Air Fryer Lasagna Recipe

This easy and delicious Air Fryer Lasagna recipe is a quick way to enjoy a classic comfort food with a crispy twist. Perfect for busy weeknights, this dish combines rich layers of meat, cheese, and pasta, all cooked to perfection in the air fryer.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef or Italian sausage
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 24 oz marinara sauce
  • 9-12 no-boil lasagna noodles
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil or parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Meat Sauce:
    • Preheat a skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef or sausage and cook until browned, breaking it up into small pieces as it cooks.
    • Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and cook until the onion is translucent.
    • Stir in the marinara sauce, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
  2. Prepare the Cheese Mixture:
    • In a bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, egg, half of the Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Mix until well blended.
  3. Assemble the Lasagna:
    • In a suitable baking dish that fits into your air fryer, spread a thin layer of the meat sauce at the bottom.
    • Place a layer of no-boil lasagna noodles on top of the sauce. You may need to break them to fit.
    • Spread a layer of the ricotta mixture over the noodles.
    • Sprinkle a layer of shredded mozzarella cheese.
    • Repeat the layers (sauce, noodles, ricotta, mozzarella) until you reach the top of the dish, finishing with a layer of meat sauce and a generous topping of mozzarella and remaining Parmesan cheese.
  4. Cook the Lasagna:
    • Preheat your air fryer to 360°F (182°C).
    • Cover the lasagna dish with aluminum foil to prevent the top from burning.
    • Place the dish in the air fryer and cook for 25 minutes.
    • Carefully remove the foil and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown.
  5. Serve:
    • Let the lasagna cool for a few minutes before slicing.
    • Garnish with fresh basil or parsley if desired.
    • Serve and enjoy your delicious air fryer lasagna!

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