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This Instant Pot ravioli lasagna uses fresh or frozen ravioli for a quick and easy lazy lasagna recipe. It features creamy and gooey mozzarella cheese, marinara sauce, and meaty pasta squares all layered together for a delicious dinner recipe. And, best of all – just a few minutes of prep is needed before pressure cooking.

easy lasagna made in the pressure cooker with an air fryer lid in the background

Easy Instant Pot Ravioli Lasagna

Instant Pot lazy lasagna tastes just like your favorite traditional lasagna, with layers of melted cheese, spaghetti sauce, and even more cheese. But, this dish is easy to make with fresh or frozen ravioli. There’s no boiling the pasta or sauteeing ground beef needed!

This lasagna with ravioli recipe is made right in the pressure cooker with a pot-in-pot method, also called PIP. However, it works perfectly in other pressure cookers, like Ninja, GoWise, Breville, or All-Clad.

As an optional step, crisp the insta pot lazy ravioli lasagna with your air fryer lid. Some pressure cookers like the Ninja Foodi or Instant Pot Duo Crisp have built-in air fryers. Or, you can brown it in your air fryer or in the oven using the broil setting.

New to Instant Pot Cooking? Read How to Use the Instant Pot 101 first! And, then Tips & Hacks for the Instant Pot is terrific for new owners and seasoned IP-ers alike!

the pan Instant Pot lasagna cooling with a serving spoon and striped napkin in the background

What tools and ingredients are used

Equipment

To make Instant Pot Lasagna without a springform pan or a pot in pot, get my Instant Pot Easy Lasagna or Instant Pot Lasagna Soup recipe.

How to make a foil sling:

Tear off a 30″ strip of heavy-duty foil. Fold the strip into thirds, lengthwise. Use the ends to make a handle for lowering and raising the pan. 

Ingredients – here are the 5 simple ingredients to make Instant Pot lasagna with ravioli:

  • fresh or frozen ravioli – I love using frozen cheese ravioli, meat, or spinach
  • pasta marinara sauce – use meat sauce for a really rich filling
  • mozzarella cheese
  • parmesan cheese

Tips for the best Instant Pot lasagna

  • You want to use fresh ravioli (store-bought) or frozen ravioli for this Instant Pot recipe. Homemade ravioli might not stand up to the pressures of pressure cooking.
  • Shred your own mozzarella cheese for the creamiest, cheesiest lasagna. The packaged shredded cheese you buy in the store is coated with anti-caking ingredients to keep it from sticking together. This also keeps cheddar and mozzarella cheeses from melting into a rich, creamy sauce.


How to Make This Instant Pot Lazy Ravioli Lasagna Recipe

The easiest, cheesiest lasagna made with ravioli only requires 3 basic steps and is ready in less than an hour:

  1. Assemble the ravioli lasagna. First, grease the lasagna pan. Then, pour in some marinara sauce, add a layer of meat or cheese ravioli, and sprinkle with part of the mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. Repeat to create another layer, ending with the cheeses on top.
  2. Spray a large piece of aluminum foil with nonstick spray (so that the cheese doesn’t stick) and tightly cover the pan.
  3. Pressure cook. Next, add water to the Instant Pot. Then, lower the covered lasagna pan using the silicone sling. Seal the lid and cook on high for 25 minutes. When done allow the IP to do a natural release for 5 minutes before finishing with a quick release.
  4. Brown the lasagna (optional). Use gloves to remove the foil from the pan. Either brown the ravioli lasagna using an Air Fryer lid, air fryer, or broil in the oven.

Let the ravioli lasagna rest and cool for at least 10 minutes before removing the springform pan ring. Serve and enjoy warm!

a cut slice of ravioli lasagna ready to serve

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this a vegetarian ravioli lasagna recipe?

Absolutely! Use frozen cheese or spinach ravioli to make this a tasty Instant Pot ravioli lasagna recipe.

What goes well with Instant Pot lazy lasagna with frozen ravioli?

