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Close up of Instant Pot Lasagna in the springform pan

Instant Pot Lasagna Recipe

Hearty, cheesy, and so delicious, our Instant Pot Lasagna recipe uses creamy Béchamel, plenty of cheese, and a ground beef and sausage meat sauce the whole family will love!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American/Italian
Keyword beef lasagna recipe, homemade lasagna recipe, instant pot lasagna, instant pot recipes, lasagna recipes, pressure cooker lasagna, pressure cooker recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 344kcal
Author Isabel Laessig


  • Spatula or wooden spoon
  • Bowl
  • Springform pan*
  • Parchment paper
  • Aluminum foil


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

Béchamel Sauce

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


  • Set your Instant Pot to saute mode. Add olive oil to the pot and wait until it’s hot (it will start to shimmer). Once hot, add ground beef to the pot.
    cooking ground beef in the instant pot
  • Cook until it begins to brown, then add in garlic powder, Italian seasoning, chopped onion and minced garlic. Cook until the onions are translucent, about 3 minutes.
    ground beef browned in the instant pot
  • Pour in marinara sauce and stir until fully mixed. Then, pour the entire mixture into a separate bowl and wash out the inside of your Instant Pot.
    after mixing marinara sauce through ground beef in the instant pot
  • Prepare your béchamel sauce by melting butter in the pan and sprinkling in flour (see: How to Make a Roux).
    Adjust heat to low, then slowly add milk while whisking.
    Continue to cook, whisking occasionally, until the sauce thickens. Finish the sauce with salt.
    Follow our guide on How to Make Béchamel.
    A white roux in a pan
  • Line your springform pan with parchment paper. Add a layer of meat sauce over the paper in the pan.
    a layer of ground beef mixture in the springform pan lined with parchment paper
  • Then, add a layer of lasagna noodles.
    a layer of lasagna noodles over the meat sauce
  • Add another layer of meat sauce.
    a layer of meat sauce over the lasagna noodles
  • Top with béchamel sauce.
    a layer of bechamel sauce over the meat sauce
  • Add a handful of mozzarella cheese and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.
    a layer of cheese over the bechamel
  • Top again with a layer of lasagna noodles. Repeat the layers by starting again with meat sauce.
    the final layer of lasagna noodles
  • On the final layer, add your noodles and remaining béchamel sauce. Top with remaining cheese.
    remaining cheese on top
  • Cover your springform pan tightly with aluminum foil. Use another strip of foil to create a rectangular strap to wrap around the pan. This creates a “handle” that you can use to lift it out of the pot easily and prevents water from getting into the pot.
    wrapping springform pan in aluminum foil
  • Add 1 cup of water to your Instant Pot, then place the trivet in the pot. Place your aluminum foil covered pan on the trivet.
    lowering pan into the instant pot using a foil handle
  • Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes, then quick release. Serve, and enjoy! See instructions below for browning the top if desired.
    taking a slice of instant pot lasagna away with a spatula out of a glass serving dish



  • Using a springform pan makes it easy to remove the lasagna from the pan, but it isn’t necessary. Use a round baking pan that fits your Instant Pot if you don’t have a springform pan.
  • To brown the top of your lasagna, place it under the oven broiler for about 2-3 minutes until it browns.
  • Check the post for instructions on how to reheat and freeze lasagna.


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