Easy Lasagna

Instant Pot Easy Lasagna

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Everyone loves lasagna, right? Making it is really time consuming. Because of that, we usually reserve lasagna for special occasions. Well, end that by saying saying hello to my Instant Pot Easy Lasagna! Easy Lasagna? How can making lasagna be easy? Well, let me assure you that this dish IS easy. Plus it’s just as tasty and cheesy as any traditional lasagna casserole. Everyone will love this easy version just as much as the traditional one.

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How to Make Pasta in the Instant Pot

The Instant Pot saves the day here! The pressure created in the pot helps this lasagna cook quickly. While it’s not really instant, cooking in an Instant Pot takes roughly less than half of the time.

Everything cooks in one pot. There’s no need to precook your pasta. The ingredients all go into the pot. And when you’re done, you just throw the liner pot into the dishwasher for clean up. Is that a win-win or what?

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New to Instant Pot cooking? Read THIS first.

Instant Pot Easy Lasagna Ingredients

Another thing easy about this recipe is the ingredients. They’re things you probably buy regularly and are available in any grocery store:

Instant Pot easy lasagna cooking ingredients
  • sausage or ground beef
  • Italian seasoning
  • lasagna noodles or pasta
  • pasta sauce
  • ricotta cheese
  • mozzarella cheese

How to make Lasagna in the Instant Pot

Did I mention that the prep for this meal is easy? Oh, I did. Well, how does this sound:

  1. Saute sausage and spices in the Instant Pot.
  2. Add pasta, water, and sauce, and cook at high pressure.
  3. Toss in the cheeses.
  4. Stir then serve.

Could it be any easier?

Photos of easy lasagna with an Instant Pot in the background

If you don’t already own an Instant Pot, I hope this delicious recipe inspires you to get one. It’ll be your best friend this fall and winter. See below for my Instant Pot recommendations.

Looking for regular lasagna? Here’s my Lasagna Recipe.

With the holidays around the corner, busy evenings and weekends are ahead. The Instant Pot will make cooking so much easier. You can take many foods straight from the freezer to the Instant Pot without defrosting. Plus, there are plenty of recipes here on the blog to keep you inspired for a while.

So, let’s get cooking and serve this tasty meal today!

Instant Pot Easy Lasagna

Here’s the Recipe

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Easy Lasagna in the Instant Pot

Get ready to be amazed with this Easy Lasagna! It tastes just as good as traditional, casserole lasagna in only a fraction of the time.

Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword 30 minute meals, Casserole, Dinner, Easy Dinner, Instant Pot, One Pot Meal, Pasta, Weeknight Dinner
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 518 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb sausage or ground beef
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 16 oz lasagna noodles, broken into 2″ pieces
  • 32 oz pasta sauce
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 8 oz ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Set Instant Pot to sauté. Add meat and Italian seasoning. Sauté until just brown. Add pasta, sauce, and water. Ensure you do not exceep the max volume setting on the inside of your Instant Pot liner.

  2. Press cancel, add lid and twist to seal, close sealing lever, and cook at high pressure for 5 min. When pressure cycle is over, use a quick release to release pressure immediately.

  3. Add ricotta cheese, and mozzarella, stir until melted. 

  4. Optional broiling: reserve 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, spread lasagna into a greased casserole dish. Sprinkle cheese on top and broil in oven for 3 min or until browned.

Recipe Notes

For traditional lasagna, get my recipe Lasagna

For lasagna soup, get my recipe: Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

 

Nutrition Facts
Easy Lasagna in the Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 518 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 841mg37%
Potassium 721mg21%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 827IU17%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 260mg26%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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