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Lasagna Soup

This hearty Lasagna Soup recipe is easy to make on the Stove Top or the Slow Cooker and is perfect for a cozy night in! Serve it with Mozzarella, Parmesan, and Ricotta for lots of delicious flavor.

Be sure to serve this with Garlic Bread with Cheese.

A white bowl filled with Lasagna Soup topped with cheese with a spoon in the back.

Lasagna Soup

This Lasagna Soup recipe lets you enjoy the benefits of delicious, hearty lasagna with a fraction of the work! It’s one of the coziest soup recipes I’ve posted yet!

love the ground beef/sausage combination in here but feel free to make it your own by using just one type of meat or ground turkey, chicken, or pork! You can also use any kind of pasta, but I love using classic lasagna noodles for this one!

How to Make It

See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.

Cook and crumble the ground beef and sausage. Add onions halfway through and cook until softened. Drain any grease. Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute. 

Add tomato paste and seasonings. Stir to combine.

Cooking ground beef and sausage in a dutch oven and adding tomato paste and seasonings to make Lasagna Soup.

Add chicken broth and “clean” the bottom and sides of the pot with it. Add the crushed, diced tomatoes, and bay leaf.

Ground beef and sausage in a pot with tomato sauce, chicken broth, and diced tomatoes being added for Lasagna soup.

PRO TIP: If you have the rind from the block of Parmesan cheese, add it to the soup while it simmers for additional flavor.

A soup pot filled with tomato broth for Lasagna soup

Cook the lasagna noodles according to package instructions. Drain and cut them into smaller pieces. Remove the bay leaf, and add to the soup pot or to serving bowls. Garnish with Parmesan, Mozzarella, Ricotta and fresh parsley. 

Adding lasagna noodles to a pot of meaty tomato soup to make lasagna soup.

Pro Tips

  • This soup freezes very well without the lasagna noodles. It’s much better to boil fresh noodles when you reheat the soup.
  • Feel free to let the soup simmer for as long as you like, it will continue to reduce and thicken as it does. Begin boiling the lasagna noodles when you’re just about ready to serve it.
  • The cheese really brings this recipe together and makes you feel like you’re having lasagna. The Mozzarella and Parmesan are my 2 favorites, but of course I love to add the Ricotta as well. Romano makes a great alternative to Parmesan as well.

What to Serve with Lasagna Soup

Storage

Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

A soup pot filled with Lasagna Soup with a wooden spoon in it and cheese and parsley on top.

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Lasagna Soup

5 from 8 votes
This hearty Lasagna Soup recipe is easy to make on the Stove Top or the Slow Cooker and is perfect for a cozy night in! Serve it with Mozzarella, Parmesan, and Ricotta for lots of delicious flavor.

Ingredients

  • ½ pound ground beef
  • ½ pound sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried Basil
  • 1 teaspoon White sugar
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce, optional but recommended
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups Chicken Broth
  • 14.5 oz. Crushed Tomatoes
  • 14.5 oz. Diced Tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 Lasagna noodles

For Serving

  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded from a block
  • 8 oz. Ricotta Cheese
  • Fresh Parsley, roughly chopped

Instructions

  • Cook and crumble the ground beef and sausage in a 4 -quart soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions halfway through and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Drain any grease. Add garlic and cook 1 minute.
  • Add 4 TBS tomato paste, 1 tsp dried oregano, 1 tsp dried basil, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp hot sauce, ½ tsp salt, ¼ tsp pepper, and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Stir to combine.
  • Add the chicken broth and use a silicone spatula to “clean” the bottom and sides of the pot with it.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes, undrained diced tomatoes, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer.
  • PRO TIP: If you have the rind from the block of Parmesan cheese, add it to the soup while it simmers for additional flavor.
  • Let the soup bubble gently while you begin boiling salted water for the lasagna noodles. Prior to adding the noodles, taste and adjust any seasonings as needed. The soup will become more concentrated as it simmers.
  • Break them in half and cook them according to package instructions. Drain and cut them into smaller strips. Transfer to the soup. You can also add them directly to serving bowls, if you plan on having leftovers it’s better to boil fresh noodles for serving, especially if you plan on freezing the soup.
  • Remove the bay leaf and garnish each serving bowl with Parmesan, Mozzarella, Ricotta, and parsley. Serve and enjoy! (This recipe is perfect with Garlic Bread with Cheese!)

