Instant Pot Lasagna


You might feel like making lasagna in a pressure cooker is crazy. Don't you need an oven for those crunchy edges? To make sure the meat is cooked through? How can anyone make lasagna without baking it? Well, trust us - this one is well worth making. If you have a 6- or 7-inch springform pan and you kept the trivet that came with your Instant Pot, you can make a delicious layered lasagna pie in 30 minutes. And if you want to make it ahead, you can prep the lasagna, put it in the freezer, then put it right into the Instant Pot for an easy dinner.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 (6 ounce) package no-boil lasagna noodles, broken into large pieces

  • 1 ½ cups marinara sauce, or to taste

  • 2 cups fresh spinach

  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1 (8 ounce) package soft goat cheese


  1. Turn on a multi-cooker (such as Instant Pot) and the select Saute function. Heat olive oil; add ground beef and salt. Cook, breaking it into clumps with a spatula, until thoroughly browned, about 6 minutes. Transfer beef to a bowl. Wash the pot and return it to the machine.

  2. Pour 1 1/2 cup water into the pot. Set the metal trivet inside.

  3. Arrange lasagna pieces over the bottom of a 6-inch springform pan. Ladle 1/3 the tomato sauce on top; add 1/3 of the cooked beef and 1/3 of the fresh spinach. Dollop 1/2 the mozzarella cheese on top. Repeat layers using 1/2 the goat cheese. Repeat once more, finishing with remaining mozzarella and goat cheese on top.

  4. Tent the top of the lasagna loosely with aluminum foil. Lower it gently onto the trivet. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 20 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Unlock and remove lid.

  5. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  6. Transfer the springform pan carefully to a baking sheet. Broil until cheese on top is lightly browned and bubbling, about 5 minutes.

    close up view of Instant Pot Lasagna on a white plate
    Shauna James Ahern

Cook's Note:

You can use regular lasagna noodles instead of the no-boil type if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

756 Calories
41g Fat
46g Carbs
51g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 756
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 52%
Saturated Fat 21g 103%
Cholesterol 135mg 45%
Sodium 1600mg 70%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 51g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 570mg 44%
Iron 5mg 30%
Potassium 750mg 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.

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