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Instant Pot Lasagna

I got an 8 qt Instant Pot on Prime Day sale and have been cooking with it. I’ve been following other recipes but pieced together one for the lasagna.

Equipment:

Ingredients:

  • Lasagna pasta, uncooked
  • Cheese mix:
    • 8 oz fresh mozzarella, diced
    • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
    • 1 cup cottage cheese (can probably use ricotta)
    • 1 egg
  • Tomato sauce:
    • 28-oz can of crushed tomatoes
    • 1 Tbsp oregano
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp thyme
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • 1 tsp freshly milled black pepper
  • 1 lb ground beef (I used 80% lean)
  • 3 cups of spinach (but I didn’t really measure)

Directions:

  1. Prep the loose bottom pan by wrapping the bottom with foil.
  2. Mix together the cheese mix in a bowl. Mix together the sauce in a separate bowl.
  3. Layer one layer of lasagna in the pan. From the bottom to the top: Pasta, cheese, sauce, beef, spinach. Break up the pasta into smaller pieces so it would fit in the pan.
  4. Do another layer of lasagna in the pan.
  5. Top of the lasagna with a layer of sauce and then a layer of cheese.
  6. Cover the pan with foil.
  7. In the Instant Pot, pour in 3 cups of water.
  8. In the Instant Pot, put down a trivet. Then make a foil sling. Put the sling in on the trivet and the lasagna pan on top of the trivet.
  9. Close the Instant Pot and make sure the lid is on “seal.”
  10. “Manual” at high pressure for 35 minutes. Allow it to naturally release all the way.
  11. Pull pan out with the sling.
  12. Optionally, remove the top foil cover and broil in the oven to brown the cheese.
  13. Enjoy!
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