Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Spinach Lasagna

instant pot pressure cooker spinach lasagna

Ingredients

Marinara Sauce

  • 12 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp basil fresh
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste

Lasagna

  • 1 pound 93% lean ground beef
  • 6 oven-ready, no boil lasagna noodles
  • 1 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 4 cups spinach
  • 1 cup Lite mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan reggiano shredded
  • 2 tbsp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Marinara

  1. In large sauce pan or skillet heat olive oil and add onions, 3 cups of spinach, and garlic cook until tender. Add tomatoes, Italian seasoning, oregano, basil, salt, pepper, and wine. Top with the bay leaf.
  2. Cook for 20 minutes on low. Remove the bay leaf.

Lasagna

  1. Cook the ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat. Season with salt and pepper. Break the beef into small chunks.
  2. Add the marinara sauce to the beef. Stir.
  3. Add the egg, ricotta, remaining spinach, and Parmesan reggiano to a bowl. Stir to combine the ingredients.
  4. Layer the baking pan with marinara followed by the ricotta mixture. (I started with using the sauce to coat the pan because I feared the noodles on the bottom would not soften up without sauce on the bottom to coat.)
  5. Break the lasagna noodles into smaller pieces to fit the pan. Add the noodles to the pan.
  6. Add marinara and the ricotta mixture. Add mozzarella cheese.
  7. Continue to create layers with the noodles, marinara, ricotta mixture, and mozzarella.
  8. When you reach the final layer, sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the top.
  9. Cover the top of the pan with foil to prevent water from getting into the lasagna. 
  10. Add a 1.5 cups of water to the pot. Place the trivet inside the pot. (This comes with the device).
  11. Create a foil handle to remove the pan from the Instant Pot. Fold a large piece of foil in half the long way. This will be used to wrap around the pan to make it easier to lift out of the Instant Pot.
  12. Place the foil handle in the Instant Pot. Place the pan in the middle of the pot over the foil handle. 
  13. Set the Instant Pot on manual, 20 minutes. After the Instant Pot alerts that 20 minutes have passed, allow the steam to settle without quick release for 10 minutes. 
  14. Unfold the foil handle and remove it from the Instant Pot. Place the pan on a baking rack to cool. Allow it to cool to room temperature. 
  15. I used a jar of peanut butter to assist with removing the lasagna from the baking pan. I placed the pan on top of the jar and then pressed down on the sides of the pan to remove.
instant pot pressure cooker spinach lasagna
Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Spinach Lasagna Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Spinach Lasagna Reviewed by Unknown on April 20, 2018 Rating: 5

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