This easy low fat WW Instant Pot Lasagna recipe with no boil noodles is the ultimate comfort food.
Also known as instant pot lazy lasagna because it literally only takes 10 minutes to prep and 24 minutes to cook. I guarantee you will love this easy weight watcher Instant Pot recipe!
You can have the most amazing healthy meal on the table for the family without spending hours in the kitchen. Pressure cooker lasagna is easy to make and won't disappoint in the flavor department.
Made with No Bake Lasagna Noodles, Low Fat Ricotta cheese and a handful of simple ingredients in under 30 minutes you will have the best instant pot lasagna casserole.
If you love healthy instant pot recipes make sure you check out my Instant Pot Turkey Chili, Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup, Instant Pot Tangy BBQ Chicken, Instant Pot Cauliflower Potato Bisque and Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers.
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Why you will love this recipe?
You don't want to miss out on this easy mouth watering instant pot lasagna recipe!
- Weight Watcher Friendly - Only 10 Smart Points for one large slice of of scrumptious lasagna.
- Exquisite low calorie dinner - that is not easy to find!
- Easy to make - requires only 12 basic ingredients and less than 30 minutes to make.
- Kid friendly - super easy to make the entire family will want to help.
- Budget friendly - costs less than $20.00 to prepare.
- Aroma - your house will smell amazing, like you are walking into your favorite Italian restaurant.
Ingredients Needed and Substitutions:
- One Pound of Lean Ground Beef or Chicken or Turkey Chop Meat - Or you can can also prepare without meat and use sliced Zucchini and Eggplant for a Vegan version.
- One small onion diced
- One garlic clove minced
- 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
- 15 ounce can of tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of oregano
- ½ teaspoon of basil
- ¼ teaspoon of Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 Cup of Part Skim Ricotta Cheese
- 1 ½ Cups of Shredded Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese
- 6-8 No Bake Lasagna Noodles
- ½ Cup of Shredded Parmesan Cheese
How to make Instant Pot Lasagna - Step by Step:
1: Press Saute on your Instant Pot and add a tablespoon of Olive Oil. Add your meat of choice, onion, garlic and any other veggies you would like to add then stir frequently with a wooden spoon breaking up your chop meat and sautéing everything together about 5-7 minutes.
2: Next add in the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt, oregano, basil and red pepper flakes to your chop meat cooking and let simmer together for another 5 minutes to allow all of the flavors to blend together.
You can also sauté everything in a pan on the stovetop to skip having to clean the inner pot of your Instant Pot. It is quicker to prepare this way - but if you only have an Instant Pot then use the saute feature.
3: While your meat sauce is simmering grab separate bowl and mix the ricotta cheese, one cup of the mozzarella cheese and the parmesan cheese together and blend well.
5: Once you have cleaned your inner pot place it back in your Instant Pot Base then add 1 ½ cups of water to your Inner Instant Pot and place a wire trivet into the pot which the lasagna pan will sit on.
6: Now it's time to layer your Lasagna - grab your 7 ½ x 3 ½ Inch Round Baking Pan and give it a spritz of olive oil spray.
7: Spoon ⅓ of your meat sauce into the bottom of your pan. Break 2-3 no bake lasagna noodles to lay on top of the sauce. If you are making a vegan lasagna just use plain sauce on the bottom. Next add half of your ricotta cheese mixture. Repeat with another layer of sauce and no bake noodles - you can also add sliced zucchini or eggplant here as well for some veggies. Continue layer until you reach the top - make sure you end with sauce on top covering all the noodles then sprinkle with cheese.
8: Cover your pan loosely with aluminum foil.
10: Place lid on your Instant Pot - turn the steam release valve to the sealed position. Press the pressure cook button and set time for 24 minutes. High Pressure. It takes the pot about 5 minutes to build to full pressure.
11: When the cook cycle is completed do not open the pot. Let it sit for about 10-15 minutes to naturally release the pressure. Before opening the lid turn the pressure release knob to the venting position to release any remains pressure. When the pressure has been released you will see the pin on the lid drops down, when you see this you may open the lid safely.
