Are you a fan of lasagna, or even pasta dishes in general? If you say yes, you have to try this Instant Pot Homemade Hamburger Helper! This is a one-pot no-fuss dish that gives you that rich and savory meat sauce, tender pasta, and of course we can’t skip the cheese. I am Italian, which means I can be a little picky when it comes to an Italian dish! Take comfort to a whole new level with this one-pot Instant Pot Homemade Lasagna Hamburger Helper. It takes only 7 minutes to make!
While spring should be here, we are still struggling with the cold weather here and there. I think mother nature is not so sure about what season we are supposed to be in. The other day we were getting over a cold spell and I was craving something nice and hearty, that would warm you up from the inside, and this homemade lasagna Hamburger Helper came to mind. I have been making this for awhile, and it is always such a hit. This is a similar style to the boxed Hamburger Helper Lasagna, but to me, it tastes more flavorful and of course homemade.
As for the pasta sauce, you can use homemade sauce or buy your favorite brand. I tend to fluctuate on what is on sale and rotate between brands we prefer. But if I see a new brand or style I am always up for trying it out. A few years back we made a huge batch of homemade pasta sauce with fresh tomatoes out of the garden and it was delightful. While I love homemade pasta sauce, I don’t always have the time nor the energy to do it. So the jar works just as good for me!
I go in spurts where I make a few of the same meals over and over again, and then I have some that I try to incorporate here and there. This is one that sometimes I keep in the rotation because in our home we love pasta dishes and this one is extra savory and delightful. Pair with a crisp green salad, garlic bread, and dinner is served. Easy peasy, and tasty!
Instant Pot Homemade Lasagna Hamburger Helper
- 1 box Ruffles Pasta 16oz
- 8 oz ricotta cheese
- 8 oz mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 pound ground beef
- 1/2 pound ground sausage
- 32 oz Jar Pasta Sauce
- 32 oz water
- Place pot on saute. Cook both types of meat until just brown and crumbling.
- Pour in pasta, sauce, and water.
- Place pot on manual high pressure for 5 minutes.
- Do a quick release. Turn pot off.
- Stir in Ricotta cheese and half the mozzarella.
- Pour into a baking pan and top with the rest of the mozzarella.
- Optional: Put under the broiler for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.