Instant Pot Tomato Sauce

Instant Pot Tomato Sauce

A resourceful tomato sauce that comes with absolutely no added sugar!

Tomato sauce with crushed tomatoes topped with oregano in black bowl with garlic on side

Tomato sauce isn't served as a main but an ingredient to many other recipes.

Everyone would love the thing that it's gluten-free and vegan.

You can have it with everything since it will make the taste of almost any dish even more tastier.

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Is it necessary to use canned Tomatoes?

To save time use canned tomatoes.

You can also take fresh tomatoes, cut off the stem, and put them in the pot.

Cook, then use a blender to puree the sauce and the skins and seeds will disappear.

Should I peel the tomatoes?

No, you don't :] Use an immersion blender to make the sauce very smooth and eliminated the need to skin the tomatoes!

Or simply just use canned tomatoes.

Instant Pot Tomato Sauce

What else can I add to my recipe?

Upgrade your Instant Pot Tomato Sauce recipe by adding:



Red\green\yellow bell pepper



Spinach (fresh or frozen)

Beets (fresh or canned)


How to prevent the sauce from burning?

To make sure you don’t get a burn error, it’s important to pile the ingredients on top of your tomatoes, especially the thick tomato paste.

This way, there’s plenty of liquid on the bottom of the pot to keep the other ingredients from burning or sticking to the bottom.

What to do with this Tomato Sauce?

You can use it over plain pasta, make meatloaf, or for stuffed peppers.

You can even use it to improve this Tomato Soup or this Taco Soup.

How to serve?

Serve it over spaghetti with meatballs along with a side of garlic bread for a classic comfort food dinner.

Or try serving it over spaghetti squash for a healthier version of the classic!

How to make Instant Pot Tomato Sauce

Gather the necessary ingredients.

Instant Pot Tomato Sauce

Saute the Instant Pot for 3 minutes and pour in some olive oil, tomato paste, and add chopped onions.

Keep stirring until the paste becomes orange then add canned tomatoes.

Add spices and bay leaves.

Now add some red wine, water, and seasoning to your Instant Pot.

Cover & set the pot to High Pressure for 8 minutes afterward.

Do a Quick Release & dish out.

Open the lid and you've got a delicious tomato sauce ^_^

You can use this sauce immediately, refrigerate or even freeze it.

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Instant Pot Tomato Sauce

Instant Pot Tomato Sauce

This homemade tomato sauce is cooked in Instant Pot until complex and rich.
4.50 from 4 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: red wine, tomato, Tomato Sauce
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Corrie


  • 1 ½ teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ red onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • 1 can tomato
  • bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup water


  • Press saute and add olive oil.
  • Add onions, garlic and tomato paste and saute for 3 minutes until brown.
  • Add canned tomatoes, bay leaves, red wine, water, oregano, basil, salt and pepper and stir well.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 8 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂


Calories: 4kcal Carbohydrates: 1g Protein: 1g Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 69mg Potassium: 11mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 8IU Vitamin C: 1mg Calcium: 3mg Iron: 1mg


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5 thoughts on “Instant Pot Tomato Sauce

  1. Hi. The recipe is missing some details. What size of can of tomatoes? 28 oz? 15 oz? What type of canned tomatoes? Whole? Plumb? Stewed? Diced? Pureed? I really like your recipes but sometimes you omit key details, like the number of ounces of an ingredient or the size of a box. Your lasagna recipe calls for one box of noodles, but doesn't say what size. Thanks!

    1. Sorry about that, sometimes I work quickly to get recipes up and this happens. Especially with a recipe like tomato sauce, it's very flexible, so I like to advise people to use what they have on hand. It also depends on the desired texture of the sauce. This is more a large can of tomatoes (28 oz) and I like to use crushed or whole peeled tomatoes, but you can also use diced or even puree. If you like a smoother sauce, you can blend it at the end. Hope that is helpful!

  2. "Add canned tomatoes, spinach, bay leaves, red wine, water, oregano, basil, salt and pepper and stir well." - you want us to add spinach to the tomato sauce?

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