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Creamy Lazy Lasagna - An Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna with Cream Cheese

Creamy Lazy Lasagna uses a shortcut method and a shortcut ingredient for a family favorite ground beef dinner.  Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna with Cream Cheese gets four stars from kids and adults.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time19 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy lazy lasagna, easy cheesy instant pot lasagna, instant pot lazy lasagna with cream cheese, instant pot lazy lasanga, lasanga with cream cheese
Servings: 8 people
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion
  • 7.5 ounces Garlic and Herb Cream Cheese
  • 24 ounces spaghetti sauce (your favorite jar of sauce)
  • 4 cups Mafalda pasta (mini lasagna noodles) (1 pound)
  • 3 cups water
  • Grated Parmesan (optional)
  • Shredded Mozzarella (optional)

Instructions

  • Using the Sauté function on your instant pot, brown ground beef and onion. Drain excess grease, and scrape off any bits off the bottom of the pan to prevent a burn error.
    Creamy Lazy Lasagna uses a shortcut method and a shortcut ingredient for a family favorite ground beef dinner.  Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna with Cream Cheese gets four stars from kids and adults.
  • Return drained beef and onions to the instant pot insert. Stir in cream cheese and spaghetti sauce until creamy.
  • Put the uncooked pasta on top of the sauce. Do not stir.
    Creamy Lazy Lasagna uses a shortcut method and a shortcut ingredient for a family favorite ground beef dinner.  Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna with Cream Cheese gets four stars from kids and adults.
  • Add just enough water to submerge the noodles, around 3 cups. Do not stir!
    Creamy Lazy Lasagna uses a shortcut method and a shortcut ingredient for a family favorite ground beef dinner.  Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna with Cream Cheese gets four stars from kids and adults.
  • Cover and seal the instant pot. Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. Release pressure following Quick Pressure Release method.
  • Stir to combine. Optional: add as much Grated Parmesan and/or Shredded Mozzarella cheeses. Stir and serve!

Notes

  • Instead of using sauté mode, feel free to brown ground beef and onions on the stove first before adding to the insert.
  • Be sure to scrape off the bits from the bottom of the instant pot insert after browning. Failing to do this could result in a burn error later on. 
  • Can't find Garlic and Herb Cream Cheese? Use regular cream cheese and add some dried Italian herbs too. Or, substitute in a can of cream of mushroom for that creaminess.
  • Mini lasagna noodles are also called Mafalda noodles.  Find them on Amazon.
  • Do not stir the uncooked pasta into the beef/sauce mixture. Just pour it over top.
  • Add just enough water over the pasta to cover and submerge.
  • Use the quick release method for releasing pressure in the Instant Pot.  If you use the natural method, your pasta will be over-cooked.
  • If you love Cheesy Lazy Lasagna, add Grated Parmesan and/or shredded Mozzarella Cheese before serving.  As as much or little as your cheese-loving heart desires.
  • Try our Instant Pot Ground Beef Goulash too!