Basic Marinara for the Instant Pot

Having a delicious homemade marinara sauce is quick and easy with the Instant Pot. This recipe for basic marinara is flavorful, healthy, and incredibly versatile! Use this as your go-to tomato base that you can then add to meatballs or spaghetti noodles. You can even use it on pizza or any other Italian dish you love!
Blog Post Intro Paragraph: Having a delicious homemade marinara sauce is quick and easy with the Instant Pot. This recipe for basic marinara is flavorful, healthy, and incredibly versatile! Use this as your go-to tomato base that you can then add to meatballs or spaghetti noodles. You can even use it on pizza or any other Italian dish you love!

prep: 10 mins cook: 30 mins additional: 5 mins total: 45 mins Servings: 6 Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:

¾ teaspoon sea salt

¼ cup dry red wine

1 cup diced onion

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon dried oregano

1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes

1 pinch red pepper flakes

1 (28 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon dried parsley

1 tablespoon dried basil

1 bay leaf

freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions:

Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function to heat the pot. Add olive oil and onion; cook until onion is translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in red wine and simmer until reduced by half.

Pour diced tomatoes and whole tomatoes into the pot. Bring to a simmer. Stir in basil, oregano, parsley, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and bay leaf. Press Keep Warm. Close and lock the lid. Seal the vent. Select Manual function and set timer for 10 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for the pressure to build.

Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer’s instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Discard bay leaf. Use an immersion blender to puree the sauce.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 115 calories; protein 2.8g; carbohydrates 13.8g; fat 4.8g; sodium 615.3mg.

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