Gluten-Free Instant Pot Spaghetti Bolognese

Published on Jan 10, 2020

  by   Kristina Stosek

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Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Serves: 6 family-style
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It is not very often that I will say “THE BEST” but this Gluten-Free Instant Pot Spaghetti Bolognese is the best. Just imagine a robust bolognese sauce or as they call it in Italy ragout, is oozing of authentic Italian herbs and spices, a little cream, white wine and Parmesan cheese.

This Instant Pot Spaghetti Bolognese has plenty of sauce and is most flavourful. Traditionally the Bolognese sauce is slowly simmered for a couple of hours or longer for the flavours to develop and allowing for the sauce to thicken.

By using Instant Pot, I was able to cut the cooking time drastically and still keep the traditional flavour and texture of the Bolognese sauce. Don’t let the long list of ingredients scare you, six of them are just spices.


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Because I wanted to keep it simple, I made the entire meal in one pot. That’s right, sauce and pasta all in one. No boiling water, no messy stove, this recipe is kind of life changing. It does not get simpler!

The entire dish turned out unbelievably delicious. The pasta is cooked to perfection, and the sauce sticks to every spaghetti strand making everything so tasty!

Spaghetti sauce or Bolognese sauce, what is the difference?

Although they may smell and look the same, there is a big difference between spaghetti sauce and Bolognese sauce.

Spaghetti sauce, also called marinara sauce, is typically made with vegetables, herbs, spices, red wine and plenty of tomato sauce. It is a simpler sauce and is served with spaghetti.


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Bolognese sauce is a thick meat sauce, like a ragout, made with beef, pork or pork sausage, sometimes bacon, tomatoes, herbs, spices, cream, white wine and Parmesan cheese.

The sauce is cooked longer to create a thick sauce and has fewer tomatoes than spaghetti sauce. Often there is also butter added.

Bolognese sauce is typically served with wide pasta like lasagna, fettuccine, or pappardelle. In this recipe, I chose to serve it with spaghetti, because it is my family’s favourite pasta, thus calling it spaghetti Bolognese.

If you like Italian food, you must check out these delicious Italian gluten-free recipes.

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