Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce

This exotic spaghetti sauce is the most delicious and hearty homemade sauce.

Make it in only 20 minutes using your Instant Pot and add to any pasta for a complete meal!

The Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce is also vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe Video

What is so special about this recipe?

This Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce recipe is perfect if you have busy weeknights where you come home late with many hangry faces to feed.

  • 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 taste.
  • Spicy, rich, and thick Spaghetti Sauce
  • Dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan.

Can I pre-cook it?

Set aside an hour to make this pasta sauce in bulk and stack them in the fridge until you need it.

Can I re-heat my Spaghetti Sauce?

Of course, pop it in the microwave for 3-4 minutes.

Or pour it into a small pot and heat it on the stovetop over medium heat for 10 minutes or until warmed through.

Make sure to stir it while it is heating so it doesn’t burn on the bottom.

How to serve?

Just pour over one of these dishes for extra taste:

Instant Pot Taco Pasta

Instant Pot Lasagna

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash

Instant Pot Zucchini Noodles

Instant Pot Stuffed shells

Or simply with garlic bread...

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce

What else can I add to the Spaghetti Sauce

You can have multiple ingredients other than ours.

You can also add ground beef or chicken leftovers.

How to make Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce

Gather your ingredients.

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce

Set the Instant pot to saute for 3 minutes.

Add olive oil, chopped tomatoes, minced garlic, and stir.

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce

Add tomato sauce, brown sugar, spices, dried spices, and mix well.

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce

Add 4 tablespoon tomato paste, and water.

Cover the pot and set it to Manual High Pressure for 13 minutes.

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce

Do a Natural Release.

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce

Dish out & serve as you want to 🙂

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce

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Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce

A rich and thick spaghetti sauce that can be made easily in an Instant Pot and is freezer-friendly.
4.75 from 4 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: instant pot, spaghetti, Spaghetti Sauce
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 tomatoes chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 30 ounce tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¾ cups water
  • ½ tablespoon basil dried
  • 4 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon parsley dried
  • 1 tablespoon oregano dried
  • 1 tablespoon thyme dried
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • ¼ tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Press saute and add olive oil.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and minced garlic and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add tomato paste (30 oz), brown sugar, salt and pepper, onion powder, parsley, basil, oregano, thyme and red pepper flakes and stir well.
  • Add more tomato paste (4 tbsp) and water and close the lid.
  • Cook on high pressure for 13 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, wait for a natural pressure release.
  • Open the lid, serve and enjoy 🙂


Calories: 156kcal Carbohydrates: 29g Protein: 6g Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Sodium: 915mg Potassium: 1416mg Fiber: 6g Sugar: 18g Vitamin A: 2687IU Vitamin C: 40mg Calcium: 74mg Iron: 4mg


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2 thoughts on “Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce

    1. There are different tomato products used to make this sauce-- the recipe calls for tomato paste as well as 12 medium tomatoes that break down to form the sauce. Hope that helps!

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