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!

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

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Check out this adorable Instant Pot Carrying Case! I absolutely love mine and it makes it so easy to travel with your pressure cooker! It comes in a 6qt and 8qt version.

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5-Minute Meat Sauce

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This is a simple meat sauce to serve with pasta, it can be made in the Instant Pot or Slow Cooker.

Grab your favorite Instant Pot Pasta Sauce or jarred sauce and get ready!

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Turn the Instant Pot to sauté mode. Add olive oil when the pot is hot. Sauté the Italian sausage until brown.

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Pour the sauce over the meat and stir.

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Close the lid and turn the knob to sealing. Cook on HIGH pressure for 5 minutes. When the timer is up, Quickly release the pressure.

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YUM!!!! Serve over your favorite pasta and enjoy!

** To make in the Slow Cooker: sauté meat in a pan on the stove. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 4 hours or HIGH for 8 hours. Enjoy!

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Make your own pasta sauce using this recipe: Instant Pot Pasta Sauce

Tools Needed:

Instant Pot or Slow Cooker

Instant Pot Meat Sauce

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

-1 lb Italian sausage or ground beef

-1 Jar of Homemade Pasta Sauce

 

 

Directions

    1. Turn the Instant Pot to sauté mode. Add olive oil when the pot is hot. Sauté the Italian sausage until brown.
    2. Pour the sauce over the meat and stir. Close the lid and turn the knob to sealing. Cook on HIGH pressure for 5 minutes.
    3. Quickly release the pressure.
    4. Enjoy over your favorite pasta! 😊 YUM!!!!

     

  • To make in the Slow Cooker: sauté meat in a pan on the stove. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 4 hours or HIGH for 8 hours. Enjoy!
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How to Cook Pasta in the Instant Pot

Instant Pot Pasta Sauce

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

Instant Pot Pasta Sauce

5-Minute Meat Sauce

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I’m Italian, so of course Pasta Sauce was one of the first things I learned how to make from scratch. This is a weekly dinner for us, and sometimes lunch too! haha. This recipe includes instructions for the Instant Pot as well as the Slow Cooker.Grab the ingredients needed and let’s get started.

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Start out by chopping the onion and garlic. Start by chopping the onion and garlic. Turn the Instant Pot to sauté mode. Add the olive oil when the pot is hot. Sauté the onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes.

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Add the rest of the ingredients and stir.

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Fresh tomatoes are always better, of course… but you can use diced tomatoes too! If using fresh tomatoes, add 3 cups of water.Close the lid and turn the knob to sealing. Cook on HIGH pressure for 10 minutes.

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When the timer is up, quickly release the pressure and remove the lid.

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Blend with an Immersion Blender (I love this one!)

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Enjoy! Serve over your favorite pasta or in other Italian Dishes!To learn how to make Pasta in the Instant Pot, read here:How to Cook Pasta in the Instant PotTo make a quick and easy Meat Sauce, check this out: 5-Minute Meat Sauce

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** To make in the Slow Cooker: sauté onion and garlic in olive oil in a pan on the stove. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 8 hours or HIGH for 4 hours. Blend with an immersion blender and enjoy! Tools Needed:Instant Pot or Slow CookerImmersion Blender

Instant Pot Pasta Sauce

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Credit: fromarvadawithlove.com

Ingredients

-4 15oz cans diced tomatoes. (or 8 cups fresh tomatoes diced) -2 Tbsp olive oil -3 cups water (only if using fresh tomatoes) -1 onion diced -5 cloves garlic minced -1 ½ TBSP Italian Seasoning -1 tsp salt -1 tsp pepper -1 tsp sugar -pinch of red pepper flakes

Directions

    1. Start by chopping the onion and garlic. Turn the Instant Pot to sauté mode. Add the olive oil when the pot is hot. Sauté the onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes.
    2. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Close the lid and turn the knob to sealing. Cook on HIGH pressure for 10 minutes.
    3. Quickly release the pressure. Blend with an immersion blender. Adjust the seasonings if needed.
    4. Enjoy over your favorite pasta! 😊 YUM!!!!
  • To make in the Slow Cooker: sauté onion and garlic in olive oil in a pan on the stove. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 8 hours or HIGH for 4 hours. Blend with an immersion blender and enjoy!
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