The Ultimate Instant Pot Lasagna

The Ultimate Instant Pot Lasagna

Instant Pot Lasagna is cheesy and hearty! The greatest part is that you don’t have to boil the noodles. Layer all and let the pressure cooker work its magic.

Instant Pot Lasagna is another cheesy, rich, and hearty recipe, that you can simply make in the electric pressure cooker. This recipe is for a classic lasagna, that has layers of lasagna noodles, marinara sauce, browned ground beef, and a cheesy layer.


The Ultimate Instant Pot Lasagna


Cheese Layer:
  • 1 cup Ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese  (shredded)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese  (grated)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Meat Layer:
  • 1 pound ground beef  (or ground chicken or ground Italian sausage meat)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 small onion  (diced)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
Sauce and Pasta Layers:
  • 1 24 oz jar pasta sauce or marinara sauce
  • 9 No-boil lasagna noodles  (depends on the size)
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese  (shredded)
For Cooking:
  • 1 1/2 cup water Instant Pot Lasagna


Cheese Layer:

In a middle bowl, combine all the elements listed in the « Cheese Layer » section. Stir to combine and set aside.

Meat Layer:

Press the Sauté button on the Instant Pot, once it reads hot, adds olive oil to the inner pot.

After adding meat, and cook unmoved for 1-2 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, break the beef and cook until no longer pink.

Add diced onion, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Sauté, stirring infrequently, for 1-2 minutes, until the onion is soft.

Scoop the combination from the Instant Pot and add it to a bowl.

Add 1 1/2 cup of water to the pot and deglaze it. Turn off the pressure cooker.


In a 7x 3 spring form pan or push pan, start layering the elements in the next order.

First layer: break about 3-4 no-boil noodles and arrange them to cover the bottom of the pan.

Second layer: Spread about 3/4 – 1 cup of the pasta sauce over the noodles, smooth the sauce using the back of a spoon, and make sure the noodles are well covered.

Third layer: Spread 1/2 of the meat combination evenly on top of the sauce layer. Press slightly.

Fourth layer: Spread 1/2 of the cheese combination consistently on top of the meat layer. Press slightly.

Repeat 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th layer. Press slightly.

Add the last 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, the foil should not touch the cheese, aim for it to be 1 inch from the top lasagna layer.


Assuming that you have not castoff the 1 1/2 cup of water from the Instant Pot, if you did, then add 1 1/2 cup of water to the pot.

Put the covered lasagna pan on a trivet with handles and add it to the inner pot.

Near and lock the lid. Point the steam knob to the sealing position.

Press the Pressure Cook or Physical button and input twenty-two (22) minutes.

Once the cooking cycle has ended, follow with a fifteen (15) minutes Natural Release. Then, turn the knob to the venting position to release any remaining steam.

Then open the pressure cooker and transmission the lasagna pan to a cooling rack.

Turn on the oven broiler to 450 degrees F and place an oven rack in the middle of the oven.

Remove the foil cover, sprinkle the top with the remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese, and prudently, wearing oven mittens, transmission the lasagna pan to the oven.

Broil for just a few minutes, until cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Watch it close to not burn it!

Removing From Pan:

Eliminate the lasagna from the oven, and let it rest on a cooling rack for about 10-15 minutes. This will assistance maintains its shape when you try to remove it from the pan.

Issue the lasagna from the spring form pan and slide it onto a plate.

To release the lasagna from a push pan, wearing oven mittens, lift the pan and place it on a large aluminum or stainless steel can. While still holding the pan. Prudently and gradually press down by the sides of the pan. The bottom of the push pan with the lasagna will remain on the highest of the can, rapidly slide another plate under the lasagna.

Garnish with fresh parsley if desired. Slice and serve.

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