Lazy Lasagna made in just 5 minutes in the instant pot! Classic lasagna flavors with none of the work. Ground beef, onion, garlic, spaghetti sauce, pasta noodles, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, and penne pasta noodles cook in just one pot in the pressure cooker.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (I use extra-virgin olive oil)
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 jar (24-26 oz) traditional pasta sauce
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 box (16 oz) penne pasta
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese


  • Add the olive oil, ground beef, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper into the insert of the Instant Pot. Push the sauté button, cook and crumble the ground beef until it’s no longer pink. Turn off the sauté function. Drain the excess grease/liquid from the meat.
  • Add the jar of spaghetti sauce and mix it together with the ground beef.
  • Add the water, basil, Italian seasoning, parsley, and salt. Stir it all together.
  • Dump the dry, uncooked pasta into the Instant Pot. DO NOT STIR it into the water. Instead, if needed, gently push down on the pasta to try and get it in an even layer (see pictures above in post for reference).
  • Put the lid on the Instant Pot and make sure the valve is set to ‘sealing’. Manually set the cook time for 5 minutes.