Sneak some extra plant protein and vegetables in with your pasta with this pressure cooker marinara recipe! Red lentils and sweet potatoes round out this quick and tasty sauce - perfect for topping pasta or pizza, or just eating straight up!
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Pick over the lentils and remove any stones or shriveled lentils, then rinse the lentils in a fine mesh sieve.
Sauté the lentils, sweet potatoes, garlic, and salt over medium heat in the pressure cooker for a minute or two, just to start to bring out the flavor of the garlic and get the pressure cooker warmed up.
Add the crushed tomatoes and water, and stir very well, making sure the lentils aren’t sticking to the bottom of the pot.
Bring the pressure cooker to high pressure, then reduce the heat to maintain pressure for 13 minutes. If using an electric pressure cooker, simply set for 13 minutes on High.
Let the pressure release naturally before removing the lid.