Instant Pot Lasagna Soup [Video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Instant Pot Lasagna Soup is an easy and flavorful meal made in the Instant Pot with ground beef, Italian spices, and a tasty tomato sauce.

Lasagna Soup is my definition of pure comfort food. I love easy and tasty soups like my Instant Pot Loaded Baked Potato Soup, Pressure Cooker Meatball Soup, and IP Tomato Soup.

Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

Instant Pot recipes are a staple around here, and this Lasagna Soup is a fool-proof recipe that even beginners can make in the Instant Pot. The soup packs all the amazing flavors of a hearty Italian lasagna and is especially delicious when topped with cheese.

Ground beef is browned to perfection and after that cooked with Italian spices and sweet San Marzano tomatoes. Lasagna noodles are added uncooked to the pot, which makes this recipe even more easier.

If you want to make this Pressure Cooker Lasagna Soup more delicious, serve it in oven-proof bowls, topped with mozzarella cheese and put them under the broiler for a few minutes for the cheese to brown!

What do you need to make Instant Pot Lasagna Soup:

This is an easy dish to make, which requires a few simple ingredients. For exact measures, please see the recipe card below. Also, I have included step-by-step video instruction on how to make this dish. So, feel free to watch it. 

  • Beef: You can make this recipe with either ground beef or sausage. You can even use ground chicken for a lighter version, but it won’t be as flavorful. To make it vegetarian, just skip the meat and use more veggies.
  • Veggies: I like to use the veggies that I have on hand, as the soup is very customizable. I usually go for some onion, garlic, carrot and bell pepper.
  • Seasoning: Using dried herbs it will add extra flavor and depth to the meal. To make it closer to an Italian lasagna dinner, I use a mix of thyme basil, oregano, and rosemary.
  • Tomatoes: These are key to make the broth taste amazing, so using high quality canned diced tomatoes and tomato sauce is key.
  • Lasagna Noodles: Here you can use your favorite lasagna noodles, I usually break them in half before adding to the pressure cooker.

Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

Topping suggestions:

  • Bacon crumbs or chopped bacon
  • Cheddar cheese or Mozzarella cheese
  • Chopped green onion
  • A dollop of sour cream

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Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

HOW TO FREEZE INSTANT POT LASAGNA SOUP:

  • I recommend using quart bags for this soup. Use a cup to transfer the soup from the pot into the bag. Squeeze out excess air and seal the bags. The bags can nicely be stored in the freezer for up to 3-4 months.
  • To thaw the soup, remove it from the freezer the night before serving, or put the sealed soup bag in warm water to thaw it faster.
  • Heat in a soup pan and simmer for 5-10 minutes.

Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

Recipe Tips:

  • You can use ground beef or ground sausage in this recipe. Also, if you decide to use sausage, you can use mild or hot, based on your own preference.
  • To save time, you can use pre-minced store-bought garlic or garlic paste. I always keep organic garlic paste on hand and use it in recipes. Use more or less, based on your preference.
  • Add more or fewer veggies upon discretion. I like to add carrots and bell pepper, but a cup of zucchini would work great as well.
  • In addition, for a spicier version, add more red pepper flakes.
  • You can use veggie broth or chicken broth.
  • The soup uses a lot of Italian spices, if you don’t have some on hand you can skip some. If you have an Italian Seasoning blend, just use 1 1/2 tablespoons.
  • Using high quality canned tomatoes is very important as they will give flavor to the broth. I love San Marzano tomatoes, they taste sweet and fresh, also you can buy the ones that have been fire-roasted or have been flavored with basil and garlic.

Tools/Ingredients used to make this Recipe:

  • Instant Pot – I use it all the time, either the Pressure Cooker function or the Slow Cooker function, I also like that I can just sauté / brown the meat and veggies directly in the pot using the Sauté function.

