Good Eats: Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Good Eats: Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

I love spaghetti sauce, especially when it’s homemade. With the right ingredients, you can create a diverse sauce that’s oh-so-satisfying. If you want to positively delight your taste buds, don’t forget that the more ingredients you add to the sauce, the more full-bodied and tasty it will become. It’s simply all about finding the right balance of sweet and salty flavors to make your sauce something you and your family can reminisce about for days to come. Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe 

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Growing up, you probably learned how different tomato sauce from a glass or jar can taste compared to your mom’s unbelievable homemade sauce. Maybe you didn’t think much of it as a kid (I know I didn’t), but as a grown-up, you can SO tell the difference, and chances are, so can your family. 

Getting a perfect homemade pasta sauce is almost like a science experiment that can go really really bad, if you don’t blend things right, or if you go overboard with certain spices. On a side note, don’t be afraid to taste as you cook, After testing this recipe out a few times, I had to make a few adjustments along the way. An extra pinch of salt or a bit more seasoning can really change things up and give your sauce that extra tanginess. Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe 

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Now lets pause for a minute and let me be real with you guys. If you know me, you know I’m lazy! I love to eat and love to cook but I don’t love spending all day in front of a stove. I don’t have the time or patience to spend all day mixing and stirring a pot of sauce (Ain’t nobody got time for that!) That’s why my Instant Pot and my Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe is the perfect fix! Using an Instant Pot is a huge time saver, and the bonus is it won’t take away from the homemade flavor. If you don’t have an instant pot or 

Let’s begin!

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe – Serves 4-6

½  large onion, diced

1 clove of garlic, minced

1 lb hamburger

1 (14.5oz) can crushed tomatoes

1 (14.5oz) can diced tomatoes

1 small (6oz) can tomato paste

¼ tsp black pepper

½ tsp celery salt

½ Tbsp dried basil

½ Tbsp dried oregano

¼  tsp Italian seasoning

1 bay leaf

¼ c water

Set Instant Pot to sauté for 10 minutes and allow to preheat.

Add hamburger to brown. Drain grease if necessary.

Add onion, garlic, and all dried seasonings to pot and sauté until the onions are translucent, about 10 minutes. Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe 

Add remaining ingredients and secure lid.

Cook on Manual for 25 minutes and release pressure valve.

Serve over your favorite pasta and garnish with Parmesan cheese.

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

This post is NOT sponsored by Instant Pot, Muir Glen or any other brand. This post does, however, contain affiliate links which means by clicking on a link within this post, I will earn a small commission.



  1. October 6, 2017 / 7:24 am

    Woah. I’ve been obsessed with Spaghetti ALL my life. But I’ve never done my own sauce (too scared). You made this look so easy, and now I’m officially vying for an instant pot!

  2. October 6, 2017 / 7:57 am

    Spaghetti is one of my favorite dishes! I still haven’t gotten the hang of making my own spaghetti sauce, so, unfortunately, I still use a jar but I’ll add more seasonings to it.

  3. October 6, 2017 / 9:04 am

    I’ve never heard of Instant Pot Spaghetti before but it looks like food i would eat. You captured the meal so perfectly i wish i could grab a bowl from the screen. I hope when i try this recipe it will look like the photos.

  4. October 6, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    I am always looking at a new recipe, especially pasta! This one look so delicious!

  5. October 6, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    I really think the next appliance on my list is an instant pot. I keep hearing about it, and it reminds me of the pressure cooker my dad used to use when I was growing up. Sounds like a delicious recipe you made with it!
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  6. October 6, 2017 / 10:38 pm

    This is so amazing I love the way you displayed everything. I do not usually eat meat, But thus look really amazing.
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  7. October 6, 2017 / 11:47 pm

    I love spaghetti sauce a lot! Thanks for sharing…

  8. October 7, 2017 / 11:48 pm

    I usually cook spaghetti using instant, pre-made tomato sauce too, but I will add in ingredients like onions, mushrooms and chilli to up the flavours and spice! I haven’t tried making my own meatballs though~
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  9. Elizabeth O
    October 8, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    This spaghetti sauce looks so delicious and tempting. I do not eat meat but it looks so good.

  10. Elizabeth O
    October 8, 2017 / 10:15 pm

    This spaghetti sauce looks so delicious and tempting. I do not eat meat but this looks so good.

  11. October 15, 2017 / 11:12 pm

    Wow.. it looks really amazing. This is a completely new recipe for me I’m gonna try this 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this with us.

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