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The Best Instant Pot Bolognese You Will Ever Make

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We all know that the Instant Pot is a game changer when it comes to cooking. You can make any meal in minutes without heating up your kitchen. This delicious Bolognese sauce and pasta recipe uses ground pork for an even easier dinner. It’s perfect for picky eaters, too!

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EASY SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE AND PASTA IN THE PRESSURE COOKER

If you love cooking but are short on time? You’re are hungry and want to have dinner ready in under an hour? This is the best recipe for you! It only takes 30 minutes to make this delicious Bolognese sauce using ground pork. The best part about it is that it’s made entirely in your Instant Pot, which means no extra pots or pans to clean up.

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What meat is good for Bolognese?

Bolognese is traditionally made with ground beef, but is also delicious with any type of ground meat. This recipe calls for ground pork and tastes super delicious. You can however switch meats if you have ground beef in stock instead.

Instant Pot Bolognese Cooking Times

(Yields 6 servings)

Prep time 15 minutes 

Cook time 20 minutes 

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Ingredients needed for instant pot spaghetti bolognese

  • 1 lb. of ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil 
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 carrot diced 
  • 2 tablespoons of minced garlic 
  • 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar 
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste 
  • 28 oz of crushed tomatoes 
  • 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper 
  • 1/3 heavy cream
  • 16 oz of spaghetti 
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HOW TO MAKE spaghetti bolognese in the instant pot

STEP ONE: TURN SUATE MODE ON

Set the instant pot to sauté. Add the oil. Once oil is hot add the ground pork. Brown the meat.

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Add the onion, carrots, garlic and continue to sauté for 5 minutes 

Step TWO: DEGLAZE THE POT

Add the white wine vinegar to deglaze the pot and then add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste and stir. 

Add the pasta and close the lid and seal the pressure valve.

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STEP THREE: PRESSURE COOK YOUR SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE

Cook on high for 8 minutes 

step four: Quick Release Your Pasta And Sauce

Manually release pressure and make sure pasta is cooked al dente. 

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Step Five: Add Cream

Stir in the cream and let sit for 3 minutes. 

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What defines a Bolognese sauce?

Bolognese sauce is a rich meat-based pasta sauce that originated in Italy. It consists of minced meat (often beef or pork) cooked in a thick tomato sauce and it often includes wine, milk, cream and vegetables.

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Why do you add milk or cream to Bolognese sauce?

Bolognese sauce usually includes milk or cream because the fat in these ingredients helps round out the flavors of meats. Milk is also used to help thicken the sauce and it gives a delicious in depth flavor.

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Yield: 6

Instant Pot Spaghetti Bolognese

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Once you have taste this new Instant Pot Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe, your taste will never be the same. Try this one now!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. of ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil 
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 carrot diced 
  • 2 tablespoons of minced garlic 
  • 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar 
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste 
  • 28 oz of crushed tomatoes 
  • 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper 
  • 1/3 heavy cream
  • 16 oz of spaghetti 

Instructions

1. Set the instant pot to sauté. Add the oil. Once oil is hot add the ground pork. Brown the meat.

2. Add the onion, carrots, garlic and continue to sauté for 5 minutes 

3. Add the white wine vinegar to deglaze the pot and then add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste and stir.

4. Add the pasta and close the lid and seal the pressure valve

5. Cook on high for 8 minutes 

6. Manually release pressure and make sure pasta is cooked al dente. 

7. Stir in the cream and let sit for 3 minutes. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 443Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 490mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 4gSugar: 8gProtein: 26g

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has studied nutrition for children and has also taught cooking skills to adults. Angela loves to share family meals and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!

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