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Instant Pot® Lasagna

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  • prep time: 5 min
  • total time: 40 min
  • serves: 10 people
  • calories: 413 1 serving

Meaty, cheesy lasagna is so easy when you follow our Instant Pot® Lasagna recipe.  With only a few ingredients and no need to  precook the noodles, this is a perfect meal for any night of the week.


cost per recipe: $15.66

  • 1 pound 90% extra lean ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 16 ounces uncooked lasagna noodles, broken into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 jars (24 ounces each) Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups shredded part skim mozzarella cheese (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 cup reduced fat (part skim) ricotta cheese


  • Tips

    • Ingredient Note: Customize this recipe by using other varieties of Prego® Sauce, or a combination of two.  We also liked 1 jar Prego® Farmers' Market Tomato & Basil Sauce plus 1 jar Prego® Farmers' Market Roasted Garlic Sauce- delicious!
    • Recipe Note: Multi-cooker settings and features vary widely across different models and brands.  Refer to the manual for your cooker to learn which functions will produce the cooking methods (saute, pressure cook) needed for this recipe.
  • Step 1

    Season the beef with the Italian seasoning, garlic powder and additional seasoning as desired.  On your Instant Pot®, select the Saute setting.  Add the beef and cook until well browned, stirring often to separate meat.  Press Cancel.

  • Step 2

    Add the noodles, sauce and water to the Instant Pot®.  Lock the lid and close the pressure release valve.  Select the Pressure Cook or Manual setting according to which model of Instant Pot® you're using. (If using Manual setting, select High pressure.)  Set the timer to 5 minutes (timer will begin counting down once pressure is reached).  When done, press Cancel and use the quick release method to release the pressure.

  • Step 3

    Stir in half the mozzarella and ricotta cheeses.  Season to taste.  Drop the remaining ricotta cheese by spoonfuls over the top of the mixture, then sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella cheese.  Cover and let stand for 2 minutes to melt the mozzarella cheese before serving.


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  • A delicious, gooey, cheesy mess!

    CArol-Anne H.
    February 7, 2019

    I made this per the recipe, but I used cottage cheese instead of ricotta. I found there was too much sauce for the amount of noodles and not quite enough meat. Next time I would use 1.5 pounds of beef and more noodles. The longer it stood the thicker the sauce got, so I probably wouldn't change the amount of sauce and water, I just wouldn't let it stand as long. The kids loved it, so I will definitely make this again.

  • Easy Peasy!!

    JuliA R.
    August 25, 2018

    So easy & delicious but I used turkey instead of beef plus added more Italian seasoning and but this recipe is delicious, so worth it!!

  • Super easy and quick and delicious!

    Teresa C.
    July 30, 2019

    I only used 2.5 jars of sauce, and two cups of water. The noodles were a little firm for me, I will cook them 6 minutes. Otherwise this recipe is a keeper!

  • Hmm mine got burned message.

    Nellana C.
    February 16, 2019

    So what could have gone wrong? It looked liked the sauce and some noodles stuck to the bottom. Any helpful hints?

  • Forget these haters

    Mat B.
    January 29, 2019

    Honestly, this is the no hassle easy lasagna recipe you were looking for when you got it in your head you could do quick easy lasagna. This isn't perfectly layered if you're lazy about it, but that's up to you not the recipe. We added 1/2 tsp of salt and a frozen brick of spinach (did natural pressure release after 10min to be extra sure, I don't think it was necessary). It turned out wonderfully, I'll do this at least 2x a month.

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    Calories 413
    Total Fat 12 g
    Sat. Fat 5.4 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 47 mg
    Sodium 711 mg
    Total Carb 50 g
    Dietary Fiber 3 g
    Sugar 11 g
    Added Sugars 4 g
    Protein 24 g
    Vitamin D 1 %DV
    Calcium 21 %DV
    Iron 19 %DV
    Potassium 14 %DV

    This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.