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Instant Pot Mini Lasagna Soup Recipe

Instant Pot Mini Lasagna Soup

A soup for when you want Lasagna without the hassle of building a traditional pan of it!

Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 3 generous servings (or 4, 2 cup servings)
Author Cara

Ingredients

  • Olive oil spray (or 1 tbsp or so of olive oil)
  • 1/2 pound Bulk Italian Sweet Sausage (I was able to get this from the meat counter. Or use Spicy if you like it hotter)
  • Salt, to taste (I usually skip this)
  • 1/2 small Onion (yellow), chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning (totally eyeballed it)
  • 3 shakes Red Pepper Flakes (optional and depending how hot you want this)
  • 2 cups Chicken Stock
  • 1 8 oz can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 16 oz can diced tomatoes (I opted for no salt otherwise you can also use petite diced too)
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups Pasta (I used bow ties but you could break up lasanga noodles or use another fluted pasta)
  • 1 bag grated Mozzarella Optional, for serving
  • 1 container Ricotta Optional, for serving. Ideally find the smallest one you can.

Instructions

  1. Make sure your Mini's inner liner is in. Press the Saute function. Once hot spray with Olive Oil spray or add a little olive oil. Add the sausage and season if using salt. Break apart and stir until no longer pink.

  2. Add onion, garlic, and seasonings. Stir and cook until onion is translucent (a few minutes).

  3. Add chicken stock to deglaze pan. NOTE: This is very important scrape the bottom of the pan well to avoid the "Burn"  warning!!)

  4. Add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and pasta. Stir. Cancel the Saute function.

  5. Put on the lid. Ensure the value is set to seal. Press Pressure Cook to High and set for 5-6 minutes (depending on the pasta you're using).

  6. Once done, carefully do a controlled quick release. Note: if you leave the pasta on for a natural release too long you'll end up with mushy pasta.

  7. Serve immediately topping with grated Mozzarella and Ricotta (optional)