Pressure Cooker Lasagna Recipe

Jessica Published April 13, 2020

Believe it or not, it’s possible to make lasagna in a pressure cooker. My favorite thing about this recipe is how much time it shaves off from a traditional lasagna. Try it out for dinner tonight!

How To Make Pressure Cooker Lasagna

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15 mins
7 mins
22 mins


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 24 oz jar pasta sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 lbs. ricotta
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup parmesan grated
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 8 oz. lasagna noodles no-boil variety
  • 1 pkg. mozzarella cheese shredded


  • In the opened pressure cooker, add the oil and heat at medium until it just begins to smoke. 
  • Add the onions, ground beef, salt, and pepper and continue cooking until the onions become transluscent and the beef has browned.
  • Add the pasta sauce and water to the beef and onions. Stir and remove from heat into a large bowl.
  • In another bowl, mix ricotta, eggs, parmesan, garlic, seasoning, and some more salt and pepper (to taste).
  • Fill the bottom of the cooled pressure cooker with 1/4 inch of water. 
  • Ladle a fifth of the beef and sauce into the bottom then top with noodles.
  • Cover the noodles with a third of the cheese. Cover the cheese with another layer of sauce, then noodles. 
  • Repeat until all layers have been used. The final layer should be noodles topped with sauce.
  • Lock the lid and bring to high pressure. Reduce heat to level to maintain high pressure and cook for 7 minutes.
  • After 7 minutes, quick release pressure and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover and allow to rest for 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 123IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1mg


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