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pressure cooking marinara sauce (sallye)

Recipe by
sallye bates
Austin, TX

This is my normal marinara sauce with instructions adapted for a pressure cooker. I think you will find it a very tasty sauce for Italian dishes. Note: I usually cook a double or even triple batch at a time. It freezes nicely.

yield 2 -4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot

Ingredients For pressure cooking marinara sauce (sallye)

  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 md
  • 1 md
    red bell pepper
  • 1 md
  • 4 clove
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried oregano leaves
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground oregano
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried fennel
  • 1 tsp
    dried basil leaves
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried parsley leaves
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 md
    bay leaf
  • 1 can
    (14-16 ounce) petite diced tomatoes (i use hunts)
  • 1 sm
    can hunts tomato sauce
  • 1/2 c
    chicken broth

How To Make pressure cooking marinara sauce (sallye)

  • 1
    PREPARATION: Measure all spices and mix together in bowl and set aside. You will be adding them all at once Grate carrot (or use 1/2 cup prepackaged matchsticks) Peel onion and cut into quarters; place in food processor bowl Cut bell pepper into quarters and remove core, seeds and veins; place in food processor with onions Pulse until finely chopped Peel garlic cloves and mash with mortar & pestle (or the flat of a heavy knife) Measure chicken broth and set aside Open tomato and sauce cans and set aside Place all of these within easy reach> I line mine up in the order they will be added to mix
  • 2
    Place pressure cooker on stove top set to medium high heat. Add oil. When oil starts to shimmer, add onion, pepper and carrots. Saute for 3 minutes. Then add garlic and continue cooking for 1 more minute Stir with wooden spoon frequently to avoid burning. Stir in spices (except bay leaf) and mix into vegetables with wooden spoon Add tomatoes, tomato sauce and chicken broth to pot Add bay leaf Stir well with wooden spoon to blend and deglaze bottom of pot
  • 3
    Place lid on pot and lock in place Bring pressure cooker to low pressure Maintain for 10 minutes. Quick release pressure and remove lid Give sauce a good stir with wooden spoon.
  • 4
    It's ready!