Pressure Cooker Spaghetti and Pasta Sauce (Bolognese) is great for meat lovers and vegetarians. Choose whether or not, you want to add meat. Choose the type of meat.
We all love homemade spaghetti sauce that cooks all day on the stove. With the Pressure Cooker, you can have that same taste with just a 10 minute cook time.
Meat lovers, use some Italian Sausage and/or any other ground meat you would like in your sauce. I prefer a vegetarian sauce and this recipe is my favorite.
My husband loves this Pressure Cooker Spaghetti and Pasta Sauce with whole sausage and meatballs. I’ve never been a huge fan of meat sauce. I do, however, like to brown the sausage and meatballs and then remove them from the pot. Then continue with the rest of the ingredients.
When we are ready to eat, I usually put the sausage and meatballs back into the pot to warm. The husband can take the meat with his meal and I grab some sauce. We both win.
However, sometimes I do just crumble up the sausage and/or ground beef/turkey and make this sauce.
For cooking on the stove top, the sauce would simmer all day. I’d have to stay home and stir and check on the sauce. It’s so great to get an all day pasta sauce in less than 30 minutes.
Turn on your Pressure Cooker and allow the pot to get completely hot. Adding a fat to a hot pot, will make the stainless steel pot non stick. If you add fat to a cold pot, your food will stick.
After the pot is hot, add your oil and start to brown the meat.
Break up the meat really well and add in your ground fennel. If you have whole fennel seeds, just take the back of a spoon and smush them.
Be careful so they don’t go flying across your kitchen.
Roughly chop the onions and toss them into the pot. Continue to sauté for a few minutes.
Garlic is best when you only sauté for a very short time. So, add the garlic and sauté just one more minute.
Carefully add in the rest of the ingredients. Make sure you use a good wine. One that you would like to drink with your meal.
Never buy wine that is labeled for cooking. It is cheap and pretty nasty.
The wine adds a terrific depth of flavor and I suggest not skipping the wine.
Lock on the lid and you are ready to cook!
Easy, right? Home made pasta sauce in not much more time than it takes to open a jar of premade sauce.
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Here is the handy printable recipe:
- 2 pounds Italian sausage, casings removed (mild or hot) (Optional)
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 small onion, chopped (optional)
- 3 - 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 6 ounces tomato paste
- 2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce
- 3 teaspoons basil
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- ¼ - ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- ¼ teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper
- ½ cup red wine (a good Cabernet!)
- ½ cup water
- 2 teaspoons fennel seed, crushed
- Parmesan cheese or piece of rind (optional)
- Turn your Pressure Cooker to Sauté or Browning mode and allow it to heat.
- Add a Tablespoon of olive oil to the Pressure Cooker cooking pot and then dump in the sausage.
- Brown the sausage, breaking it up as you stir.
- (If not using meat start here) Add the rest of the ingredients.
- Put the lid on and close the Pressure Valve.
- Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
- When Beep sounds, allow a 15 minute natural release, then carefully do a quick release.