Instant Pot Layered Zucchini Lasagna

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recipe by Sam Dillard

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Italian foods can be tricky to replace after cutting the carbs because pasta is such a huge part of Italian cuisine. Luckily, if you focus on getting the other flavors and seasonings just right, you won’t even miss the pasta. Even better, this recipe has all the right proportions to make this lasagna a weekly favorite!

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recipe updated Apr 7, 2020


  • Onion icon
    ½ (about 70 g)
  • Zucchini icon
    4 (about 780 g)
  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    ¼ cup (about 37.8 g)
  • Mozzarella cheese icon
    Mozzarella cheese
    ¼ cup (about 66 g)
  • Lean ground pork icon
    Lean ground pork
    227 g (about 1 cup)
  • Ground beef icon
    Ground beef
    227 g (about 1 cup)
  • Ricotta cheese icon
    Ricotta cheese
    ½ cup (about 120 g)
  • Garlic powder icon
    Garlic powder
    ¼ tsp (about 0.66 g)
  • Dried oregano icon
    Dried oregano
    ¼ tsp (about 0.18 g)
  • Dried parsley icon
    Dried parsley
    ¼ tsp (about 0.22 g)
  • Salt icon
    ½ tsp (about 3 g)
  • Tomato sauce icon
    Tomato sauce
    1 cup (about 230.4 g)
  • Water icon
    1 cup (about 240 g)


  • kCook icon Spatula
  • kCook icon Paper towels
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Inner pot
  • kCook icon Springform pan - 7"
  • kCook icon Rack
  • kCook icon Work surface
  • kCook icon Medium bowl

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat - Sauté, Normal
  2. Add lean ground pork, ground beef and onion to the inner pot
  3. Sauté until browned while stirring occasionally
  4. Prepare a clean work surface with paper towels
  5. Place zucchini on the work surface
  6. Pat dry then set aside
  7. Add ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, garlic powder, dried oregano, dried parsley and salt to a clean medium bowl
  8. Mix with tablespoon then set aside
  9. Transfer meat to medium bowl
  10. Layer half of zucchini strips in springform pan
  11. Transfer one third of meat to springform pan
  12. Spread evenly
  13. Spoon half of cheese mixture into springform pan
  14. Layer the rest of zucchini strips in springform pan
  15. Transfer the rest of meat to springform pan
  16. Transfer the rest of cheese mixture to springform pan
  17. Spoon tomato sauce into the springform pan evenly
  18. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese
  19. Cover with foil
  20. Add water to the inner pot
  21. Place a clean rack in the inner pot
  22. Place covered pan onto rack
  23. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  24. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 5 min
  25. Release pressure -
  26. Serve warm with salad and high-fat dressing
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