Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

instant pot lasagna soup with a cheese topping in a white bowl near a loaf of crusty bread

5 from 7 reviews

Instant Pot Lasagna Soup with sausage, butternut squash, and spinach, topped with an irresistible ricotta cheese mix.


  • 1 pound ground Italian turkey sausage (I use the 5-pack of sausages in a casing — just squeeze meat from the casing and discard casing — see note for more options)
  • 1 small yellow or sweet onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups butternut squash cubes (about ½-inch cubes)
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 68 lasagna noodles (regular, whole wheat, or brown rice) broken into 12 inch pieces
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 cups spinach


For Cheese Topping

  • 8 ounces part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 4 ounces whipped cream cheese
  • ⅓ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Select sauté on the pressure cooker.  Add sausage and onion.  Crumble and sauté until sausage is cooked through, about 4 minutes.  Add garlic and stir for 1 minute.
  2. Scatter butternut squash over sausage.  Add seasonings on top of the squash.  Scatter broken lasagna pieces over the squash.  Pour in 2 cups of chicken broth, then crushed tomatoes and tomato paste.  DO NOT STIR.
  3. Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position.  Cook at high pressure for 3 minutes.
  4. While the soup cooks, make the Cheese Topping by stirring all of the ingredients together in a small bowl.  Set aside.
  5. When cooking is complete, use a quick release.
  6. Stir the spinach into the soup to wilt.
  7. Stir in the remaining 2 cups of chicken broth for a thinner soup.
  8. To serve, ladle into bowls and top with a scoop of cheese topping.


  • My favorite sausage is raw Italian turkey sausage that comes in a casing.  They are in a 5-pack in the meat department.  You can cut the casing off or just squeeze the meat into the pot.  Pork sausage will also work, but will make a greasier broth.  You can also use the tube of Jennie-O turkey sausage.  
  • I prefer 6 lasagna noodles, but if you like extra noodles go with 8 or more.
  • The layering of the food in the pot is important; follow it exactly!

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