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Instant Pot Four Cheese Lasagna Recipe

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When I am in the mood for some Italian cuisine, one of my favorite entries is lasagna. Typically, I make lasagna in the oven, but who wants to heat up their kitchen in the summer? I know I sure don’t! That’s why I love this Instant Pot Four Cheese Lasagna.

Try this delicious Instant Pot Four Cheese Lasagna recipe for your next family meal. But you might need to make double...they're going to want seconds! Read on to see how delicious and very simple this lasagna recipe is!

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Four Cheese Lasagna Tips

This recipe is a pot in pot Instant Pot recipe! So, there are a few tips and tricks that you will want to keep in mind before you begin.

  1. Do NOT put the ingredients in your inner pot. A pot in pot method means you have to place another pan or pot inside your inner pot. Otherwise, you will get the dreaded burn notice.
  2. Create handles. I use a spring foam pan with side handles, but if you don’t have an Instant Pot pan with handles, you will want to create some with tin foil. That way you an easily pull your pan out of the inner pot without spilling your lasagna.
  3. Sauce it. I use a little sauce on the bottom of the pan before laying the noodles down. Then, I always place the sauce on top of the lasagna noodles followed by the cheeses. The sauce on top of the noodles helps them to absorb the liquid and cook better.
  4. Break the noodles in half. Full size lasagna noodles won’t fit in your round pan. Before you start layering, break the noodles in half or in thirds.

Ingredients needed for this Four Cheese Lasagna

Make sure you have everything you need before you get started!

  • 1/3 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Nature’s season 
  • 5 oven-ready lasagna noodles, if dried noodles, blanch in boiling water for 3 minutes before baking
  • 1 cup pasta sauce
  • 1 1/4 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 12 oz cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
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How to Make Instant Pot Four Cheese Lasagna

This Four Cheese Lasagna Recipe is super simple to make! In fact, you may not make your lasagna any other way! Follow the simple steps below for a delicious Italian dish everyone will love.

Step 1: Sautés the Ground Beef

Set the instant pot to sauté and toss in ground beef to brown in your inner pot. Season with nature’s season 

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Step 2: Add Sauce

Once the meat is browned, add pasta sauce. Continue to sauté for 1 minute.

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Step 3: Remove Sauce and Clean Inner Pot

Next, remove the meat sauce from the inner pot, and wash out your inner pot.

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Step 4: Begin Pot in Pot Method

After your sauce is ready, you will begin layering your lasagna in a spring foam pan. First, spray the inside of the spring with oil so it doesn’t stick.

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Step 5: Add a Layer of Meat Sauce

On the bottom of the spring foam pan, add a thin layer of meat sauce and top it with a layer of cut lasagna noodles

Step 6: Layer Lasagna

Layer on the meat sauce, cheddar, mozzarella and cottage cheese. Repeat two more times

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Step 7: Prep Lasagna in the Instant Pot

Place inner pot into your Instant Pot. Add 1 cup of water to the bottom of the inner pot. Then, place the trivet into the inner pot. Next, cover your lasagna with foil and place it onto of the trivet.

Step 8: Pressure Cook Cheese Lasagna

Pressure cook on high for 40 minutes.

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The top layer will be noodles and the remaining meat sauce.

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Step 9: Natural Release

Allow for pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes and then manually release the pressure. 

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Step 10: Crisp it Up

Remove from instant pot, and place under broiler for 5 minutes. 

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Step 11: Top with Parmesan

Top with parmesan cheese and let rest for 20 minutes or until it’s cool enough to eat.

Best Homemade Instant Pot Four Cheese Lasagna Recipe Ever Created – Hands Down!

If you’re in the mood for a cheesy, hearty lasagna but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, this recipe is for you. The Instant Pot does all the hard work for you and delivers an amazing dish that will please even the pickiest of eaters. So what are you waiting for? Get out your Instant Pot and give this four cheese lasagna recipe a try – we promise you won’t be disappointed!

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This Instant Pot Four Cheese Lasagna recipe is super delicious and easy to make. If you liked it as much as we do, please pin it to Pinterest. Remember, sharing is caring!

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Yield: 6

Instant Pot Cheese Lasagna

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

This Four Cheese Lasagna Instant Pot Recipe is good to make when you are craving for Italian dish.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Nature’s seasoning
  • 5 oven-ready lasagna noodles, if dried noodles, blanch in boiling water for 3 minutes before baking
  • 1 cup pasta sauce
  • 1 1/4 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 12 oz cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

Set the instant pot to sauté and toss in ground beef to brown. Season with nature seasoning 

Once the meat is browned, add pasta sauce. Cook for 1 minute 

Remove meat sauce and drain grease. 

Spray the inside of a spring mold pan with oil and cover the bottom of the pan with lasagna noodles. You will need to cut the noodles to fit.

Layer on the meat sauce, cheddar, mozzarella and cottage cheese. Repeat two more times

The top layer will be noodles and the remaining meat sauce. Cover with foil and place on a trivet in the instant pot. Add 1 cup of water to the instant pot and pressure cook on high for 40 minutes 

Allow for pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes and then manually release the pressure. 

Remove from instant pot, and place under broiler for 5 minutes. 

Top with parmesan cheese and let rest for 20 minutes 

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 408Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 1120mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 27g

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!

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