28ozcrushed tomatoes(NOT canned tomatoes–they have too much liquid in them) If you'd like to use jarred low-sugar sauce you can.
1tbspfresh minced garlic
6whole wheat lasagna noodlesI used uncooked (not oven ready), but you can use oven ready whole wheat if you have them.
1lbsfat free ground turkey thawed and broken into small chunks
3cupsspinach leavesfresh, not frozen
Mix ¾ cup Italian cheese and ricotta together in a small bowl, and set it aside. Reserve the last ¼ cup of cheese for the top.
In another bowl mix your crushed tomatoes, oregano, thyme, parsley, black pepper, onion powder, and garlic.
Coat the bottom of a 7 inch Instant Pot safe pan with sauce. Next, break your lasagna noodles as needed to fit in the pan and cover the sauce.
Add a layer of the cheese mixture, uncooked ground turkey, and spinach. Repeat this process with the remaining ingredients.
Top with the reserved ¼ cup of Italian cheese then cover your pot tightly with aluminum foil.
Place a trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot insert and add 2 cups of water. Carefully lower your lasagna on top of the trivet.
Close and lock the lid and place the pressure valve in the sealing position. Select Pressure Cook (high) and set the cook time for 35 minutes.
Once your cook time is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for at least 15 minutes. When the pressure valve drops, remove the lid.
Carefully lift your lasagna from your Instant Pot. Remove the foil from the top. While not necessary, I prefer to place it in the oven and broil it to brown the top. Top with fresh basil and serve.
Weight Watcher PointsThis recipe makes six large servings. The points per serving are: 6 Blue Plan Points | 7 Green Plan Points | 3 Purple Plan Points. Counts are based on using 99% fat free turkey, and part skim ricotta. Recipe Notes
You can make your own foil sling to raise and lower your dish. Take a 20” piece of foil and fold into thirds lengthwise. Place your dish in the middle and use the ends as handles.
Spray your foil with cooking spray to prevent it from sticking to the cheese.
You can substitute ground beef for ground turkey, but you will need to refigure your ww points. If using ground beef, brown and drain your meat before layering in your lasagna.
You can substitute my homemade pasta sauce with bottled pasta sauce. Just omit the crushed tomatoes and spices. Be sure and check your label for a clean option.
Be sure and use fresh spinach, I find that frozen releases too much liquid when cooking.
TIP: Want to make lasagna right in the inner pot?
Spray your pot with oil and add 1/2 cup water to the bottom of your inner pot.
Build your lasagna on top of the water. I've found that starting with the meat and then noodles is helpful to avoid the dreaded Instant Pot burn warning.