Instant Pot Hearty Lasagna Soup

Everything you love about lasagna–all in one bowl of soup! This is exactly the kind of recipe I love in the Instant Pot (get yours here: https://amzn.to/2QlkaDf). It makes quick work of this delicious soup, building loads of flavor in only 30 minutes!

In this recipe, the noodles cook directly in the soup base, soaking up all the delicious herbs and spices. Tender beef and hearty sausage are paired with a delicious tomato broth and a dollop of mixed cheeses at the end perfects that true lasagna flavor.

And did we mention this is a one-pot meal? Having a dinner that comes together fast is only half the battle if it dirties every dish in the kitchen. This one-pot wonder is not only fast to prepare, it’s a snap to clean up.

You will love this perfect weeknight dinner!

This one-pot wonder is not only fast to prepare, it’s a snap to clean up.


Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 lb ground beef, preferably 93% or leaner
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 14.5 oz cans petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 3 cups broth, warmed
  • 8 oz uncooked campanelle noodles (or lasagna noodles broken into bite-sized pieces)

Cheese Mixture:

  • 3/4 cup ricotta
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp salt

To Finish:

  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh basil, cut into ribbons

Instructions:

  1. Using the display panel select the SAUTE function and adjust to MORE. Add sausage, ground beef, onions and garlic to the Instant Pot.
  2. Brown the meat until no pink remains, using a wooden spoon to break up the meat into small pieces. Drain and discard liquids.
  3. Add thyme, oregano, rosemary, bay leaf, undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce and warmed broth and stir.
  4. Add pasta. Do not stir, but ensure all pasta is submerged.
  5. Turn the pot off by selecting CANCEL, then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  6. Using the display panel select the MANUAL function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 5 minutes. (If using lasagna noodles, check the cook time on the package and divide it by two and round up to the next whole minute to get to the correct cooking time. )
  7. When the time is up, let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes, then quick-release the remaining pressure.
  8. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix Cheese Mixture ingredients.
  9. Ladle soup into serving bowl, top with 1 – 2 tbsp of shredded mozzarella and a dollop of the cheese mixture. Garnish with basil ribbons.

*The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable.