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Instant Pot Tomato Sauce

Instant Pot Tomato Sauce tastes super fresh, made with fresh tomatoes and with no peeling or seeding required! Use it as a topping on pasta!
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Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 95.11kcal
Author: Megan


  • 3 lbs cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 carrot peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • splash red wine optional


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the tomatoes into a single layer on the sheet. Drizzle olive oil over the tops and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes.
  • Set Instant Pot to saute. Melt the butter then add the garlic, onion, carrot, basil. Cook for 4-5 minutes, or until soft and fragrant. Add the tomatoes, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and wine (if using) and give the mixture a stir.
  • Place the cover on the pot and set timer to 5 minutes on high pressure (pressure cook setting). It will take the IP around 8 minutes to build up pressure before it begins cooking.
  • When cooking is done, do a quick release and allow the float valve to drop. Be careful as you open the lid for any additional hot steam.
  • Use a potato masher or an immersion blender to create a smooth consistency. Transfer the sauce to jars and store in the refrigerator.


Use around 3 pounds of tomatoes of your choice. Delicious options include: cherry or grape tomatoes, plum tomatoes, san marzano tomatoes, roma tomatoes or vine-on.
To save time, skip roasting the tomatoes before pressure cooking them. However! I do not recommend skipping this step because it adds INCREDIBLE flavor.
You can definitely make this recipe on the stove top instead of a pressure cooker, but the flavor will not be as big and bold if you go that route.


Calories: 95.11kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.36g | Protein: 1.84g | Fat: 6.66g | Saturated Fat: 2.35g | Cholesterol: 7.63mg | Sodium: 204.47mg | Fiber: 2.45g | Sugar: 4.99g
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