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This Instant Pot Lasagna recipe is an easy and lazy way to bring the delicious flavor of lasagna to your dinner table with a fraction of the effort.

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Everyone loves lasagna, right? And making this comfort food can be time consuming. Because of that, we often reserve lasagna for special occasions.

Well, end all of that by saying hello to my Instant Pot Easy Lasagna! Lazy 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.

Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna

We all know that the Instant Pot is amazing for cooking things quickly. Well, it’s also perfect for making this lasagna dish with minimal effort.

This recipe is called Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna because it’s so simple to make. Really, all you have to do is layer the ingredients in the pot, set it, and forget it.

In about 10 minutes, you’ll have a piping hot dish of lasagna that’s ready to devour. The pasta will be cooked to perfection and the cheese will be melted and bubbly. It’s true lasagna magic.

Plus, this Instant Pot Lasagna is cooked without using a springform pan. So, there’s no need to dirty an extra dish. That’s always a win in my book.

So, if you’re looking for a quick and easy lasagna recipe that doesn’t skimp on flavor, this Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna is the dish for you!

Why Cook Lasagna in a Pressure Cooker?

Cooking lasagna in a pressure cooker is the best way to get all of the flavors of traditional lasagna without all of the work.

When you cook lasagna in an Instant Pot, the pasta cooks quickly and evenly. Plus, the pressure cooker traps all of the moisture, so your lasagna won’t be dry.

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New to Instant Pot cooking? Read How to Use the Instant Pot 101 and Tips & Hacks for the Instant Pot first.

Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna Ingredients

  • Sausage or ground beef
  • Italian seasoning
  • Lasagna noodles or pasta
  • Pasta sauce
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
Instant Pot easy lasagna cooking ingredients - creamy mozzarella, tomato basil marinara, sweet Italian turkey sausage, Italian seasoning, campanelle, ricotta cheese

Equipment Needed

How to make Lasagna in Instant Pot

Sauté the meat. Set the Instant Pot to sauté. Add meat and Italian seasoning then sauté until just brown.

Pressure cook the pasta. Put in pasta, sauce, and water. Make sure the volume doesn’t go above the max limit on the inside of your Instant Pot liner.

To cook at high pressure, first press cancel. Then twist on the lid and close the sealing lever.

Cook for 5 minutes. When the cooking time is up, use a quick release to let the pressure escape immediately.

Add the remaining ingredients. Add ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese to the pot. Stir until the cheeses are melted.

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

Looking for regular lasagna? Here’s my traditional Lasagna recipe (with a low sodium and gluten free options)

Recipe Variations

  • If you want to lighten up this recipe, you can use ground turkey or chicken in place of the sausage.
  • You can also make this lasagna vegetarian by omitting the meat and adding extra vegetables like mushrooms, zucchini, or spinach.
  • For a gluten free lasagna, use gluten free lasagna noodles or any other type of gluten free pasta.
  • Add a little spice to this dish by using hot Italian sausage or adding red pepper flakes to the sauce.
  • Make it dairy free by using dairy free cheese and milk.

What to Serve with Pressure Cooker Lasagna

This easy instant pot lasagna is a complete meal on its own. But if you want to round out the meal, here are some great side dishes to serve with it:

Looking for more Instant Pot recipes? Try these!

How to Store and Freeze Lasagna

Lasagna can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. Be sure to store it in an airtight container or covered it with foil.

You can also freeze lasagna for up to 2 months. I like to portion it out into individual servings so that I can thaw and reheat only as much as I need.

To reheat, thaw overnight in the fridge then reheat in a 350°F oven until heated through. You can also reheat individual portions in the microwave.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long does instant lasagne take to cook?

Bake, covered, for 30 minutes. Then uncover and bake for 5 minutes. Remove pan from the oven and let the lasagne set for 5 minutes before slicing and serving

Can you put a frozen lasagna in the Instant Pot?

Place foil covered pan on trivet. Lock lid into place and seal steam nozzle. Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes.

Can you use dried lasagne sheets for lasagne?

If you can’t find fresh pasta sheets, you can use dried pasta sheets. To use dried pasta sheets in lasagne, cook the lasagne for 10-15 minutes longer than fresh sheets. If your lasagne is looking too brown on top, you can cover it with foil for this extra cooking time.

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

Equipment

  • Instant Pot or Pressure cooker

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

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

Notes

For traditional lasagna, get my recipe for traditional Lasagna.
Try a delicious lasagna soup! Here’s my Instant Pot Lasagna Soup recipe
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 518kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 841mg | Potassium: 721mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 827IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 260mg | Iron: 4mg


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