Lasagna Soup

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Everything you love about lasagna (noodles, meat, and cheese), minus all the things you don’t (layering, and tons of time)! This lasagna soup is easy, filling, and beyond delicious!!

If you love lasagna, you’ll love this soup recipe. Serve it with some breadsticks and a caesar salad, and you’ve got yourself a tasty meal the whole family will love!

Easy Lasagna Soup in a white bowl

Lasagna in soup form

First of all, is there a soul out there who doesn’t love lasagna? Let’s be honest, my kids will eat pretty much anything with noodles in it, but lasagna especially is a favorite dish at our house.

Now picture all the tasty Italian flavors contained within a lasagna, but in SOUP form. Amazing, right?!

If you’re thinking it sounds like a dream, you’re absolutely correct. This Lasagna soup was so tasty, with the flavors of ricotta cheese and Italian sausage all mixed in with noodles and a tomato base. Not to mention, it was filling as well!

Cooking meat and tomato paste in a pot for lasagna soup

How to make it

SOUP BASE. Start off by browning the sausage in the olive oil for about 6-8 minutes. Add the seasonings and cook for 1 additional minute. Then add the tomato paste and stir. Add diced tomatoes, basil, and chicken stock, then bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

NOODLES. While the soup is simmering, cook the noodles according to packaged directions. Once the noodles are finished cooking, strain them and add to the soup.

CHEESE MIXTURE. In a small bowl, mix all cheese ingredients. To serve, add a small dollop of the cheese mix to the bottom of your bowl and slowly add soup.

Why do I cook the pasta separately? Technically you can cook the pasta in the soup. However, the texture of the pasta tends to become soggy/gummy. For the best results cook pasta separately to al dente. When added to the soup it will finish cooking and yield the best result.  

Tips for This Recipe

  • You can use ½ ground beef or ground turkey and ½ sausage.
  • Freeze leftover tomato paste for a later use.
  • Sneak in some veggies: a cup of shredded carrots or zucchini 
  • If you want a thinner soup add more broth. If you want your soup thicker add some extra tomato paste..
  • Recipe calls for ½ c fresh basil, if you only have dried basil, use ¼ c.
  • Garnish with mozzarella and basil if you like!

Lasagna soup cooking in a pot

Other cooking methods

Crockpot. You can easily make lasagna soup in the crockpot. Prepare main ingredients as directed and place in the crockpot. Cover and cook on High heat for 4-5 hours and low heat for 7-8 hours. When there is only 25-35 minutes left, add pasta that has been cooked al dente. 

InstantPot. You can speed up the cook time by using an instant pot for the soup base.

  1. Press sauté on the Instant Pot, spray with cooking oil. Add the sausage and cook until browned, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add onion powder, garlic, oregano, and red pepper flakes and cook for 1-2 minutes. Turn off the sauté mode.
  3. Add paste, tomatoes, basil, and chicken stock. Cover and press Pressure Cook. Cook for 15 minutes.
  4. While cooking prepare the cheese mixture.
  5. Release the pressure and carefully remove the lid. Add cooked pasta and serve.

Storage tips

Leftovers: Keep leftover soup in an airtight container for 3-5 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove top. Be aware that pasta will continue to absorb the liquid in the soup and may take on a different texture.

Can I freeze lasagna soup? You can definitely freeze the base of this soup for later. Do not freeze with the cheese mixture or pasta. You can freeze the cheese and pasta in their own containers, or prepare them the night of. 

Easy Lasagna Soup Recipe in a white bowl with a basil leaf

Nothing like getting one of our favorite dinner recipes in soup form. If you love all the yummy flavors of lasagna, you’ll love this lasagna soup recipe. 😉 Happy Soup making!

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Lasagna Soup Recipe

4.92 from 12 votes

Everything you love about lasagna (noodles, meat, and cheese), minus all the things you don't (layering, and tons of time)! This lasagna soup is easy, filling, and beyond delicious!!

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 564 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Italian Sausage
  • 1 TB onion powder
  • 1 TB oregano
  • 4 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 2 TB tomato paste
  • 28 oz can diced roasted tomatoes
  • 6 c chicken stock
  • 1/2 c basil leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 16 oz bowtie pasta

Cheese Mixture

  • 8 oz ricotta
  • 1/2 c parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1 c mozzarella as garnish

Instructions

  1. Brown sausage in olive oil for 6-8 minutes. Add onion powder, garlic, oregano, and red pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute. Add tomato paste and stir.

  2. Add diced tomatoes, basil, and chicken stock. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, cook noodles according to packaged directions.

  4. In a small bowl mix all cheese ingredients.

  5. When noodles are done cooking, strain and add to the soup.

  6. To serve, add a small dollop of the cheese mix to the bottom of your bowl and slowly add soup. Garnish with mozzarella and basil.

Author

Kellyn Carpenter

Kellyn is a mom of 4 and loves to try and test out new recipes. She loves to find the best dinner and dessert recipes around and share them with those in the blogosphere.

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  1. My family and I love this soup! Can you add the pasta to the ingredients list? I click over from Pinterest to get the ingredients for my grocery list whenever I make this and never remember I’ve forgotten to buy the pasta for it until I go to make it! Thank you! 🙂

  2. Hi there, it calls dor oreGano in the INSTRUCTIONS but i dont see an amount listed. Also, INGREDIENTS say Chicken broth but instructions say stock. Wasnt sure whixh one to use? Thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    A very tasty soup thats just like Lasagna. Cant think of a better way to satisfy cravings for a bowl of soup on a cold winter night!