Ever wondered what to do with that last little bit of marinara sauce or those broken lasagna noodles? Well, I've got you covered! This soup has all of the flavors of lasagna without all of the hours in the kitchen. I've made it with fairly simple ingredients but feel free to add ground fennel seeds or herbs.

Bren

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add sausage and ground beef to the pot and until browned, about 5 minutes. Drain and discard grease and set meat aside. Add olive oil and swirl to insure the bottom of the pot is evenly coated. Add onions and cook until just soft, but not brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until just fragrant, about 1 minute.

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  • Pour in chicken broth and deglaze the pot, scraping up the brown bits from the bottom. Pour in marinara sauce. Add meat mixture and season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Add lasagna noodles, making sure that they are completely submerged in sauce. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 3 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Taste and adjust salt, if necessary. Ladle into bowls and top each with 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese.

Cook's Notes:

I use the Instant Pot(R) marinara sauce recipe from this site, it has lots of flavor.

Please don't leave out the cheese, it's what makes the soup tasty. This is best served fresh, as the noodles will absorb the liquid in the soup if stored.

Nutrition Facts

608 calories; protein 37.5g; carbohydrates 64.1g; fat 22.1g; cholesterol 70mg; sodium 1414.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2019
Oh... My ...Gosh!! I wish there were more then 5 stars to give because I could easily rate this at 10 stars! I made it exactly as directed and it was totally awesome! The flavor was fantastic, and tasted just like a fresh lasagna, minus the cottage cheese. I'm new to cooking with the Instant Pot, and I love how even the prep is done in the pot prior to setting the pressure cooking feature. Definitely making this again but I can't think of a single thing I would want to add/change. Thank you so much for sharing this! Read More
(10)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2020
It won't quite as "soupy" as I'd expected. I made very few changes and I honestly believe that the noodles tend to continue to soak up the liquid and so that's why it doesn't stay in that consistency. Overall it was a fair flavor and not a bad budget-friendly meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2019
Oh... My ...Gosh!! I wish there were more then 5 stars to give because I could easily rate this at 10 stars! I made it exactly as directed and it was totally awesome! The flavor was fantastic, and tasted just like a fresh lasagna, minus the cottage cheese. I'm new to cooking with the Instant Pot, and I love how even the prep is done in the pot prior to setting the pressure cooking feature. Definitely making this again but I can't think of a single thing I would want to add/change. Thank you so much for sharing this! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2019
This soup is excellent as written. However, this is what I added to make it even more excellent! Add 1 diced red bell pepper, green pepper, and zucchini (mushroom if you prefer) right before pressure cooking, along with 1/2 cup water and 1.5 cup rotini noodles and 1tbsp Italian herb blend. When done, add 1 cup cottage cheese and 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella, stir and let melt with the lid on for a few minutes. Serve with garlic bread. DELISH! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2019
So great. I didn t have the sausage but used everything else and 10 lasagna noodles. I also added some oregano and Italian seasonings while sautéing the ground beef with garlic and onion. I also added a spoonful of ricotta to individual bowls when serving along with the Parmesan cheese. I will make this again. It was perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2019
I took this recipe and altered it a bit and made it in a crook pot. Turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/26/2019
Easy and fast! I enjoy the flavor and it makes for great leftovers. I went for some chunky marinara which is probably the best choice here. After cooling down it sets really thick and no longer resembles soup so if you plan on storing it make sure you have some broth/stock handy for the future to hydrate it again and make some really good leftovers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2019
don't have an instant pot - pre-cooked noodles then assembled as recipe states. knock your socks off delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2020
Loved it! I made mine less soup more lasagna. I used 8 Italian Sausage links casing and grease removed. I sauteed the garlic added Prego with mushrooms 67 oz one box of broken lasagna noodles about 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese garlic salt and pepper to taste. I used an open box of chicken bullion (about 1 1-1/2 cups)I cooked it for one minute but will cooked it three minutes next time. When it was done I added shredded mozzarella/colby mix cheese. It tasted almost like my Mom's! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2019
Loved it! I did add a can of sliced mushrooms because I had them and well...I love the shrooms in my lasagna. I might add some slices olives next go around because I love them too. Overall great recipe and one I will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2019
Very tasty and super easy to make - I didn't add the sausage (too much meat for me) but instead sauteed up some mushrooms and then added them in once the soup was done. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2020
It won't quite as "soupy" as I'd expected. I made very few changes and I honestly believe that the noodles tend to continue to soak up the liquid and so that's why it doesn't stay in that consistency. Overall it was a fair flavor and not a bad budget-friendly meal. Read More
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