Instant Pot Not Quite Lasagna Cheesy Beef Pasta #Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Instant Pot Not Quite Lasagna Cheesy Beef Pasta Recipe From Val's Kitchen

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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  • 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.

Add all of the ingredients except for the shredded mozzarella to the pot and stir well with a silicone spoon.

Cook on the manual setting for 8 minutes.

Do a quick pressure release.

Add the mozzarella cheese and stir well.

Serve immediately.

Instant Pot Not Quite Lasagna Cheesy Beef Pasta Recipe From Val's Kitchen


Cassey February 27, 2017 - 1:48 am

The Cheesy Beef Pasta looks delicious. I have been looking for a recipe to use this week and I just may have to try this one. Thanks for the idea.

Fi Ni Neachtain February 27, 2017 - 3:48 am

This looks so delicious! I have to try and make this for lunch or dinner someday. We love lasagna and this is a great twist on it.

robin Rue February 27, 2017 - 5:58 am

I don’t have an Instant Pot, but if I ever get one I will try this. I know lots of people will love this recipe 🙂

Alli Smith February 27, 2017 - 6:13 am

I love it when I want to make a certain recipe and I don’t have all the ingredients and end up making something delicious and almost like the real deal. Your not quite lasagna looks delicious.

Chris Lewis February 27, 2017 - 6:50 am

This looks delicious! I am always looking for food that I can make that is easy to make and my kids will love and this looks like it will fit the bill. I am placing this on the menu for later this week!

Christy Maurer February 27, 2017 - 7:55 am

That looks like an easy and yummy meal! I love anything with lots of cheese, so I’m sure this would be one I’d really like.

candy February 27, 2017 - 8:55 am

You right is not really lasagna, more like a goulash dish around here where I come from. Nice because we always have all the ingredients to make a dish like this. Also quick, and simple and everyone loves it.

Annemarie LeBlanc February 27, 2017 - 9:03 am

This recipe is a winner! My family will love this. I don’t have an Instant Pot (yet) and now I am more than convinced that I should get one.

Franc Ramon February 27, 2017 - 12:11 pm

Lasagna, Beef and cheese looks like a good combo. It looks so delicious and could really be a great meal.

Jacqui @FlightsFancyMom February 27, 2017 - 2:20 pm

I would never have thought to use cottage cheese in place of ricotta cheese. That’s interesting. The dish looks great, though. I haven’t purchased an instant pot yet, but keep getting told I need to!

danik February 27, 2017 - 4:23 pm

I have never tried anything like this but looks like I am going to have to try and make this at home. This looks very yummy for my tummy 🙂

Mimi Green February 27, 2017 - 6:41 pm

I love lasagna, spaghetti and all dishes with similar ingredients. I love when an experiment goes well.

Angelic Sinova February 27, 2017 - 9:20 pm

These Not Quite Lasagna Cheesy Beef Pasta looks super yummy! I am always on the hunt for new pasta recipes (it’s a favorite in my house) so I can’t wait to try this.

Stephanie Pass February 28, 2017 - 12:14 am

I so need to get one of these Instant Pots. This looks so easy and so good for a quick dinner!

Echo February 28, 2017 - 9:30 am

This looks and sounds so good! I love pasta! Everyone is using these Instant Pots now! I feel like I should get one, haha.

Dawn McAlexander February 28, 2017 - 5:02 pm

I would love to try this. Yeah, you are right to call it not quite lasagna, but it still looks really tasty.

michele d March 2, 2017 - 11:09 am

I love quick and easy meals like this. So much better than waiting hours to enjoy a meal.


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