Mediterranean Meals

Easy Instant Pot Bolognese {30 Minutes}

6 servings


10 minutes

active time

30 minutes

total time


1 lb extra-lean ground beef

1 yellow onion, diced

2 celery stalks, diced

1 carrot, diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 tsp each salt & pepper

1/2 cup red wine

1 (680mL) jar marinara sauce

1 lb spaghetti

Parsley, for garnish

Freshly grated parmesan cheese, for garnish


Set Instant Pot to saute mode and wait for it to heat up. Once hot, add ground beef, sauteeing for 2-3 minutes until browned. Add in onions, celery and carrots, sauteeing another 5 minutes until veggies are tender.

Stir in garlic, salt & pepper and red wine, bringing to a boil and simmering another 3-4 minutes untlil wine has reduced.

Pour in the jar of marinara sauce - DO NOT STIR. Place lid on Instant Pot and make sure valve is set to seal. Press the pressure cook button and set to high, then pressure cook for 5 minutes.

The Instant Pot will take about 5-10 minutes to come to pressure, then notify you it's done by beeping. Press the Cancel button then do a quick release of the pressure on the Instant Pot by flicking the switch at the top with a spoon. Open the lid when pressure gauge has dropped and the lid opens easily.

Meanwhile, cook pasta in a pot of boiling water on the stove for 10 minutes and drain.

Serve sauce overtop of pasta and garnish with parsley and parmesan cheese. Serve and enjoy!


Serving Size



434 kcal

Total Fat

5 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



47 mg


501 mg

Total Carbohydrate

64 g

Dietary Fiber

4 g

Total Sugars

7 g


28 g

6 servings


10 minutes

active time

30 minutes

total time
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