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5 from 16 reviews
Instant Pot Lasagna Soup
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 8 bowls
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Total time: 40 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon  olive oil 
  • 1 lb  ground beef  (or sausage)
  • 1  medium sweet yellow onion  (diced)
  • 5  garlic cloves  (minced)
  • 1  green bell pepper  (diced)
  • 1  medium carrot  (chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon  thyme 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  basil 
  • 1/4 tsp  oregano 
  • 1/4 tsp  rosemary 
  • 3  bay leaves 
  • 2 cans 14.5oz  petite diced tomatoes, preferably San Marzano 
  • 2 cans 8oz  tomato sauce, preferably San Marzano 
  • 4 cups  chicken broth 
  • 2 cups  water 
  • ½ - ¾  box of lasagna noodles  (uncooked)
  •  salt and pepper to taste 

Garnish:

  •  Grated Parmesan cheese 
  •  Grated mozzarella cheese 
  •  Chopped parsley 

Instructions

  1. Select the Sauté function and adjust to medium heat.
  2. Once the IP reads HOT, add one tablespoon of olive oil to the pot.
  3. Add the beef and sear for 2-3 minutes without stirring, season with salt and pepper and using a wooden spoon, start breaking it apart and cook for another 2-3 minutes, until it starts to get golden brown. Drain off the grease.
  4. Add diced onions and minced garlic to the pot. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add one cup of water to the pot to deglaze it, and using a wooden spoon scrape well the bottom of the pot.
  6. Add the bell pepper, carrot, thyme, basil, oregano, rosemary, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, remaining one cup of water and chicken broth. Stir to combine.
  7. Add 1/2 box of lasagna noodles, I like to break them in half, you can break them into smaller pieces as well. Stir very well to combine the noodles with the broth. If you would prefer the soup thicker add the remaining 1/4 box of the lasagna noodles.
  8. Make sure you don't go over the MAX fill line of the pot.
  9. Add the bay leaves. Adjust for salt and pepper.

  10. Cover the pot and secure the lid. Set the valve to “Sealing.” Cook on manual high pressure for 4 minutes.
  11. Once the timer beeps, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then gently move the valve to “venting” and let the rest of the pressure release.
  12. Open the pot and stir. Discard the bay leaves.
  13. Serve topped with cheese and fresh parsley or basil.

Notes:

The pasta sucks up a lot of the broth from the soup, so the leftovers will be thicker. If you prefer the soup more brothy, when you are reheating it, add some broth and bring it to a light simmer.

Calories: 185 Carbohydrates: 5 Protein: 10 Fat: 13 Saturated Fat: 4 Cholesterol: 40 Sodium: 477 Potassium: 329 Fiber: 0 Sugar: 2 Vitamin A: 225 Vitamin C: 22.9 Calcium: 32 Iron: 1.5
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Sabrina

I love how cheesy and filling lasagna soup is! Looks delicious!

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Jen

This looks so good! I love the idea of adding more cheese and putting it under the broiler!!

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Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

This soup looks absolutely incredible!!

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Katerina @ diethood .com

WOW! This soup looks amazing!! I can't wait to give it a try!!

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Paula - bell'alimento

I haven't tried soups in my instant pot yet! Gotta get on this!

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carrie @ frugal foodie mama

Lasagna soup is one of my family's favorites! :) I love that this version is made in the Instant Pot.

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Krista

Love that you made a delicious lasagna but took the work out of it!

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Jacque Hastert

My favorite comfort food in soup form! Bonus it's made in an instant pot.

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Jen Temcio

Now this is a perfect recipe for these cold Chicago days! I have not heard of San Marzano brand tomatoes so I will look for them when I am shopping.

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Tara pittman

I need to start using my insta pot more. This is something my family would love.

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Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

I love lasagna soup. I started making it last year, and it's been a hit. I love your version for the Instant Pot.

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Carrie | Clean Eating Kitchen

This looks like the perfect comfort food! I love that it's made in the instant pot too - easy and hassle free!

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Kelly Hutchinson

Ouu a lasagna soup?! I had never heard of that before but I am definitely tempted.

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Tina Hogan Grant

This looks yummy. Never thought of cooking a lasagna in the instant pot. Will try this.

