This Instant Pot Nomato Sauce is completely AIP Compliant, paleo, and nightshade free (made without tomatoes)! It’s also super simple to throw together and quick to make with the help of the instant pot.
Why Nomato Sauce?
I imagine some of you who have landed on this page are asking: why even make a marinara sauce without tomatoes?
Well, tomatoes are part of the nightshade family of plants and nightshades are eliminated on the autoimmune protocol. Why? Because those with autoimmune disease are very likely to be sensitive to them.
Read more about the why’s behind nightshades and the AIP here.
Not gonna lie. Tomatoes are hard to give up. Nightshades in general are hard to give up.
But in all honesty, giving up nightshades had a huge impact on my health and healing. Why is it that the toughest things to eliminate from our diet always seem to have the biggest impact on our health?
So I know the pain of giving up spaghetti, it’s a tough one. And trying to find a good substitute is difficult.
I’ve tried a few nomato sauces in the past but haven’t found any that truly satisfied my tomato sauce craving!
Why I love this Nomato Sauce
Easy and quick to make
If you’re looking for ways to make life in the kitchen simpler and faster, the instant pot is a must! I use mine all the time, especially for bone broth, soups, stews, cauli mash, shredded chicken, and more!
If you’re looking for some fabulous AIP instant pot recipes, you’ll want to check out the Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook. It includes over 140 AIP Instant Pot recipes!
Use it as pasta sauce, pizza sauce or as ketchup, or even throw it into bone broth soup to add some flavour and colour.
- Add some herbs, such as basil or oregano to change the flavour.
- You can make this with either wine (don’t worry the alcohol cooks off), OR simply bone broth.
- Add some cooked veggies such as mushrooms, carrots, celery, and/or cooked ground beef or pork to make a veggie or meat spaghetti sauce.
What to eat with this Nomato Sauce
Now that you have the nomato sauce, what about the pasta? Since Paleo and AIP are grain free, what in the world will you eat with an AIP compliant marinara sauce?
Well I have good news for you!
There are several options:
The new AIP pasta on the block! And the one you see in the photos.
Jovial Cassava Pasta is 100% organic and grain free, and the closest you will come to the real deal. It is pretty amazing!
Made with organic cassava flour and water, that’s it!
I love spiralized veggies. There’s just something about the noodle shape, it just makes food way more fun.
Zoodles are surprisingly a really good substitute for pasta. Trust me, you won’t feel like you’re eating zucchini, especially once you pour the sauce over them.
You can often find zoodles pre-made and packaged in some grocery stores, or make them at home with a spiralizer.
Eat them raw topped with warm nomato sauce or if you prefer sauté them with avocado oil over medium heat for just a few minutes!
Natural Heaven Pasta
Another good AIP option is Natural Heaven Pasta. I recently discovered this brand and was pretty impressed!
It is made from one ingredient, hearts of palm. And yes they are AIP! but that’s not all, they are also considered low-carb/keto.
This Instant Pot Nomato Sauce is completely AIP compliant, paleo, and nightshade free (made without tomatoes)! It's also super simple to throw together and quick to make with the help of the instant pot.
- Add all ingredients to the instant pot.
- Close the lid and make sure the valve is set to sealing.
- Set to manual high pressure for ten minutes.
- Once done, use the quick release function to release the pressure.
- Carefully transfer to a blender (I use my Vitamix) and blend until smooth.