Instant Pot Classic Italian Lasagna
Some of you might be able to tell that I’m madly in love with my Instant Pot. It really makes life easy. It has been a rough summer for me so far. I had dental surgery last week and my jaw has been on fire since. TMJ is not fun and the migraines that come with it aren’t either. The fried chicken, potato salad, and coleslaw I made last week has been feeding the family for the past few days. With the summer heat in full swing, I don’t like to heat up my house by turning on my oven. So when my son begged me for a lasagna today, I quickly brought my Instant Pot out and got to work.
Less than an hour later, I had a rich, flavorful Instant Pot classic Italian lasagna that my family can’t stop raving about. What’s better, I made TWO today, one that will freeze and I can pull out when I need a day off from cooking.
Things to Know
The lasagna cooks for 20 minutes and then your Instant Pot is going to beep. Don’t touch it! Let it sit for 20 minutes, the pressure inside will come down naturally and the lasagna will continue to cook. This will ensure it is the perfect texture and everything is cooked just right.
I like to put my lasagna under a broiler on high for about 3-5 minutes. This will get those nice toasty golden bits on the cheese. Just watch it carefully so it doesn’t burn.
This recipe would work well with any variation of lasagna. If you do make it with chicken, turkey, seafood, or a vegetarian lasagna – be sure to REALLY season the filling. The spicy & sweet sausage I use are so well seasoned that it adds a lot. If you would like to see a variation on this recipe with a different filling, let me know – I have tons of ideas and my family sure won’t mind me experimenting!