12: Use pot holders to lift the lasagna out of the Instant Pot.
13: Remove the foil - now it is time to brown and crisp your lasagna. You have 2 options - if you have an Air Fryer you can place your lasagna pan into the Air Fryer for about 5 minutes on 360 Degrees for a nice crisp. If you do not have an Air Fryer use your oven and turn on your boiler to 450 degrees and place your lasagna on the middle rack for about 5 minutes to crisp nicely.
14: Remove from oven and get ready to serve..Yummy!
- Make sure there is always some liquid in your instant pot before cooking because a minimum amount (at least 1 cup) is required to build up the pressure to cook.
- Always make sure that the pressure release valve is in the correct position before you start pressure cooking. It should be in the sealed position.
- Never try to force the lid open after cooking- if the lid will not open, that means the pressure has not fully released. As a safety feature the lid on your instant pot remains locked until the float valve drops down.
- When re heating your lasagna casserole to make sure it is not cold in the middle try this trick.Before taking your instant pot lasagna casserole out of the oven, poke the center with the blade of a butter knife and leave it in place for 15 to 30 seconds. Remove the knife and then touch the side of the blade very gently to the back of your hand. If the metal is hot, so, too is the middle of the casserole.
You have probably made a traditional lasagna which as you know can take upwards of 3 hours to prepare and bake. Those days are over once you own an Instant Pot.
Instant Pot Weight Watchers Lasagna is the same recipe as traditional lasagna only this time instead of placing your lasagna in the oven to bake you place it in your instant pot to cook. In 24 minutes your Instant Pot Lasagna Recipe is fully cooked.
Ronzoni No Boil Lasagna Noodles are perfect for this recipe. You literally just take them out of the package uncooked and lay them in your pan to start building your lasagna layers.
These no boil noodles are easy to break with your hands making it easy to fit into different size baking dishes.
No absolutely not. If you are watching your carb and calorie intake just build your layers with thinly sliced zucchini, eggplant or hearts of palm.
Most vegetables are zero points foods on the WW Program so feel free to include them liberally in all of your recipes.
By swapping the lasagna noodles with a veggie and replacing the chop meat with spinach and mushrooms you can easily turn this meal into a 5 Smartpoint recipe.
Yes, this is a healthy lasagna recipe. Low in fat and calories and weight watcher friendly. Perfect if you are craving pasta and still trying to eat healthy.
You can easily make a Gluten Free Instant Pot Lasagna by using Gluten Free No Bake Lasagna Noodles.
There are an average of 845 calories in a serving of meat lasagna from your favorite Italian restaurant. And that does not include the loaf of Italian Bread that I know I would be eating at the restaurant LOL.
This Weight Watchers Instant Pot Lasagna has only 333 calories per serving and the serving size is not tiny. I try to keep my meals under 400 calories so this healthy low fat instant pot lasagna fits into most weightloss programs.
There is only 7.6 grams of fat in this Weight Watcher Lasagna Recipe. A perfect Low Fat Lasagna recipe.
Yes you can make this an Instant Pot Vegan Lasagna recipe very easily. Just leave out the meat and substitute it with some sliced zucchini and eggplant. Just make sure you slice the veggies thin preferably with a mandolin so they cook fully.
Weight Watchers Lasagna with Zucchini is one of my favorite WW One pot meals. You really can lose weight with an Instant Pot.
Yes you can swap your proteins without changing the calorie or fat counts as long as you choose a low fat lean version of chop meat.
Yes you can. If you want to prep and layer up your Instant Pot Lasagna Recipe in the morning and cook it later in the evening after work just layer all the ingredients in your pan cover with foil and place in the fridge until you are ready to cook.
Yes, it you want to make it and freeze it for a later date just place in an air tight container for up to 3 months in your freezer. Just take out and defrost and then reheat in your oven or air fryer.
Try this Low Calorie Lasagna at home recipe. More than half the calories will be saved, it is fun to make and the house will smell amazing while it is cooking. Oh and since you saved so many calories you actually have room for a quick air fryer weight watchers dessert .
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