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Homemade Instant Pot Zucchini Lasagna – Ready In 30 Minutes!

While my kids love pizza, hamburgers, and hot dogs, the meal that they ALWAYS devour and ALWAYS eat leftover is lasagna.  I always make a big pan of it because they eat it well and there are different ways to make it more healthy.  When I started avoiding gluten and now that we are on a healthier eating plan, when I make lasagna for the boys, I make instant pot zucchini lasagna for us!  It is SO delicious and the zucchini is a great substitute for lasagna noodles. And the Instant Pot makes it quick and easy!  If you are looking for a super delicious, authentic recipe, check out this homemade classic beef lasagne recipe!

The most difficult part was finding a pan that fit in my 6 quart Instant Pot.  I did not have to look long, because I easily found a 2 pan set at IKEA that fits well.  The set cost about $5 and the pans measure 6″ wide and 2″ tall.  Here is a link to the pans I have.  You will need your rack insert for this recipe and if you are really clever or get stackable pans or possibly this gadget, theoretically, you can make two at once. (But I have not tried it so don’t take my word for it!)

Instant Pot Zucchini Lasagna

This recipe makes enough to serve two, so it makes for a great date night recipe! The prep work is pretty minimal. You have to brown the hamburger meat and chop the zucchini, but that is done quickly.

instant pot zucchini lasagna

The setup inside of the Instant Pot is pretty important, but luckily, it’s pretty simple, too.

instant pot zucchini lasagna

This Instant Pot Zucchini Lasagna is a great way to eat on the healthier side and still enjoy a delicious Italian meal!

>>Check out my other Instant Pot recipes!<<

Homemade Instant Pot Zucchini Lasagna - Ready In 30 Minutes!

Homemade Instant Pot Zucchini Lasagna - Ready In 30 Minutes!

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Homemade Instant Pot Zucchini Lasagna is so easy and delicious!


  • 1 zucchini, sliced thin
  • 1 cup of spaghetti sauce (with or without meat)
  • 1 cup of cottage cheese
  • 1/2 - 1 cup of grated mozzarella cheese


  1. Dollop 1-2 TBSP of spaghetti sauce onto the bottom of your pan.
  2. Begin making layers of zucchini slices, then cottage cheese, then spaghetti sauce.
  3. When you have made 2-3 layers of everything, sprinkle the amount of cheese you would like on top.
  4. Cover loosely with aluminum foil so not to get water in the lasagna.
  5. Pour one cup of water in the bottom of your Instant Pot.
  6. Place wire rack in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  7. Place covered zucchini lasagna on top of the wire rack.
  8. Twist Instant Pot lid on top.
  9. Set to Manual, making sure it's on high pressure. Adjust time to 20 minutes.
  10. Once it beeps, you are good to go! Wait until it beeps again, let the Instant Pot naturally release, use a potholder to remove and watch out for the steam and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 714Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 263mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 7gSugar: 24gProtein: 55g

The writer is not a doctor or nutritionist and this nutritional information is just a guideline. Please consult your doctor or nutritionist for more accurate information.

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Saturday 29th of July 2023

I love this recipe. So easy! I've added some uncooked noodles in step 2 to soak up some of the excess fluid that is created in the pot. We call it "lasagna soup!"

M.E. Fowler

Saturday 12th of December 2020

This looks yummy!


Tuesday 4th of August 2020

Mine came out as Zucchini lasagna soup. Way too runny. Tastes good though.


Thursday 9th of July 2020

Am I the only one confused by these instructions? Are you placing a pan inside your insta pot with the lasagna already in it? My instapot is an off brand one, and it only came with the wire grate, not a pan to go inside. Is there normally a pan that comes with the instapot??


Thursday 9th of July 2020

I had to buy the pan separately. It doesn't come with the IP. I know they sell them on Amazon. But yes, the pan goes inside the Instant Pot with the lasagna already in it.


Monday 8th of July 2019

Can I make this recipe ricotta instead of cottage cheese?


Sunday 14th of July 2019


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