Instant Pot Meat Sauce Recipe

You can make amazing meat sauce for spaghetti quickly using the Instant Pot. Only a few steps are required with little clean-up involved.

Instant Pot Meat Sauce Recipe

Follow our simple recipe for amazing meat sauce using the Instant Pot. This is perfect for spaghetti night.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 6 people


  • 2 pounds Italian Sausage
  • 30 ounces tomato sauce
  • 28 ounces Diced Tomatoes
  • 6 ounces Tomato Paste
  • 4 cloves garlic Minced.
  • 1 whole Onion Chopped.
  • 1/2 cup Red Wine
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons Dried Basil
  • 2 teaspoons Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Parsley Flakes
  • 2 teaspoons Fennel Seeds Crushed
  • 2 teaspoons Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper


  • First, put the Instant Pot on "Saute" mode and then allow for it to heat up.
  • Add in the olive oil and wait for it to get hot. Once hot, add in the sausage or your ground beef, whichever you prefer.
  • Brown it and turn it to ensure it is all cooked thoroughly.
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients at this point.
  • Put the lid on the Instant Pot and seal the valve.
  • Cook on "Manual" high pressure for 10 minutes. Allow for a natural release of pressure once the time is done, for around 15 minutes. You can quick release remaining pressure.

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