Instant Pot Lasagna

One of our favorite meals is lasagna, we are Italian so of course, it is a staple meal in our house! I’ve been making it in the Instant Pot and I am finally sharing my recipe with you!

Grab your favorite pressure cooker or Instant Pot and let’s get started! If you’ve never used an Instant Pot, check out my Instant Pot 101 post!

These stackable pans make this lasagna a breeze to make, but any 7 inch round pan will work!

Start by browning the Italian Sausage with the onion and two cloves of garlic.

Drain the grease and then add the pasta sauce to the meat and allow it to simmer for 5-10 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix the ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, two cloves of garlic, pesto sauce, egg and seasonings.

Break the lasagna noodles in half, add pasta sauce to the bottom of the pan then start layering the lasagna.

Begin with a layer of noodles, then meat sauce, then another layer of noodles, then the ricotta mixture and finally a layer of mozzarella. Repeat at least twice and finish with a layer of meat sauce and mozzarella cheese.

Cover the pans, add 1 cup of water to the inner pot of the Instant pot, and place the pans on a trivet or directly into the pot.

Put the lid on, turn the venting knob to “sealing” and cook on HIGH pressure for 25 minutes. When the timer goes off, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes before releasing the rest of the pressure.

Carefully remove the lid and pans from the Instant Pot. Place under the broiler for 3-4 minutes.

Note: You can freeze the lasagna in the pan for future use. The cooking time will be the same. 🙂

Enjoy!

Ashton

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Instant Pot Lasagna

A family favorite made in the Instant Pot.

  • 1 box Oven Ready Lasagna Noodles
  • 1 pound Italian Sausage
  • 24 oz Pasta Sauce
  • 1 Onion (diced)
  • 4 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 16 oz Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 TBSP Pesto Sauce
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese (shredded)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese (grated)
  1. Start by browning the Italian Sausage with the onion and two cloves of garlic.

  2. Drain the grease and then add the pasta sauce to the meat and allow it to simmer for 5-10 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, mix the ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, two cloves of garlic, pesto sauce, egg and seasonings.

  4. Break the lasagna noodles in half, add pasta sauce to the bottom of the pan then start layering the lasagna.

  5. Begin with a layer of noodles, then meat sauce, then another layer of noodles, then the ricotta mixture and finally a layer of mozzarella. Repeat at least twice and finish with a layer of meat sauce and mozzarella cheese.

  6. Cover the pans, add 1 cup of water to the inner pot of the Instant pot, and place the pans on a trivet or directly into the pot.

  7. Put the lid on, turn the venting knob to "sealing" and cook on HIGH pressure for 25 minutes. When the timer goes off, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes before releasing the rest of the pressure.

  8. Carefully remove the lid and pans from the Instant Pot. Place under the broiler for 3-4 minutes.

  9. Enjoy!

You can freeze the lasagna in the pan for future use. The cooking time will be the same. 🙂

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Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls

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Oh my gosh! This is one of my favorite meals to make in the Instant Pot. It’s super simple and protein packed, and you can easily double or triple the recipe for lots of leftovers or food prep for the week!

My kiddos beg for this meal which makes me a happy mama!

If you’re new to the Instant Pot, start here:

Which Instant Pot is best?

Instant Pot 101: Tips, Tricks and Must-Have Accessories.

Grab 1-2 lbs of chicken breasts, 1 onion (diced), 4 cloves of garlic minced, 1 can of tomatoes, 1 can of diced green chiles (you can substitute Rotel) 1 can of Black beans, and 1 can of corn if you’d like.

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These are the seasonings you will need:

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Add all of the ingredients to the Instant Pot and stir.

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Close the lid, turn the venting knob to sealing and cook on HIGH pressure for 25 minutes.

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When the timer is up, allow the pressure to release naturally. This can take anywhere from 20-45 minutes, you will know that all of the pressure has released when the silver pin drops. Only then will you be able to open the lid.

Open the lid carefully and shred the chicken.

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Serve over some Instant Pot Mexican Rice or Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice or in a tortilla and top with your favorite toppings.

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Enjoy! 🙂

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Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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An Instant Pot recipe for simple, protein packed burrito bowls.


