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Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna

This instant pot lazy lasagna is made with farfalle pasta, lots of cheese, and a delicious meat sauce. A classic recipe turned into a quick and easy meal made in under 30 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 749kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb farfalle pasta
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 cup onions diced
  • 3 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley or basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil


  • Add the oil to the instant pot and press the "saute" function. Add the onions and cook for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the garlic and red crushed pepper and cook for 20 seconds.
  • Add the ground beef and break it up using a wooden spoon. Let the beef cook for 5 minutes or until browned completely. Stir frequently.
  • Stir in the Italian seasoning, granulated garlic, onion powder, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes and mix well. Place the farfalle pasta on top of the meat sauce and then add the 3 cups of water. Do not mix.
  • Press the "cancel" function. Cover the instant pot with the lid, seal the valve, and press the "pressure cook" function. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Do a quick release. Pasta should be al dente. Stir in 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, parsley, and ricotta cheese. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Add the remaining mozzarella cheese on top of the pasta and cover the instant pot with the lid for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese melts.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!



Time does not include the time it takes for the instant pot to come to pressure. It usually takes about 10 minutes. 


Calories: 749kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 506mg | Potassium: 861mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 832IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 361mg | Iron: 5mg