Instant Pot Meatballs & Marinara Sauce

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Instant Pot Meatballs & Marinara Sauce


Instant Pot Meatballs & Marinara Sauce

Cook Time 20 minutes

Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch

Servings 4 people




  • 8 oz. lean ground turkey
  • 2 Tbsp onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Walden Farms® Italian Dressing
  • Liquid Aminos

Marinara Sauce

  • 4 large tomatoes (about 3 1⁄2 cups)
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 6 oz. can of tomato paste (3⁄4 cup)
  • 2 Tbsp onion, minced
  • 1 Tbsp dried basil or fresh rolled and chopped basil, to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste
  • Pinch of marjoram



  • In a heated pan, sauté onion and garlic until fragrant. Then, transfer to a bowl and combine with ground turkey along with a splash of Walden Farms Italian Dressing and a little bit of Liquid Aminos. Once combined, shape the turkey into balls. Set aside.
  • Set Instant Pot to Sauté. Once hot, add the ingredients for the sauce. Cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.
  • Place the meatballs into the Instant Pot and submerge in the marinara sauce.
  • Cover the Instant Pot with the lid and adjust to SEAL. Set to MANUAL for 7 minutes.
  • Once finished cooking, let it naturally release for 5 minutes and then quick release.


For Flex™ Patients: Top with shredded cheese (1/8 cup). Recipe Yields: 8 servings of protein, 8 servings of vegetables.

Keyword Meatballs

Stephanie Bray

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