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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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Instant Pot
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot, lasagna
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 277kcal
Cost: $15


  • 1 Instant Pot


  • 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