Friday, September 24, 2021

Instant Pot Lasagna Soup Recipe

Instant Pot lasagna soup is loaded with pasta and beef in a creamy tomato broth. Make it for a quick and easy meal the whole family will love!

Fire roasted tomatoes and Italian herbs create a deliciously rich and savory flavor in this easy lasagna soup.

Then, a cheesy topping and fresh basil finish off the dish for a warm and comforting meal.

If you love the Italian flavors in this lasagna soup recipe, you’ll find plenty more in my Chicken Alfredo Tortellini or Basil Sausage versions.

Craving the real thing? I’ve got traditional and skillet versions, depending on how much time and energy you have. Both are simple to put together and ready in under an hour!

instant pot lasagna soup spoonful

Instant Pot Lasagna Soup - Ingredient Notes

  • Ground beef substitute: Try mild or hot Italian bulk sausage, ground turkey, or any combination of your favorite ground meats for this lasagna soup recipe.
  • Use fire-roasted tomatoes. These are a lifesaver in the kitchen! They add that “cooked all day” flavor to quick and easy dishes like this one. Feel free to use regular diced tomatoes if needed, but add a pinch of sugar if you’re sensitive to acidity.
  • Create a thinner consistency. Increase the amount of broth, up to 6 cups total. I used chicken broth, but you could substitute beef for a bolder flavor or vegetable for something milder.
  • What is Mafalda Corte pasta? It’s a ribbon pasta that has been cut into small pieces to resemble mini lasagna noodles. If you can’t find this variety at your local store, break apart approximately 10 full-size sheets or substitute bowtie, penne, or rotini instead. 
easy lasagna soup ingredients

Serving Suggestions

Since this Instant Pot lasagna soup is pretty hearty and filling on its own, all you really need is some garlic or cheesy bread and maybe a side salad.

Air fryer garlic knots can be thrown together while this cooks, and my copycat Olive Garden salad is loaded with Italian flavor.

lasagna soup recipe in instant pot

Kitchen Tools You Will Need
  • Instant Pot or any electric countertop pressure cooker
  • Mixing Bowl - I like to have a variety of sizes on hand, and this set has them all.
  • Box Grater - As much as I love buying bagged shreds because it’s easier, freshly grated cheese melts down so much smoother and tastes better too.
  • Ladle - A must for dishing up this easy lasagna soup!
instant pot lasagna soup meat and onions

FAQ - Common Recipe Questions

Can you freeze this soup?

Yes, but I would recommend making the pasta separately so it doesn’t get too soft or mushy.

Put everything except the noodles in the pot and cook as directed, then transfer to containers to freeze. Be sure to leave room at the top for the liquid to expand.

Then, boil the noodles when you reheat the soup and stir some in just before serving. Or, freeze a cooked batch to reheat at the same time.

easy lasagna soup with noodles in pot

What’s the best way to reheat leftovers?

You could simply warm it on the stove, but it tends to thicken the longer it sits especially because the noodles absorb the extra liquid.

What I did was stir any remaining ricotta mixture into the leftovers before storing them in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Then, I transferred them into a small baking dish and topped with extra cheese before baking. It turns out more like a casserole and is just as delicious!

instant pot lasagna soup ladle of soup


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instant pot lasagna soup spoon of soup

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Author: Donna Elick
Instant Pot Lasagna Soup Recipe

Instant Pot Lasagna Soup Recipe

Instant Pot lasagna soup is loaded with pasta and beef in a creamy tomato broth. Make it for a quick and easy meal the whole family will love!
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 4 MinTotal time: 19 Min


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 (5.5-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced (2 cups)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups (8 ounce) Mafalda corte pasta (or bow-tie)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped


  1. Set the instant pot to sauté and add the oil and onions.
  2. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the onions begin to soften then add the beef. Cook until the beef is no longer pink. If the beef has released more than a tablespoon of fat, carefully drain before proceeding.
  3. Add the tomato paste, garlic, oregano and basil to the beef and stir to mix, then add the chicken broth, tomatoes and pasta. Stir well then place the lid on the pot and turn the valve to seal and set to high pressure for 4 minutes.
  4. When the timer has completed, turn the valve to release the pressure.
  5. Add the heavy cream to the pot and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. In a small bowl, mix the ricotta and mozzarella cheese.
  7. Ladle soup into bowls, add a large spoonful of the ricotta mixture and sprinkle with parmesan and fresh basil.

instant pot lasagna soup closeup

Originally published September 2021

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1 comment:

  1. I am allergic to tomatoes. What can I substitute for the "fire roasted" tomatoes? Tomato sauce is fine but fresh tomatoes I have a bad allergic reaction. Please say there's a substitute...


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