Instant Pot Lasagna

A family favorite made in the Instant Pot.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Dinner, instant pot, Instant Pot recipes, pressure cooker, pressure cooker recipes, pressure cooking
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Ashton- From Arvada With Love


  • 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!

Recipe Notes

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