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instant pot meatballs and marinara sauce recipe
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Instant Pot Meatballs with Marinara

This is THE BEST recipe for Instant Pot meatballs in a homemade marinara sauce that's quick and easy. Cook this healthy comfort food in no time flat.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Lactose
Keyword: Instant Pot, marinara, meatballs, ninja foodi, Pressure Cooker
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 360kcal


For homemade meatballs

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced


Homemade Meatballs

  • Add all of the ingredients together and mix well. Roll into balls about 1 1/2" in size.

Instant Pot/Ninja Foodi/Pressure Cooker Instructions

  • Lay out the meatballs on the bottom of your Instant Pot and pour the blender marinara sauce over top.
    pressure cooker meatballs
  • Seal the pressure cooker and cook on high pressure for 8 minutes. Let it come down naturally for 10 minutes and then release the pressure.
  • Serve with pasta, on a sandwich, or as is with a side of veggies.
    homemade meatballs and marinara

Slow Cooker Instructions

  • Add the meatballs to the bottom of the slow cooker and cook low for 6-8 hours or high for 2-4 hours.

Oven and Stove Top Instructions

  • Option 1: Cook the meatballs, whether you bake them or cook them in a skillet. Then heat up the blender marinara sauce and pour over the balls.
  • Option 2: You can also put everything in a 9x13 baking dish and bake at 400F for 20-25 minutes (depending on size of meatballs).


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 1276mg | Potassium: 1571mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1276IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 196mg | Iron: 9mg