Simple IP pasta sauce

Simple IP pasta sauce

If you are like me, having pre-made food at the ready is key!  I know that after a 12 hour shift, the last thing I want to do is spend hours in the kitchen whipping something up.  (I will do it, but sometimes I just want easy)
I have recipes on this site that are super simple, and some that take a little longer.  Both are great, and they do the job.  But it sure helps to have some of the key ingredients ready.  
I also like just coming home, boiling some water, make some spaghetti noodles, and dump sauce on top.  This process is so much easier if you have the sauce ready to go ahead of time.
This recipe is great for that.  It is delicious, it is salt free, and I use dates in place of regular sugar.
It makes a lot, so you can freeze or can the extra, and have it ready to go!


1 106oz. (big can) of crushed tomatoes
3 14.5 oz. cans of chopped tomatoes (I used fire roasted, you can use plain or even Italian)
1 8oz. can of tomato sauce
1 6oz. can of tomato paste 
(all above are salt free, you can get them with salt if you want)
1/4c dried sweet basil
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
5 cloves garlic, minced or crushed fine
2 tsp. dried oregano
4 pitted medjool dates
Juice of 1 lemon (microwave for 15 seconds, it really gets the....juices flowing)

Combine all the above in your IP.  It fills it almost up!  Stir well to combine everything.  Set top to pressure, and manual mode 6 minutes, NPR.
When you are done, hurry and clean your mess, and figure out what you are going to put all that delicious sauce in.  
When the pressure has released, you have perfect sauce, ready to dive in.
This can be frozen in bags (wait until it cools) and canning jars.
As always, this is a base recipe.  Add what you want, adjust and make it your own.  :)


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  2. Ok I tried this and the instant pot did not like it. It burned at the bottom and would not come up to pressure. Had to put it in slow cooker.

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