Instant Pot Lasagna Soup is pure comfort food in a bowl! Bonus: it's SO easy since it is all cooked in the Instant Pot. Instant Pot Lasagna soup is topped with a dollop of whipped basil ricotta, which will melt right into the soup - just like it does in casserole form!
Okay, I promise you this isn't going to be turning into an Instant Pot blog. But MAN I love my pressure cooker!! I can't help but think of how I can turn every single recipe into an Instant Pot recipe and this Instant Pot Lasagna Soup is no exception.
Like most trendy foodie things (think avocado toast, the spiralizer, cauliflower everything) I was a little hesitant to jump on board the instant pot. I was especially hesitant to blog about Instant Pot recipes because I wasn't sure if anyone else was buying the Instant Pot. Turns out, y'all love it, too. Or at least you bought one on Black Friday last year and you WANT to love it.
This Instant Pot Lasagna Soup is one of the very first things I ever made in my pressure cooker last winter, and I couldn't wait to make it again once the weather turned cooler this fall. I remember I loved simple it was, similar to the slow cooker, but it cooked the soup so FAST! I don't have to wait all day for it to cook?! YES!
This Lasagna Soup recipe has simple, fresh ingredients and the star of the show is the basil ricotta that is on top!
In this Instant Pot Lasagna Soup recipe, I use half ground beef and half Italian sausage. I love the flavor from both the Italian sausage and the beef, but if you have a certain preference towards one or the other, just use whichever one you prefer! Since most packages of beef and sausage come in one pound increments, I just cut each package in half and put the remaining in one ziplock baggie for the next time I make the soup. Because you KNOW there will be a next time!
To start making this soup, turn your instant pot/pressure cooker to the brown/saute mode. Add the olive oil followed by the ground beef, Italian sausage, and onion. Brown the meat, breaking it into smaller pieces as it cooks, and saute the onion. Next, add the Italian seasoning, balsamic vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper, marinara, diced tomatoes, broth, and lasagna noodles and stir well to combine.
Place the lid on the pressure cooker and seal the lid. Cook on high pressure for 7 minutes. Let the pressure release for 10 minutes and then release the valve to let the remaining pressure release. Stir in the milk.
While the soup is cooking in the Instant Pot, you can make the whipped basil ricotta. Mix together the ricotta, basil, Italian cheese, and salt.
Serve the soup topped with the whipped ricotta and a sprinkle of more cheese, if desired. Enjoy!
Store leftovers (if there are any!) in an airtight container in the fridge.
The real kicker in this Instant Pot Lasagna Soup is the whipped basil ricotta that you put on top. I mean, lasagna can't be made without ricotta (or, it can, but it's not as tasty) so why would I try to make lasagna soup without it? I put a (very large) dollop on top of the soup so you can kind of get a little bit of it in every bite. It's quite delightful, I tell ya!
This last time that I made this lasagna soup, I made it when we had some friends over and I'd definitely say it was a hit. It was perfect with a side salad and a loaf of garlic bread. Oh and a glass of red wine too 😉