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Instant Pot Lasagna Recipe

With layers of seasoned ground beef, creamy bechamel sauce, cheese, and tender lasagna noodles, our Instant Pot Lasagna Recipe makes a delicious and easy meal any day of the week.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef lasagna recipe, easy lasagna recipe, instant pot lasagna, instant pot lasagna recipe, instant pot recipes, meat lasagna recipe, pressure cooker lasagna
Servings: 8
Calories: 344kcal


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 24 oz. jar marinara sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup Parmesan
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • oven-ready lasagna noodles

Bechamel Sauce Recipe

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 sprinkle salt


How to Make Meat Sauce

  • Set Instant Pot to saute mode. Add 1 Tbsp. olive oil to the pot. When hot, add 1 lb. ground beef.
    cooking beef in an instant pot
  • Cook until it just begins to brown, then add in garlic powder, Italian seasoning, 1 small chopped onion and 2 Tbsp. minced garlic. Cook about 3 minutes until onions are translucent and beef is browned.
    onion and seasoning with beef in instant pot
  • Add in 1 jar marinara sauce and stir until fully mixed. Then, pour the mixture into a separate bowl and clean out the inside of your Instant Pot.
    meat sauce lasagna in pan

How to Make Bechamel

  • Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a pan over low heat. Sprinkle in 2 Tbsp. flour. Cook until the mixture just begins to brown, then slowly pour in 2 cups milk while whisking. Continue cooking until the sauce thickens. Finish it with salt.
    For more detailed instructions, follow this guide: How to Make Bechamel Sauce.
    making bechamel sauce for instant pot lasagna

Layering Lasagna

  • Line your springform pan or round baking dish with parchment paper. Add an even layer of meat sauce.
    meat sauce layered on lasagna
  • Add a layer of oven-ready lasagna noodles, breaking up as necessary to cover the meat sauce.
    adding lasagna noodles to instant pot lasagna
  • Top with another layer of meat sauce. Spread ⅓ of your bechamel sauce over the meat sauce.
  • Top with a handful of mozzarella cheese and a sprinkle of Parmesan.
    adding cheese to instant pot lasagna
  • Place another layer of noodles over the cheese.
    Repeat the layers by starting again with the meat sauce. Layer in this order: meat, bechamel, shredded cheese, lasagna noodles. On the final layer, top with noodles, then your remaining bechamel sauce and shredded cheese.
  • Cover the lasagna tightly in foil. Create a sling by folding a long sheet of foil into a rectangular strip. Use this strip as a "handle" to lift the pan in and out of the Instant Pot.
    instant pot lasagna covered with foil
  • Add 1 cup of water to your Instant Pot. Place the trivet in the pot, then add the covered lasagna with the sling underneath.
    Placing lasagna in instant pot
  • Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes. Quick release, then serve and enjoy!
    instant pot lasagna on a plate



You can brown the top of your lasagna by placing it under the oven broiler for 1-2 minutes.


Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 701mg | Potassium: 604mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 734IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 275mg | Iron: 3mg