Lasagna Soup

Lasagna soup is a creamy, 30-minute recipe that puts everything you love about a classic lasagna recipe into a bowl! Topped with shredded mozzarella and fresh basil, this simple one-pot Italian-style soup is exactly what you need to warm up on a cold, winter day.

Looking for more delicious comfort food recipes? Try my Lasagna Roll Ups, Italian Meatball Soup or my Easy 20-Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup!

top shot of lasagna soup in white bowl with spoon

 

Lasagna Soup

If you love lasagna you are going to love this mouthwatering soup recipe. All of the rich flavors of lasagna are packed into a steaming bowl of soup — delicious, classic pasta disguised as warm comfort food.

Lately I’ve been craving soup a lot. I’ve been making all of my favorites like my Turkey Meatball Vegetable Soup and my Thai Coconut Soup. There’s just nothing like warming up with a hot bowl of soup on a chilly day, and there have been a lot of those lately.

This lasagna soup is loaded with crushed tomatoes, fresh parsley, onions, garlic and pasta — just like the original pasta recipe. I lightened up this full-flavored soup by using low-sodium chicken broth as one of the bases for the soup. Each bowl gets a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese, but no cheese is added to the soup during cooking if you prefer little or no dairy. You could also omit the heavy cream added at the end to go dairy free.

Ingredients

  • Noodles: I used 10 lasagna noodles that I broke into bite-sized pieces, but you can also substitute your favorite gluten-free or veggie pasta. Any shape or size will do!
  • Meat: You’ll need about 1/2 pound of ground beef plus 1/2 pound of ground sausage. You can substitute ground turkey or other proteins as desired.
  • Sauce: For this recipe, I used a 24-ounce can of store-bought tomato sauce, but you can definitely whip up a homemade sauce, too.
  • Other seasonings: I also ended up using an onion, garlic cloves, chicken broth, Italian seasonings, heavy cream, and salt and pepper for this delicious lasagna soup.

ladle scooping soup with noodles out of white pot

How to make Lasagna Soup

Get everything you love about lasagna with half the work! This easy one-pot soup takes less than 30 minutes to make, start to finish.

  1. Brown the meat: First, add oil to a large pot or Dutch Oven, then add in ground beef and sausage. Cook the meat until lightly browned and no longer pink.
  2. Sauté onions: Next, you will add in your diced onions and cook for 2-3 minutes until slightly tender. Then, add garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  3. Add sauce and noodles: Then pour in your tomato sauce, add the lasagna noodles, and pour in the chicken broth and Italian seasoning.
  4. Simmer soup: With all of the lasagna soup ingredients combined, bring to a simmer and cook for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. When the lasagna noodles are tender, stir in heavy cream and season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Garnish and enjoy: Finally, portion your soup into bowls, garnish each with parmesan cheese and any of your favorite toppings, then enjoy!

 

step by step photos showing how to make lasagna soup

Tips for making the perfect Lasagna Soup

  • Change up the pasta: Feel free to substitute your favorite pasta type of pasta in this recipe. Cavatappi, spiral, rotini, ziti, penne or macaroni would all work great.  If I have zucchini, spinach, kale or eggplant on hand I love to sneak them in this soup as well.
  • Meal prep: This soup can easily be made ahead and frozen to use for quick dinners.
  • Choose your ideal consistency: Some prefer a more liquidy soup, while others like a thicker consistency — either way, you can always adjust the thickness of your soup by adding more or less chicken broth.
  • Season the meat: If you’re looking to turn up the flavors of your lasagna soup, you can season your ground beef and sausage before adding in the liquid ingredients.

Storage Instructions

Your lasagna soup will last up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator when stored in an air-tight container. You can also freeze this soup for up to 5-6 months when properly stored in a gallon freezer bag.

 

top shot of lasagna noodles in red broth served in two white bowls with spoons

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Lasagna Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Topped with shredded mozzarella and fresh basil, this simple one-pot lasagna soup is exactly what you need to warm up on a cold, winter day.

Ingredients

  • 10 lasagna noodles, broken into bite size pieces
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground sausage
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 24 ounces tomato sauce
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Optional Toppings

  • ricotta cheese
  • parmesan cheese
  • red pepper flakes
  • parsley or basil

Instructions

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  • Add oil to a large pot or dutch oven. Add in ground beef and sausage and cook until lightly browned and no longer pink.
  • Add in onions and cook for 2-3 minutes until slightly tender. Add garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Pour in tomato sauce, lasagna noodles, chicken broth and Italian seasoning.
    top shot of red soup in white bowl with noodles added
  • Bring to a simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes stirring occasionally or until the lasagna noodles are tender. Stir in heavy cream and season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.
    close up shot of ladle scooping noodle and broth out of soup bowl
  • Top each bowl with optional toppings and enjoy!
    top shot of lasagna soup in white bowl with spoon

Recipe Notes

  • Change up the pasta: Feel free to substitute your favorite pasta or even crushed lasagna noodles. If I have zucchini or eggplant on hand I love to sneak them in this soup as well.
  • Meal prep: This soup can easily be made ahead and frozen to use for quick dinners.
  • Choose your ideal consistency: Some prefer a more liquidy soup, while others like a thicker consistency -- either way, you can always adjust the thickness of your soup by adding more or less Chicken broth.
  • Season the meat: If you're looking to turn up the flavors of your lasagna soup, you can season your ground beef and sausage before adding in the liquid ingredients.
Nutrition Facts
Lasagna Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 321 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 776mg34%
Potassium 967mg28%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 548IU11%
Vitamin C 26mg32%
Calcium 122mg12%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Easy Dinner, Italian Recipes, Lasagna Soup, Meal Prep

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