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Lasagna Soup (Savory, Comforting Soup)

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When the temperature drops, there’s nothing better than a steaming bowl of Lasagna Soup to chase away the chill!  Lasagna is one of those staple Italian casseroles I turn to when I need comfort food. 

This savory, creamy soup is loaded with spicy Italian sausage and topped with melty mozzarella, ricotta, and parmesan. 

This Lasagna Soup Recipe has everything I love about the original dish, but (dare I say) I like it even better when it’s served in a bowl and eaten with a spoon!

bowl of hearty creamy Lasagna Soup in a bowl.

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the time-intensive process involved in layers upon layers of noodles, cheeses, and sauce in traditional lasagna, you are sure to fall in love with this dish! 

Lasagna Soup is surprisingly simple to throw together, which makes it a staple for those fall and winter weeknight meals

Pair it with some garlic bread and a salad or roasted veggie, and you’ve got yourself a dinner-party worthy, Instagram sharable, Pinterest Pinning, and TikTok makin’ meal that will have your friends begging for the recipe!

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Comforting – As the warm summer months end and the back-to-school quarter arrives, everyone prepares for a comforting and filling home-cooked meal. Whether it’s cold outside or you are just looking to curl up with something savory, this lasagna soup hits the spot.

Traditional taste and flavors: Just like old-fashioned deep dish lasagna, this soup takes traditional tastes and turns them right into the soup.

It makes great leftovers – Because this soup lasts up to 4 days, it’s easy to enjoy the next night. If you let it set, it does thicken, so it’s more like a stew, pretty standard for a pasta dish. You could thin it with more broth the second day if you reheat it and want it more soup-like. 

tiktok lasagna soup recipe for dinner.

Simple Ingredients

While, at first glance, this viral Italian Recipe may look daunting, most of the ingredients are ones you probably already have in your pantry at home. 

  • ground Italian sausage
  • chicken broth and beef broth — while I’ll usually keep a supply of different broths, I also like to have a couple of types of Better Than Bouillon brand jars in my fridge.  These are great in a pinch as you just have to mix with water to have ready-to-go broth. 
  • pasta sauce: I like Rao’s Homemade Marinara or La San Marzano.
  • Dried oregano, garlic powder, dried basil

  • Oven-ready lasagna noodles — I like Barilla brand.
  • Heavy whipping cream — you could also use half and half here.
  • Mozzarella cheese — use whole milk mozzarella if it’s available; it just tastes WAAY better!
  • Shredded or shaved Parmesan cheese — I always prefer freshly shredded, so I usually start with a full block of parmesan.
  • Italian seasoning – If you don’t have pre-made Italian seasoning, you can make your own with two parts, each dried basil, oregano, and parsley, 1 part each rosemary and red chili flakes, and ½ part of garlic powder.

How to make Lasagna Soup.

  1. Cook sausage over medium-high heat until crumbled and browned. Drain grease.
  2. Add chicken and beef broth to the stock pot.
  3. Open and add one jar of pasta sauce.
  4. Dump in diced tomatoes.
  5. Measure and add all spices and mix lasagna soup well.
  6. Break apart lasagna noodles into bite-size pieces and add to the pot. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until boiling. Cover and reduce heat to simmer. Simmer for 10-12 minutes or until pasta is cooked to your liking. 
6 images of Lasagna Soup ingredients.

  1. Uncover and stir in heavy whipping cream. 
  2. Mix together ricotta cheese, mozzarella, parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning.
  3. Add half of the mixture to the pot and mix well, continuing to heat over low until hot. 
  4. Serve topped with additional ricotta cheese mixture. 
4 images showing heavy whipping cream and ricotta into stock pot.

FAQs

What are oven-ready lasagna noodles?

Oven-ready lasagna noodles are pre-cooked noodles that have then been dehydrated before packaging.  They can be found at most major grocery stores.

Can I use other types of noodles in Lasagna Soup?

