Enjoy Instant Pot Bolognese Sauce Recipe in minutes thanks to this easy recipe and the pressure cooker. This delicious pressure cooker bolognese sauce comes together in under 20 minutes for a hearty meal.
Instant Pot Bolognese Sauce Recipe
This is one of those recipes that can sound a bit fancy and even intimidating. Don’t let the word bolognese intimidate you because this recipe is actually very simple.
It literally comes together in minutes for such an easy meal in the instant pot. The flavor is the best and everyone will think the sauce was slow cooked all day.
No one will guess the meal took so little time to make!
WHAT IS BOLOGNESE SAUCE?
This is a meat based sauce for Italian recipes. It is a type of thick sauce with meat, tomatoes and spices.
What to serve with instant pot bolognese sauce?
Serve this delicious meal over pasta for the perfect dinner idea. Add a simple side salad and you are set!
Bread is also really good so that you will have something to dip into that amazing sauce. This meal is amazing with crusty bread. Yum!
You can pick up a loaf of french bread from the bakery or make these easy homemade dinner rolls. So good!
We also love this Garlic Bread Cheese Sticks Recipe as well. The kids really like these bread sticks.
If you are eating low carb, skip the bread and pasta and serve it with this Zucchini Noodles Recipe. We have actually been making these for awhile and the entire family loves them.
You will need a pressure cooker to make this easy instant pot meat sauce.
You can find the Instant pot on sale here. It’s really changed dinner time around here.
If you have been putting off trying an instant pot, I highly recommend going ahead and biting the bullet. I love using the pressure cooker when I don’t have much time.
It is perfect for frozen food or meals that normally take a while. You can toss everything in and have dinner ready in no time at all.
Those days when you forget to take something out of the freezer or wait until the last minute for dinner, the instant pot is your saving grace.
I am not exaggerating when I say it truly has changed meal time around here. We love ours and it makes soup recipes even easier.
You can also these Instant Pot Accessories to make pressure cooking a breeze. We just love to pressure cook and I am certain you will too.
This meal is also delicious in the slow cooker. You might also want to try Slow cooker spaghetti bolognese recipe.
Tip for pressure cooker bolognese sauce:
This recipe like many calls for diced onions. Another time saving tip is to use a small food chopper or food processor to quickly and easily chop the onions.
If you do not have one of these, I highly recommend them. They are such a time saver and you can get the veggies really fine if you have children that are picky.
I usually just chop the entire vegetable and freeze what I don’t need. It’s so nice to be able to just take the diced onion out of the freezer for recipes.
This is how I meal prep. It’s so quick and easy and helps get dinner on the table fast.
Let’s learn how to make authentic bolognese sauce in the instant pot!
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS FOR A BOLOGNESE SAUCE?
- ground beef
- crushed tomatoes
- tomato paste
- Worcestershire sauce
- Italian seasoning
- minced garlic
- salt and pepper
- bay leaf
- red wine or beef broth
How to make easy instant pot bolognese sauce:
Turn your Instant pot to the Saute setting. Brown the beef until no longer pink.
Next, add in all the other ingredients except the pasta to the Instant pot.
Add the lid and set the valve to sealing.
Set the pressure to 10 minutes.
Do a quick release to release pressure.
Stir to combine all of the browned bits.
Meanwhile boil your spaghetti until al dente.
You can stir your pasta into your cooked Bolognese sauce or you can serve the sauce on top of a plate of spaghetti.
Notes: We like to top with parmesan cheese.
Keep reading for the full recipe.
How to freeze bolognese sauce:
Simply place it in a freezer bag and freeze any leftovers. We actually make double so we can have some for the freezer. You will be so glad you did this during busy weeks.
I like to use the bags because they lay flat and take up less room in the freezer. However, you can use containers if you prefer.
You can heat this sauce up quickly. All you will need is to cook the pasta.
Stock up on tomatoes when they are on sale and make a big pot of this spaghetti sauce. In fact, this is how I cut my grocery bill in half!
Menu planning and having meals I can quickly grab from the freezer save a bunch of time and money.
Use hands free bag holders to quickly freeze this spaghetti sauce. They are seriously a life saver. They keep your bags open so you can just dump your ingredients inside.
You can snag them very inexpensively on Amazon.This is optional but makes freezer cooking much easier. We really love our set.
Print this easy instant pot spaghetti bolognese recipe:
Instant pot Bolognese Sauce
- 2 pounds ground beef browned
- 1 onion finely diced
- 3 cans crushed tomatoes 14.5 oz
- 12 oz tomato paste
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 cup red wine or beef broth
- 16 oz spaghetti
- Turn your Instant pot to the Saute setting. Brown the beef until no longer pink
- Add in all the other ingredients except the pasta to the Instant pot.
- Add the lid and set the valve to sealing.
- Set the pressure to 10 minutes.
- Do a quick release to release pressure.
- Stir to combine.
- Meanwhile boil your spaghetti until al dente.
- You can stir your pasta into your cooked Bolognese sauce or you can serve the sauce on top of a plate of spaghetti.
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