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All In One Pot Lasagna 

Instant Pot Homemade Lasagna

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Instant Pot Lasagna is a convenient and time-saving version of the classic Italian pasta dish made using an Instant Pot pressure cooker. This one-pot meal features layers of lasagna noodles, rich meat sauce, creamy ricotta cheese, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese. The Instant Pot allows for a quicker cooking process, reducing the traditional baking time significantly.  As you take your first bite, you are met with a burst of flavors that instantly transport you to the rustic kitchens of Italy. Tender noodles, meaty sauce, and creamy cheese creates a harmony of textures, making every mouthful delightful and satisfying.

You Will Need

  • Spaghetti Sauce 1 Quart 

  • 2 Pounds Lean Hamburger

  • 6 oz Ricotta Cheese​

  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese

  • 2 eggs

  • Package Lasagna noodles (all but 5)

  • 1/4 Cup Parsley Flakes

  • 1/2 ts Salt

  • 1/2 ts Pepper

  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes

  • 1 Cup Water

(it says 1/2 on video but you need to add 1 full cup)

  • 3 cups Shredded Cheese (divided) 

  • Onions (optional)

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Making lasagna in an Instant Pot can be a convenient and efficient way to enjoy this classic Italian dish.

What Goes Well With Lasagna?

Key Features of Instant Pot Lasagna:

  1. Time-Saving: Instant Pot lasagna cooks in a fraction of the time compared to conventional oven-baked lasagna. It takes around 25-30 minutes of total cooking time, including pressure building and cooking.

  2. One-Pot Meal: The Instant Pot allows you to make the entire lasagna in one pot, eliminating the need for multiple dishes and pans.

  3. Layered Assembly: Instant Pot lasagna is assembled in layers, just like traditional lasagna. It typically includes lasagna noodles, meat sauce, ricotta cheese mixture, and shredded Cheese.

  4. No-Boil Noodles: Many Instant Pot lasagna recipes use no-boil or oven-ready lasagna noodles. These noodles cook perfectly in the Instant Pot without the need for pre-boiling.

  5. Flavorful Meat Sauce: The meat sauce for Instant Pot lasagna is usually made with ground beef, onions, garlic, tomatoes, and a variety of herbs and spices.

  6. Pressure Cooking: The Instant Pot uses pressure cooking to cook the lasagna, which helps infuse all the flavors together and ensures even and consistent cooking.

  7. Melty Cheese Topping: After pressure cooking, the lasagna is typically topped with additional shredded mozzarella and grated Parmesan. It's then broiled in the oven for a few minutes to create a bubbly and golden-brown cheese topping.

Pasta Recipes

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  • Start by sauteing your hamburger (and onions if using)

  • when hamburger is brown, add 1 qt Marinara sauce1 cup water.

  • Mix well.

  • Place lid on (make sure it's on sealing and not venting) and select manual for 2 min,

  • In another bowl, mix together Ricotta, cheese Parmesan Cheese, Parsley, 2 eggs, salt, and pepper

  •  Mix well. 

  • When your timer goes off, add a package of Lasagna Noodles break into bite-size pieces. (all but 5) and tomatoes

  • Mix well.

  • Then place your lid back on, make sure it is on sealing and not venting 

  • Press manual 25 min.



  • When the timer goes off and pressure button goes down, remove the lid

  • Add Ricotta mixture

  • Mix well

  • Put the lid back on and let it rest for 10 min.

  • Add 1 cup Shredded Cheese

  • Mix well

  • Get out a baking dish and place your first layer down,

  • Cover with 1 cup shredded cheese,

  • Place another layer down and add remaining cheese.


  • Turn on your broiler and broil for 2 min. Enjoy~

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Storing and reheating Instant Pot lasagna is a straightforward process.

Here's a step-by-step guide: Storing Instant Pot Lasagna:

Allow the Lasagna to Cool: After cooking the Instant Pot lasagna, let it cool for about 15-20 minutes inside the Instant Pot with the lid off. This helps the lasagna set and makes it easier to handle.

  1. Cut into Portions: If you've made a large lasagna, consider cutting it into individual portions. This will make it easier to store and reheat later.

  2. Transfer to Storage Containers: Once the lasagna has cooled, transfer the entire dish or individual portions to airtight containers or shallow, microwave-safe dishes with tight-fitting lids.

  3. Refrigerate: Place the containers in the refrigerator within 2 hours of cooking. Instant Pot lasagna can be refrigerated for up to 3 to 4 days.

Reheating Instant Pot Lasagna:

  1. Microwave Reheating: For individual portions, the microwave is a quick and convenient option. Simply remove the lid and cover the container with a microwave-safe cover or microwave-safe paper towel. Reheat on medium power in short intervals, stirring occasionally to ensure even heating. Check the internal temperature to ensure it reaches 165°F (74°C) before serving.

  2. Oven Reheating: To reheat the entire lasagna or larger portions, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Cover the lasagna with foil and place it in the preheated oven. Reheat for about 20-30 minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).

  3. Add Extra Sauce (Optional): If you find the lasagna to be slightly dry after reheating, you can add a little extra sauce on top before covering it to help keep it moist.

  4. Rest and Serve: Once reheated, allow the lasagna to rest for a few minutes before serving. This helps the flavors meld together and makes it easier to handle.

As with any reheating process, be cautious not to overheat the lasagna to avoid drying it out. Reheated Instant Pot lasagna can still be delicious and enjoyable, providing a convenient and tasty meal for another day.

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Useful tips for making lasagna in an Instant Pot:

  1. Use Oven-Ready Lasagna Noodles: To save time and effort, opt for oven-ready lasagna noodles that don't require pre-cooking. They will cook perfectly in the Instant Pot.

  2. Layer Ingredients Properly: Start with a thin layer of sauce at the bottom of the Instant Pot to prevent sticking. Then, layer uncooked oven-ready noodles, followed by the meat sauce and cheese. Repeat the layers until all the ingredients are used.

  3. Ensure Enough Liquid: The Instant Pot requires sufficient liquid to build pressure. Ensure your lasagna has enough sauce or liquid from ingredients like tomatoes to create steam during cooking.

  4. Don't Overcrowd: Be mindful not to overfill the Instant Pot to avoid clogging the pressure release valve. Leave some space at the top to allow for steam expansion.

  5. Prevent Burn Message: To avoid the "Burn" message, ensure there is enough sauce or liquid at the bottom of the Instant Pot. You can also use a layer of aluminum foil or a trivet to keep the lasagna from sticking to the bottom.

  6. Use Foil Sling: To easily lift the lasagna out of the Instant Pot, you can create a foil sling by placing a long strip of foil under the lasagna before cooking.

  7. Rest Before Serving: Allow the lasagna to rest for a few minutes after cooking. This helps the flavors meld together and makes it easier to cut into neat slices.

  8. Adjust Seasoning: Remember that the flavors in an Instant Pot lasagna can be more concentrated due to the pressure cooking. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed before serving.

By following these tips, you can achieve a delicious and satisfying lasagna using your Instant Pot in a fraction of the time compared to traditional oven-baked lasagna. Happy cooking!

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