Instant Pot Lasagna (Quick Dinner)
This instant pot lasagna recipe is the perfect quick dinner that the whole family will love. Make this restaurant quality lasagna in a fraction of the time with your pressure cooker. Enjoy the layers of gooey cheese, tender noodles, and ground beef with Italian seasoning in under 30 minutes. This one pot dinner recipe is going to be your new favorite.
Servings: 12 servings
- 1 lb ground beef or sausage I like to use a combination for real Italian flavor
- 1 onion, diced
- 16 ounces rotini noodles or broken lasagna noodles I use gluten-free pasta and it works great!
- 15 ounce can of diced tomatoes
- 15 ounce can tomato sauce
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 8 ounces ricotta
- 1 cup mozzarella, shredded
Brown meat in the Instant Pot using the sauté feature
Add onion and cook until translucent
Stir in pasta, tomatoes, tomato sauce, garlic and all seasonings
Cover just barely with water (make sure the whole mixture is covered)
Pressure cook on high manual mode for 5 minutes
Do a quick release and stir in ricotta then sprinkle the top with mozzarella and enjoy
What sauce is lasagna made of?I like using a combination of tomato sauce and diced tomatoes for my spaghetti sauce but you can use your favorite kind. Rao's Homemade Marinara Sauce is always a crowd favorite.
How do you store and reheat lasagna?You can store lasagna in the fridge in an airtight container for 3-5 days. Make sure your lasagna is completely cooled before storing. Reheat in the microwave or oven for an easy meal the next day!
Which is better for lasagna, cottage cheese or ricotta?Cottage cheese and ricotta have a similar flavor profile but ricotta is thicker and creamier. If you're looking for a dense, flavorful comfort food I recommend using ricotta but if you're looking for a lighter taste, go with cottage cheese.
Pro Tip: Serve with parmesan cheese and garlic bread!
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 1057mg | Potassium: 431mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 636IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 3mg