Simple Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

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Instant pot Lasagna Soup has all the amazing flavors and textures of a lasagna in a bowl. All you have to do is brown the meat, then toss in the other ingredients and cook for 6 minutes on high pressure.

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instant pot Lasagna Soup

The resulting soup is a rich and flavorful soup with all things we love about a traditional lasagna. The best part is that you can make it quickly all in just one pot – the Instant Pot.

Skip the hours of work it takes to make a lasagna from scratch. Instead, pour all those ingredients into the Instant Pot and let is work it’s magic. Voila! Delicious soup in less than 15 minutes.

Lasagna Soup

Ingredients You Need

  • Italian sausage or ground beef: You can use either pork or beef for this soup – or combine the two.
  • Onion: Use white or red onion for this recipe.
  • Garlic: No Italian recipe is complete without garlic. Fresh garlic cloves work the best, but you can also add garlic powder.
  • Beef broth: Make sure to use low sodium broth. You can also dissolve beef bouillon cubes in water, if you wish.
  • Canned tomatoes: I have used canned tomatoes for this recipe. You can use chopped or crushed.
  • Tomato paste: This helps thicken the soup.
  • Lasagna sheets: I use regular pasta sheets that require boiling. They cook perfectly in 6 minutes under pressure. If your pasta doesn’t cook entirely in the 6 minutes, you can put the lid back on the pot and let it sit on Keep Warm for 3-5 minutes to continue cooking the pasta.
  • Seasonings: Oregano, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  • Mozzarella cheese: Use a 2% moisture shredded mozzarella.
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About the Pasta

I like to use traditional pasta sheets for this recipe, mostly because it turns out the most like regular lasagna. The pasta sheets with the frilly edges makes for a particularly nice looking soup.

If you don’t have sheets or want to use a different type of pasta, you can definitely do that. Mafalda pasta is a great alternative. They are frilly long pieces of pasta that are not nearly as wide as a lasagna noodle. They also come in a mini version that you don’t have to break.

Farfalle or shells also work in this recipe, but you don’t need to cook it under pressure for 6 minutes with these type of noodles. If you use anything other than lasagna sheets, lower the cook time to 4 minutes.

How to Make Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

Turn on saute mode on the Instant Pot. You might find that you need to use the low setting so the beef doesn’t burn as it cooks. You can set it either by pushing the saute button twice, or by rotating the dial, depending on your model. See other useful Instant Pot tips.

Once the pot is heated, add the olive oil. When hot, add the sausage or ground beef, and onion. Cook, breaking the meat into pieces, until browned. Add the garlic to the pot. Let it sauté for 30 seconds to become fragrant, then turn off sauté mode.

Sauteed ground beef and onion

You’ll want to drain any grease from the pan before moving on to the next step, so the soup doesn’t get too oily.

Add the oregano, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to the pot. Stir it into the meat mixture. Then pour in the beef broth and whisk or scrape the bottom of the pot with a spatula to remove any browned bits.

Add the canned tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir to make sure everything gets incorporated. Next, you’ll add the lasagna noodles. You’ll want to crack the sheets into at least 3-4 pieces each. It’s easier to eat smaller pieces, but you don’t want them to be too small.

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Lock the lid on the pot and set the vent to sealing, if that’s necessary on your model. Press the pressure cook button and set the time for 6 minutes.

When time is up, do a quick pressure release and open the pot. Stir the soup. Add half the mozzarella cheese on top and let sit to thicken for 3-5 minutes on Keep Warm. It will thicken up as it sits, so serve right away for a soupier consistency.

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You can serve it with the remaining mozzarella cheese on the side.

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Why Use An Instant Pot?

The Instant Pot is one of the most useful kitchen appliances you can buy, because it drastically cuts down on the cooking time for developing flavors in soups and stews, getting tough cuts of meat tender, and even baking a cheesecake. And there are many accessories that will help you get more out of your Instant Pot.

If you don’t have one yet, check out our guide on which one to buy. Also see our guide to How to Use an Instant Pot for more information.

Instant Pot Pro Plus

Now you can control your pot wirelessly through an app. Cool-touch handles on the pot itself, and an automatic locking pressure release valve for greater safety. This one does it all.

Questions About Lasagna Soup

Can I use any other meat for this recipe?

I’ve made this recipe with ground beef and with ground sausage or pork and it’s great with both. You can also use minced chicken or even ground turkey for this recipe.

What can I use instead of tomatoes?

Canned tomatoes are one of the easiest things to use in this soup, but if you don’t have any, you can use marinara sauce or a jarred tomato sauce instead. The only difference will be the salt level, so I wouldn’t add salt to the soup until it’s cooked and you’ve tried it, since jarred marinara and sauces have added salt.

Can you store this soup?

Yes, you can store the leftover soup by placing it in an airtight container and refrigerating it for 5-7 days. It will get thicker after the first day, so you might need to add some water or additional tomato sauce to the soup when reheating it.

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Lasagna Soup

Simple Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

Instant pot Lasagna Soup has all the amazing flavors and textures of a lasagna in a bowl. All you have to do is brown the meat, then toss in the other ingredients and cook for 6 minutes on high pressure.

Note: Made in a 6-qt Instant Pot

4.94 from 29 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Pressurize Time 10 mins
Total Time 26 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 352 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 pound mild Italian sausage or ground beef
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 28 ounce canned chopped tomatoes
  • 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 8 lasagna sheets broken into pieces
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella

Instructions
 

  • Turn on saute mode on the Instant Pot. Add the olive oil. When hot, add the sausage, ground beef, and onion. Cook, breaking into pieces, until browned. Turn off saute mode.
  • Drain any grease from the pan. Add the garlic to the pot. Let sit for 30 seconds to become fragrant.
  • Add the oregano, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to the pot.
  • Pour in the beef broth, whisk or scrape the bottom of the pot with a spatula to remove any browned bits.
  • Add the canned tomatoes, tomato paste, and lasagna noodles.
  • Lock the lid on the pot and set the vent to sealing, if necessary on your model.
  • Press the pressure cook button and set the time for 6 minutes.
  • When time is up, do a quick pressure release and open the pot. Stir the soup. Add half the mozzarella cheese on top and let sit to thicken for 3-5 minutes. Serve with additional cheese.

Notes

The soup will thicken as it sits and will become more lasagna-like (less like soup). Eat it right away if you want it to be more soupy.
You can refrigerate or freeze any leftovers. When reheating, add a tablespoon of water to the dish before reheating in the microwave.
This soup cannot be reheated in the Instant Pot as it won’t contain enough water to keep it from burning on the bottom.
You can use all ground beef, or all sausage, or substitute with ground turkey. Or skip the meat all together if you want.

Nutrition

Calories: 352kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 20gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 972mgPotassium: 1008mgFiber: 4gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 732IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 181mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Beef, Tomatoes
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