Instant Pot Bolognese February 21, 2020 10:35

Instant pot bolognese

Bolognese is a thick creamy meat sauce with some tomatoes but not tomato sauce with meat. It's more like meat sauce with tomatoes. Traditionally made with milk some families make it with mascarpone cheese.  Done (including the pasta) in just 30 minutes in the instant pot from start to finish (4 minutes under high pressure) our meal starter kit takes the guess work and prep work out of making dinner.  Can be made with ground turkey or plant based meat for a vegan meal. Package is vegan as is.

Ingredient List:

1 lb ground meat of choice

1 package Healthy Gourmet Kitchen Bolognese meal starter kit

1 onion diced

1 28-32 oz can whole plum tomatoes (or diced)

1 cup white wine

1 cup milk

4 tablespoons grass fed butter

12 ounces penne pasta


Turn instant pot to saute medium. Add butter and allow to melt slightly while you chop the onion. Add chopped onion and saute for 3 - 5 minutes. Add ground meat and break up so that it's in crumbles. Continue to saute to brown meat. 

Measure your liquids and open can of tomatoes. If you're using whole tomatoes take your hands and squish them up or chop them with a knife.

When meat is browned, add white wine then sprinkle contents of Healthy Gourmet Kitchen Bolognese meal starter packet on top of meat. 

Add milk then can of tomatoes. Add penne pasta and push so that it's mostly submerged under the liquid.

Place lid on instant pot, close lid and close vent.

Press manual 4 minutes. When the cooking time is complete allow 5 minutes to pass (this is called a natural release) then open vent to remove the rest of steam. Remove lid and enjoy topped with grated cheese.

Makes enough for 8 generous servings. My husband eats three full plates he loves it so much.