef

At the 5-minute mark, remove the ground beef juice and reserve it in a small mixing bowl.

Allow the ground beef to brown. Stir occasionally until they are slightly crisped and browned (~5 – 7 minutes).

Taste and adjust the seasoning with more kosher salt and ground black pepper.

3

Mix Umami Chicken Stock Mixture


While the ground beef is browning, create the Umami Chicken Stock Mixture: mix 1 cup (250ml) unsalted chicken stock, 2 tbsp (30ml) fish sauce, 2 tbsp (30ml) regular soy sauce, 3 tbsp (49g) tomato paste, and 1 tbsp (15ml) Worcestershire sauce in a 500ml measuring cup.

4

Sauté Onion, Garlic, Spices, and Vegetables


Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe: Saute Vegetables

Add the minced onions, minced garlic, 2 bay leaves, a pinch of dried oregano and dried basil in the pressure cooker. Sauté for about 5 minutes until the spices start to release their fragrance. Stir frequently.

Then, add in the minced carrots and celery. Sauté for another 3 minutes.

Taste & season with kosher salt and ground black pepper if desired.

5

Deglaze


Pour in a dash of red wine or white wine (you can also use chicken stock) and deglaze the bottom of the pot by scrubbing all the flavorful brown bits with a wooden spoon.

Pour in the Umami Chicken Stock Mixture and reserved meat juice and mix well. Ensure the bottom of the pot is fully deglazed.

6

Pressure Cook Spaghetti Sauce


Layer 1 can of crushed tomatoes with all the juice on top. Do not mix (as shown in photo below).

Instant Pot Pasta Sauce Recipe: add crushed tomatoes

Close lid and pressure cook at

  • Pressure Cooking Method: High Pressure for 10 minutes + Natural Release for 5 minutes

Turn the venting knob to the venting position to release the remaining pressure.

Open the lid carefully.

Pro Tip: Do not mix the crushed tomatoes into the Spaghetti Sauce to prevent scorching issues.

7

Reduce and Season


Find & discard bay leaves.

The spaghetti sauce may look runny, give it a quick stir and it will thicken up quickly.

Pro Tip: If it is still too runny, cook for another few minutes over medium heat (Instant Pot: Press Sauté button).

Taste and season with more kosher salt.

Serve with: pasta, ravioli, garlic bread, or Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash!

Easy Homemade Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe (Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Sauce): Thick, rich, freezer-friendly Pasta Sauce and Meat Sauce packed with homey umami flavors.

Easy Homemade Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe (Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Sauce): Thick, rich Pasta Sauce and Meat Sauce packed with homey umami flavors.

 

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