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closeup view of lasagna on double plate toped with parsley flakes and cheese

Slow Cooked Air Fryer Lasagna Recipe

When you think of cooking in an air fryer, slow-cooked air fryer lasagna probably isn’t the first dish that comes to mind. Learn how to make this delicious lasagna with just a few simple steps.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 864kcal


Meat Sauce

  • 1 Lb. Ground Beef
  • 1 Large White Sweet Onion Chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. Garlic Cloves Or 6 Garlic cloves; Chopped
  • 24 Oz. Traditional Pasta Sauce (1 Can) Plus 1 cup of pasta sauce
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Tsp. Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 Tsp. Dried Oregano
  • 1 Tsp. Dried Basil
  • 1 Tsp. Dried Parsley Flakes
  • 1 ½ Tsp. Brown Sugar


  • 9 Dried Lasagna Noodles Ends broken to fit desired fitted baking dish
  • ½ Lb. Mozzarella Cheese Divided; Shredded. More if needed.
  • ½ Lb. Sliced Provolone Divided. More if needed.
  • ½ Lb. Mozzarella Cheese Sliced; Divided. More if needed.


Meat Sauce

  • In a large skillet on the stop top, heat the skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef, cook and stir as needed until browned. This should take about 8 minutes.
    Add the onions and garlic. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.
    Stir in the pasta sauce, water, salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper, oregano, basil, and parsley. Stir. Then add the sugar, and simmer for 5 minutes.
    step by step guide with three pictures
  • Remove the sauce from the stove and set aside for cooling. Reserve 1 ½ Cup and set aside.
    step by step guide with three pictures

Lasagna In Air Fryer

  • Add ½ Cup of the meat sauce to the baking dish. Top the sauce with 3 lasagna noodles, side by side. Top the noodles with a layer of the shredded mozzarella cheese and one layer of the provolone cheese. Top with cheese sauce (2-3 spoonful).
    Repeat the steps 2 more times with the remaining sauce, cheese, and noodles. Do not add the cheese to the final set of layers.
    Cover the dish with aluminum foil and transfer to the air fryer. Set the temperature to 225° and cook for 3 ½ hours.
    closeup view of lasagna on double plate toped with parsley flakes and cheese
  • When the time is complete, top the lasagna with the remaining mozzarella and provolone slices. Place back in the air fryer and coook for an additional 5 mintues. Or if you are not in a hurry, let the salagna sit for 30 minutes, covered, so that the cheese can melt.
    Allow cooling completely, about 30 minutes before serving.
    When ready to serve, add a spoonful of the reserved sauce to a plate, and cut out the desired lasagna slice and place it on the plate. Top with parsley flakes and cheeese, if desired. Enjoy!
    lasagna in white plate with sauce and cheese



*** Calories are estimated Per Serving
**** This recipe is inspired by Emeril Lagasse's Lasagna 
**** When printing the recipe, please unselect the camera so that the pictures are NOT printed with the recipe (if preferred).


Serving: 6People | Calories: 864kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 819mg | Potassium: 398mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 23mg