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Pressure cooker bolognese sauce over rotini in a blue and white bowl with bread on the side.
Bolognese Sauce (pressure cooker)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Everyone loves a good Bolognese sauce, but not if it takes hours to make. Pressure cooker bolognese sauce, on the other hand uses traditional Bolognese ingredients, and the time is cut down to roughly 15 minutes. Served over pasta or spaghetti squash and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, this makes for a delicious, easy and popular weeknight meal. Can't beat that!
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Beef, Paleo Friendly, Sauces, Make Ahead, Quick and Easy
Servings: 6
Calories: 481 kcal
Author: Meredith Laurence
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ pound ground pork
  • ½ pound ground veal or turkey
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 carrot finely chopped
  • 2 ribs of celery finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 28 ounce can tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ½ cup beef stock
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  1. Pre-heat the pressure cooker using the BROWN setting.
  2. Brown beef, pork and veal in batches until nicely browned. Set the meat aside and pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the fat.
  3. Add the onion, garlic, carrots and celery to the cooker and cook for 3 or 4 minutes. Stir in the dried oregano, bay leaf and fresh thyme and cook for another minute or so. Stir in the red wine, tomatoes, tomato paste, beef stock and salt and pepper. Return the meat to the cooker and lock the lid in place.
  4. Pressure cook on HIGH for 10 minutes.
  5. Reduce the pressure with the QUICK-RELEASE method and carefully remove the lid. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper and stir in the Parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Facts
Bolognese Sauce (pressure cooker)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 481 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 118mg39%
Sodium 2061mg86%
Potassium 1061mg30%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 3860IU77%
Vitamin C 17.6mg21%
Calcium 194mg19%
Iron 4.6mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.