Instant Pot Marinara Sauce Recipe
Today we have a fantastic Instant pot recipe for spicy pasta marinara. Pasta marinara is a delicious pasta dish which the whole family can enjoy. My daughter sure loves this recipe and asks for it often!
We love to share easy Instant Pot family meals here on The Inspiration Edit and this one is a real winner in my home!
What Is The Difference Between Marinara Sauce And Spaghetti Sauce?
Marinara sauce is simply a combination of tomatoes and seasonings mixed together. Spaghetti sauce on the other hand often contains meat such as ground beef and other vegetables, for example carrots and mushrooms.
When considering Marinara sauce versus spaghetti sauce you really need to ask what kind of spaghetti dish your wanting. You may have vegan or meat loving family members so deciding which sauce to add to your pasta may be determined by preference.
Is Marinara Sauce Good For You?
Marinara sauce is good for you as the tomatoes contain great nutrition and the sauce is a rich source of Vitamin C. Marinara sauce is low in fat and is a good sauce option to help keep your cholesterol low.
How To Thicken Up Marinara Sauce
Marinara sauce is naturally thinner than other tomato based sauces. If you want to thicken up your marinara sauce without adding vegetables or meat you simply need to cook it for a little longer and the sauce will thicken a little more.
What Are The Uses Of Marinara Sauce?
Marinara Sauce can be used in the following dishes:
- Creamy Tomato Soup
- Meatballs in Marinara
- Fish Parmigiana
Instant Pot Marinara Sauce Cooking Times
Cook and Saute 5
Ingredients For Instant Pot Marinara Sauce
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 12 oz. spaghetti noodles
- 2 cans of diced tomatoes 400g
- 1 can of tomato sauce 200g
- 3 cups warm water
- 2 tablespoons basil
- 4 cups water
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
How To Make Spicy Marinara In The Instant Pot
Set the instant pot to saute.
Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, minced garlic and crushed red pepper flakes.
Stir to combine.
Saute’ for 5 minutes.
Add your spaghetti noodles in half and layer them over the sauce.
Add your 4 cups water.
Replace the lid
Set the Instant Pot to sealing and pressure cook on high pressure for 8 minutes.
When cooking is complete, hit cancel and do a quick release on the Instant Pot.
Stir the spaghetti. The recipe will thicken as it cools.
Serve immediately with Parmesan cheese.