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Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna

Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna is the easiest recipe to make in your pressure cooker. Get all the taste of a traditional lasagna, without all the fuss. Adaptable recipe with or without Ricotta or Cottage Cheese, this version doesn't require the normal steps like boiling noodles making a sauce, layering it and then baking it. It is a one pot method with easy cleanup.
Course Dinner, Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine American, Italian, Italian-ish
Keyword Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna, Lasagna, Lazy Lasagna
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 620kcal
Author A Mom's Impression


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 lb ground Italian sausage
  • 2-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 jar 24 oz, pasta sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning optional
  • 8 lasagna noodles broken into 2" pieces
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese for garnish


  • Place your pressure cooker to the saute function. Add oil, onion, garlic and sausage to the pot. Saute until the sausage has cooked through and is no longer pink. Stir in broth, pasta sauce, Italian Seasoning and lasagna noodles and mix well.
  • Place the lid on the pressure cooker and seal shut. Ensure that the pressure release valve is closed. Set the pressure cooker to manual, high pressure for 6 minutes.
  • When the cooking cycle is complete, carefully quick release the pressure before opening.
  • Add 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese to the lasagna and mix well. Top with remaining mozzarella.  Set the lid on pot for about 1 minute until the cheese has melted. Top with Parmesan and enjoy!


* Cook time does not include the time it takes for the pressure cooker to come to pressure.