Drag your fork through this sultry sauce one time and you will be wondering where this Instant Pot Crabmeat sauce has been your whole life.
Stop wondering, and start making it. The sauce will cling to each strand of pasta. Instant Pot Crabmeat Red Sauce for pasta is seasoned to perfection.
I’m betting you are going to lick your plate clean (no one’s looking, go ahead!). This means, a lot of ‘clean plate club’ winners at the table!
You are about to prepare housemade, lip-smacking, addictive, Instant Pot Crabmeat Red Sauce.
Since the Instant Pot cooks faster and definitely put a fresh twist on food prep, it’s the go-to for my dishes that always please.
Never stagnant in culinary prep, I continuously update recipes to make them easier to make and deliver bigger and more celebrated flavors!
For those of you who have made my hand-crafted, stovetop Crabmeat Sauce Recipe, you’ll love this sauce even more.
A few tweaks and add-ins make this simplistic, yet highest quality, Crabmeat Red Sauce Recipe your go-to sauce!
Instant Pot Crabmeat Red Sauce For Pasta
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First Things First – IP (Instant Pot) Chatter
Often, I think about what I used to do before an Instant Pot. It’s totally revolutionized cooking.
The old flavors that slow cookers created in meat, do not happen in an Instant Pot.
So if your primary concern is an odd flavor, rethink it! Why mention this? Well, I thought it might happen initially, but NEVER has it.
Gifting Instant Pot – It Depends On Who You Gift It To, A Reality Check
I still laugh, because I gave my mom an Instant Pot for Christmas and she returned it.
She told me that my father did not like the taste that a slow cooker created when cooking meat.
My Mom said, “Don’t be hurt Dana, I just don’t want any more appliances in my home!”
You see, I’m not hurt, I was trying to make her life easier. No time in front of the stove, and always a great end product.
Believe me, I tried to convince her that that does not happen. I gave up. While I will never understand her thinking on it, I just said, “do whatever you want.”
As Fate Would Have It & Biting My Lip – Instant Pot Chatter
However, I will say this, recently she had to cook in a slow cooker, one she had in her home from a while back.
The conversation came up that she cooked in it and she stated again, how much my father disliked the flavor of the meat.
Had she only KEPT the Instant Pot, there would have been no such conversation. Of course, as a polite daughter, I kept my mouth shut.
Sometimes it is just better to do that instead of invoking a pointless fight because ‘parents know best!’
Her failure to realize how simple an Instant Pot makes cooking is something she can not understand.
It’s not a ‘new-fangled’ creation. In fact, it uses all the principles of slow cooking, however, there’s nothing slow about it.
But, the new twist is that there are No Funky tastes in the meat or weird smells when cooking.
Honestly, there’s hardly a day that goes by that I don’t use mine. I have 3 total. Buy the brand Instant Pot, you will be thrilled you did!
Tips For Creating Instant Pot Crabmeat Red Sauce For Pasta
Struggling to title this recipe, I wanted you to know that I use this for pasta. However, you can Crabmeat Red Sauce on ravioli, gnocchi, etc.
I’ve used Crabmeat Red Sauce atop breaded chicken cutlets and rounded it out it sharp provolone. You might call it a chicken parm of sorts.
Since I don’t eat meat, I also have tossed the crabmeat red sauce through Italian Flat green beans, it’s truly divine.
For those that love other recipes, stay tuned, and I will share some other mix-ins with this sauce. Easy. Peasy!
Always devein celery, so that the strings are off the celery piece (my neighbor once choked and had to be rushed to the hospital).
Sweating the veggies is a necessary evil and really the only timesuck on this recipe if we are being honest.
Also, if you cut the veggies smaller, they will sweat fasters. If you don’t sweat them, the veggies won’t be as soft just so you know.
Use the video To See How To Create Instant Pot Crabmeat Red Sauce
4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Stalks of celery, deveined & chopped
Basil (1 Tbsp)
3 Whole Garlic Clove (peeled and sliced)
1/2 Sweet Peeled Yellow Onion (chopped)
2 Tbsp Sugar
1 Parmesan Cheese Rind
16 oz Fresh Refrigerated Can Jumbo Lump Crabmeat
Add Olive Oil to Instant Pot liner. Then add in garlic, basil, onions, and celery.
Use the saute mode to ‘sweat’ mixture for about 5 minutes.
While veggies are sweating, use one can of paste to one can of water and mix in cup until smooth.
Once veggies are fork tender (celery) add-in lump crabmeat. You will need to mix this very well.
Do ensure nothing is sticking to the liner. Once stirred, it’s time for both the paste and the sauce.
Read on for further directions.Then, pour paste mixture in and stir to mix.
Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper (optional).
Now sprinkle sugar and mix. Followed by the sauce.
Again, mix well. Top off with Parmesan Rind.
Turn off Saute mode.
Program using Soup mode increasing time to 16 minutes.
Once the cooking cycle is done, use the natural release method and serve atop a bed of pasta.
- 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 2 Stalks of celery, deveined & chopped
- Minced Garlic
- Basil (1 Tbsp)
- 3 Whole Garlic Clove (peeled and sliced)
- 1/2 Sweet Peeled Yellow Onion (chopped)
- 2 Tbsp Sugar
- 1 Parmesan Cheese Rind
- 16 oz Fresh Refrigerated Can Jumbo Lump Crabmeat
- Add Olive Oil to Instant Pot liner. Then add in garlic, basil, onions, and celery.
- Use the saute mode to 'sweat' mixture for about 5 minutes.
- While veggies are sweating, use one can of paste to one can of water and mix in cup until smooth.
- Once veggies are fork tender (celery) add-in lump crabmeat.
- Then, pour paste mixture in and stir to mix.
- Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper (optional).
- Now sprinkle sugar and mix. Followed by the sauce.
- Again, mix well. Top off with Parmesan Rind.
- Turn off Saute mode.
- Program using Soup mode increasing time to 16 minutes.
- Once the cooking cycle is done, use the natural release method and serve atop a bed of pasta.
Enjoy! ~ DANA xo