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Easy Instant Pot Ravioli Lasagna Recipe

Instant Pot lasagna made with fresh ravioli

Lasagna used to be a weekend dish for me, until, I made this weeknight twist on the classic- Quick Ravioli Lasagna. I call it Lazy Lasagna, because the only prep I need to do, is buy store-bought fresh Ravioli, cheese and marinara sauce. I assemble the lasagna and cook it in my programmable pressure cooker, Instant Pot DUO. And just like that, we have a delicious instant pot Italian dinner ready, in a little over 30 minutes, with minimal effort (see instant pot FAQ to learn more). 

Pasta Sauce

I often doctor the store bought marinara sauce, or make it from scratch by adding veggies and ground meat to it. I make a big batch of this sauce and keep it in the freezer. It comes in handy to make all kinds of instant pot Italian recipes or stove top dishes like lasagnas, a simple pasta dinner, base sauce for a quick pizza, or even for making my meatball subs for dinner or parties. Here is the RECIPE for PASTA SAUCE. But in this recipe, you can use your favorite brand of plain marinara sauce as well.

Quick Ravioli Lasagna (Instant Po)

What do you make Instant Pot Ravioli Lasagna in?

I use a spring-form pan for this recipe. I make it in my Instant Pot DUO and it fits a 7-inch spring form pan. After cooking, you can release the spring-form and cut the lasagna like a pie. You can also make it in any oven-safe baking dish that you have.

Instant Pot Lasagna made using fresh ravioli

Traditional Lasagna:

Traditionally, Lasagna refers to a dish made with several layers of a flat noodle pasta with tomato or cream based sauces and other ingredients, such as meats, cheese or vegetables.

When I make a traditional Lasagna, I typically make two kinds of  fillings. One layer of filling is  sautéed spinach & crimini mushrooms with onions, garlic, and Italian seasoning.  The second layer is browned ground meat and spicy Italian sausage, or, if I am making a vegetarian Lasagna, then I oven-roast red and yellow bell-peppers, fennel and onions. I use store-bought marinara sauce  and Barilla’s no-boil lasagna noodles for layering. 55 minutes or so in the oven, and we have ourselves a pan of delicious lasagna. I use this recipe a lot whenever I am entertaining a big crowd. 

Customize it

When making the Quick Ravioli Lasagna, I use spinach & ricotta ravioli, but you can customize it and use your favorite flavor of ravioli. This recipe can be adjusted to make individual portions too. You can use 8 oz ramekins cups in the Instant pot.

Oven Recipe for Ravioli Lasagna

If you want to make this recipe in the oven, follow all steps from 1-5. Preheat oven to 400F. Place the lasagna pan on the middle rack and bake for 40-45 minutes, depending on the thickness of the raviolis and your oven strength. Rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Instant Pot Ravioli Lasagna by Spice Cravings. Quick Ravioli Lasagna, creamy layers of pasta, cheese and tomato sauce, cooked to perfection in my Instant Pot. I call this lasagna, Lazy Lasagna, because the only prep I need to do, is buy store-bought fresh Ravioli, cheese and marinara sauce. Layer it, cook it and enjoy it! #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty


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Instant Pot Lasagna made using fresh ravioli
Instant Pot Quick Ravioli Lasagna
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Resting Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Quick Ravioli Lasagna: creamy layers of pasta, cheese and tomato sauce, cooked to perfection in my instant pot.  I call this Lazy Lasagna, because the only prep I need to do is buy store-bought fresh ravioli, cheese and marinara sauce.  Layer it, cook it and enjoy it!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pasta
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 460 kcal
Author: Spice Cravings
  • 18 oz. spinach ricotta ravioli or your favorite flavor (approx 2 packs)
  • 3 cups marinara sauce or bolognese sauce (jar or homemade)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese : adjust to make or less cheesy
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup water
  1. Grease a spring form pan or any oven safe baking dish with olive oil or PAM Spray for assembling the lasagna. I like to line the bottom of a pan with round parchment paper, or grease it. Grease the side of the pan with olive oil or PAM Spray.

  2. Add about 1/2 cup sauce, or more, and spread it around to cover the bottom of the pan. Layer 6-8 raviolis over it, depending on the size of raviolis. The raviolis should overlap a bit. Spread about 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese followed by a couple of tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese. You can increase or decrease the quantity of cheese based on your liking.
  3. Repeat this step one more time with sauce, ravioli and cheese.
  4. For the final layer, spread a layer of sauce and layer the remaining raviolis on top. Press down gently to pack the lasagna. Ladle over the remaining sauce. Spread mozzarella cheese followed by parmesan cheese.
  5. If using spring form pan, wrap the bottom of the pan in aluminum foil. This prevents any water or extra moisture from making the lasagna soggy. Grease aluminum foil and cover the top of the pan. Greasing prevents the cheese from sticking to the foil.
  6. Pour a cup of water in the pressure cooker (or more depending on your recommended instructions), place trivet and the lasagna pan over it. Pressure cook for 20 minutes on Manual or Pressure cook setting. Valve set to Sealing position. Manually release pressure after 5-10 minutes (NPR 5-10). As an optional step, you can broil the lasagna in the oven for 3-5 minutes. This gives a nice golden brown color to the lasagna. Carefully release the spring and remove the round and serve!

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Recipe Notes

If you are new to the Instant Pot, please read my FAQ on Instant Pot Terminology and Accessories to learn more.


Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates.  If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Quick Ravioli Lasagna
Amount Per Serving
Calories 460 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 1530mg 64%
Potassium 444mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 7g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 17.1%
Vitamin C 10.4%
Calcium 31.4%
Iron 57.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.