Pressure Cooker Messy Lasagna


This recipe includes all the flavors of lasagna without the oven or fuss.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
8 cups cooked pasta


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 (16 ounce) package bow tie pasta (farfalle)

  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 (15 ounce) can stewed tomatoes

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen spinach, thawed

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon oregano

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • water to cover

  • 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Heat pressure cooker over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and cook until browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in onion; cook until translucent, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in pasta, tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes, spinach, garlic, oregano, and Italian seasoning; mix well. Add water to cover.

  2. Cover pressure cooker and cook on high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and release pressure through quick-release method; open pressure cooker carefully.

  3. Stir ricotta cheese into pasta mixture; simmer until pasta is tender, 2 to 5 minutes more. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over pasta mixture.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute sausage for the ground beef, if desired.

Substitute fresh spinach for the frozen, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

468 Calories
16g Fat
53g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 468
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 567mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 12mg 59%
Calcium 351mg 27%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 749mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.