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April 7, 2020

Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna

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A Lily Love Affair shares an easy dinner recipe for Instant Pot Laszy Lasagna

Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna is the deliciously easy pasta recipe you’ve been looking for! Ready in less than 15 minutes, this pasta dish will have them begging for seconds and thirds!

 

WOW!  This Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna is incredibly delicious, guys.  

Being cooped up inside has us begging for quick and easy Instant Pot 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.  In under 15 minutes, you’ll have this pure comfort food dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes. 

Recently, my girlfriend Lauren of The Tasty Travelers came over for dinner where she whipped up this super easy 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 this cheater lasagna recipe will become a true familiy favorite.  

 

A Lily Love Affair shares an easy dinner recipe for Instant Pot Laszy Lasagna

 

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.  

It’s also worth noting, you can create Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna with a number of different types of meat, as well.  We have made it with ground turkey, spicy Italian sausage, lean ground beef and more.  

Similar to traditional lasagna, Lazy Lasagna makes for the perfect freezer meals, too.  If you like to meal prep for your family on the weekend, it’s easy to make this Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna on Sunday, throw in the freezer in a freezer safe container and server weeks or a month later, if needed. 

 

A Lily Love Affair shares an easy dinner recipe for Instant Pot Laszy Lasagna

 

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: 

 

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A Lily Love Affair shares an easy dinner recipe for Instant Pot Laszy Lasagna

 

TIPS FOR MAKING INSTANT POT LAZY LASAGNA:

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 shredded parmesan cheese.  NOTE: so many others also love adding cottage cheese over ricotta cheese.  

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.  

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 🙂 

Last, I use oven ready lasagna noodles for this easy Instant Pot recipe.  

 

A Lily Love Affair shares an easy dinner recipe for Instant Pot Laszy Lasagna

 

INGREDIENTS FOR INSTANT POT LAZY LASAGNA:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 14 ounce package Italian sausage (you can also use ground turkey or lean ground beef, if preferred)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic 
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 25 ounce jar pasta sauce (I used a four cheese spaghetti 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 oven ready lasagna you break into smaller pieces). 
  • 2 cups beef broth 
  • 1 cup water
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese 
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese

 

A Lily Love Affair shares an easy dinner recipe for Instant Pot Laszy Lasagna

 

HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT LAZY LASAGNA: 

  1. Turn on your Instant Pot and select the ‘Saute’ function on high.  
  2. Add olive oil, onions and sausage.  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 lasagna noodles.
    1. NOTE: In order to avoid the burn notice, be sure to carefully scrape the bottom of the pot with a non-stick spoon or spatual to ensure no onions and garlic are stuck to the bottom.
    2. Also, when you add the pasta noodles, be sure to add them in a criss-cross motion.  Doing so will help the noodles from sticking together. Also, as you are adding the noodles, try to press as much of the noodles under the water as possible.  
  6. Select the ‘Pressure Cook’ function and cook on high for 4 minutes.  
  7. Once the timer beeps, quick release all pressure then carefully remove the lid.  
  8. Stir contents to break up the pasta and combine all ingredients well. 
  9. Add Parmesan cheese and stir again until contents are well combined.  
  10. Top with shredded mozzarella cheese, serve with a side of garlic bread and enjoy!!  

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A Lily Love Affair shares an easy dinner recipe for Instant Pot Laszy Lasagna

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Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna

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SERVES/MAKES: 6 people
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes

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 (you can also use regular lasagna you break into smaller pieces). 
  • 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 4 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!!  

Tips / 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 🙂 

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    • Thank you so much for the comment, Nathalie! I am so glad you like it! It’s a go-to in our house, as well!

    • It was so so good! The boys said it’s one of their new favorites! Hope you’re doing well! XO