Learn how to make Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe. This is super easy and tastes so fresh and delicious.

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

This is our go to recipe for spaghetti sauce. It’s quick, tasty and very budget friendly.

I love to make a big batch of this and keep some in the freezer for quick and easy dinners. It’s such a big help during the school year especially.

If you are eating low carb, try this spaghetti sauce served over Quick and Easy Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash Recipe. Yum!

You will need an Instant Pot for this Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Sauce!

I am using an 8 quart Instant pot but you can use a 6 quart if you prefer. However, if you plan to make a double batch, the larger size would be better.

I use my instant pot all the time and it’s become one of my favorite kitchen appliances. In the past, I would get busy and forget to take something out of the freezer.

Now that I have the instant pot, dinner can be ready fast. It only takes a short amount of time to cook using the pressure cooker but it taste like it was slow cooked all day.

You can find the Instant pot on sale here. It’s such a great kitchen gadget to invest in.

The instant pot has truly changed meals around here. We love cooking with it.

No worries if you don’t have an instant pot, you can try our Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe. It’s equally yummy in the slow cooker!

We love to freeze Homemade Spaghetti Sauce!

Simply place it in a freezer bag and freeze before cooking. You will be so glad you did this during busy weeks.

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!

Check out 8 Tips for saving money on groceries by menu planing.

Menu planning and having meals I can quickly grab from the freezer save a bunch of time and money.

Tip for freezing Spaghetti Meat Sauce:

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.

Of course this is totally optional but it makes it so much easier to put these meals together.

This is the best Spaghetti Sauce in the instant pot!

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce with Meat is very budget friendly!

It also is a meal that  can easily feed a crowd. We like to serve it with a simple side salad or Easy Grilled Broccoli. 

Also, we love Garlic Bread Cheese Sticks Recipe. These are perfect to dip in the yummy spaghetti sauce!

You can get every last drop of that delicious sauce!

Let’s make Spaghetti Sauce Instant Pot Recipe!

The entire family will love this. This recipe is sure to be a hit.

Ingredients for Spaghetti Sauce in Instant Pot:

  • Ground Beef
  • Italian Ground Sausage
  • Onion
  • Minced Garlic
  • Crushed Tomatoes
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Tomato Paste
  • Bay Leaves
  • Italian Seasonings
  • Sugar
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Beef Broth

How to make Spaghetti Sauce:

  • Turn the instant pot on the saute setting. Crumble and brown ground beef and sausage, along with onion and garlic.
  • Drain excess fat.
  • Turn off the sauté setting.
  • Add remaining ingredients.
  • Place the lid on top, and make sure the valve is set to sealing.
  • Hit the manual button and set the time for high pressure for 15 minutes.
  • When finished do a quick release to release the steam. Stir.
  • Serve meat sauce over your favorite pasta before serving, or allow to cool completely and then freeze until ready to use.

Print this Electric Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Sauce recipe below:

Instant pot spaghetti sauce recipe

5 from 1 vote
Instant pot spaghetti sauce recipe is simple and delicious. Try this Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Sauce everyone will enjoy. Learn how to make spaghetti sauce.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 8
Cuisine American, Italian
Course Main Course
Calories 477
Author Eating on a Dime


  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 lb Italian Ground Sausage
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 1 Tbsp minced Garlic
  • 4 cans crushed tomatoes (15 oz each)
  • 2 cans Tomato Sauce (15 oz each)
  • 1 can Tomato Paste (6 oz)
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup beef broth


  • Turn the instant pot on the sauté setting. Crumble and brown ground beef and sausage, along with onion and garlic.
  • Then drain off the excess fat.
  • Turn off the sauté setting.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the Instant Pot.
  • Place the lid on top, and make sure the valve is set to sealing.
  • Hit the manual button and set the time for high pressure for 15 minutes.
  • When finished do a quick release to release the steam. Stir.
  • Serve meat sauce over your favorite pasta and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5-7 days or freeze in a freezer bag for 2-3 months.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 477kcal, Carbohydrates 32g, Protein 25g, Fat 30g, Saturated Fat 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 13g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 83mg, Sodium 1984mg, Potassium 1709mg, Fiber 8g, Sugar 21g, Vitamin A 1515IU, Vitamin C 37mg, Calcium 135mg, Iron 7mg

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You can also try Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce and Meatballs.

Just substitute meatballs for the meat sauce. This is a nice change to switch up the recipe occasionally.

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce recipe is the perfect meal for busy nights!

This spaghetti sauce is yummy. While we typically serve it with spaghetti noodles, sometimes I switch it up with penne pasta.

The entire family loved this meat sauce recipe. It’s a great recipe.

Now that you know how to make spaghetti sauce, it’s simple and much better than store bought!

This spaghetti sauce is packed with flavor. It’s hands down better than anything you can buy at the grocery store.

Once you make this spaghetti sauce, I doubt you ever buy it again. Making it is so easy and tastes so amazing.

Even my family noticed the difference. It truly is worth it to make it.

I know you will be pleasantly surprised just how simple it is. The instant pot does all of the work.

It’s a winner all around. The family is happy and mom is happy that it’s simple, frugal and delicious!

This recipe is very easy and cleanup is just as quick and easy.

You are going to love having this on your regular menu plan rotation. It’s also great if you are trying to save money on groceries!

Saving money on groceries is a must in our house. This is definitely a recipe that is budget friendly, doesn’t take a lot of time to make and everyone enjoys.

In fact, we saved 50% off just by menu planning! The savings really add up.

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce is budget friendly!

It’s easy to grab take out and forget how much those meals cost and add up. You will be so pleased with the money you save with having a plan.

Plus, everyone will be so happy eating these delicious meals. It really is so much better when you plan ahead.

Whatever your motivation is, give menu planning a try and see how much it helps! I knew I would save money but was really shocked at just how much.

Plus, it alleviated so much stress in my life from trying to figure out what was for dinner!

I try to keep  a few things in the freezer for busy nights. Another good freezer meal is Instant Pot Sloppy Joes Recipe.

Just by doing little things like this has saved so much time and money. Every little bit counts plus my family is eating really great food.

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  1. I’m not sure I grasp making extra to store in the freezer? Do you make the spaghetti sauce first and then put it in the freezer? How do you recommend thawing it?

    Or, do you cook the meat, mix all of the ingredients and store in the freezer? Would you then place the frozen mix of ingredients in the IP to finish cooking for 15 minutes?

    Thank you!

  2. April – You could do either option! If you froze an already cook batch, I would heat this up in a pan on the stovetop. If you use your 2nd option, then I would cook it in the instant pot for the last portion of the recipe. Both are great options!