Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce (Keto Low Carb), with ground beef, peppers, onions, garlic, herbs, and tomato sauce this delectable recipe is very simple to make in your pressure cooker!
Easy to assemble ingredients and only a few steps will have this recipe on your table with minimal effort. Instructions for making this recipe on the stovetop and slow cooker also provided. This recipe is low carb, sugar-free, and keto-friendly!
The Best Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
Easy Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
This is an easy spaghetti sauce recipe! I love that there are only a few steps and its the perfect quick recipe for a busy weeknight! This recipe has ground beef so it really becomes a meal in one.
Better Than Store-Bought Spaghetti Sauce
This is my go-to spaghetti sauce recipe because it is so easy to make. It is WAY better than store-bought sauce, it is healthy, and I love that you know what ingredients are in it.
Family Friendly Recipe!
Most kids love spaghetti sauce, this makes it a perfect family-friendly recipe that everyone will eat!
Stovetop, Slow Cooker, and Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Sauce
Three ways to cook this amazing sauce! Making spaghetti sauce in the pressure cooker (Instant Pot) is certainly convenient, but this can also be easily made in a slow cooker or on the stovetop. I have provided instructions for making all three ways. The Instant Pot and Stovetop method are true one-pot recipes.
Slow cooker spaghetti sauce is perfect if you cook the beef, peppers, and onions ahead of time. While you have to brown the ground beef and cook the peppers and onions in a separate pan, cooking the sauce low and slow add day is definitely delicious! Then add the remaining ingredients on the day you want to serve the sauce.
Sugar-Free Spaghetti Sauce
There is no added sugar in this spaghetti sauce (nor chemicals). As someone who is trying to watch her sugar intake, this is perfect.
Keto Spaghetti Sauce
This is a keto-friendly spaghetti sauce. If you wish to increase the fat in the recipe you can drizzle olive oil over your serving. This makes everyone happy in my house since we're not all following a high-fat diet.
Ingredients and Tools
Here's what you'll need to make Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce
- Ground beef
- Tomato sauce
- Onion, diced
- Green pepper, diced
- Garlic, minced
- Bay leaf
- Italian seasoning
How To Make Spaghetti Sauce With Tomato Sauce
While I created this recipe to make in your pressure cooker, you can certainly make it in the slow cooker and on the stove! I have included directions for all three methods below:
Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce
Saute Ground Beef and Vegetables
Using pressure cooker saute setting (high heat), ground beef, onion, and green pepper until beef is browned.
Pressure Cook Sauce
Stir in remaining ingredients and lock lid.
Pressure cook for 3 minutes on high. Allow a 15 natural release, then follow with a quick pressure release.
Remove bay leaf and serve over pasta, zucchini noodles, or favorite veggies.
Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce
Saute Ground Beef and Vegetables
In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook onion, bell pepper, and ground beef until beef is browned and vegetables are soft.
Slow Cook Sauce
Add to slow cooker. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
Stovetop Spaghetti Sauce
Saute Ground Beef and Vegetables
In a dutch oven over medium-high heat cook ground beef, pepper, and onions until beef is brown and vegetables are soft.
Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
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What is the difference between marinara and spaghetti sauce?
There are a lot of similarities and nowadays the terms are often used interchangeably, however, spaghetti sauce typically has meat, while marinara does not.
Are tomatoes keto-friendly?
Yes! Tomatoes are definitely keto-friendly. They are also loaded with vitamins and healthy for most diets!
Can you use fresh tomatoes in spaghetti sauce?
Yes. You can substitute fresh tomatoes in spaghetti sauce. You will need to blanch, peel, seed and quarter the tomatoes. From there add tomatoes to a saucepan over medium-high, brining the tomatoes to a gentle boil.
As tomatoes are heating crush them in the pot with a spoon. Crushing the tomatoes releases the juices. Continue to cook until tomatoes are soft and boiling gently for approximately 5 minutes.
Process tomatoes with an immersion blender until you have a smooth sauce.
If you do not have an immersion blender, process small batches in a blender - be careful not to overload your blender or you will have hot tomato juice everywhere! Ask me how I know this! LOL!
What can I serve with keto spaghetti sauce?
This spaghetti sauce is great served over zucchini noodles, steamed vegetables, riced cauliflower, or my favorite is meatballs!
How to make spaghetti sauce with tomato sauce?
Making spaghetti sauce with tomato sauce is as simple as opening the can and pouring it in. If you choose to use fresh tomatoes the process is a little more involved. See the e question, "Can you use fresh tomatoes in spaghetti sauce?"
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This Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce is super easy to make and a healthy recipe! Low carb and keto spaghetti sauce that is perfect for your whole family. You'll never buy jarred spaghetti again when you see how easy and delicious this is. Not only is this a pressure cooker spaghetti sauce but you can also make it a slow cooker spaghetti sauce or on your stovetop! #instantpot #pressurecooker #slowcooker #keto #lowcarb #italian #easyrecipe #healthyrecipe