Our Instant Pot Spaghetti with Homemade Tomato Sauce recipe is so easy to make. Spaghetti cooks together with just 6 ingredients from your pantry (+ water) for a quick and easy homemade marinara sauce. An instant pot pasta recipe with no preservatives and no sugar added, just lots of delicious flavor!
Homemade Marinara Sauce Recipe
Have you tried making an pasta in the instant pot yet? It’s all the craze and honestly I was quite skeptical. But I gave it a quick exploratory try, with jarred pasta sauce, and it turned out surprisingly acceptable. But the preservatives and high sugar levels in jarred pasta sauce just goes against my inner most soul.
Being the good Italian that I am, I had to make things better. So I set out to create spaghetti with a homemade marinara sauce recipe that’s quick to put together in your instant pot. No jarred sauce for me and my family folks! And now no jarred sauce for you and your family too!
Two cans of tomatoes and a few dried seasonings along with water, to help the pasta hydrate, and you’ll have instant pot pasta with a homemade marinara sauce on your table for dinner in no time at all! You can keep all these ingredients in your pantry for a quick, easy and delicious instant pot pasta dinner anytime. And it’s all made in just one pot, your instant pot!
Sprinkle with Parmesan, if that’s your thing, and maybe a few fresh basil leaves, if you want to be gourmet!
Childhood Memories of Homemade Pasta Sauce
Can I take a minute of your time for a quick story? Thank you. Many of you know that my mother’s maiden name is Lamborghini (yes we are related to the Lamborghini car) and so my Italian roots run very deep. My childhood was filled with homemade pasta drying on the dining room table and marinara sauce, always made from scratch, simmering on the stove top.
So you can imagine my surprise when I went off to college and my roommate took her turn making dinner with, heaven help me, with jarred pasta sauce! I had never tasted such a thing in my entire life. It was quite an eye opener and at the moment that first forkful hit my taste buds I realized how truly lucky I had been growing up with my grandma’s homemade sauce. And yes, we call it sauce, not gravy. Call me lucky, call me thankful too!
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Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
- Stir in chopped sundried tomatoes for a double tomato sauce
- If you love heat, add a pinch of red pepper flakes
- Add taco seasoning and top with sliced scallions for a Mexican flair
Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
- canned crushed tomatoes
- canned diced tomatoes
- dried basil
- dried oregano
- garlic powder
- kosher salt
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Instant Pot Spaghetti with Homemade Tomato Sauce
- Combine crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, basil, oregano, garlic powder and kosher salt. Stir in water until blended.
- Pour 3 cups of sauce mixture into instant pot.
- Top with uncooked spaghetti, arranging in a crisscross pattern (so spaghetti doesn’t clump together as it cooks).
- Pour remaining sauce over spaghetti. Do not stir.
- Cover and set to cook 8 minutes on high.
- Release steam and stir.