Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce for Pasta [Homemade] – This Old Gal

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The Instant Pot spaghetti pasta sauce (Bolognese) cooks in less than 30 minutes in the pressure cooker. The homemade sauce tastes like you’ve been simmering all day.

We all love the homemade spaghetti sauce that cooks all day on the stove.

With the instant cooker, Ninja Foodi or pressure cooker, you can taste the same with just 10 minutes of cooking time.

Meat lovers, use some Italian sausage and/or any other ground beef you want in your sauce. I prefer a vegetarian sauce and this recipe is my favorite.

My husband loves this Instant Pot spaghetti pasta sauce with whole sausages and meatballs. I’ve never been a big fan of meat sauce. However, I like to brown the sausage and meatballs and then take them out of the pot. Then continue with the rest of the ingredients. When we’re ready to eat, I usually put the sausage and dumplings back in the pot to heat. The husband can take the meat with his meal and I have some sauce. We both won.

However, sometimes I just crumble the sausage and/or ground beef/turkey and make this sauce.

Special ingredient for spaghetti sauce Instant Pot for

  • parmesan bark


This makes all the difference. If you don’t have a crust of a piece of Parmesan cheese, you don’t need to worry. You can always add some cheese to your spaghetti and gravy dish.

For cooking on the stove, the sauce would simmer all day, but using an instant pot, Ninja Foodi or pressure cooker, your sauce is made in less than 30 minutes. I would have to stay home and stir and check the sauce. It’s great to get a pasta sauce all day long in less than 30 minutes.

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If you want to cook your noodles or macaroni at the same time as your sauce, try my Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Quick Dinner or my Pressure Cooker Meat & Macaroni for an easy one-pot meal.

How to Make a Nonstick Stainless Steel Pot

Turn on your instant cooker, Ninja Foodi or pressure cooker and allow the pot to heat up completely. Adding a grease to a hot pot, will make the stainless steel pot not stick. If you add fat to a cold pot, your food will stick.

After the pot is hot, add its oil and start browning the meat.

Fennel seeds add large amounts of flavor to this Instant Pot spaghetti sauce. They are easy to crush with the back of a spoon. Just be careful not to fly through your kitchen.

You can also find fennel seeds in my low-carb Margherita dumplings from the pressure cooker, which are killer and perfect for a low-carb diet. As a garnish, the low-carb Brussels sprouts Alfredo sauce tastes great in combination.


Chop the onions and throw them in the pot. Continue to sauté for a few minutes.

Garlic is best when it is only sautéed for a very short time. Therefore, add the garlic and sauté just one more minute.

Another very easy recipe to make is my Instant Pot Italian Chicken Marsala. It is rich and is a great Italian dish.


Carefully add the rest of the ingredients. Make sure you use a good wine. One that you would like to drink with your food.

Never buy wine that is labeled for cooking. It is cheap and quite unpleasant.

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Wine adds a great depth of flavor and I suggest not skipping the wine.

Close the lid and you’re ready to cook!

This goes a long way, so we freeze what we are not going to use for dinner and save for next time.

I love these Reditainer Extreme freezer containers and labels, so you always know what’s in my freezer.

We like to use the

leftover Instant Pot spaghetti sauce in my Instant Pot Rojo Fiesta chicken recipe instead of the fiesta sauce and turn it into another Italian meal.

Easy, right? Homemade pasta sauce in not much longer than it takes to open a jar of pre-made sauce.

If you want to have a one-pot spaghetti dinner

, try my quick dinner of pressure cooker spaghetti or my beef and macaroni (bolognese), for a one-pot meal.

More Italian meals

from instant pot to make: Pressure cooker

  • Margherita pizza dumplings Low carb Instant
  • cooker

  • Italian chicken Marsala {
  • Pressure cooker} Pressure cooker

  • Creamy baked Ziti Pressure cooker
  • Bruschetta Chicken with Zoodles

What’s your favorite form of every Instant Pot spaghetti sauce?

Kitchen equipment and essentials

  • Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi or pressure cooker
  • J.A. Henckels Classic 7-inch Hollow Edge Santoku Knife
  • Amco Advanced Performance 18/10
  • Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons

  • Simply Gourmet (Dry) Stainless Steel Measuring Cups
  • Anchor Hocking Glass (Liquid) Measuring Cups Cilio
  • Olivewood Spatula
  • Rachael Ray Gres EVOO Oil Dispensing Bottle
  • Porcelain

  • & Bamboo Salt Box with Spoon
  • Bellemain Porcelain Ramekins
  • OXO Good Grips Cutting Board
  • Reditainer Extreme
  • Freezer Containers

  • Freezer Labels

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