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Who loves lasagna???  We do!  I make lasagna every couple of months and the kids love it!  The last time I made it, I made fresh, homemade lasagna noodles and homemade sauce.  Let me tell you….it was AMAZING!  But, who has time for that?  I don’t, or at least not on a regular basis.  Well, if you follow our recipe for Ninja Foodi Lasagna, you can!

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I was skeptical…especially since I used no boil noodles and not a lot of liquid.  I was convinced that the noodles were going to be dry and disappointing.  I don’t know how the Ninja Foodi did it…but the noodles were fully cooked and the lasagna was so delicious!  

Seriously, nobody would know that I cheated and used no boil lasagna and that it only took 24 minutes to cook.  24 minutes!!!!  After the success of the lasagna, I have so many ideas on how to change it up and try different variations!  I can’t wait to try this again!

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Tips for this recipe:

1.Don’t be afraid to break up the noodles so that they make a full layer.  I was hesitant to break up them up too small because I thought that the lasagna would crumple when I took the springform off the pan, but it stayed together incredibly well!

2.I used a lot of ground beef in with my sauce and this created the pan to fill up faster than I expected.  If you use a meat sauce, be sure to break the meat down into very small pieces so that it spreads out well and does not create an overly thick layer of meat.  The more meat you use, the less room you will have for layers of cheese and noodles.

3.Use a sling to put your springform pan in and out of the Ninja Foodi liner pan.  This will make it so much easier!  You can either make a sling using foil or you can buy one.  I recently bought the OXO Good Grips Sling from Amazon and absolutely love it.

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How to make Ninja Foodi Lasagna:

Make the meat sauce

1.Brown the meat in a large sauce pan and drain grease.

2.Add sauce and garlic.

3.Simmer for 3 minutes.

Make the ricotta filling

1.Mix ricotta cheese, egg, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning together.

2.Set aside until you build your lasagna.

Build your lasagna-Use a 7 inch springform pan

1.Break up no boil lasagna noodles and cover the bottom of the springform pan- try to cover the entire bottom without layer more than 2 or 3 noodles on top of an area.

2.Cover pasta with a layer of meat sauce.

3.Cover meat sauce with a layer of ricotta filling.

4.Sprinkle 1/2 to 1/3 of mozzarella cheese on top of ricotta filling.

5.Sprinkle 1/2 to 1/3 of parmesan cheese on top of mozzarella cheese.

6.Repeat steps 1 thru 5.  Based on how much meat you used in your sauce, you will be able to create 2 or 3 layers.

Cook your lasagna

1.Cover lasagna with foil and place on sling.

2.Place trivet in Ninja Foodi.

3.Add 1 cup of water to Ninja Foodi.

4.Place lasagna, in the sling, onto the trivet.

5.Closed lid and set valve to “seal” position.

6.Cook on high pressure for 24 minutes.

7. Once timer beeps, let pressure naturally release for 10 minutes.

8.Remove lid and lasagna from the Ninja Foodi.

9.Remove foil and then place the sling and lasagna back into the Ninja Foodi.  Using the broiler lid, close lid and broil on high for 5 minutes or just until cheese is melted and golden brown.

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Ninja Foodi Lasagna Ingredients:

  • 8 No boil lasagna noodles
  • 1 Cup water
  • 2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup parmesan Cheese

Meat sauce

  • 1 Pound of ground beef
    • For a less meaty and more cheese and noodle option- only use 1/2 pound of ground beef
    • You can substitute the ground beef with ground turkey, ground chicken or Italian sausage
  • 24 Ounces pasta sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic- minced
    • I always add this extra garlic but you can omit this if you prefer

Ricotta Cheese Filling

  • 8 Ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon pepper

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Ninja Foodi Lasagna

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Cook Time: 24 minutes
Servings: 8 Slices
Calories: 333kcal
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Ingredients

Ninja Foodi Lasagna Ingredients:

  • 8 No boil lasagna noodles
  • 1 Cup water
  • 2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup parmesan Cheese

Meat sauce

  • 1 Pound ground beef (For a less meaty and more cheese and noodle option- only use 1/2 pound of ground beef. You can substitute the ground beef with ground turkey, ground chicken or Italian sausage)
  • 24 Ounces pasta sauce (jarred or canned)
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic- minced (I always add this extra garlic but you can omit this if you prefer)

Ricotta Cheese Filling

Instructions

How to make Ninja Foodi Lasagna:

    Make the meat sauce

    • Brown the meat in a large sauce pan and drain grease.
    • Add sauce and garlic.
    • Simmer for 3 minutes.

    Make the ricotta filling

    • Mix ricotta cheese, egg, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning together.
    • Set aside until you build your lasagna.

    Build your lasagna-Use a 7 inch springform pan

    • Break up no boil lasagna noodles and cover the bottom of the springform pan- try to cover the entire bottom without layer more than 2 or 3 noodles on top of an area.
    • Cover pasta with a layer of meat sauce.
    • Cover meat sauce with a layer of ricotta filling.
    • Sprinkle 1/2 to 1/3 of mozzarella cheese on top of ricotta filling.
    • Sprinkle 1/2 to 1/3 of parmesan cheese on top of mozzarella cheese.
    • Repeat steps 1-5. Based on how much meat you used in your sauce, you will be able to create 2 or 3 layers.

    Cook your lasagna

    • Cover lasagna with foil and place on sling.
    • Place trivet in Ninja Foodi.
    • Add 1 cup of water to Ninja Foodi.
    • Place lasagna, in the sling, onto the trivet.
    • Closed lid and set valve to "seal" position.
    • Cook on high pressure for 24 minutes.
    • When the timer beeps, let pressure naturally release for 10 minutes.
    • Remove lid and lasagna from Ninja Foodi.
    • Remove foil from lasagna and place the sling and lasagna back into Ninja Foodi. Using the broiler lid, close lid and broil on high for 5 minutes or just until cheese is melted and golden brown.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1g | Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 938mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 762IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 304mg | Iron: 2mg
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    5 Comments

    1. I made this yesterday and it came out exactly like the photo and was delicious. The only thing I would do differently next time is double the the ricotta cheese mixture as 8oz was not enough to cover the third final layer. Great recipe!

    2. 5 stars
      I made this tonight. I’m doing a kitchen remodel and don’t have anything to cook with it. I substituted store bought Italian meatballs that I thawed in the fridge and crumbled up as meat. It was so good!

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