Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna

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Embark on a culinary adventure with the Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna recipe – a delightful shortcut to the classic Italian favorite without sacrificing flavor or precious time. This hassle-free approach to lasagna takes the traditional layers of pasta, savory meat sauce, and gooey cheese and transforms them into a quick and easy one-pot wonder. Whether you’re a busy home cook looking for a weeknight dinner solution or simply craving the comforting taste of lasagna without the lengthy preparation, this recipe is your ticket to a satisfying and delicious meal in a fraction of the time. Join me in unlocking the secret to Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna – a mouthwatering creation that promises to become a new go-to in your repertoire of effortless and tasty recipes.

To craft this Instant Pot masterpiece, all you need are a few key ingredients: lasagna noodles, ground beef or sausage, marinara sauce, ricotta cheese, and a generous helping of mozzarella. The magic of Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna lies in its simplicity and efficiency. Forget about the meticulous layering and baking – with the Instant Pot, you can achieve the same luscious layers of flavors in a fraction of the time. Saute the meat, layer the ingredients, and let the Instant Pot work its culinary magic. In a matter of minutes, you’ll be rewarded with a piping hot dish of savory goodness, complete with perfectly cooked noodles and the melty, cheesy goodness that defines a classic lasagna. Say goodbye to the labor-intensive process and welcome a new era of lasagna-making that caters to the demands of a busy lifestyle without compromising on taste.


This Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna is going to be your new favorite meal!!! It is the yummiest, easiest, stick to your bones. Give me some pasta and make my tummy very happy meal! LOL, Sometimes you just need a really delicious pasta meal and lasagna is always one of our first choices.  I just do not love how long it takes to make lasagna. This magical little instant pot has brought so many delicious meals to my families table and brought us a lot of joy and great conversations. 

instant pot lazy lasagna

Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna

We were really in a cooking rut.  I am sure you know what I am talking about, I think we have all been in a cooking rut at some point in our lives.  Since I have started cooking with my instant pot, I have tried so many new delicious dishes. I also love using my instant pot to make delicious vegetable side dishes.  Vegetables have been making many frequent appearances in my house and with 4 boys, you can imagine how happy this momma is. Two of my boys were fighting for the last of my Instant Pot Brown Sugar Cinnamon Butternut Squash.  My Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn was also a huge hit. 
Please read the recipe for correct cook time.

instant pot lazy lasagna

What Is Lazy Lasagna


This is what I like to call a “throw it together” type of meal. In traditional lasagna, you have layers of noodles, meat sauce, cheese, etc. In my Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna you have all the flavors of lasagna but not in a pie form shape at the end. You grab a spoon and dump a pile of lasagna on a plate, vs slice and serve up.

It has a messier appearance but trust me the flavor wins hands down! It saves you so much time from creating the layered look, and your family won’t care about presentation. It reminds me of a skillet dish where you mix, cook, serve!

Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna

Can I Substitute the Red Wine in Instant Pot Lasagna?

Yes! Instead of the red wine just use more beef broth! I know some households don’t drink one or cook with it so just add in broth to replace the wine!

I like the red wine as it adds a depth of flavor with a slight zing. I have made this recipe without wine and it is still really good. So feel free to swap out the ingredient if you need to.

instant pot lazy lasagna

Can I Double or Triple Size of Instant Pot Lasagna Recipe?

Yes! This is a recipe that works great at doubling or tripling in size. I have made it as a triple and it worked great, I just used my larger Instant Pot so it could hold it all!

instant pot lazy lasagna

What Type of Pasta To Use For Lazy Lasagna?

The beauty of this non-traditional recipe is you can step out from traditional lasagna noodles if you want. We personally use Campanelle pasta, my kids go crazy over the shape. You are welcome to play around with the noodles. Use traditional broken up lasagna noodles or step out.

instant pot lazy lasagna

Just aim to have a pasta that holds up well when cooked in the Instant Pot. As you know some pasta isn’t a good fit. Fresh pasta, small sized pasta, etc.

What to Serve With Your Lasagna

I have a few go-to’s. I generally do a chopped green salad or some type of garlic bread or breadsticks. The salad helps counteract the heaviness of a pasta dish. And the breadsticks or garlic bread are tasty but also great for soaking up any of the juicy sauce that remains on the plate! I love garlic bread dipped into lasagna!

So there you have it! Another quick and easy meal you can make any day of the week. Perfect for your family or to serve guests!

Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think. The flavors are epic and it is a little different than a traditional pasta lasagna!

instant pot lazy lasagna

What is your favorite pasta dish?

Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna
Yield: 6 6

Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 27 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

Delicious Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna is so delicious and will satisfy every bit of your pasta and lasagna craving.  This is so much easier to make and equally as delicious, if not a little bit more! 


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 pounds of lean ground beef
  • 1 jar of pasta sauce (24 oz)
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1/4 cup red wine (can substitute with beef broth)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 8 oz uncooked lasagna noodles or other pasta. We used a Campanelle pasta because my kids like the shape
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese


  1. Set your Instant Pot to sauté. Add the olive oil and butter and allow it to sizzle. Add the onions and garlic cook for 2 minutes. Stir regularly.
  2. Add your ground beef and cook until about 4-5 minutes, or until no longer pink. Drain grease and return to Instant Pot.
  3. Add pasta sauce, beef broth, wine, water and Italian seasonings. Mix well.
  4. Add pasta. Stir to make sure noodles are covered with the liquid.
  5. Set Instant Pot to high pressure for 4 minutes. Lock lid and make sure vent is closed. When coking time ends, do a QUICK RELEASE and wait for steam to completely stop before opening lid.
  6. Stir in cheese, but reserve about 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese if you would like to sprinkle a bit on top of the lasagna when you serve it.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 786Saturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 165mgSodium: 757mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 46g

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  1. I made this for dinner. Somehow missed that I was out of mozzarella so used a Mexican blend some provolone. I also used up some cooked ground 5
    This was a total hit. Since it used a lot of staples, this will definitely be a ‘go to ‘ for us. Thank you for sharing with us!

  2. I don’t drink wine (I know weird) and always stay away from recipes with wine since I don’t know what to buy. What is a good wine to buy when used in a recipe?

  3. This was so delicious but I would like to add more pasta to the recipe. If I added 4 more oz of pasta how much more liquid do you think I have to add?

  4. Really good! And I love the fact that you only use the Instant Pot. No browning meat in a skillet. No boiling the noodles in another pot.

  5. Hello! This looks great and I am planning on making it within the next few days. I don’t have an “Italian Seasoning” blend, but I have separate spices. What spices would you recommend instead of the blend?

    1. 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
      1 teaspoon dried marjoram
      1 teaspoon dried thyme
      1/2 teaspoon dried basil
      1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
      1/2 teaspoon dried sage

      Here you go 🙂 I hope you loved this one as much as we do 🙂

      1. Hi! Thanks for all your help and the recipe. I finally got to make this and it was delicious! I used fusilli pasta which was great. It was an easy recipe and even my husband absolutely loved it. This is a keeper. Thank you!

  6. OMG delicious ! A little too much Italian seasoning for my taste, Will half that next time. Also, I added a container of fresh spinach. So so good. Will definitely make again. THANK YOU.

    1. Yes you should be able to .. as long as you adjust the cook time. I would try pressure cooking for 2 minutes vs 4 minutes.

  7. Can you make without the ricotta cheese? I know it is odd, but I don’t like it (too much like cottage cheese which I hate!). Other than that ingredient I would love to try this!

  8. You left out when to incorporate the Parmesan and the ricotta cheese. I added at the very end with the mozzarella. Used a mozzarella/provolone blend. Delicious.

  9. I used Italian chicken sausage meat and red peppers and a bit of zucchini. Also gluten free noodles Came out good!

  10. I made this today with a few tweaks: I used meatless crumbles instead of ground beef as I’m vegetarian. I added a shredded carrot and some chopped mushrooms. Instead of mixing the pasta sauce in, I put it as the last layer and did not stir as I didn’t want to run into a Burn notice. It turned out so delicious, both my husband and I loved it. I’ll be making this again soon. Thank you for this awesome recipe!

  11. I got a burn notification before it came to pressure…. now I have to try and salvage this by sautéing it? Not happy

      1. I wish I could edit my comment. I was super cranky because I was very pregnant and my toddler was screaming while I was trying to get this on the table.

        Finishing it on sauté actually work out fine. I just set it to sauté on low and kept checking the noodles until it was cooked.

        I have the ultra instant pot, and apparently the burn notification is a common issue with this type of dish.

        Now I know. Thanks for the recipe, and sorry for my cranky pants.

  12. Just realized I don’t have any beef broth. Do you think this would be ok if I use chicken broth instead?

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