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Instant pot lasagna soup aka lazy lasagna with bowtie pasta

Instant Pot Lasagna Soup (Lazy Lasagna)

Emily Ackerman
Instant Pot Lasagna soup, or "lazy lasagna" is for nights that you need something fast and easy, and something that the whole family will love. This lasagna soup recipe is made with Italian sausage, bowtie pasta, and canned pasta sauce, for an easy and quick meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8


  • 1 lb Italian Sausage or ground beef
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teas oregano
  • 1 teas salt
  • ½ teas ground black pepper
  • ½ teas crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 24 oz. jars pasta sauce whatever is your favorite
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 3 cups bowtie pasta or your favorite pasta noodle (lasagna pieces, medium shells etc)
  • 4 oz ricotta or cream cheese
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella
  • fresh grated parmesan for serving


Instant Pot Directions

  • Dice the onion and mince the garlic and add them to the Instant Pot along with the Italian sausage (or ground beef), and spices
  • With the sauté function on medium on the Instant Pot, sauté the meat together with the onions, garlic and spices until the meat is browned
  • Drain the grease from the meat mixture
  • Add the jarred pasta sauce, water, beef stock and uncooked pasta to the pot
  • Put the lid on the Instant Pot and make sure it is sealed. Manually set the Instant Pot to 1 minute (it will take several minutes to come to pressure)
  • After the Instant Pot beeps that it is done, manually release the pressure (for softer pasta, allow it to stay at pressure for 5 minutes or so)
  • Add the ricotta cheese, or the chunked cream cheese to the pot and set it to sauté for another 3-4 minutes or until the cheese is partly incorporated
  • Turn off the Instant Pot and top the soup with thinly sliced fresh mozzarella
  • Serve the soup in bowls with crusty bread and fresh grated parmesan

Lazy Lasagna Stove Top Directions

  • Follow all of the steps above, except boil the soup together with the noodles for 14 minutes, or until pasta reaches al dente


*If leftovers are refrigerated, the pasta will absorb much of the remaining liquid.  Heat in the microwave and add a little water if desired
Keyword instant pot lasagna soup, lasagna soup, lazy lasagna