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Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna

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Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna dump and start recipe. It takes just a few steps and a few minutes to make this quick and easy family-friendly dinner.

It takes less than 30 minutes for this lazy lasagna to be done – less work and much faster than traditional lasagna.

Casserole dish with lazy lasagna and side salad.


This lazy lasagna is the perfect meal to make when you’re running short on time. Once the ground beef and the Italian sausage are sauteed with the garlic cloves, onion, and bell pepper, the grease is drained and the meat mixture is returned back to the pot.

The lasagna pasta is then broken into pieces small enough to fit inside the liner of the Instant Pot. The remainder of the seasonings are then added on top of the pasta followed by the tomatoes and tomato sauce.

It only takes 6 minutes pressure cooking time to make this Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna and then the pressure is quickly (and carefully!) released before turning the pot to saute.

Instant Pot dump and start lazy lasagna and spinach on a plate.

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Once the Instant Pot is back on saute, the mozzarella cheese, Parmesan, and the ricotta cheeses are added to the pot and stirred until melted.

Half & Half is added to help make this cheese creamy and once that is combined with the lasagna, the spinach is added and stirred into the mixture.

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Dump and start recipes don’t have a bunch of steps and come together quickly in the pressure cooker.

A family favorite dump and start recipe is this Instant Pot Chicken & Dumplings recipe. Everything is dumped into the liner except the biscuits to make the dumplings. It’s super simple to make and the reviews don’t lie for this ultimate comfort family favorite!

Chicken Burrito Bowls are great to make in the Instant Pot because it’s another easy dump and start recipe. It’s family friendly and delicious.

One of the best ways to utilize the Instant Pot is to use the pot in pot method. By using this method you can cook your meal ingredients separately such as in this garlic sesame beef and rice.

A fork full of lazy lasagna hovering over a plate of lasagna.
Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna

Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes

Dump and start lazy lasagna in the Instant Pot. It takes just a few steps and a few minutes to make this quick and easy family-friendly dinner.


  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 lb mild Italian sausage
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 14 oz tomato sauce
  • 9 lasagna noodles, broken to fit in liner
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup Parmesean cheese
  • 1 cup Ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups spinach


  1. Set the Instant Pot to saute and add the ground beef and Italian sausage.
  2. Add the bell pepper, onion, and garlic.
  3. Saute until browned and press cancel.
  4. Drain grease.
  5. Place the lasagna noodles staggered on to of the meat mixture.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining seasonings
  7. Layer the crushed tomatoes and tomato sauce next.
  8. Close the lid and set the Instant Pot to 6 minutes.
  9. Perform a quick release and set to Saute.
  10. Add the mozzarella cheese, Parmesan, and the ricotta cheese.
  11. Stir to melt.
  12. Add the half & half and stir well.
  13. Stir in the spinach and serve.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 641Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 1790mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 7gSugar: 12gProtein: 41g

Nutrition calculation is a rough estimate and can vary depending on the cooking technique and the exact ingredients used. For informational purposes only.

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