Instant Pot Lasagna
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Instant Pot Lasagna

Using the Instant Pot is one of the best ways to make lasagna. It's super easy and cuts the cooking time in half.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Instant Pot Lasagna
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 505kcal

Ingredients

Cheese Layer:

  • 1 cup Ricotta cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Meat Layer:

  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 - 24 oz jar of pasta sauce
  • 9 No-boil lasagna noodles
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

For cooking in the Instant Pot:

  • 1 1/2 cups of water

Instructions

Cheese Layer

  • Mix all ingredients listed in the "Cheese Layer" section of the ingredients list. Stir to combine and set aside.

Meat Layer

  • Brown beef until no longer pink in a pan on the stove.
  • Add onion and minced garlic.
  • Cook until onions are translucent.

Putting it all together

  • Layer ingredients in the following order into a 7 inch springform cake pan:
  • Layer One: Cover the bottom of the assembled springform pan with about 3-4 broken no-boil noodles.
  • Layer Two: Thoroughly cover the noodles with 1 cup of the pasta sauce.
  • Layer Three: Spread 1/2 of the meat mixture evenly on top of the sauce layer. Press slightly.
  • Layer Four: Spread 1/2 of the cheese mixture evenly on top of the meat layer. Press slightly.
  • Repeat all 4 steps.
  • Add a final layer of no-boil lasagna noodles. Press slightly. Cover with sauce and sprinkle 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese on top.
  • Spray a sheet of foil with nonstick spray and cover the pan.

Cooking

  • Add 1 1/2 cup of water to the pot.
  • Place the covered lasagna pan on a trivet with handles then place it in the pot.
  • Lock the lid and seal valve.
  • Press the Manual button twice and set time to 25 minutes.
  • Allow natural release for 10 minutes. Then, perform a quick release.
  • Open the Instant Pot and transfer the lasagna out.
  • Remove foil.
  • Place on baking sheet in oven on broil until cheese begins to brown. Watch it closely so it doesn't burn.

Removing From Pan

  • Remove the lasagna from the oven, and let it rest on a cooling rack for 15 minutes. This will help maintain its shape when you try to remove it from the pan.
  • Release the lasagna from the sides of the springform pan.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley if desired. Slice and serve.

Video

Notes

For this recipe, I am using an 8-quart Instant Pot and a 7-inch springform pan. 

Nutrition

Calories: 505kcal