Easy Weeknight Instant Pot Lasagna Recipe

Easy Weeknight Instant Pot Lasagna Recipe

How To Make Easy Weeknight Instant Pot Lasagna

Looking for a quick weeknight dinner that is easy and doesn’t require a lot of work? Here’s a lasagna recipe that you can just assemble in an instant pot.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • ½lbground beef
  • 1medium white onion,diced
  • 4clovesgarlic,minced
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • 2tspdried oregano
  • ½tspred pepper flakes
  • 2cupsmarinara sauce
  • 1cupwhole milk ricotta cheese
  • cupsmozzarella,low-moisture, divided
  • ¾cupparmesan cheese,grated, divided
  • 1cupparsley,fresh, minced, loosely packed
  • 1large egg,beaten
  • 1tspolive oil
  • 10lasagna noodles,uncooked
  • 1cupwater


  1. Set the Instant-Pot to sauté. Add the ground beef and cook for 5-6 minutes, until no longer pink.

  2. Add the onion, garlic, salt, oregano, and red pepper flakes and cook for 3-4 minutes more, until the onions are translucent.

  3. Add the tomato sauce and stir to combine, then carefully remove the insert from the Instant-Pot.

  4. Let cool for 5 minutes, then transfer the tomato sauce to a bowl and wash and dry the insert.

  5. In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta, 1 cup of mozzarella, ½ cup of Parmesan, the parsley, and egg. Mix well.

  6. Add the olive oil to a 7-inch springform pan and brush in an even layer over the bottom.

  7. Arrange a layer of lasagna noodles on the bottom of the pan, breaking the noodles to fit if necessary.

  8. Top with a layer of sauce, then half of the ricotta mixture.

  9. Add another layer of noodles, sauce, and the rest of the ricotta.

  10. Finish with the remaining noodles and sauce. Cover the pan tightly with foil.

  11. Return the insert to the Instant-Pot and pour in the water.

  12. Place pan with the lasagna on a steamer rack trivet and carefully lower into the pot.

  13. Cover with the lid and twist to lock. Turn the steam valve to “sealing”.

  14. Set to high pressure and cook for 24 minutes.

  15. Once the cook time is finished, vent naturally for 15 minutes.

  16. Then turn the quick release steam valve to “venting” and when the float valve has fully dropped, open the pressure cooker and carefully lift out the lasagna.

  17. Remove the foil and sprinkle top of the lasagna with the remaining ½ cup mozzarella and ¼ cup Parmesan.

  18. Turn the broiler to high. Broil the lasagna for 2 to 4 minutes, until the cheese on top is melted and golden brown.

  19. Let the lasagna cool for 10 minutes, then place on a serving plate and carefully release the springform. Slice and serve.


  • Calories: 758.02kcal
  • Fat: 41.07g
  • Saturated Fat: 20.47g
  • Trans Fat: 0.68g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14.02g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.32g
  • Carbohydrates: 50.02g
  • Fiber: 4.99g
  • Sugar: 10.63g
  • Protein: 45.90g
  • Cholesterol: 173.16mg
  • Sodium: 1322.47mg
  • Calcium: 774.51mg
  • Potassium: 951.14mg
  • Iron: 4.78mg
  • Vitamin A: 337.98µg
  • Vitamin C: 25.60mg
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