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Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

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Do you have lasagna fans in the house? If so, this Instant Pot Lasagna Soup is going to be a huge hit! One bowlful of this delicious lasagna soup and you’re going to be hooked!

This lazy lasagna soup is perfect for a nice weeknight dinner or even for a weekend lunch.

instant pot lasagna soup recipe

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Classic Flavors, New Form: Enjoy the beloved taste of lasagna in a delicious soup form.
  • One-Pot Wonder: The Instant Pot makes cooking and clean-up a breeze.
  • Cheesy Goodness: Topped with a scoop of ricotta mix, it’s lasagna like you’ve never experienced!

Recipe Ingredients

  • Olive Oil: Adds a subtle nutty flavor to the soup and helps in sautéing and bringing out the flavors of other ingredients.
  • Ground Beef: Provides a hearty and savory base, adding richness and depth to the soup.
  • Yellow Onion: Adds a sweet and tangy flavor, enhancing the overall taste profile and aroma.
  • Garlic Minced: Infuses the soup with a deliciously aromatic flavor, adding depth and complexity to the dish.
  • Beef Broth: Creates a flavorful and savory base for the soup, enhancing the meaty taste and adding richness.
  • Diced Tomatoes & Crushed Tomatoes: Add a tangy freshness, providing a vibrant tomato base that mimics traditional lasagna sauce.
  • Tomato Paste: Intensifies the tomato flavor and thickens the soup, contributing to a robust and hearty dish.
  • Italian Seasoning: A blend of herbs that infuse the soup with an authentic Italian flavor, creating a harmonious and aromatic blend.
  • Salt & Ground Black Pepper: Enhance the overall seasoning of the soup, bringing out the natural flavors of the ingredients.
  • Lasagna Noodles – Mafalda or Broken Lasagna Noodles: Add a satisfying texture, making the soup more filling while mimicking the traditional lasagna experience.
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese & Shredded Parmesan Cheese: Melt into the soup, adding a creamy and cheesy element that’s reminiscent of baked lasagna.
  • Ricotta Cheese: Adds a rich and creamy element to the soup, enhancing the overall indulgence and mimicking the cheese layer in lasagna.
  • Fresh Basil: Provide a fresh and fragrant finishing touch, enhancing the soup’s visual appeal and adding a hint of freshness to each bite.
instant pot lasagna soup recipe ingredients.

How To Make Instant Pot Lasagna Soup?

The great part about this soup recipe is that the Instant Pot does all the hard work for you! That’s why it’s also called lazy lasagna soup!

Step 1: Saute Onion

Set the Instant Pot to sauté, add the olive oil. Once hot, add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and sauté for 1 minute.

cooking the onion in the instant pot.

Step 2: Brown The Ground Beef

Add the ground beef, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon until the cooked meat is browned.

cooking the ground beef.

Step 3: Add Broth, Tomatoes and Seasoning

Add the broth, crushed & diced tomatoes, ricotta mixture and seasonings.

adding in the noddles and broth.

Step 4: Add Lasagna Noodles

Add the Mafalda lasagna noodles to the Instant Pot. If you don’t have mini lasagna noodles simply use largely broken lasagna noodles instead.

Step 5: Pressure Cook

Close the Instant Pot lid and seal the pressure valve. Pressure cook the lasagna soup on high pressure for 8 minutes. Perform a QPR, Quick Pressure Release and remove the Instant Pot lid once the steam has released.

mixing together the shredded cheeses in a bowl.

Step 6: Mix The Cheese

While the soup is cooking, mix the mozzarella and grated parmesan cheese, placing the cheese mixture in the fridge. 

Step 7: Garnish and Serve

Serve this awesome soup topped with the cheese mix and fresh basil. 

Instant Pot Lasagna Soup In A Bowl, Ready To Serve.

Cooking Tips

  • Quality Cheese Matters: Use high-quality ricotta and mozzarella for richness.
  • Deglaze Your Pot: Deglaze with broth or wine to avoid burning.
  • Let it Rest: Allow the soup to rest before serving for optimal flavor.

Variations

  • Spicy Version: Add chili flakes or hot sauce for those who enjoy some heat.
  • Seafood Version: Use shrimp and scallops instead of ground beef for a pescatarian-friendly spin.
  • Gluten Free: Use gluten free lasagna noodles if you need to.

