Instant Pot Nomato Sauce (AIP/Paleo)

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!

Until now…

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.

Easily adaptable

  • 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:

Jovial Pasta

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!

Spiralized Zucchini

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.

Instant Pot Nomato Sauce (AIP/Paleo)

Yield: 4-6 servings

Instant Pot Nomato Sauce (AIP/Paleo)

Prep Time:
5 minutes
Cook Time:
10 minutes
Additional Time:
10 minutes
Total Time:
25 minutes

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.


  • 6 medium carrots
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 small beet, halved
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup bone broth OR red wine
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Add all ingredients to the instant pot.
  2. Close the lid and make sure the valve is set to sealing.
  3. Set to manual high pressure for ten minutes.
  4. Once done, use the quick release function to release the pressure.
  5. Carefully transfer to a blender (I use my Vitamix) and blend until smooth.
  6. Enjoy!


  1. Looks great and looks EASY! Nomato sauce recipes usually have so many ingredients that I pass them by because I think (due to years of opening a jar of sauce) of spaghetti as a quick and easy meal. Would this freeze well? I think I would double or triple it. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. I’m new to AIP, can this be done without an Instant Pot? All I have is an old crockpot. Thanks

    • Hi Megan! I’m sure this can be made on the stovetop, you may just have to add a bit more liquid. I would add ingredients on pot and set to med-high heat. Then once it’s simmering lower heat and cook until veggies are tender, then purée in blender! Hope this helps!

  3. Think this would still taste good without the fish sauce?

  4. Could I substitute bone broth with water instead?

  5. Has anyone tried canning nomato sauce instead of freezing?

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