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Wendy Polisi

I have never had lasagna soup before. This is a cool recipe!

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Marissa Zurfluh

I really want to try this one. I have didn't realize lasagna soup was a thing.

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corinne & kirsty

I never had lasagna soup before! Looks so tasty! I want to try it! I love lasagna and i love soup so both combined...

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Athena

I am totally going to try this. My kids can't get enough of lasagna - but now soup! This could add a whole new meal to our rotation. Thank you

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lavandamichelle

Winter is the perfect time for new soup recipes. Thanks so much, this look so good!

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Tiffany Haywood

See now I had no idea lasagna was even possible in an instant pot! I guess I need to buy one so I can put this recipe to good use.

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Aduke Schulist

I have never heard of lasagna soup before. This sounds like something my whole family would love.

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Fatima Torres

Lasagna is one of my favorite dishes to make, yet I've never thought of a soup version. This looks so delicious. I'll have to try it over the weekend.

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janae

I loved this recipe. No "can of spaghetti sauce" here, just the spices to make your own. I omitted all cheese and it was still delish!

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Yum, so happy that you loved it!

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Thu Ho

In this cold weather, having this soup every meal would be a gift. Thanks for the detailed instructions!

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Jamie

Short version: Thank you for the great recipe! I was not trying to change much but panicked after adding more meat. Ricotta on top was great. Long version: I made this tonight and it's really good! I made one change based on our preference, which was to use a pound of beef and a pound of Italian sausage (to make it more like our usual pasta). I fretted about overfilling the Instant Pot, I have the 6qt model. So the other changes were only to attempt and accommodate this. I did not add both cups of water, but did 4 cups of chicken broth as called for. We also had like 3/4 of a small can of tomato paste just sitting in the fridge so I added that too. It really did not seem to need the extra cup of water, it was not AS soupy but was still pretty good n' juicy. We did 1/2 box of noodles and then shoved in a few more. I think they should probably be broken up a tiny bit smaller as they seemed harder to eat, but they were perfectly done. No problems with being too full, just kept my eye on the max fill line and it was fine! I'll make this again for sure! The last thing we did that made it super tasty (to us) was add a dollop or two of ricotta cheese on top of the bowl as it was served. Mmmm, that was good. It melts in and makes it a bit creamier, and tastes just like lasagna.

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Hi Jamie, thank you for the detailed comment :) loved your take with ricotta, I should try it too!

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JennP

Ack! I went over the max fill line and I haven't added everything yet, what do I do?

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What is the size of your IP?

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Corrin

Do you pressure cook setting or soup setting??

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pressure cook on high.

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Alyan johan

Hi CATALINA CASTRAVET, Thanks for the soup recipe, just love it! Thanks for sharing! keep it up

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awe :) thank you

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Katherine Dalton

Just made this for dinner, so good, my one year old and husband both liked it too! I will definitely be making it again, I think I will sneak in a few more veggies next time!

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Saleena

Made this yesterday. Had to use what I found in my pantry. So I used 1 can of Rotel. 1 can of garlic roasted diced tomatoes and for sauce I used a jar of Marinara sauce. I didn't have a fresh bell pepper so just used frozen pepper strips. No carrots because the pepper strips had sweet peppers in it too. Other than that followed exact same quantities and instructions. Turned out so perfect. Hubby loved it.

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Beth Pierce

This looks amazing! Adding this to my dinner line up for the week!

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Sara Welch

Served this for dinner last night and instantly won dinner! A new family favorite recipe, indeed!

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Stephanie

This looks amazing! Can't wait to try it!

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Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert

This looks absolutely delicious! Yummy!

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Lora

Perfect dinner for a busy school night or just when you're craving comfort food!

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Mari

made this last night... maybe not the perfect time of year to be making since it was still like low 90's last night... but we had the A/C running so I think that is okay right? Anyways... this was sooooo good!!!! and sooo easy... the only thing I would have changed was breaking the lasagna pasta a little smaller than breaking them in half. I would have done maybe break them in 4's. THE FLAVOR WAS ALLL THERE!!!

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