In just 35 minutes you can have a comforting bowl of my favorite Mom’s Sunday Sauce. Meatballs, sausage, and a handful of spices come together for one outstanding tomato based sauce. Serve over pasta, and you have a dinner that is guaranteed to make the whole family happy.
With the start of football season and the cooler weather in NY, I make sauce every Sunday for Dinner. I have been doing this during the fall and winter for many years. It usually takes me all day long to cook my sauce. This week all that changed after I used my Instant Pot for sauce. Now you can make Mom’s Sunday Sauce in 35 minutes. That is right homemade sauce in 35 minutes! Also, check out my List of 20 Must-Have Instant Pot Recipes.
Easy Mom’s Sunday Sauce
You can also cook the sausage and brown the meatballs right in your Instant Pot as well. Skip all the extra dirty dishes, and make this one-pot Sunday sauce recipe! The Instant Pot truly speeds up the cooking process in my Sunday sauce recipe.
Because the Instant Pot is an electric pressure cooker, it works great at locking in the moisture and really bringing up the heat factor fast. In that, you are getting a slow and simmered taste in over half the time as what it would take to cook on the stove. The Instant Pot really helps blend and bring out all the flavors of the meat, seasonings, and tomatoes in every bite.
After making it one time in the Instant Pot, I now only use my Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi! Either device works wonders and I spend less time making it and more time devouring this savory sauce.
Can You Freeze Mom’s Sunday Sauce
Just make sure that you are using freezer-friendly containers. Whether you place in a freezer bag and reduce the air, and freeze laying flat. Or grab a plastic or glass style container. Make sure to leave some room in the glass or plastic containers, because as it freezers the sauce will expand some.
Once you are ready to use, thaw in the fridge and heat up in the Instant Pot or even stove top. Then make some fresh pasta, and pile it on.
How Long Will Mom’s Sunday Sauce Last Refrigerated
I generally go around 3 days, anything after that I toss. If I know I am not going to be using the leftovers, I freeze them for a quick lunch or dinner later on down the line.
Type Of Pasta To Serve with Sunday Sauce
You can use any type of pasta you would like. Spaghetti, Linguine, Zoodles (zucchini noodles) or skip the pasta and serve with some garlic bread for dipping. Or serve over steam or roasted vegetables. However you serve this savory tomato based sauce, you and your family will enjoy it.
Give my recipe a try, the next time you are craving some Italian flavored dishes. I think you will really enjoy these tasty flavors of the sauce paired with the meatballs and sausage.
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 pound meatballs
- 1 pound link sausage
- 1 cup red wine
- 2 Cans crushed tomatoes
- 1 can whole peeled tomatoes
- 3 bay leaves
- 2 tsp oregano
- 1 pinch thyme
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 1 tsp Rosemary
- Place olive oil, sliced garlic and sausage in the instant pot on saute till brown.
- Remove and saute meatballs do not rinse pan just until slightly brown.
- Put sausage links back in the pan. Pour crushed tomatoes and whole tomatoes into the pot along with wine and all spices.
- Place Instant Pot on Manual High pressure for 30 minutes.
- Do a quick release.
- Serve with your favorite pasta.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 278Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 599mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 13g