Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 45 mins | Yield: 6-8 Servings
This will be the easiest lasagna recipe you will ever cook! Give it a try and experience every bite of this amazing dish. Enjoy!
1 small yellow onion
3 cloves garlic
10 oz dried lasagna noodles (about 11)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 lb lean ground beef
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp dried Italian seasoning
1/2 to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tsp kosher salt, divided
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 (24 to 25-oz) jar marinara sauce
3 c water, divided
1 c whole-milk ricotta cheese
1/2 c grated Parmesan cheese
4 oz part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp fresh parsley leaves
Step 1: Press the “sauté” button on the Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker.
Step 2: Mince 3 cloves of garlic, slice 1 small onion and pull apart 10 ounces of lasagna pasta.
Step 3: Add in 2 tablespoons of oil into the Instant Pot and allow it to become hot.
Step 4: Add 1 ½ pound of lean ground beef and cook for 4 minutes or until crumbly and brown.
Step 5: Add in the garlic and onion. Saute for 4 minutes or until aromatic and translucent.
Step 6: Add in 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes, dried Italian Seasoning, salt, and pepper, then cook for 1 more minute or until the sauce becomes dark.
Step 7: Add in 2 cups of water, 1 jar of marinara sauce, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined and make sure to scrape the bottom to get the brown bits.
Step 8: Arrange the lasagna noodles over the sauce.
Step 9: Pour in 1 cup of water and slowly stir until just mixed.
Step 10: Seal the Instant Pot and cook for 5 minutes over high pressure.
Step 11: In a medium bowl, add in ½ grated Parmesan cheese and ricotta cheese. Stir until well combined.
Step 12: Add in shredded mozzarella cheese and 2 tablespoons of parsley.
Step 13: Release the pressure of the Instant Pot for about 10 minutes.
Step 14: Spread the cheese mixture on top of the lasagna and sprinkle a generous amount of mozzarella cheese on top.
Step 15: Cover and allow the cheese to melt for about 10 minutes.
Step 16: Sprinkle parsley on top.
Step 17: Serve and enjoy!
Place any leftovers in the fridge. It can last up to 4 days.