Instant Pot Cherry Tomato Sauce

Instant Pot Cherry Tomato Sauce

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Get ready, because you’re going to totally love this Instant Pot cherry tomato sauce recipe! If you have never made your own tomato sauce before, you will be shocked at how easy it is to make and how delicious it is! Best of all, no need to peel or cut the tomatoes!

Instant Pot Cherry Tomato Sauce

Most of us go straight to the grocery store when it comes to tomato sauce. Most people have no clue how easy it is to make their own sauce at home! Using your Instant Pot makes it easier than ever to make delicious homemade pasta sauce. This Instant Pot Cherry Tomato Sauce recipe is one of my favorites and only takes about twenty minutes to make! Most of us have never even tried making pasta sauce at home, but believe me when I tell you it is so, so easy. Try this and you will never want to go back to store-bought sauces again!

Homemade Tomato Sauce From Cherry Tomatoes

Maybe you’re a gardener who has a plant providing more cherry tomatoes than you know what to do with?  Or simply bought a huge box of cherry tomatoes in the store on sale?  This recipe is a great way to use those delicious red beauties. Using fresh cherry tomatoes, olive oil, and seasonings, this recipe is incredibly flavorful without taking long to prepare. You probably have the ingredients in your kitchen right now!

Cherry tomatoes

This sauce is so easy to make. You’ll start with just your cherry tomatoes and water in the Instant Pot. When your tomatoes are done cooking, quick release the steam and open the lid. Put your cooked cherry tomatoes and liquid into a blender or food processor and mix until smooth. Add your oil and garlic to the Instant Pot and press “Saute.”  Add in the cherry tomato mixture and Italian seasoning. Cook, stirring every thirty seconds for five minutes, or until your tomato sauce has reached that perfect thickness.

How To Make Tomato Sauce In The Instant Pot

That is all there is to this delicious Instant Pot Cherry Tomato Sauce recipe :)  It’s so easy to make and tastes so fresh! And no need to peel or cut the tomatoes!

Instant Pot Tomato Sauce From Fresh Cherry Tomatoes

Imagine some perfectly prepared pasta (check out Instant Pot pasta recipe) topped with this delicious sauce! It has my mouth watering already! Rich and full of flavor, this sauce is seriously amazing. Spaghetti, mostaccioli, manicotti, or even atop a pizza, with this Instant Pot Cherry Tomato Sauce the possibilities are endless.  It is a game changer. No more sauce in a can or jar for me :)

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Instant Pot Cherry Tomato Sauce

This Instant Pot cherry tomato sauce is amazing! Made with fresh cherry tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and seasonings, it tastes mouthwatering! What a perfect way to use up extra cherry tomatoes you have on hand!
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: instant pot, sauce, tomato
Cooking Method: Instant Pot
Diet: Gluten-Free, Keto / Low-Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 74kcal


  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste

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  • Put water and cherry tomatoes in the Instant Pot.  Close the lid and turn the vent to a Sealing position.  Press the "Pressure Cook" or "Manual" button and set the time to 5 minutes on High pressure.
  • When it's done cooking, quick release (QR) the steam and open the lid.  Transfer cooked cherry tomatoes and liquid to a blender or food processor and process until smooth.
  • Add oil and minced garlic to the Instant Pot.  Press the "Saute" button and set the time to 15 minutes.  After 1 minute, add the cherry tomato mixture and Italian seasoning to the Instant Pot.  Cook, stirring every 30 seconds, for 5 minutes, or until the desired thickness of the tomato sauce is reached.
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Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 359mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 781IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg
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12 replies
  1. Cliff Holmes
    Cliff Holmes says:

    Never gave it a thought, what a great idea, cause I eat lots of tomato sauces on my salad, fresh vegetables, besides my spaghetti noodles.. Thanks!

  2. Linda C.
    Linda C. says:

    Just picked remainder of cheery tomatoes and tried your recipe. Delicious and easy!…..Question-
    I get the skin like spikes even after blending smooth. Do you strain the sauce or recommend something? Thanks Melanie!

    • Melanie Mendelson
      Melanie Mendelson says:

      I don’t strain the sauce and pieces of skin don’t bother me. I think it depends on the variety of tomato, some have tougher skins then others. You can try doubling the pressure cooking time, I think it could soften the skins.

  3. So good and easy to make
    So good and easy to make says:

    5 stars
    A few times a year someone brings me a case or two of cherry tomatoes. Using your recipe, I make lots of Italian Tomato Sauce and freeze it. Later on, I have great-tasting homemade pizza or pasta sauce any time I want it. I’m so glad to have found your recipe! Thank you for sharing it.


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