Instant Pot Meatballs with Sauce

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We’re Italian, so of course we LOVE meatballs! Throw it together with some homemade pasta sauce, and you’ve got the perfect comfort food. They’re so simple to make in the Instant Pot or pressure cooker.

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Start out by preparing the pasta sauce, or grab two jars of your favorite store bought sauce.

You only need a few ingredients to make the meatballs:

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You’ll also need 1/2 of an onion (diced) and 3 cloves of garlic (minced.)

Start out by mixing all of the ingredients together in a  bowl.

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Roll the meatballs into small balls. This recipe will make about 14 meatballs so feel free to double it for more!

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Once you’ve formed all of the meatballs, drop them into the sauce.

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Close the lid, turn the venting knob to “sealing” and cook on HIGH pressure for 5 minutes. When the time is up, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes before quickly releasing the rest of the pressure.

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Serve over pasta, or on a bun as a meatball sandwich! Delicious! 🙂

For a simple Pasta Sauce recipe, click here: Instant Pot Pasta Sauce

Tools Needed: 

Instant Pot

Instant Pot Meatballs with Sauce

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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An Instant Pot recipe for delicious meatballs and tomato sauce.


Credit: fromarvadawithlove.com

Ingredients

For the Pasta Sauce, click Here: Instant Pot Pasta Sauce

For the meatballs:

-1lb ground beef

-1 egg

-1/2 onion diced

-3 cloves garlic minced

-1/2 tsp salt

-1/2 tsp black pepper

-1/2tsp onion powder

-1 tsp Italian seasoning

-1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese

-1/4 Cup bread crumbs

 

Directions


1.Prepare the Pasta sauce by following these directions: Instant Pot Pasta Sauce. Or use two jars of store bought sauce. Pour sauce into the Instant Pot.

2.Mix all of the ingredients for the meatballs in a bowl.

3.Roll the mixture into small round balls and then carefully place them into the sauce.

4.Close the lid, turn the venting knob to “sealing” and cook on HIGH pressure for 5 minutes. When the timer is up, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes before quickly releasing the rest of the pressure.

5.Serve over pasta or on a bun as a meatball sandwich. YUM!

Ashton

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New to the Instant Pot? Start here: Instant Pot 101: Tips, Tricks and Must-Have Accessories.

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