Notes

Beef broth can be used instead of chicken broth if preferred. (Or a combination of both)

This can be served with various types of pasta, I usually make about 6 ounces (just under ½ lb.). Bowtie pasta is a great choice!

To make the base creamier, add up to ½ cup cream to the soup when the crushed tomatoes are added.

If you prefer to cook the lasagna noodles right in the soup, add 1 cup additional broth or and let it bubble gently for about 12 minutes. (I recommend cooking them separately for ideal texture.)

Slow Cooker Method:
  • Cook and crumble the ground beef and sausage over medium-high heat. Add the onions halfway through and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Drain any grease. Add garlic and cook 1 minute.
  • Transfer to the slow cooker along with remaining ingredients except for lasagna noodles and garnishes.
  • Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 3-4.
  • Boil pasta noodles according to package instructions. Drain, cut into strips.
  • Transfer to serving bowls and spoon soup on top.
  • Garnish with mozzarella, Parmesan, Ricotta, and fresh parsley and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 252kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 46mg, Sodium: 777mg, Potassium: 479mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 384IU, Vitamin C: 15mg, Calcium: 181mg, Iron: 2mg

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16 comments on “Lasagna Soup”

  1. Surprised myself by really enjoying this one. Not usually a fan of spaghetti/lasagna/tomato based dishes, but the husband loves them. We decided to give this one a go for dinner and both truly enjoyed. Left the noodles out of the main pot and added to bowls before serving, as suggested for better left-over options. Appreciated the suggestion.

  2. OMG! I made this for Mother’s day with my grownup kids and their families and it was a HUGE success!! This is a delicious soup. I love putting our own condiments on each bowl.. parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese, mozzarella and chopped parsley. I forgot to take a picture cause we were too eager to try it!!! Can’t wait to make it again!!!

    • I am sooo happy to hear that Barbie, reading your comment made me want to go make this again myself!! 🙂 I love having Lasagna in soup form, maybe even better than having it in casserole form! Thank you so much for taking the time to come back and leave this review!! -Stephanie

  3. I attempted to make it however I think I let it simmer too long and it came out more like spaghetti sauce. Haha. I also think the ricotta is an absolute must to give it the lasagna taste and feel. Great recipe and error on my part because of my lack of “simmering” knowledge. Easy recipe though! 

    • Hi Travis! I agree with you on the Ricotta, and thank you so much for the review! — You can probably save the soup by adding more broth, beef or chicken will work! 🙂

  4. WOW!!! I love Italian food. This soup is spectacular!!   I did bow tie pasta and added cream with the tomatoes. I also used sweet Italian sausage. With a side salad and French bread. 
    Another huge hit. Thank you CC

    • I’m so happy you liked the Lasagna Soup!😃 It’s great with bowtie pasta and adding some sweet Italian sausage sounds so yummy! Don’t even get me started with a side salad and French bread (so yummy)! Sounds like a great meal, 😋 Thanks so much for the review!

  5. This is excellent! We absolutely LOVED it! I modified it for 6 servings – did the pasta for 2 bowls. Will make more pasta and have leftovers for tomorrow! I used lasagna noodles but they were awkward with a spoon so will use the bow tie tomorrow!

  6. My 3 and 6 year old kids very much approved! This was super easy to make and delicious. My husband went back for seconds. Was hoping to have some left over to reheat for later in the week but it’s all gone! Will definitely make more next time!

  7. Tried this recipe tonight. We opted for the slow cooker route. It turned out fantastic. We didn’t have paramasean rind so we want to try it again with that ingredient and maybe switch up the pasta noodles

  8. I was looking for a dinner idea, and happened to have everything on hand, including the Parmesan rind. I let it simmer for about an hour. Everyone loved it! So easy to prepare and so tasty.

    • That is GREAT NEWS Jen!!! How PERFECT that you had everything on hand to make it, and I love that you let it simmer for an hour for the flavors to fyll blend and develop. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review, I really appreciate that! -Stephanie PS- I’m psyched that you used the Parmesan rind trick too!

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