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Homemade Marinara Sauce made with fresh tomatoes-Instant Pot

Marinara Sauce With Fresh Tomatoes

Jyoti Behrani
Homemade Marinara sauce is quite simple and easy to make. This flavorsome sauce is made with fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic, some fresh herbs, and extra virgin olive oil.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 16 ounces

Ingredients
  

INGREDIENTS FOR MARINARA SAUCE

  • 2 lbs fresh, ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4-6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • Handful of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1– 2 teaspoon sugar or preferred sweetener (optional)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper, adjust to taste

Instructions
 

PREP FOR MARINARA SAUCE WITH FRESH TOMATOES

  • Dice the tomatoes and onions. Peel and mince the garlic.

INSTANT POT MARINARA SAUCE WITH FRESH TOMATOES

  • You will need an Instant Pot
    Turn ON saute (more), when it displays “HOT”, add oil.
  • Add garlic and onions, and saute for 30-60 seconds.
  • Add dried basil, oregano, and garlic powder, and saute for 30-60 seconds. Turn OFF saute mode.
  • Add tomatoes, carrots, fresh basil, parsley, salt, and pepper to taste. Mix well.
  • Close the IP lid, and turn ON Manual / Pressure Cook (high) for 10 minutes. Let pressure release naturally, around 10 minutes.
  • Open the IP lid, using a hand blender, and carefully blend the sauce to the desired consistency.
  • OPTIONAL: Turn ON saute (less), and cook the sauce for 3-5 minutes to the desired consistency. Add sugar, or preferred sweetener to balance the tartness in the sauce.
  • Let the sauce cool down, and transfer it into a clean, air-tight glass container.
  • This recipe yields around 16 ounces of Marinara sauce. The sauce stays fresh for up to a week in the refrigerator.

STOVETOP MARINARA SAUCE WITH FRESH TOMATOES

  • In a heavy bottom pot or a Dutch oven, follow the recipe as discussed earlier. Saute onions, garlic, spices.
  • Add tomatoes, carrots, fresh herbs, salt, and pepper to taste. Mix well.
  • Cook the tomatoes, stirring occasionally until almost all the moisture has evaporated. This will take around 25-30 minutes. The rest of the recipe is the same as Instant Pot.
  • Adjust the heat, to prevent any splattering of the sauce. You can also use a lid or a splatter screen.

Notes

Please refer to the post for the following:
  1. TIPS FOR BEST MARINARA SAUCE WITH FRESH TOMATOES
  2. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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