Credit: fromarvadawithlove.com

Ingredients

-2 lbs chicken breasts

-1 onion diced

-4 cloves garlic minced

-1 Can of diced tomatoes

-1 can diced green chiles

-1 can black beans drained and rinsed

-1 can corn drained (optional)

-1/2 cup chicken broth

Seasonings:

-1/2 tsp salt

-1/2 tsp black pepper

-1/2 tsp onion powder

-1 tsp Cumin

-1 tsp chili powder

-1 tsp oregano

-1/2 tsp paprika

-pinch of cilantro leaves (optional)

-pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

Directions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to the instant pot and mix well.
  2. Close the lid, turn the venting knob to sealing and cook on HIGH pressure for 25 minutes.
  3. When the timer is up, allow the pressure to release naturally. This can take anywhere from 20-45 minutes, you will know that all of the pressure has released when the silver pin drops. Only then will you be able to open the lid.
  4. Open the lid and shred the chicken.
  5. Top with your favorite toppings and Serve over Mexican Rice or in a homemade tortilla.

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Instant Pot Posole

Mmmmm… Posole 😉 One of my favorite things to eat! It’s SUPER easy to make in the Instant Pot and the kids even loved it! 

Paired with some Homemade Tortillas, what could be better?! 

If you’re new to the Instant Pot start here: 

Instant Pot 101
Here’s what you’ll need: 



For the seasonings:

  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 bay leaf

Start out by turning the Instant Pot to sauté mode and allow it to heat up. Add 2 TBSP of olive oil before adding the diced onion and garlic. Sauté for 2-3 minutes. 


Add the diced pork, chicken broth, green chiles, Hominy and the seasonings. 

Close the lid, turn the venting knob to sealing and cook on HIGH pressure for 30 minutes. Quickly release the pressure when it’s finished. 

Turn the Instant Pot back to sauté mode. Mix 2 TBSP of corn starch with 2 TBSP of cold water and add it to the Posole. Allow it to thicken for about 10 minutes. 

Top with cilantro and lime wedges and serve! YUM! 


Tools Needed:

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Instant Pot Posole

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A delicious Pressure Cooker recipe for this Mexican Soup.



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Ingredients

-1-2 lb pork roast diced

-1 onion diced

-6 cloves garlic minced

-1 25 oz can Hominy

-1 4oz can diced green chiles

-5 cups chicken broth

-1 tsp salt

-1 tsp black pepper

-1 tsp cumin

-2 tsp oregano

-2 tsp chili powder

-1 bay leaf

-2 TBSP corn starch

-2 TBSP cold water

For Garnish (optional)

-1/4 cilantro chopped

-lime wedges

Directions

1.Dice the onion and mince the garlic. Turn the Instant Pot to sauté mode and allow it to heat up. Add 2 TBSP of olive oil then sauté the onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes. 

2.Add the chicken broth, pork, hominy, green chiles and seasonings and stir.

3.Close the lid turn the venting knob to sealing and cook on HIGH pressure for 30 minutes before quickly releasing the pressure. 

4.Turn the Instant Pot back to sauté mode. Mix the 2 TBSP of corn starch with 2 TBSP of cold water and add to the posole. Allow it to thicken for 10 minutes. Top with cilantro and lime wedges and serve! Yum! 


Enjoy and feel free to share! 
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Instant Pot Meatballs with Sauce

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We’re Italian, so of course we LOVE meatballs! Throw it together with some homemade pasta sauce, and you’ve got the perfect comfort food. They’re so simple to make in the Instant Pot or pressure cooker.

If you’re new to the Instant Pot, start here:

Instant Pot 101: Tips, Tricks and Must-Have Accessories.

Which Instant Pot is best?

Start out by preparing the pasta sauce, or grab two jars of your favorite store bought sauce.

You only need a few ingredients to make the meatballs:

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You’ll also need 1/2 of an onion (diced) and 3 cloves of garlic (minced.)

Start out by mixing all of the ingredients together in a  bowl.

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Roll the meatballs into small balls. This recipe will make about 14 meatballs so feel free to double it for more!

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Once you’ve formed all of the meatballs, drop them into the sauce.

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Close the lid, turn the venting knob to “sealing” and cook on HIGH pressure for 5 minutes. When the time is up, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes before quickly releasing the rest of the pressure.

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Serve over pasta, or on a bun as a meatball sandwich! Delicious! 🙂

For a simple Pasta Sauce recipe, click here: Instant Pot Pasta Sauce

Tools Needed: 

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Instant Pot Meatballs with Sauce

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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An Instant Pot recipe for delicious meatballs and tomato sauce.


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Ingredients

For the Pasta Sauce, click Here: Instant Pot Pasta Sauce

For the meatballs:

-1lb ground beef

-1 egg

-1/2 onion diced

-3 cloves garlic minced

-1/2 tsp salt

-1/2 tsp black pepper

-1/2tsp onion powder

-1 tsp Italian seasoning

-1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese

-1/4 Cup bread crumbs

 

Directions


1.Prepare the Pasta sauce by following these directions: Instant Pot Pasta Sauce. Or use two jars of store bought sauce. Pour sauce into the Instant Pot.

