Pressure Cooker | March 28, 2019

No Noodle Pressure Cooker Lasagna (Keto Friendly)

Do you love lasagna, but fear the carb count!  Then this No Noodle Pressure Cooker Lasagna is for you! Layers of tender zucchini, hearty meat sauce, and creamy ricotta are cooked in minutes in the pressure cooker.  We promise you won’t even miss the noodle. 

No Noodle lasagna in a spring form pan on a wooden cutting board.

What Do I Need To Make No Noodle Lasagna?

  • zucchini
  • ground beef
  • onion
  • bell pepper (optional)
  • onion
  • ricotta cheese
  • egg
  • parmesan cheese
  • basil
  • mozzarella
  • marinara sauce

No Noodle lasagna ingredients.

What Type Of Dish Should I Cook My No-Noodle Lasagna In?

There are a few options for cooking lasagnas in the pressure cooker.

As long as the baking dish is made from stoneware or metal, and it fits inside of your pressure cooker, it will work!  I like to use the springform pan, because I can remove the sides and slice into the lasagna a little easier.

No Noodle lasagna in a spring form pan on a wooden cutting board.

How Do I Make No Noodle Lasagna?

Start by prepping your veggies:

  1. Dice your onion.
  2. Dice your bell pepper (if you are using it).
  3. Prepare your zucchini by cutting off the ends and discarding, and then cutting a straight edge down the length of one side.  Use a veggie peeler to create zucchini ribbons.
  4. Set aside.

Pro Tip #1 – use a vegetable chopper to dice your onion and pepper.  This will cut prep time in half!

Pro Tip #2 – to ensure that the zucchini does not make your lasagna watery – sprinkle it with salt and set aside.  Before using, wipe off the salt and excess water.  The salt will bring the water out of the zucchini.

No noodle lasagna process shots.

Let’s Make The Sauce!

  1. Combine ground beef, onion, bell pepper, and garlic in a large skillet.  Brown beef and cook until veggies are soft.
  2. Add marinara sauce and stir to combine.  Set aside.

Pro Tip #3 – Use a low sugar marinara sauce to keep this dish Keto friendly.  I like Rao’s marinara.  Simple ingredients, low sugar, and lots of flavor.

No noodle lasagna process shots.

Let’s Make The Filling!

  1. In a medium bowl – add ricotta cheese,
  2. an egg
  3. basil
  4. and parmesan.
  5. Stir until combined.  Set aside.

No noodle lasagna process shots.

Put It All Together!

  1. In a 7 inch spring form pan, layer zucchini ribbons.  I do one layer horizontal and one layer vertical.
  2. Top with ricotta mixture.
  3. Add sauce.
  4. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  5. Repeat!

No noodle lasagna process shots.

Cooking No Noodle Lasagna in the Instant Pot

  1. Add 1 cup of water to your instant pot.
  2. Insert the trivet accessory that comes with your pressure cooker.
  3. Place your prepared lasagna on top of the trivet.
  4. Cook for 20 minutes, and allow a natural pressure release.

No noodle lasagna process shots.

Can I Make This Lasagna In The Oven Rather Than The Pressure Cooker?

Of course!  Place your pan on a baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes.  With the oven you will get more of a crispy crust, while the pressure cooker steams your lasagna for a soft and creamy lasagna.

What Other Ways Can I Adapt This Recipe?

  • Add extra veggies to your sauce – try yellow squash and carrots!
  • Remove ground beef for a meat-less option

No Noodle lasagna in a spring form pan on a wooden cutting board.

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No Noodle lasagna in a spring form pan on a wooden cutting board.
No Noodle Pressure Cooker Lasagna
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

A flavor packed Keto friendly lasagna packed full of delicious vegetables, made in a pressure cooker this dish is super quick and easy!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Easy Lasagna, keto lasagna, no noodle lasagna
Servings: 5
Calories: 288 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
Filling
  • 8 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1/8 cup basil minced
Sauce
  • 1/4 green bell pepper (optional) diced
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 12 oz marinara sauce
Instructions
Filling
  1. Mix ricotta, egg, salt, pepper, parmesan, and basil in bowl. Set aside.

Sauce
  1. Combine ground beef, onion, garlic, and bell pepper (optional) in a large skillet. 

  2. Break apart and brown ground beef and cook until veggies are soft.

  3. Add marinara sauce and stir to combine.  

  4. Set Aside

Lasagna Assembly & Cooking
  1. Prep zucchini be removing both ends.  Cut a straight edge lengthwise on one side.  Using a vegetable peeler - create long zucchini ribbons.  This will be your noodles.

  2. In oven-safe 7" dish (ceramic or springform pan)that has been prepped with non-stick spray, layer your zucchini ribbons. I do one layer vertical and one layer horizontal. Cover the entire bottom of the pan.

  3. Add ricotta filling and spread evenly over zucchini.

  4. Add sauce and spread evenly.

  5. Top with shredded mozzarella cheese.

  6. Repeat.

  7. Pour 1 cup water in the bottom of your pressure cooker. Insert the trivet accessory that comes with your pressure cooker. Place prepared lasagna on top of trivet.

  8. Put cover on pressure cooker, lock into place, and set to pasta setting for 20 minutes, then use natural release when time is up. Let rest 15 minutes before serving.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Pro Tip - to ensure that the zucchini does not make your lasagna watery - sprinkle it with salt after you have peeled it into ribbons and set aside.  Before using, wipe off the salt and excess water.  The salt will bring the water out of the zucchini.

What Type Of Dish Should I Cook My No-Noodle Lasagna In?

There are a few options for cooking lasagnas in the pressure cooker.  

As long as the baking dish is made from stoneware or metal, and it fits inside of your pressure cooker, it will work!  I like to use the springform pan, because I can remove the sides and slice into the lasagna a little easier.

Can I Make This Lasagna In The Oven Rather Than The Pressure Cooker?

Of course!  Place your pan on a baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes.  With the oven you will get more of a crispy crust, while the pressure cooker steams your lasagna for a soft and creamy lasagna.

What Other Ways Can I Adapt This Recipe?

  • Add extra veggies to your sauce - try yellow squash and carrots!

  • Remove ground beef for a meat-less option

Nutrition Facts
No Noodle Pressure Cooker Lasagna
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 288 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 100mg33%
Sodium 707mg31%
Potassium 534mg15%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 770IU15%
Vitamin C 12.8mg16%
Calcium 240mg24%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 5 stars
    lasagna is one of my favourite meals, I love that this is so hearty and comforting looking but just packed with healthy veggies, definitely giving this a go!