Weeknight Italian Gravy Instant Pot or Stove Top

prep time

15 minutes

cook time

37 minutes

servings

8
Italian Gravy is great, but sometimes you don't have the whole day to make it. That’s where this recipe filled with garlic, olive oil, vegetables and our San Marzano Style Peeled Pear tomatoes comes in to save your spaghetti. It’s the perfect in-a-pinch gravy compromise, without sacrificing flavor.  It comes together even faster in your Instant Pot - under 40 minutes!  Both Stove top and Instant Pot directions included.

ingredients

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, chopped
Pinch red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 medium onion, chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon fennel, seed
1/4 cup red wine
2 (28 ounce) cans Tuttorosso® San Marzano Style Peeled Pear Tomatoes or 2 (28 ounce) cans Tuttorosso® Peeled Plum Tomatoes
1 (28 ounce) can Tuttorosso® Crushed Tomatoes with basil
2 bay leaf
1 tablespoon sugar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Italian sausage, cooked meatballs, or other meat of choice

instructions

Instant Pot Directions

  • Press Sauté on Instant Pot and heat oil.  Cook garlic, red pepper flakes and herbs for 2 minutes until the herbs are fragrant and garlic is golden. Add onion carrots and fennel; cook for 5 minutes until they are soft.
  • Deglaze with red wine and evaporate the alcohol. Hand crush the peeled plum tomatoes and add to saucepan, along with juice.  Add crushed tomatoes, bay leaves, sugar and season with salt and black pepper.
  • Set pot to Manual, High Pressure and time to 15 minutes.  When 15 minutes are done, allow to naturally release pressure for 15 minutes, then quick release remaining pressure.  Remove bay leaves.
  • If using Italian sausage, you will brown after cooking onions and carrots in the first step.  If adding meatballs, you can add at the end to warm through.
  • Option: Serve over your favorite pasta and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

Stove Top Directions:

  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over low heat.  Sauté garlic, red pepper flakes and herbs for 2 minutes until the herbs are fragrant and garlic is golden. Raise the heat to medium, add onion carrots and fennel; cook for 5 minutes until they are soft.
  • Deglaze with red wine and reduce to evaporate the alcohol. Hand crush the peeled plum tomatoes and add to saucepan, along with juice.
  • Add crushed tomatoes sugar and season with salt and black pepper. Simmer for 1 hour.
  • Remove bay leaves. Add your choice of meat the last 30 minutes of cooking time.
  • Option: Serve over your favorite pasta and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

nutrition

  • Calories:
    310
    |
  • Fats:
    23.0
    g
    |
  • Trans Fats:
    0
    g
    |
  • Cholesterol:
    35
    mg
    |
  • Sodium:
    900
    mg
    |
  • Carbohydrate:
    13
    g
    |
  • Fiber:
    3
    g
    |
  • Protein:
    9
    g
    |
  • Vitamin A:
    35
    %
    |
  • Vitamin C:
    25
    %
    |
  • Calcium:
    4
    %
    |
  • Iron:
    8
    %

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1 review

Reviews

  1. By: Linda D.
    Date: 03/10/2015
    3.0000000000
    This is good minus the sugar. I make a fast sauce with crushed tomatoes (Tuttorosso), onions, garlic, basil, and a jar of commercial sauce, since they have thickeners in it already. It comes out pretty good.

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