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vegan marinara sauce

Instant Pot Vegan Marinara Sauce

  • Author: Chuck Underwood
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Italian


An Instant Pot version of an old favorite. This Vegan Marinara Sauce is so elegant and delicious, your family will surely be impressed. Easy and fast!


  • 1/3 cup White Onion (minced)
  • 1/3 cup Red Bell Pepper (minced)
  • 2 Tbs Vegetable Broth ((for sauteeing))
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1/3 cup Mushrooms ((or 4oz can))
  • 1 can Tomato Paste ((6oz))
  • 1/2 cup Red Wine ((can sub veg broth))
  • 2 cans Diced Tomatoes ((14oz Fire Roasted))
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Basil
  • 1 tsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Pepper


  1. Saute onion and bell pepper on LOW SAUTE mode until softened.  Use veg broth to keep from sticking. 
  2. Add garlic, drained mushrooms, and tomato paste.  Stir until mixed thoroughly.  
  3. When sauce begins to stick to bottom, turn OFF heat and deglaze pan with red wine. 
  4. Add water, tomatoes, and spices and mix well. 
  5. Attach lid, set to SEALING, MANUAL, HP, and 8 MIN
  6. When finished, use Quick Release method to carefully release steam.  Stir in salt and pepper to taste. 
  7. Use and Immersion Blender to blend to desired consistency.  Or - remove 1-2 cups and blend in blender, then return to pot and mix well. 


First Published -  July, 11, 2017

Stovetop Version Link --->  Absolutely Divine Fat Free Marinara Sauce