Want a pasta dish that doesn’t take much time to make but is heart and loaded with flavor? Check out my Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna! Super quick to whip up for those nights you need a meal quick. Lazy lasagna is one of our favorite go-to recipes, the whole family is happy!
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
What is your favorite pasta dish?
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
- 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.
- Add your ground beef and cook until about 4-5 minutes, or until no longer pink. Drain grease and return to Instant Pot.
- Add pasta sauce, beef broth, wine, water and Italian seasonings. Mix well.
- Add pasta. Stir to make sure noodles are covered with the liquid.
- Set Instant Pot to high pressure for 4 minutes. Lock lid and make sure vent is closed. When coking time ends, release pressure and wait for steam to completely stop before opening lid.
- 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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 786 Saturated Fat: 22g Cholesterol: 165mg Sodium: 757mg Carbohydrates: 33g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Protein: 46g