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Instant Pot Creamy Mock Lasagna Noodles


  • Author: Karen Petersen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes (plus 5 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

Creamy noodles with ground beef, tomato sauce, cream cheese and parmesan cheese. An easy pasta dish that is made in minutes in your electric pressure cooker.


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Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef or turkey
  • ⅓ cup diced onion
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 3 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
  • 16 ounces (1 pound) uncooked cavatappi pasta (you can also use penne or macaroni)
  • 3 ½ cups water
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Brown: Turn your Instant Pot to the saute setting. When the display says HOT add in the beef. Break it up with a spoon (I use this tool*). Add in the onion, salt and garlic powder. Brown the meat for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add in ingredients: Add in the tomato sauce and stir. Add in the pasta and the water and stir.
  3. Pressure cook: Cover the pot and secure the lid. Make sure the valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 3 minutes on high pressure (if you’re halving the recipe use 4 minutes). When the time is up let the pot sit for 5 minutes and then move the valve to venting. Remove the lid.
  4. Cream dairy: In a medium size bowl add the cream cheese, cottage cheese and sour cream. Use a hand mixer to cream the mixture together. Stir in the parmesan cheese.
  5. Stir in dairy: Stir the cheese mixture into the Instant Pot. Coat the noodles well.
  6. Serve: Scoop onto plates and enjoy!

Notes

I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. You can use an 8 quart with no changes. If you use a 3 quart mini halve the recipe and use 4 minutes pressure cooking time.

If you have frozen beef place one cup of water in the bottom of your Instant Pot and then a trivet. Place the frozen meat on the trivet and set the pressure cook button to 5 minutes and when it’s done use a quick release. This will thaw the meat enough for you to start step 1 in the recipe.

  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Italian