2.Mix all of the ingredients for the meatballs in a bowl.

3.Roll the mixture into small round balls and then carefully place them into the sauce.

4.Close the lid, turn the venting knob to “sealing” and cook on HIGH pressure for 5 minutes. When the timer is up, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes before quickly releasing the rest of the pressure.

5.Serve over pasta or on a bun as a meatball sandwich. YUM!

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Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

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Okay, I have to admit… about seven years ago, I could only cook Hamburger Helper. LOL! It’s a place to start, right? Well, NOW I can cook almost anything… and I decided to convert this family favorite to an Instant Pot recipe, minus the boxed ingredients. 😉 It turned out AMAZING. So amazing, in fact that my 7 and 5 year olds asked me to send it in their lunches for school today! It’s super simple to make and only calls for a few ingredients.

If you’re new to the Instant Pot, start here:

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Here’s what you’ll need for this tasty dish:

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Start out by turning the Instant Pot to sauté mode and allow it to heat up then add the olive oil. Add the onion and garlic and then add the ground beef and sauté until brown. Drain the grease.

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Add the flour, salt and pepper and stir. Mix the onion soup mix with the beef broth and pour into the Instant Pot. Add the sour cream, cream of mushroom soup and the uncooked egg noodles and stir.

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Close the lid, turn the venting knob to “Sealing” and cook on HIGH pressure for 7 minutes before quickly releasing the pressure.

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Stir and Serve! YUM!

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Enjoy!

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Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A Simple Instant version of this family favorite.


Credit: fromarvadawithlove.com

Ingredients

-1 lb Ground Beef

-1/2 Cup Onion chopped

-4 cloves Garlic minced

-1 can cream of mushroom soup

-4 cups beef broth

-1 Cup sour cream or yogurt

-3/4 bag (16 oz/ 1 pound bag) egg noodles uncooked

-1 package dry onion soup mix

-2 Tbsp flour

-1/2 tsp salt

-1/2 tsp black pepper

-2 Tbsp olive oil

Directions

  1. Turn the Instant Pot to sauté mode and allow it to heat up then add the olive oil. Add the onion and garlic and then add the ground beef and sauté until brown. Drain the grease.
  2. Add the flour, salt and pepper and stir. Mix the onion soup with the beef broth and pour into the Instant Pot. Add the sour cream, cream of mushroom soup and the uncooked noodles and stir.
  3. Close the lid, turn the venting knob to sealing and Cook on HIGH pressure for 7 minutes before quickly releasing the rest of the pressure.
  4. Stir and Serve! Enjoy!

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Instant Pot Chili

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Who doesn’t love a nice hot bowl of chili? As a kid, this was one of my favorite meals…. and it still is! Making it in the Instant Pot is just too easy to pass up, so I adapted our recipe for the Instant Pot.

If you’re new to the Instant Pot, start here:

Which Instant Pot is best?

Instant Pot 101: Tips, Tricks and Must-Have Accessories.

This recipe is really simple, so get ready for a delicious dinner! 🙂

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Start out by dicing the onion and bell pepper and mincing the garlic.

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Turn the Instant Pot to Sauté mode and allow it to heat up before adding the olive oil. Add the ground beef and Cook until brown. Drain the grease then Add the onion, garlic and bell pepper and sauté 2-3 minutes.

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Add the rest of the ingredients and stir.

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Close the lid, turn the venting knob to sealing and cook on HIGH pressure for 10 minutes before quickly releasing the rest of the pressure.

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When all the pressure has released and the pin has dropped, carefully open the lid and stir.

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Top with sour cream and serve! Enjoy! 🙂

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  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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An Instant Pot recipe for this family favorite meal.


Credit: fromarvadawithlove.com

Ingredients

-1 lb ground beef

-1 Onion diced

-4 cloves Garlic minced

-1 green bell pepper diced

-1 can diced tomatoes

-2 cans kidney beans

-1 cup beef broth

-1 tsp salt

-1 tsp black pepper

-1 tsp cumin

-1 tsp oregano

-1 bay leaf

-1 TBSP chili powder

-1 tsp sugar

-1 TBSP olive oil

-pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

Directions

1.Chop the bell peppers, onion, garlic.

2.Turn the Instant Pot to Sauté mode and allow it to heat up before adding the olive oil. Add the ground beef and Cook until brown. Drain the grease then Add the onion, garlic and bell pepper and sauté 2-3 minutes.

3.Add the rest of the ingredients and stir.

4.Close the lid, turn the venting knob to sealing and cook on HIGH pressure for 10 minutes before quickly releasing the rest of the pressure.

5.Stir.

6.Top with cheese and sour cream and enjoy!

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