Lasagna Stew

Steph Wagner

February 16, 2022

Lasagna Stew


lasagna stew bariatric friendly recipe

Bariatric friendly, protein packed Lasagna Stew

Bariatric friendly Lasagna style recipes

This recipe has been modified from Dashing Dish for a more bariatric friendly option.

This Lasagna Stew recipe is full of rich Italian flavors, just like that in a lasagna!

Now I have certainly made Zucchini Lasagna as a low carb and bariatric friendly version such as this recipe here. I do really love it.

Another great option is Lasagna Stuffed Squash. Yummy.

This particular recipe has been a huge hit for me because it’s easier than those others and I can make the whole dish in my Instant Pot (same would be true on the stovetop.) Compared to the other dishes that would require browning the meat and transferring it to a casserole dish.

Another win for me is how much this makes. It freezes really well! I use individual freezer cups from Pampered Chef and many members to our website use Souper Cubes for easy frozen meals.

Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker or Stove Top

This dish can be made in any of the ways.

I used my Instant Pot® to brown the meat and then use pressure to cook the soup quickly. The same steps would apply on the stove top but would simmer a little longer.

A slow cooker would require prepping the meat on the stove top and transferred to the slow cooker. I would personally chose this method for hosting!

lasagna stew bariatric friendly recipe

Lasagna Stew

Course: Main Course, Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Dairy Free, Instant Pot, pressure cooker
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 137kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
Bariatric friendly recipe with lean groud beef, Italian seasoning, marinara sauce, and fresh veggies. Filled with protein and flavor. Make in the Instant Pot, Stove Top or Slow Cooker.
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  • 1 lb ground beef 93% lean
  • 1 small onion yellow, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 8 oz spinach fresh, roughly chopped
  • 1 zucchini diced
  • 12 oz marinara
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • shredded mozzarella for topping


Pressure Cooker

  • Select saute mode and brown ground beef. Add onion, garlic, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. After nearly browned, hit cancel.
  • Add other ingredients - spinach, zucchini, marinara, tomatoes and chicken broth. Replace the lid and move valve to sealed position.
  • Select high pressure for 5 minutes. Allow natural release for 10 minutes or until ready to serve.
  • Use a slotted spoon to serve portions for post-op eaters to keep the meal more dense and less liquid. Top with mozzarella if desired.

Slow Cooker

  • Heat a skillet to medium high heat. Brown the meat with garlic and onion. Drain. Add salt, pepper, Italian seasoning. Transfer to the slow cooker and add other ingredients.
  • Stir and replace lid. Cook on low heat for 6 hours.

Stove Top

  • Heat a large stock pot to medium high heat. Brown the meat with garlic and onion. Drain. Add salt, Italian seasoning and heat another minute.
  • Add other ingredients. Turn heat to low and simmer 20 minutes.


For lower sodium use low sodium broth, low sodium diced tomatoes and omit salt. 


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 669mg | Potassium: 891mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3106IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 4mg
Nutrition Facts
Lasagna Stew
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 669mg29%
Potassium 891mg25%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 3106IU62%
Vitamin C 27mg33%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

3 thoughts on “Lasagna Stew”

  1. 4 stars
    I made this over the weekend and it was really good. I would cut back on the onion but only because I’m not a fan of onions other than that it was very tasty and my mom liked it too.

  2. Hi
    I made the lasagna in my crockpot yesterday, and it is yummy.

    Thank you for the great recipe

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