Instant Pot Lasagna Soup? Yeah… it sounds like some kind of lazy, crazy concoction. And it kind of is! But give it a try and you’ll learn why it has made its place in our regular rotation!
Comfort food season – it’s my favorite of all the seasons! Time to throw on a pair of sweats, slip into the fuzzy socks, and whip up some heart-warming comfort food.
Lasagna is high on the comfort food list, but who’s got time these days? I mean, making a full-fledged lasagna is an awesome way to spend a Sunday afternoon, but we’re talking middle of the week, gotta get a meal on the table in a great big hurry kind of night. That’s where Instant Pot Lasagna Soup comes in.
It’s got all the rich, meaty, tomato-y, tender noodleness and ricotta richness of traditional lasagna (here’s a great homemade lasagna recipe if you’ve got the time), but in a quick and easy soup version.
How to Make Instant Pot Lasagna Soup
Turn your pressure cooker onto saute and add some onion, sausage, garlic, and Italian seasonings. Saute until sausage is broken up and slightly browned. Add a can of diced tomatoes, tomato paste and chicken broth. Stir, then lay broken uncooked lasagna noodles on top. Secure lid and pressure cook for 4 minutes. Release pressure, remove lid, stir and serve in bowls topped with a dollop of ricotta cheese and fresh Italian parsley. (Full recipe below.)
Tips for the Best Pressure Cooker Lasagna Soup
- Make sure the pot fully heats up when you turn on the saute function. This can take 2-3 minutes.
- Use a flat wooden spatula to break up the sausage thoroughly when sauteeing. You do not need to fully cook the sausage because it will finish cooking during the pressure cooking cycle.
- Be sure to fully deglaze the pot and scrape all the bits off the bottom when you add the liquid to prevent the “burn” notification.
- Lay the broken lasagna noodles on top of the sausage/liquid mixture and barely submerge them into the liquid, but do not stir them all the way through and to the bottom. You want to keep them close to the top.
- Stir thoroughly after the pressure cooking cycle is complete and serve immediately.
- Serve with this crisp green salad on the side!
So next time you’re craving the real, homemade, stick to your ribs comfort food satisfaction that lasagna brings but you only have half an hour…. give this Instant Pot lasagna soup a shot. You’ll be pleasantly surprised!
Equipment used to make this dish:
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