instantpot lasgana

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Make Mouthwatering Instant Pot Lasagna. Heavenly rich pressure cooker lasagna packed with creamy-cheesy layers of satisfaction. Your family will cheer for this lip-smacking good easy dinner!
Duration:
SERVINGS : 4
TOTAL TIME : 50 mins

Ingredients

  • 8 (160g – 200g) oven-ready lasagna noodles
  • 2 cups (150g – 180g) Mozzarella cheese , shredded in large pieces
  • ¼ cup (30g – 40g) Parmesan cheese , grated
  • 2.5 – 3 cups (600g – 750g) meat sauce
  • Salt + pepper to taste

Ricotta Cheese Mixture

  • ¾ cup (200g) Ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon (1g) Italian seasoning
  • 1 large egg
  •  teaspoon kosher salt

Equipment

  • Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
  • Fat Daddio 7 x 3 inch Cake Pan (removable bottom)

Instructions

  • Create Ricotta Cheese Mixture: In a mixing bowl, beat one large egg, then add in ¾ cup (200g) Ricotta cheese. Season with 1 tsp (1g) Italian seasoning, ground black pepper, and ⅓ tsp kosher salt.
  • Assemble Instant Pot Lasagna: Line a 7-inch springform pan with cut-out parchment paper (optional).

    Break the uncooked oven-ready lasagna noodles into smaller pieces, then layer them at bottom of the pan in a single layer. Layer ⅓ portion of the meat sauce on the lasagna noodles. Layer Ricotta cheese mixture on the meat sauce, then add shredded mozzarella cheese on top. Repeat this layering cycle twice. Add ¼ cup (30g – 40g) freshly grated Parmesan cheese on the very top. Then, wrap the springform pan tightly with aluminum foil.

  • Pressure Cook Lasagna: Pour 1 cup (250ml) cold water, then place a trivet in Instant Pot. Create a sling foil, then place springform pan in Instant Pot. Close lid, then pressure cook at High Pressure for 24 minutes + 10 minutes Natural Release.

    *Note: Since some oven-ready lasagna noodles take longer to cook, make sure to check that the noodles are properly cooked before proceeding to the next step. If they’re still a bit firm, cover it with the aluminum foil, place it back in the Instant Pot, then Pressure Cook at High Pressure for another 5 – 6 minutes + Quick Release.

  • Optional Broil Lasagna: Preheat oven to 425°F when Instant Pot is natural releasing. Place the cooked lasagna in a 425°F oven until the cheese is browned on top (~7 – 9 mins).
  • Serve: If your meat sauce is rather liquidy or thin, let it cool so the lasagna can set and keep in shape.

    For an easier release, use a paring knife to gently release the Lasagna from the springform pan. Slice the glorious lasagna and serve immediately. Enjoy~ 🙂

Notes

Meat Sauce: To help the lasagna hold its shape, it’s better to use a thicker meat sauce for this lasagna recipe. Our Umami Meat Sauce is great for this recipe.

Note: If using springform pan, wrap the bottom of the pan in foil to prevent leakage.

Nutrition

Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 1487mg | Potassium: 691mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1340IU | Vitamin C: 10.5mg | Calcium: 494mg | Iron: 2.9mg
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