Substitutions

  • Cottage Cheese: Can serve as a flavorful substitute for ricotta cheese in your Instant Pot Lasagna Soup, adding a creamy texture without altering the overall taste significantly.
  • Chicken Broth: Can be used as a substitute for beef broth in Lasagna Soup without significantly altering the flavor.
  • Tomato Sauce: Can be used as a substitute or an addition to the diced tomatoes & crushed tomatoes, enhancing the tomato flavor and consistency of the soup.
  • Cream Cheese: Can be used as a substitute or an addition to the ricotta cheese, adding a creamy and tangy flavor to the soup.
  • Marinara Sauce: You can use marinara sauce in this lasagna soup recipe as a substitute it for crushed tomatoes, tomato paste and Italian seasoning.
  • Egg Noodles Or Rotini Pasta: Can be used as substitutes for lasagna noodles in recipes, but it may alter the texture and taste of the dish.
  • Ground Turkey: If you want to use ground turkey instead of ground beef, simply follow the same instructions for making this recipe. You could also use ground chicken or even Italian sausage if you prefer.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Storing in the Refrigerator: Once the soup is in the container, place it in the refrigerator. It can be kept for up to three days.
  • Freezing the Soup: For longer storage, you can freeze lasagna soup for up to 3 months.
  • Thawing and Reheating: To reheat lasagna soup, thaw the soup in the refrigerator overnight i then reheat on the stove or in the microwave. Stir well to combine any ingredients that may have separated during storage.

What to Serve With This Recipe?

  • Garlic Bread: Classic garlic bread or cheesy garlic breadsticks are perfect for dipping into the soup.
  • Side Salad: Crisp and refreshing chopped salad with a simple vinaigrette provides a nice contrast to the hearty soup.
  • Bruschetta: Toasted or grilled bread topped with a tomato and basil mixture can be a tasty and light side.

FAQ’S

Is Lasagna Soup Ingredients the Same as Traditional Lasagna?

Yes, lasagna soup usually has ground meat, pasta noodles, sauce, and cheese, similar to traditional lasagna. However, you can customize the ingredients based on what you have or your family’s preferences.

Can You Use Oven Ready Lasagna Noodles?

Yes, you can use oven-ready or no-boil lasagna noodles for this easy lasagna soup – or any lasagna recipe!

Oven-ready noodles are smaller than traditional ones and don’t require boiling. Just ensure they are cut into small enough pieces, so the soup doesn’t become too thick after pressure cooking.

Can I Make This Soup With Pre Cooked Noodles?

Yes, you can make Lasagna Soup with pre-cooked noodles; just ensure they’re added towards the end of cooking to prevent overcooking.

Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Instant Pot Lasagna Soup: a quick, one-pot twist on classic lasagna.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil,
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons garlic minced
  • 4 cups beef broth, then more to thin as desired
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 8 lasagna noodles, broken into 1” pieces (6.5 oz) ***
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese
  • 8 oz ricotta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil for garnish

Instructions

  1. Set the Instant Pot to sauté, add the olive oil. Once hot, add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  2. Add the ground beef, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon until the cooked meat is browned.
  3. Add the broth, crushed & diced tomatoes, ricotta mixture and seasonings.
  4. Add the Mafalda lasagna noodles to the Instant Pot. If you don’t have mini lasagna noodles simply use largely broken lasagna noodles instead.
  5. Close the Instant Pot lid and seal the pressure valve. Pressure cook the lasagna soup on high pressure for 8 minutes. Perform a QPR, Quick Pressure Release and remove the Instant Pot lid once the steam has released.
  6. While the soup is cooking, mix the mozzarella and grated parmesan cheese, placing the cheese mixture in the fridge. 
  7. Serve this awesome soup topped with the cheese mix and fresh basil. 

Notes

  • Quality Cheese Matters: Use high-quality ricotta and mozzarella for richness.
  • Deglaze Your Pot: Deglaze with broth or wine to avoid burning.
  • Let it Rest: Allow the soup to rest before serving for optimal flavor.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 540Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 1114mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 39g

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Looking for a delicious way to satisfy your lasagna cravings? Look no further than this easy Instant Pot lasagna soup!

Give it a try in your Instant Pot tonight and experience all the amazing flavor and convenience this Instant Pot version of lasagna soup has to offer.

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