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Instant Pot Penne Lasagna

We have gotten a TON of requests for this recipe since it launched on YouTube and TikTok. I honestly didn’t know TikTok was such a land for foodies.

I will spare you the long drawn out “here’s my life story before you get to the food” and just get to the food.

We love all the video that Dave creates. They are 90’s vibe perfect.

INGREDIENTS

Cheese Mixture:
1 Cup Ricotta
1 Cup Mozzarella
1 tsp Basil
1 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Thyme
1 tsp Italian Seasoning
1 tsp Parsley
1/4 tsp Salt and Pepper
2 Eggs
Meat Mixture:
1 lb Ground Burger
1/2 Red Onion Diced
6 Garlic Cloves Sliced
1/4 tsp Fennel Seeds
Extras:
1/2 Cup Mozzarella
1/4 Cup Parmesan
1.5-2 Cups Uncooked Penne
24 oz Spaghetti Sauce (Bortolli Organic Basil Olive Oil)
3/4 Cups Chicken Broth

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix Cheese Ingredients in a bowl and save for later
  2. Hit Saute on Instant Pot
  3. When HOT, Add 1 Tbs Olive Oil and add Hamburger and Onions, lightly salt and pepper (~1/8 tsp each)
  4. When just about all Burger is Browned, add the Garlic and Fennel Seeds
  5. Saute another Minute and turn Saute Off
  6. Oil Instant Pot Spring Form Pan, I use the EVO Sprayer
  7. Add Penne Pasta to bottom of Spring Form Pan, smash them in so there is no space between Penne Pasta
  8. Add Chicken Broth and then Spaghetti Sauce evenly across Penne
  9. Layer 1/2 of the Hamburger Mixture evenly
  10. Layer 1/2 of the Cheese Mixture evenly
  11. Add the rest of the Hamburger Mixture followed by 1/4 Cup of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  12. Add the rest of the Cheese Mixture evenly over the Mozzarella
  13. Add ~1/2 Cup Spaghetti Sauce, 1/4 Cup of Mozzarella, and 1/4 Cup of Parmesan Cheese
  14. Lightly Salt the Top
  15. Add 1 Cup of Water to the Instant Pot
  16. Put Spring Form Pan into your Trivet and place that into the Instant Pot
  17. Lid, Seal, and Pressure Cook for 20 minutes with a Natural Pressure Release
  18. After that is done, remove the Spring Form Pan from the Instant Pot with the Trivet
  19. Pre Heat Air Fryer or Broiler at 400 Degrees
  20. Use a Long folded strip of aluminum foil wrapped around the bottom to top of the Spring Form Pan as a handle and Place Spring Form Pan into the Air Fryer or Broiler until the Cheese is lightly Roasted ~3-5 Minutes
  21. Let sit for about 8 minutes to set, remove the Spring Form Pan edge and let cool another 5 minutes
  22. Carefully slice, serve and eat

Dave’s Notes:
1. Cooking is an art and please feel free to modify this recipe and make it your own. Use Bowties instead of Penne or Doube up on Mozzarella Cheese.
2. Fresh Herbs if you can get them is always great. We cook our meals a little different every time we make them, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse, but how are we to know if we don’t try it out. Enjoy and have Fun!!!

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