Any Italian pasta will taste great in this Lasagna Soup.  I prefer large bites of noodles, so if I’m changing things up, I will choose medium-sized shells, farfalle, or Mafalda, which look like miniature lasagna noodles. 

Want a real savory and comforting soup?

Try adding cheese-filled Tortellinis instead! Make sure you alter the cook times depending on the type of noodle used.

How do I store and reheat leftovers?

Lasagna Soup can be stored in the fridge for as long as four days.  It also freezes well for up to 3 months.  The cheese mixture can’t be frozen, so you’ll need to remake that portion of the recipe once you thaw your soup. 

To store leftover Lasagna Soup in the freezer, transfer it to an airtight container.  Thaw in the fridge overnight, then reheat slowly on the stove, stirring often.

large scoop of Lasagna soup in a bowl.

Want other hearty, warm-you-from-the-inside soup ideas? Here are some of my favorite hot soups to do the trick:

5 from 9 votes

Cheesy Lasagna Soup with Sausage


Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Lasagna soup with oven ready Lasagna noodles and classic Italian taste, takes the tried and true flavors of a deep dish lasagna and turns it into a comforting homecooked soup. Made with Italian sausage, this soup is perfect for cold winter nights or anyone in need of a calming bowl of perfection. Easy to smother in parmesan and mozzarella, this soup simmers to a heartwarming and mouth watering soup that can also be made crock pot or stove top. 

Ingredients
 

  • 1 lb ground Italian sausage
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 24 oz. pasta sauce
  • 14.5 oz. diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 16 oz. oven ready lasagna noodles
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 15 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shaved or shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Instructions

  • In a stock pot, cook Italian flavored ground sausage over medium high heat until crumbled and browned. Drain excess grease.
  • Add chicken broth and beef broth, can of pasta sauce, can of diced tomatoes and all spices (including salt) and mix well.
  • Break apart oven ready lasagna noodles into bite size pieces and add to pot.
  • Continue to heat over medium high heat, stirring occasionally until boiling.
  • Cover pot and reduce heat to simmer.
  • Simmer soup for 10-12 minutes or until pasta is cooked to your liking (al dente). 
  • Uncover soup and slowly stir in heavy whipping cream. Reduce heat to low.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, shredded mozzarella and shredded or shaved parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning.
  • Add half of the mixture to the soup pot and mix together well, continuing to heat over low until hot. 
  • Serve Lasagna soup topped with additional ricotta cheese mixture. 

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Notes

What are oven-ready lasagna noodles?
Oven-ready lasagna noodles are pre-cooked noodles that have then been dehydrated before packaging.  They can be found at most major grocery stores.
Can I use other types of noodles in Lasagna Soup?
Any Italian pasta will taste great in this Lasagna Soup.  I prefer large bites of noodles, so if I’m changing things up I would choose medium-sized shells, farfalle, or Mafalda, which look like miniature lasagna noodles.  Want a real savory and comforting soup? Try adding cheese filled Tortellini’s instead! Make sure that you alter the cook times depending on the type of noodle used.
How do I store and reheat leftovers?
Lasagna Soup can be stored in the fridge for as long as 4 days.  It also freezes really well for up to 3 months.  The cheese mixture can’t be frozen, so you’ll need to remake that portion of the recipe once you thaw your soup.  To store leftover Lasagna Soup in the freezer, transfer it to an airtight container.  Thaw in the fridge overnight then reheat slowly on the stove, stirring often.
Can lasagna soup be made in the crock pot?
I know how tempting soup in the slow cooker can be. Technically this recipe can be made in the crock pot, adding noodles about an hour out and adding ricotta mixture about an hour out. However, there are so many layers to putting in ingredients in at a different time, I highly recommend sticking to the stove top version.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 1445mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g

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2 Comments

  1. Wife said she would have something else because she sux but I thought it was good

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      This was one of the funniest comments I have gotten in awhile. I like it a lot too! Glad you enjoyed it!

      Trisha

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