Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna

Looking for an easy, quick dinner the family will love?  This Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna is a sure fire answer!  Ready in less than 15 minutes, this recipe will have them begging for seconds!

WOW!  This Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna is incredibly delicious, guys.  
Being cooped up inside has us begging for quick and easy dinner recipes the family will love.  This recipe was the answer we were looking for.  This is one of the better ‘dump-and-go’ recipes we’ve made in some time.  
Recently, my girlfriend Lauren of The Tasty Travelers came over for dinner where she whipped up this delicious recipe.  I knew it was one we would have to recreate at home again – and – what better time than now.  
If you’re a fan of the Instant Pot and Ninja Foodi, I highly recommend following Lauren.  She creates the most incredible dishes.  One my of favorite recipes of hers is her Instant Pot Lobster Tail recipe.  It’s just to die for!
With just a few simple pantry ingredients, I can almost guarantee your family will come running to the kitchen for more.  
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With just a few simple pantry ingredients, I can almost guarantee your family will come running to the kitchen for more.  
It’s always been our goal to create recipes for you that are as versatile as your family is!  What I love about this Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna is you can change the ingredients out quickly and easily. Simply drop most of your ingredients in your Instant Pot, Pressure Cook and you’re good to go!
Does your family love veggies?  Ours, too!  This Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna is also delicious with zucchini, mushrooms, spinach and so much more.  
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Now, let’s get to the good stuff – the details on how to make this crowd pleasing Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna!
Also, if you’re looking for a few other Instant Pot recipes to try this week, here are a few of my favorites:
  • Instant Pot Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup
  • Instant Pot 5 Cheese Mac & Cheese Topped With Maple Bacon
  • Instant Pot Turkey Mushroom Bolognese
  • Instant Pot Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta
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TIPS FOR MAKING INSTANT POT LAZY LASAGNA:

  1. Most Lazy Lasagna recipes are made with ricotta cheese, but it’s not a favorite in our house so I omitted it for this recipe.  If you would like to add, feel free to do so – 1 cup.  You will to add after the pressure cooking process when you add the Parmesan cheese.  
  2. This recipe is loaded with flavor!  I used dried basil because that’s what I had in the pantry, but you can also use fresh basil, as well.  Also be sure to add the fresh basil when you add the Parmesan cheese.  
  3. As mentioned above, if you like veggies, this Lazy Lasagna is a great way to get the family to add a few greens with dinner.  I recommend spinach, kale, zucchini, squash – or all of them
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INGREDIENTS FOR INSTANT POT LAZY LASAGNA:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 14 ounce package Italian sausage
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 25 ounce jar pasta sauce (I used a four cheese pasta sauce for reference)
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic pepper
  • 3 tablespoon of dried Basil or 1/4 cup fresh Basil
  • 12 ounce skinny lasagna, broken in half or thirds (you can also use regular lasagna you break into smaller pieces).
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup water
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese
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HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT LAZY LASAGNA:

  1. Turn on your Instant Pot and select the ‘Saute’ function on high.  
  2. Add olive oil, onion and sausage and saute until browned.  
  3. Add garlic and saute for an additional 1-2 minutes.  
  4. Select the ‘Cancel’ button to turn off the Instant Pot and reset the cooking function.  
  5. Add pasta sauce, garlic pepper, basil, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, salt, beef broth, water and pasta shells. 
  • NOTE: When you add the pasta shells, be sure to add them in a criss-cross motion.  Doing so will help the pasta shells from sticking together. Also, as you are adding the shells, try to press as much of the shells under the water as possible.  
  • Select the ‘Pressure Cook’ function and cook on high for 3 minutes.  
  • Once the timer beeps, quick release all pressure then carefully remove the lid.  
  • Stir contents to break up the pasta and combine all ingredients well.
  • Add Parmesan cheese and stir again until contents are well combined.  
  • Serve, top with mozzarella cheese and enjoy!!  
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    Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna

    Course Dinner, Main Course
    Cuisine Italian
    Keyword Instant Pot, Lasagna, Pasta
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 7 minutes
    Servings 6 people
    Calories 367 kcal

    Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 14 ounce package Italian sausage
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
    • 1/2 onion, chopped
    • 1 25 ounce jar pasta sauce
    • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
    • 1 teaspoon garlic pepper (you can also use regular pepper, if needed)
    • 3 tablespoons dried basil
    • 12 ounce skinny lasagna, broken into half pieces or thirds
    • 2 cups beef broth
    • 1 cup water
    • Pinch of red pepper
    • Salt to taste
    • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
    • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese

    Instructions

    • Turn on your Instant Pot and select the 'Saute' function on high.  
    • Add olive oil, onion and sausage and saute until browned.  
    • Add garlic and saute for an additional 1-2 minutes.  
    • Select the 'Cancel' button to turn off the Instant Pot and reset the cooking function.  
    • Add pasta sauce, garlic pepper, basil, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, salt, beef broth, water and pasta shells.  NOTE: When you add the pasta shells, be sure to add them in a criss-cross motion.  Doing so will help the pasta shells from sticking together. Also, as you are adding the shells, try to press as much of the shells under the water as possible.  
    • Select the 'Pressure Cook' function and cook on high for 3 minutes.  
    • Once the timer beeps, quick release all pressure then carefully remove the lid.  
    • Stir contents to break up the pasta and combine all ingredients well.
    • Add Parmesan cheese and stir again until contents are well combined.  
    • Serve, top with mozzarella cheese and enjoy!!  

    Notes

    AUTHOR || A LILY LOVE AFFAIR TIPS FOR MAKING INSTANT POT LAZY LASAGNA:
    1. Most Lazy Lasagna recipes are made with ricotta cheese, but it's not a favorite in our house so I omitted it for this recipe.  If you would like to add, feel free to do so - 1 cup.  You will to add after the pressure cooking process when you add the Parmesan cheese.  
    2. This recipe is loaded with flavor!  I used dried basil because that's what I had in the pantry, but you can also use fresh basil, as well.  Also be sure to add the fresh basil when you add the Parmesan cheese.  
    3. As mentioned above, if you like veggies, this Lazy Lasagna is a great way to get the family to add a few greens with dinner.  I recommend spinach, kale, zucchini, squash - or all of them

    Nutrition

    Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 633mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 236IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 337mg | Iron: 3mg