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Instant Pot Meat Sauce

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Get ready to make this delicious Instant pot homemade spaghetti sauce with three meat aka Spaghetti Bolognese like my boys call it.

Call it what you want it, 3 Meat Ragu Sauce or whatever, this is a delicious homemade spaghetti sauce that contains the following three types of meat:

  • lean ground beef
  • ground veal
  • ground pork

Instant Pot Meat Sauce Recipe

And if you are over this introduction and skipping the questions and ready to print this Instant Pot Meat Sauce, click the link here and jump to the recipe.

Now hear me out, this Bolognese sauce is full of flavor and if flavor is what you are looking for this is it.

What I love about this Instant Pot Meat Sauce is that if you are low carbing then skip the pasta and eat it with Zoodle instead.

For this homemade spaghetti sauce with meat recipe, we use our Instant Pot, but if you have another electric multi-cooker, you can use it too.

Can you freeze spaghetti sauce with meat?

This meat sauce recipe makes a lot, and you can freeze the rest for later, which is a win for us! Remember that I feed a family of 7 (my dad included) and we cook big, or we go home.

How to Make Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Let's begin!

Ingredients to make Instant Pot 3 Meat Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

To make this Instant Pot Meat Sauce recipe you will need to gather the following ingredients:

  • olive oil
  • large onion
  • large carrots
  •  cans of crushed tomatoes
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • can of tomato paste
  • sugar
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • lean ground beef
  • ground veal
  • ground pork
  • dried rosemary
  • dried thyme (or 2 fresh sprigs)
  • dried oregano
  • bay leaves
  • zucchini
  • beef broth
Three meat types to make homemade spaghetti sauce with meat.

Here’s how to make this Instant Pot Meat Sauce Recipe.

Vegetables to make pressure cooker homemade spaghetti sauce.

Once you have gathered your ingredients let's start cooking using our Instant Pot.

Let's begin!

Step 1 – Press the Saute button on your Instant Pot.

Step 2 – Add the oil and wait for the olive oil warm up.

Meats for meat sauce

Step 3 – Once the olive oil is warm add the meats and onions and start browning them.

How to cook meat sauce using an Instant Pot

Step 4 – Once the meats are browned, drain the liquid.

Homemade spaghetti sauce using an  Instant Pot

Step 5 – Add the rest of the ingredients, stir and cover.

Homemade spaghetti sauce using fresh veggies.

Step 6 – Place the lid to sealing mode.

Step 7 – Press Manual, high for 15 minutes.

Step 8 – Press cancel and natural release.

Your Instant Pot Homemade Spaghetti with Meat is ready to serve! Serve with your favorite pasta or Zoodle.

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce with Meat

How to Freeze Homemade Meat Sauce

You can keep leftover homemade meat sauce in the fridge for about 3 to 4 days. To make it last longer and because we love to freeze food, we freeze this recipe by placing the sauce into a freezer-friendly ziplock bag or mason jar.

Place the meat sauce in the freezer and make sure it is stored properly. Please make sure you date the jar or freezer bag and make sure your freezer temps stay at 0 degrees Fahrenheit to make the sauce lasts longer.

If you can't keep the temp at zero read the following line.

We recommend using the meat sauce by six months and the reason is in my opinion the quality and taste might not be the best. Again this is just my opinion.

To cook this spaghetti sauce recipe just thawed the meat sauce in the first and reheat until is hot.

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce with Meat

Ready to make this Instant Pot Spaghetti Recipe? Here's the recipe card with the exact measurements.

Instant Pot Meat Sauce

Instant Pot Meat Sauce

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Instant Pot homemade spaghetti sauce with three meat aka Spaghetti Bolognese made with fresh veggies and easy to freeze.


  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 4 28 cans of crushed tomatoes
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can of tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 3 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound ground veal
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 teaspoon of dried rosemary
  • 2 teaspoon of dried thyme (or 2 fresh sprigs)
  • 2 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • ½ cup of beef broth


  1. Press the saute “more” mode for 18 minutes. Add in the oil, and once
    warm add in the 3 meats and onions. Brown the meats and drain once browned.
  2. Next, add in the remaining ingredients, stir well and cover.
  3. Place the lid to sealing mode, cook high pressure for 15 minutes. Press cancel
    once the time is up and allow to naturally release.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 221Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 611mgCarbohydrates: 14gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 18g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 8/20/2019, please consult a nutricionist for assistant.

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