Quick & Easy Instant Pot Meat Sauce


Toast the fennel in your instant pot on saute medium mode.

When the fennel is aromatic, add butter, onions, and garlic and cook until onion is slightly translucent, for about 3 minutes.

Add your ground meat and break up. When the ground meat is reasonably brown, add the Mutti Double Concentrated Tomato Paste (Doppio Concentrato) and stir. Cook for 1 minute to caramelize slightly.

Add Mutti Finely Chopped Tomatoes (Polpa) and close the lid. Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes.

Cook pasta 3 minutes shy of al dente, then drain and return to the same pan. When the sauce is done, quick release, then transfer 1/2 cup of sauce per serving of pasta to the pasta pan. With the heat on medium, toss until a glossy sauce forms and pasta is completely coated. Enjoy with lots of grated Parmigiano.


Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes


2 - 4 people


  • 1 teaspoon fennel
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 lb ground meat (see note above)
  • 1/2 tube Double Concentrated Tomato Paste
  • 1 14 oz can Finely Chopped Tomatoes

Bon Apetit!

Our goal is to inspire you with homemade meals that are both approachable and caring, whether you’re cooking for yourself or your family.