How to Air Fry Lasagna with Instant Pot Dave

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Cheese Filling
15 oz Ricotta Cheese
1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella
1/2 Cup Shredded Parmesan
1 Tbsp Oregano
1 tsp Basil or Italian Seasoning
1 Tbsp Parsley (if using fresh parsley, use 3 Tbsp)
2 Large Eggs
2 Green Onions Chopped very small
1 tsp Garlic Powder
Bread Crumbs
1.5 Cups Plain Bread Crumbs (Italian Bread Crumbs are optional)
1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 tsp Pepper
1/4 tsp Salt
Egg Wash
2 Large Eggs Beaten
1/4 Cup Cream
1 Box of Lasagna Noodles (I found some extra wide ones and used a total of 8)
1 Jar of your Favorite Marinara Sauce


Let 12 frozen italian meatballs thaw
Boil your lasagna noodles until al dente
Rinse and let soak in cold water so you can handle them without burning your fingers
Mix all cheese mix ingredients in a bowl and set aside
Slice the thawed meatballs thin
Set up a workstation with your noodles, cheese mix and sliced meatballs
Lay a lasagna noodle down on a cutting board, evenly spread three or four tablespoons of the cheese mix evenly across the pasta
Make three rows of meatball slices with each row one inch apart leaving ~2 of just cheese at one end
Fold the lasagna startin with the 2 inch just cheese side over the 1st row of meatballs, then another fold over the next row and then one more fold over the last row of meatballs
Roll in the direction of your fold to pick up your lasagna the easiest and place in a wax paper lined storage container (glasswear)
Finish all of your folded lasagnas and place in the glassware with wax paper separating each layer
Put your lasagna filled dish into the freezer for 5-6 hours to make the cheese more solid
Mix all bread crumb ingredients on a plate or bowl and set aside
Mix egg wash ingredients on a plate or bowl and set aside
Take your folded lasagnas out of the freezer and set up a work area with your lasagna, egg wash, and bread crumbs
Take one folded lasagna and roll it in the egg wash making sure all surface area is covered in egg wash
Press your egg washed folded lasagna into the bread crumb mix rolling and pressing, rolling and pressing, making sure you have a good layer of bread crumbs
Repeat this with the rest of your folded lasagnas from the freezer placing them on a sheet of wax paper
Preheat your air fryer at 400 Degrees fahrenheit, or 205 degrees celsius, for minutes
After the five minutes, spray the hot air fryer basket with olive oil until coated well, I use an EVO spray bottle
Place the breaded folded lasagnas into the hot oiled basket so they are not touching each other
Lightly spray the lasagnas with olive oil and return the basket to the air fryer (spoon a line of marinara across the tops if you want hot marinara option)
Set your air fryer to 380 Degrees Fahrenheit/193 degrees celsius for a lightly golden brown crust or 400 degrees fahrenheit/205 degrees celsius for a darker brown crust with a little crunch
Flip your folded lasagnas halfway through, 8 minutes, with a very thin spatula (a cookie spatula works well), lightly spray them with oil, and return the basket to the air fryer for the rest of the 8 minutes
Remove the fried lasagna from the basket to plates, top with marinara and dig in!
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