Farmhouse Instant Pot Loaded Lasagna
Farmhouse Instant Pot Loaded Lasagna is an easy family meal that even picky eaters like. Using tomato juice ensures the pasta noodles are always soft and full of flavor. We love hiding vegetables in this delicious lasagna casserole!
Servings 8 people
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 9 ounces oven ready lasagna
- 24 ounces pasta sauce
- 2 cups baby spinach washed and drained
- 8 ounces fresh mushrooms sliced
- 2 cups tomato juice
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Set Instant Pot to saute setting. Add ground beef, onion, salt and pepper. Cook until browned throughout. Use a spatula to stir and separate pieces of meat.
Carefully remove pot and drain beef if there is excess fat. Lean beef may not require draining. This dependent on your meat and is a personal preference.
Break lasagna into small pieces so that even layers can be made inside the Instant Pot. Take half of the lasanga noodles, half of the spinach, half mushrooms and half of the spaghetti sauce and make layers. Use vegetables and sauce to separate lasagna noodles so they don't stick together. Repeat with the remaining half of these ingredients. Pour tomato juice evenly over top of the noodles and do NOT stir. Cook on high pressure for 6 minutes. Use quick release.
Remove lid and add shredded cheese in an even layer on top of the lasagna. Return lid for 2 - 3 minutes and allow the existing heat to melt the cheese.
Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 965mg | Potassium: 856mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1534IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 3mg