Tomato Basil Instant-Pot Meatballs

Tomato Basil Instant Pot Meatballs

Shivangi Rao
By Shivangi Rao
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Entrees, Instant-Pot, Meat Dishes


  • 1 lb organic ground pork
  • 1 lb organic grass-fed beef
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes optional
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
  • 1 yellow onion diced optional
  • 2 large garlic cloves grated optional
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh chopped basil 3-4 sprigs
  • 1 24 oz. jar of Rao’s Homemade Sauce any flavor works or make your own marinara sauce*
  • *Note: I use Rao’s Marinara Sauce because it is one of the few tomato sauces on the market that does not use any processed or artificial ingredients


  • Mix the ground beef and pork with all spices and salt in a large mixing bowl. Knead with clean hands until thoroughly combined. Roll mixture into 2-inch balls (should yield about 10-12 meatballs).
  • Press the “Saute” button on the Instant Pot and add the olive oil, diced onions, grated garlic, and a pinch of salt to taste. Saute onions until they begin to brown.
  • Add meatballs to pot and brown all sides.
  • Pour in the jar of marinara sauce and chopped basil.
  • Press the “Cancel” button. Lock the lid on the pot. Make sure the steam releaser on the lid is set to “Sealing”.
  • Press the “Pressure” button and set it on High for 12 minutes. After 3 beeps, the pressure cooker will start going.
  • Once finished, the instant pot will beep. Let any remaining pressure quick release by turning the steam releaser from “Sealing” to “Venting”.
  • Serve hot on top of Spaghetti Squash, Zoodles, or by itself! Garnish with additional red chili flakes to taste and/or shredded parmesan, fontina, or mozzarella cheese if you can tolerate dairy.
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