This Instant Pot lasagna soup takes all the things you love about lasagna and turns it into a comforting soup effortlessly thanks to the use of the Instant Pot!
In the mood for lasagna in the middle of a busy work week?
This Instant Pot lasagna soup is a fantastic alternative to traditional lasagna that captures all the delicious flavors in a cozy and comforting soup.
Loaded with hearty ground beef, delicious chicken stock, tender lasagna noodles, savory tomatoes, tangy balsamic, and Italian seasonings, it’s the perfect one-pot meal that will warm you up from the inside out.
Plus, it’s made with an Instant Pot, so it’s super easy and convenient to whip up, even on a busy weeknight.
Whether you’re a fan of traditional lasagna or simply looking for a new soup recipe for the whole family, you’re going to love this Instant Pot lasagna soup!
Ingredients for Instant Pot lasagna soup
- Ground beef – Ground beef will add meatiness to our soup.
- Onion and garlic – Classic ingredients that will add earthiness to the lasagna soup.
- Chicken stock – The chicken stock will add the proper amount of liquid needed to properly cook the noodles.
- Crushed tomatoes – Tomatoes will add savoriness to the soup and make up the majority of the sauce.
- Balsamic vinegar – Balsamic vinegar will add a tanginess and a slight sweetness.
- Italian seasoning – Italian seasoning will add traditional Italian flavors to the lasagna soup.
- Red pepper flakes and kosher salt – Red pepper flakes will add a kick, and salt will bring out and enhance all of the flavors of the lasagna soup.
- Lasagna noodles – Broken up, these lasagna noodles make the perfect noodle for this soup.
What is balsamic vinegar?
Balsamic vinegar is a dark and concentrated vinegar, originating from Modena Italy.
It has a unique sweetness that other kinds of vinegar (like red wine, and apple cider) do not have.
If you don’t have balsamic vinegar on hand, apple cider vinegar will give you a similar tanginess and slight sweetness (but not as sweet as balsamic) to the final soup.
Making your own dried Italian seasoning
If you don’t have any pre-made Italian seasoning on hand, no worries!
Italian seasoning is often a blend of dried basil, rosemary, oregano, parsley, and thyme.
What is an Instant Pot?
An Instant Pot is an electric multi-cooker that can be used to sauté, as a slow cooker, and of course, pressure cook.
There are a lot of horror stories about using old-fashioned stovetop pressure cookers but these are much safer and WAY easier to use.
They use high-pressurized steam to help cook meat and vegetables at a much quicker rate than traditional stovetop or slow cooker options.
Instant Pots are VERY easy to use and very safe. Don’t worry if you’re new to the electric pressure cooker world. You will absolutely LOVE it!
What is the difference between an Instant Pot and an electric pressure cooker?
Instant Pot is a brand name electric pressure cooker. Since most people recognize the name “Instant Pot” and think of an electric pressure cooker it’s often easier to just title a recipe with IP in the name.
I have also used the crockpot version electric pressure cooker with equally delicious results.
This is the same as most people calling a plastic bandage a Band-aid or a tissue a Kleenex. Over time the brand names become synonymous with a type of product.
What is the difference between natural release and quick release?
When a recipe calls to let your Instant Pot “natural release” it means your pressure cooker will naturally (and very slowly) release the pressure.
Many recipes call for the pressure cooker to naturally release for a period of time because this helps the recipe cook just a little longer.
Since the pressure cooker will be slowly losing pressure you do not have to do anything; it will eventually lose all its pressure and the lid will unlock.
When a recipe calls for quick release, this means you will manually be letting the pressure out of the Instant Pot.
You will have to turn the vent to the “venting” position and a bunch of hot steam will come out of the vent. It is very important that you do not put your hand in the steam as it is VERY HOT.
This will then immediately unlock the lid and the food can be served.
Storage and leftovers
Any leftover Instant Pot lasagna soup can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
To reheat, simply place in a microwave-safe bowl, covered loosely with a damp paper towel, and heat for 2-3 minutes or until heated thoroughly.
More soup recipes
- Looking for a healthy soup? Try my Healthy French Lentil Soup
- Craving some curry? Try my Green Curry Chicken Noodle Soup
- Want something smooth and silky? Try my Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup
- Need something hearty? Try my Instant Pot Ground Chicken Chili
- 1 pound ground beef
- ½ cup diced onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 cups chicken broth or water
- 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 8 ounces lasagna noodles, broken into 1.5 inch pieces
- Set the Instant Pot to the saute function and add the ground beef.
- Cook, stirring occasionally until the beef is almost completely browned and broken into small pieces-- about 5 minutes.
- Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until it is soft and just beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.
- Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute.
- Next add the chicken broth, crushed tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper.
- Add the lasagna noodles and make sure they are all submerged under the liquid.
- Attach the lid and ensure the valve is in the “sealing” position. Set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook Manual for 4 minutes.
- Once the Instant Pot has finished cooking, release the pressure manually by switching the valve to the “venting” position.
- Stir the soup and season with additional salt and pepper, if needed.
- Garnish the soup with ricotta cheese and shredded parmesan, as well as fresh basil, if desired.
- Store any leftover soup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 446Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 106mgSodium: 1089mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 37g
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