Instant pot Marinara Sauce

Quick and easy red tomato sauce sautéed with garlic and oregano! You can serve it with pasta.

5 from 3 votes

Instant pot Marinara Sauce

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword carrot, marinara sauce, plum tomatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 31 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 110 kcal


  • 800 g crushed plum tomatoes
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 medium carrot cut into large pieces
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 3 tbsp fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste


  1. Add oil to instant pot and select “Sauté”.

  2. Add onion and garlic and cook for a minute till soft.

  3. Add carrots, tomatoes and all the other spices except salt and sugar.

  4. Close the lid and set the instant pot to “Manual” at high pressure for 30 minutes.

  5. Select “Cancel” and release the pressure naturally.

  6. Stir in salt and sugar and remove the carrots.

  7. Garnish with basil leaves and serve this with pasta.

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