Enjoy hearty and cheesy ravioli lasagna with a fresh garden salad or green salad. And a basket of crusty bread is always a great idea. Try my Easy Homemade French Bread Recipe once and you’ll never buy store bought again. And for a yummy starter make this Pesto Cheese Bread Twist!

How long will leftovers keep well?

Transfer cooled leftovers to an airtight container and keep in the fridge for 3-4 days. You can even freeze ravioli lasagna for up to 3 months.

Can I make this Instant Pot lasagna without a springform pan or a pot?

This recipe needs the pot in pot method to prevent burning and a burn notice. For Instant Pot lasagna without a springform pan, I suggest my Instant Pot Easy lasagna recipe or Instant Pot Lasagna Soup recipe with frozen ravioli.

Ravioli lasagna pan inside of Instant Pot, after air frying

lazy lasagna with frozen ravioli

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Instant Pot Ravioli Lasagna

Lazy ravioli lasagna uses frozen ravioli, jarred sauce and the Instant Pot pressure cooker for an easy and cheesy family-friendly recipe.
Course Main Course, Dinner
Cuisine Italian, American
Keyword instant pot ravioli lasagna, ravioli lasagna in the instant pot, pressure cooker ravioli lasagna, frozen ravioli recipe, lazy lasagna with ravioli
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Time to bring pressure cooker to pressure and release 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 512kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot (or any electric pressure cooker)
  • 7" to 7.5" springform pan or cake pan *see notes below
  • Silicone or foil sling
  • Optional: air fryer lid, air fryer, or oven

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. ravioli, fresh or frozen (thaw if frozen)
  • 1 jar (24 oz.) marinara sauce (3 cups homemade sauce)
  • cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

Assembling the ravioli lasagna

  • Lightly grease metal springform pan or round cake pan with non-stick cooking spray *see notes if using a cake pan*.
  • Pour ½ cup of marinara sauce into bottom of springform pan. Spread out 1/2 of ravioli in a single layer. Top with 3/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese. Cover with 1 cup of marinara sauce.
  • Spread the rest of the ravioli into a single layer. Top with 3/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese. Pour over 1 ½ cups of marinara sauce. Top with the rest of the shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Spray the underside of the foil with cooking spray to prevent sticking. Wrap the springform pan in foil across the top and under the bottom of the pan.
  • Place foil-wrapped springform pan into a silicon sling or foil sling *see notes for making a foil sling*

Pressure cooking Ravioli Lasagna

  • Pour 1 cup of hot water into Instant Pot liner. Lower the sling with the ravioli lasagna into the Instant Pot. Secure lid and twist the pressure valve to seal (if needed). Select high pressure for 25 minutes.
  • When pressure cycle is over, allow a 5 minute natural release. Then perform a quick release to release the remaining pressure. Using pot holders, lift sling from the Instant Pot and carefully remove the foil from the springform pan.
  • If serving without browning (next steps), let ravioli lasagna cool for at least 10 minutes before removing the springform band (to ensure that the ravioli lasagna stays together and doesn’t spread out.

Browning the Ravioli Lasagna with air fryer lid, air fryer, or oven (optional)

  • Place the ravioli lasagna back on the sling. Lower the sling back into the Instant Pot or place in your air fryer.
  • Air fry or Bake at 350º for 5-10 minutes, until golden and bubbly on top. If you don't have an air fryer or air fryer lid, you can broil the ravioli lasagna in your oven.
  • Allow ravioli lasagna to cool for at least 10 minutes (to ensure that the ravioli lasagna stays together and doesn’t spread out).

Notes

To make Instant Pot Lasagna without springform pan or pot in pot, get my Instant Pot Easy Lasagna recipe.
*You can use a 7”-7.5” metal round pan lined with foil for this recipe. Ensure your foil extends over the sides of the cake pan so that you can remove the ravioli lasagna for serving. Follow directions to let rest for at least 10 minutes after cooking, to keep the ravioli lasagna together when cutting.
To make a foil sling: tear off a 30″ strip of heavy-duty foil. Fold the strip into thirds, lengthwise. Use the ends to make a handle for lowering and raising the pan. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 512kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 1709mg | Potassium: 497mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 979IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 373mg | Iron: 11mg

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