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Instant Pot Steak Pizzaiola Recipe

Our Instant Pot Steak Pizzaiola Recipe is the perfect family meal! Made with seasoned steak and a delicious tomato pizzaiola sauce, this simple pressure cooker recipe is hearty and filling, with so much flavor.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time58 mins
Total Time1 hr 13 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: instant pot beef recipes, instant pot recipes, instant pot steak pizzaiola, pressure cooker steak pizzaiola, steak pizzaiola, steak pizzaiola recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 758kcal


  • 6 small steaks we use eye round, but you can use any kind
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil used in batches
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 onion sliced; use yellow or white onion
  • 2 bell peppers sliced; we used green bell pepper
  • 16 oz. tomato sauce 2 8 oz. cans
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • ¼ tsp. Red pepper flakes
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley optional
  • 1 cup shredded cheese optional, use Mozzarella or Parmesan
  • sea salt to taste


  • Generously season all sides of 6 small steaks with salt.
    seasoning steak for instant pot steak pizzaiola
  • Set Instant Pot to Saute Mode and add 2 Tbsp. olive oil. Once hot, sear steaks until browned on all sides, then transfer to a plate and set aside.
    Do not clean the Instant Pot after searing.
    searing steak for instant pot steak pizzaiola
  • Add remaining 2 Tbsp. olive oil to the Instant Pot and then add 1 tsp. minced garlic, 1 sliced onion, and 2 sliced bell peppers. Cook for a few minutes until soft.
    sauteing peppers and onions in instant pot
  • Once soft, add in 16 oz. tomato sauce, 1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning, and ¾ cup water. Stir well.
    pizzaiola sauce with peppers and onions in pressure cooker
  • Add your steaks back to the pizzaiola sauce in the pot. Make sure they are completely submerged.
    steak added to pizzaiola sauce in pressure cooker
  • Add the lid back to your Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 50 minutes. Quick release once time is up.
    adding lid to pressure cooker
  • Pull your steak apart once done cooking, and serve with noodles if desired. Enjoy!
    Steak pizzaiola on a spoon with pasta



  • Thoroughly salt your steak on all sides.
  • Browning your steak first gives the dish much more flavor.
  • Don't clean the Instant Pot after searing the steak. Those browned bits at the bottom will add flavor to the pizzaiola sauce.


Calories: 758kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 1142mg | Potassium: 1255mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 3354IU | Vitamin C: 96mg | Calcium: 254mg | Iron: 7mg