Instant Pot Not Quite Lasagna Cheesy Beef Pasta
I was in the mood for the cheesy, melty goodness that is lasagna the other day. But, I had forgotten to pick up lasagna noodles and ricotta cheese. I decided to try my hand at a lasagna-ish dish. I wanted the dish to have the cheesy flavor of lasagna. Not having ricotta cheese on hand, I decided to substitute cottage cheese. And since I didn’t have lasagna noodles and wasn’t baking anyway, I used a box of rotelle that I had on hand. The finished dish had a very lasagna-like feel and taste to a degree. We all enjoyed the filling, warming hearty flavor, and I really appreciated not having to do the prep work involved in a traditional lasagna. It is a dish that we will be having again. Here’s how I made it.
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- Instant Pot pressure cooker (I used the 6 qt model)
- Instant Pot glass lid – I love this lid because it keeps the food warm while I’m serving or while we’re eating
- Instant Pot silicone lid – This lid is for food storage purposes. It will enable you to store your Instant Pot in the fridge, keeping your meal or leftovers covered and fresh.
- Instant Pot silicone mitts
- silicone spoon
- measuring cup – I like the Pyrex glass measuring cups. They are super easy to read, wash well, and are very sturdy when placed on the counter.
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- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1 lb pasta (I used rotelle)
- 23 oz jar pasta sauce (I used Ragu Homestyle Thick & Hearty Garlic)
- 16 oz water
- 8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
- 16 oz cottage cheese (I used Axelrod Chunky style)
- 12 oz sour cream
Set Instant Pot to saute and brown the ground beef.
Cook on the manual setting for 8 minutes.
Do a quick pressure release.
Add the mozzarella cheese and stir well.