Instant Pot Lasagna is warm, cheesy and delicious. Just like a traditional lasagna recipe, it is layered with your favorite ingredients. We use no-boil lasagna noodles and it bakes in no time in your pressure cooker! This Instant Pot dinner will literally wow your family!

My family loves lasagna! Vegetarian Lasagna, Spinach and Portabello Mushroom Lasagna Roll-Ups, Lasagna Soup and even our dessert chocolate lasagna. They are always a hit in our house!

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I got a brand, new shiny Instant Pot for the holidays and I have been having a blast testing it out!

Do you have a new Instant Pot that you haven’t even taken out of the box yet because you are afraid of it? Don’t be scared! We can help! Check out our How to Use the Instant Pot article here.

The Instant Pot (or pressure cooker) is literally my life right now. I am always rushing around and before I know it, it is almost time for dinner. So I need some easy dinner recipes that I know my kids will love.

A few years back I made the Easiest Lasagna Recipe. I love this recipe because it literally is fool proof and I can make two at once (once for now and one for the freezer!)

But, while this is a delicious lasagna recipe, it is meatless (which is great for my vegetarian son) and lacks the comfort food part of the perfect lasagna.

Fun fact! Did you know that you can make hard-boiled eggs in the Instant Pot? AND, they come out PERFECT every time! Next time you are making them, try this easy and fail-proof method! 

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Instant Pot Lasagna Recipe

Enter… Instant Pot Lasagna. This no-boil noodles lasagna recipe is literally everything to me. The ricotta cheese, the gooey mozzarella cheese. It is loaded with herbs like basil, oregano, and thyme. It is truly a traditional lasagna recipe but made with ease in the instant pot.

How to Make Instant Pot Lasagna

While this recipe is made primarily in the instant pot, it still takes some time to put together, but the bake time is significantly shorter by using the instant pot.

lasagna with instant pot in the background

Some recipes will have you brown your meat in the instant pot, personally, I prefer to do it on the stove top.

If you want to brown your ground beef (or turkey or Italian sausage) in the instant pot, just turn the pot to saute and let it heat up. Saute until the meat is no longer pink and then add in the garlic and onion. Saute until the onions are translucent.

Mix all of the “cheese layer” ingredients together in a bowl. Set it aside.

Layer ingredients in the following order into a 7-inch springform cake pan:

Layer One: Cover the bottom of the assembled springform pan with about 3-4 broken no-boil noodles.
Layer Two: Thoroughly cover the noodles with 1 cup of the pasta sauce.
Layer Three: Spread 1/2 of the meat mixture evenly on top of the sauce layer. Press slightly.
Layer Four: Spread 1/2 of the cheese mixture evenly on top of the meat layer. Press slightly.

Repeat all 4 steps.

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Add a final 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 aluminum foil with nonstick spray and cover the pan.

Cooking

Add 1 1/2 cup of water to the pot. Place the covered lasagna pan on a trivet with handles then place it in the pot. Lock the lid and seal valve. Press the manual button twice (to “high”) and set time to 25 minutes.

Allow natural release for 10 minutes. Then, perform a quick release. Open the Instant Pot and transfer the lasagna out. Remove foil.

cover with aluminum foil

Place on baking sheet in the oven on broil until cheese begins to brown. Watch it closely so it doesn’t burn.

Removing From Pan

Remove the lasagna from the oven, and let it rest on a cooling rack for 15 minutes. This will help maintain its shape when you try to remove it from the pan.

Release the lasagna from the sides of the springform pan and garnish with fresh parsley if desired. Slice and serve.

a triangle piece of instant pot lasagna

How to make Instant Pot Lasagna without a Springform Pan

A springform pan is ideal for making this lasagna recipe because it comes out of the pan so easy when you release the sides. If you do not have a (affiliate link) springform pan (you should totally get one), you can also use a 7 inch (round) by 3 inch (high) round cake pan. Don’t even try it with a 2-inch high pan, it won’t end well!

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Instant Pot Lasagna

Serves — 6
Instant Pot Lasagna is warm, cheesy and delicious. Just like a traditional lasagna recipe, it is layered with your favorite ingredients. 
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients
  

Cheese Layer

  • 1 cup Ricotta cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Meat Layer

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 24 oz jar pasta sauce
  • 9 No-boil lasagna noodles depends on the size
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese shredded

For Cooking in the Instant Pot

  • 1 ½ cup water

Instructions
 

Cheese Layer

  • Mix all ingredients listed in the “Cheese Layer” section of the ingredients list. Stir to combine and set aside.

Meat Layer

  • Brown beef until no longer pink in a pan on the stove.
  • Add onion and minced garlic.
  • Cook until onions are translucent.

Putting it all together

  • Layer ingredients in the following order into a 7 inch springform cake pan:
  • Layer One: Cover the bottom of the assembled springform pan with about 3-4 broken no-boil noodles.
  • Layer Two: Thoroughly cover the noodles with 1 cup of the pasta sauce.
  • Layer Three: Spread 1/2 of the meat mixture evenly on top of the sauce layer. Press slightly.
  • Layer Four: Spread 1/2 of the cheese mixture evenly on top of the meat layer. Press slightly.
  • Repeat all 4 steps.
  • Add a final 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.

Cooking

  • Add 1 1/2 cup of water to the pot.
  • Place the covered lasagna pan on a trivet with handles then place it in the pot.
  • Lock the lid and seal valve.
  • Press the Manual button twice (to "high") and set time to 25 minutes.
  • Allow natural release for 10 minutes. Then, perform a quick release.
  • Open the Instant Pot and transfer the lasagna out.
  • Remove foil.
  • Place on baking sheet in oven on broil until cheese begins to brown. Watch it closely so it doesn’t burn.

Removing From Pan

  • Remove the lasagna from the oven, and let it rest on a cooling rack for 15 minutes. This will help maintain its shape when you try to remove it from the pan.
  • Release the lasagna from the sides of the springform pan.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley if desired. Slice and serve.

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Nutrition Info

Calories: 504kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 1062mg | Potassium: 864mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1025IU | Vitamin C: 10.1mg | Calcium: 339mg | Iron: 4.8mg

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  1. 3 stars
    Although the recipe was tasty, I found some of the lasagna noodles to be crunchy, while the rest of the noodles were done to perfection. I also found the lasagna to be a little dry, but I have to admit that I like extra sauce on my pasta dishes, especially when reheating leftovers. I will not make this particular recipe again.

  2. I do a keto/low carb way of eating and have made lasagna with zucchini slices instead of noodles. But for a mistake of the human sort that I made, even my husband said that recipe was a “keeper.” Wondering if this recipe in the IP would work with zucchini instead of noodles? If so, what would be the cook time in the IP?

  3. 5 stars
    Love it! I always want lasagna last minute and this is the perfect way to make that happen. Looks so cheesy and delicious!