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Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

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Your whole family will love this easy, simple Instant Pot lasagna soup recipe that tastes like you spent all day cooking it. It has all the goodness of traditional lasagna in soup form which is perfect for cozy dinners at home. Thanks to the pressure cooking, it is ready in minutes. Plus, this pressure cooker soup recipe is lower in calories, carbs, and fat. Make this perfect weeknight lasagna soup for dinner tonight.

two green bowls of lasagna soup cooked in a pressure cooker

One of the things I like best about the Instant Pot is it’s just one pot. It turns almost any meal into a one-pot meal. And, that means clean up is effortless and minimal.

And, this Instant Pot Lasagna Soup recipe is no exception:

  • The meat and veggies are sautéed first.
  • Then, everything but the cheese goes right into the pot.

I’ve been writing about the Instant Pot for a while now. Have you seen my tutorials on How to Use the Instant Pot and Instant Pot Hacks & Tips?

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It’s one of my most used kitchen appliances, especially in the summer. I just love cooking in my Instant Pot.

Even after years, I’m still amazed at how well it performs.

Ingredients to make Lasagna Soup

  • Italian sausage or ground beef
  • an onion
  • garlic cloves
  • a large can of diced tomatoes
  • a can of tomato sauce
  • a carton of chicken broth
  • part of a box of lasagna noodles (for best results don’t use gluten-free pasta)
  • some whole bay leaves
  • Italian seasoning
  • salt
  • ricotta cheese
the ingredients for lasagna soup and an Instant Pot, pasta, ground beef, ricotta cheese, canned tomatoes, canned tomato sauce and spices

Cooking Pasta in the Instant Pot

Thanks to a short cooking cycle, the pasta is cooked right in with the soup. And, it doesn’t come out soggy.

You can easily make substitutions or additions to this Instant Pot recipe.

For example, sneak in some hidden veggies like chopped zucchini or squash. Picky eaters and your kids will never even notice. And, don’t be afraid of using chicken or turkey sausage.

How to Make this Simple Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

Start with your Instant Pot in the sauté mode. Brown the ground beef or sausage, onions, and bell pepper. This takes about 5 minutes.

sausage being sautéed in the Instant Pot with a Pampered Chef Mix N Chop tool to break up the meat
Get this handy Mix ‘N Chop tool (linked) that makes sautéing ground meats sooo easy!

Add the garlic and stir, sautéing until fragrant.

Then, everything but the cheese goes into the Instant Pot. Add the tomatoes and sauce, broth, water, seasonings, and pasta.

Instant Pot lasagna soup recipe are shown Hunts diced tomatoes an onion and Simply Nature chicken bone broth and a wooden spoon

TFN TIP: To speed things up, preheat your water and the broth in a microwave oven until they are hot. I do this while the sausage and onions mixture is browning. It allows the Instant Pot to come to pressure faster.

Next, pressure cook the lasagna soup. Secure the lid, twist the pressure release valve, and set it at high pressure for 4 minutes.

Ingredients for lasagna soup recipe are shown Trader Joe's Gigli pasta and ricotta cheese with a green bowl from Anthropologie

Let the lasagna soup naturally release for at least 10 minutes before doing a quick release. After it’s safe to open, lift the lid away from you to avoid the steam.

an instant pot of lasagna soup

Drop in the ricotta cheese and stir to let it melt. Top with parmesan cheese, then serve.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you have to boil lasagna before baking it?

Boiling lasagna noodles is really overrated. There really isn’t any reason to do it. And you don’t need those newfangled “oven-ready” noodles. Just let the regular type noodles soak up liquid from the sauce and cook in the oven – Presto!

Can you soak pasta instead of boiling it?

Dry spaghetti rehydrates in about ten minutes in boiling water, and in around two hours in room-temperature water, so you can soak your spaghetti for a couple of hours to complete the first half of the process without using energy to boil water.

Is lasagna a good source of protein?

Lasagna – particularly meat lasagna – also provides a source of dietary protein and fat. Your body breaks down protein into amino acids and then uses these amino acids to maintain healthy tissue throughout your body.

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For the perfect Instant Pot Lasagna Soup sides, serve it with crusty French Bread or Sourdough Bread recipe.

French Bread sliced and ready to serve with butter
Make some French Bread with this Easy French Bread recipe

See how easy Instant Pot Lasagna Soup is to make in this video

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Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

This Instant Pot Lasagna Soup is nothing short of amazing. Everything cooks right in the Instant Pot, even the pasta. It is truly a one pot meal!
Course Soup, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Soup, Main Course, Dinner, One Pot Meal, Easy Dinner, 30 minute meals
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 266kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage or ground beef**
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 16 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 4 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 2 cups water (using hot water helps the Instant Pot heat up faster)
  • 8 ounces lasagna noodles, broken into chunks (for best results, don't use gluten-free pasta)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 6 oz. ricotta cheese

Instructions

  • Using the “sauté” mode on the Instant Pot, add sausage and onion. Cook, stirring frequently until sausage is cooked through and onion is soft. About 5 minutes.
  • Add minced garlic and sauté, stirring, for about 1 minute.
  • The add tomatoes, tomato sauce, broth, water, seasonings, and broken noodles. Gently stir together. Do not fill the instant pot past the “max” line.
  • Secure the lid of the Instant pot and seal the pressure valve.
  • Press the “manual” button with “high pressure” and set time for 4 minutes.
  • Once pressure cycle is done, let it sit for ten minutes with a natural pressure release. After ten minutes, twist the steam valve to “vent” and allow it to quickly release pressure.
  • Carefully open instant pot. Drop in the ricotta cheese into the soup and let it melt in as you stir.
  • Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Notes

** Nutritional facts based on using Italian Sausage. 1 serving = 1.5  cups of soup

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 1236mg | Potassium: 563mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 378IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 2mg

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This Instant Pot Lasagna Soup is a guaranteed family favorite! Everyone will not only clean their bowl, but they will want seconds.

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4 thoughts on “Instant Pot Lasagna Soup”

    • I’m so glad you pointed that out to me! I just realized the ingredients photo is actually for my Instant Pot Easy Lasagna. There is no mozzarella cheese in this soup.

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