Instant Pot Lasagna - Dump and Go Dinner

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Instant Pot Lasagna - Dump and Go Dinner

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4 Servings
7 Ingredients

This recipe is budget minded yet full of those comforting and familiar flavors you crave in a good lasagna. Topped with melted mozzarella and homemade sauce, leftovers may be hard to come by.

4 Servings
7 Ingredients


  • 4 ounces No-Boil Lasagna
  • 1 cup Cottage Cheese, Low-Fat
  • ½ cups cook Ground Sausage
  • ⅓ cups cook Ground Beef
  • 14 fluid ounces Pasta Sauce
  • ½ cups Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded
Serving Day Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups Water



  • Foils
  • Labels
  • Springform Pan, 7 Inches

Cooking Instructions

Freeze For Later Cooking Day Directions

Easy Assembly/Dump and Go

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  1. The cooking directions don’t change between fresh vs frozen? Seems odd…. I am new to the instant pot though so maybe I just don’t understand.

    1. The Instant Pot will take longer to come to pressure when the meal is frozen, but you would still set it for the same amount of time to actually cook if that makes sense. So the cooking directions should be the same for this since the Instant Pot will accommodate for the frozen state of the food. You might also find these posts helpful that have some tips and tricks for cooking with an Instant Pot : Instant Pot 101 & Instant Pot 201

    1. Ground sausage is sausage that ground (like hamburger) instead of a link, for example. Yes, we offer metric measurements to members. If you have more questions we’d love to chat with you in the bottom right-hand corner of our site.

  2. Is there a particular reason for using cottage cheese instead of ricotta? Does it have a better texture after freezing? TIA!

    1. It is just what the recipe calls for – some people don’t like the texture of ricotta cheese so cottage cheese is a perfect addition. Ricotta cheese can be frozen – it is just preference.

      Feel free to change it out and do it with ricotta – let us know how you liked it if you do!

  3. What is a springform pot and do I just put that in the insta pot or do I put the silver pot in and then put the springform pot????

  4. Can I make a springform pan mold and freeze? Not sure if I’m saying that correctly. I only have 1 pan and don’t want to have it stuck in the freezer until I’m ready to cook the lasagna. I’ve seen, somewhere, how to freeze a meal inside of a dish and being able to remove the frozen meal from the dish. Will this concept work the same? I apologize if I’m not explaining this correctly, but I hope it’s clear enough to be able to be answered. Thanks so much.

  5. So far I have only done this fresh, but will definitely prep some and freeze. The cooking time is right on, which is probably the most important part of the recipe. Use whatever ingredients sound good to you! I made a vegan lasagna for my wife with vegan ricotta and she loved it. My kids are big fans of the recipe as written

  6. I just tried cooking this from frozen and it was still cold in the center. IM putting it back in for 15 more minutes. Is it supposed to be covered while cooking? I’m not sure what went wrong

    1. Hi Warner – I’m sorry this was still cold in the center for you. You should cover the lasagna with foil while it’s cooking in the Instant Pot. What size Instant Pot were you using to make this meal? Sometimes people need to add a little extra time if they are using the 8qt vs. 6qt.

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