Lasagna Soup

Lasagna Soup: the perfect weeknight dinner, easy and delicious #pork #lasagnasoup @shugarysweets

Lasagna Soup: the perfect weeknight dinner, easy and delicious #pork #lasagnasoup @shugarysweets

I’ve got a special request. Today I’m not only sharing a delicious soup recipe, but I wanted to encourage you to help raise money for the hungry! One minute and 42 seconds is all it takes.

Well, unless you decide to read this entire post, then it might take longer!

Wondering what on earth I am talking about?

Here in Ohio, we have an Ohio Pork Producers Council. Along with some hog farmers and other partners, they are raising money for local food banks in my state of Ohio! By watching this fun “Pork from Fork to Farm” you tube video (1 minute, 42 seconds) they will donate 1lb of ground pork to local food banks for EVERY VIEW. It’s that easy! I personally love buying local meats and dairy products, so knowing the local food banks will get that same advantage is a nice feeling. I always hear that it’s best to donate what YOUR family would eat…not the canned stuff in the back of the pantry that nobody likes.

Lasagna Soup: the perfect weeknight dinner, easy and delicious #pork #lasagnasoup @shugarysweets

And my family loves pork! You may have seen here on Shugary Sweets a few dinners featuring this delicious protein. I have another great recipe for you today! Lasagna Soup!

My husband does not like lasagna. The ricotta cheese is the main culprit. I was a little worried about making lasagna soup, but it went over quite well! He actually loved it, and there was no ricotta cheese to scare him off!

Lasagna Soup: the perfect weeknight dinner, easy and delicious #pork #lasagnasoup @shugarysweets

Lasagna Soup

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Yield: serves 8


  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 carton (32oz) chicken broth
  • 1 can (14.5oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (15oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 8 whole wheat lasagna noodles, broken into bite sized pieces
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded


  1. In a large soup pot, brown ground pork with onion, green pepper and garlic. Add chicken broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and seasonings. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Boil 2 minutes, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, covered. Stir occasionally.
  2. Add bite sized lasagna noodles to soup and cook until tender (about 15 minutes).
  3. When ready to serve, mix in the grated parmesan cheese. Ladle into individual bowls and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese. We served our soup with crunchy sourdough bread crisps! ENJOY

Some other Ohio bloggers are sharing pork recipes today too! Be sure to hop over and see what’s cooking in their kitchens!

Don’t forget to watch the you tube video “Pork from Fork to Farm” to help raise food for the hungry!

View the press release here: Pork Producers Help Feed Hungry in Ohio

**This is a sponsored post on behalf of the Ohio Pork Producers Council (OPPC). I was compensated for my time, however all opinions expressed are 100% my own!

Lasagna Soup: the perfect weeknight dinner, easy and delicious

129 Responses to “Lasagna Soup”

  1. posted Mar 14, 2013 at 7:32 am

    I have never had lasagna soup! It looks absolutely scrumptious! So fun to be supporting this cause with you!

  2. posted Mar 14, 2013 at 8:01 am

    My dad hates lasagna and ravioli for the ricotta, too. Not sure why, I think it’s delicious. Lasagna soup sounds like an AMAZING idea! I think it’d be good with a bunch of veggies, like a vegetable lasagna, yummmm!

    • posted Mar 14, 2013 at 12:49 pm

      I think it’s delicious too! But with this soup everyone was happy :)

    • Deanna
      posted Aug 21, 2013 at 7:36 pm


      You font have to give up homemade lasagna recipes. I don’t like ricotta cheese either. Whenever I make a lasagna recipe I sub cottage cheese for ricotta. Works great!

      • posted Aug 21, 2013 at 8:44 pm

        Unfortunately my husband doesn’t like cottage cheese either. But I do usually mix cottage cheese with ricotta for my side of the lasagna!

  3. posted Mar 14, 2013 at 8:26 am

    What a great cause! We love lasagna soup but I have never used pork…what a great idea! It looks delish!!! And your hubby doesn’t like lasagna…I have never known anyone who didn’t. Does he like cottage cheese? That’s how I grew up eating lasagna.

    • posted Mar 14, 2013 at 12:50 pm

      Nope, he hates cottage cheese too! he’s actually a picky eater, my talents are wasted on him, LOL.

  4. posted Mar 14, 2013 at 8:45 am

    We are big lasagna fans but always substitute ricotta for cottage cheese since we aren’t fans of ricotta. We’ve never had lasagna soup but it sounds like it would be a wonderful addition to our dinner rotation!

    • posted Mar 14, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      I have occasionally substituted too, but usually I use half ricotta, half cottage cheese. I love the taste of ricotta and the creaminess of the cottage cheese. Win Win. Enjoy the recipe Eva!

  5. posted Mar 14, 2013 at 8:47 am

    I’m so happy you are spreading the word about this video! Done and done Aimee. Also lasagna soup? What a lovely comfort meal. I’m not sure about Ohio, but I definitely still need warming up here in snowy WI. Spring PLEASE!!

    • posted Mar 14, 2013 at 12:52 pm

      Thanks Erin :) And yes, definitely need some warming up here in Ohio!

  6. posted Mar 14, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Comfort food. I have never thought to have this as a soup. I can hardly wait to try this out!

    • posted Mar 14, 2013 at 12:53 pm

      Thanks! So fun to be doing this campaign with you, a fellow Ohio foodie!

  7. posted Mar 14, 2013 at 9:23 am

    I love soups Aimee and I love pork!! This looks like a hearty and flavorful soup!

  8. posted Mar 14, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Lasagna Soup sounds like a truly amazing idea! I also am not too keen on riccotta- this sounds like the perfect solution!

    • posted Mar 15, 2013 at 7:08 am

      No ricotta in this soup to scare you off. The parmesan adds a yummy cheesy touch!

  9. posted Mar 14, 2013 at 9:47 am

    I’ve always wanted to try lasagna soup but never got around to it. Now i’m motivated to try it out! Looks delicious Aimee. :)

    • posted Mar 15, 2013 at 7:09 am

      Oh you need to try it! Such an easy way to enjoy lasagna :)

  10. posted Mar 14, 2013 at 9:53 am

    This looks delicious! Luckily there is still snow on the ground and I have most of the ingredients in my pantry.

  11. posted Mar 14, 2013 at 9:57 am

    It’s always so weird for me to see Ohio bloggers because I’m always like “Wait, I’M from Ohio” and apparently my brain thinks I’m the only one :P, plus it fails to comprehend that I’ve lived in NY for 4.5 years lol.

    • posted Mar 15, 2013 at 7:12 am

      haha! Where in Ohio are you from? I feel the same about chicago…I’ve only lived in Ohio 6 1/2 yrs yet I find myself always referring to home as Chicago :)

      • posted Mar 15, 2013 at 7:32 am

        Lol I’m from the Massillon/Canton area? Near Akron, like an hour from Cleveland 😛

  12. Teresa (@Iowamyhome)
    posted Mar 14, 2013 at 10:11 am

    I just discovered your blog last week (I think on Pinterest?), and I’m so glad I did! I’ve loved all your recipes so far, and I’m thrilled that you’re a pork fan, too! I like to buy ground pork because it’s a little cheaper than ground beef. And I love a good pork burger! Thanks for this great recipe!

    • posted Mar 15, 2013 at 7:13 am

      I’m so glad you found me Teresa! I have quite a few pork recipes on the blog :)

  13. posted Mar 14, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Oh, I bet my family would love this — can’t wait to try it!

    • posted Mar 15, 2013 at 7:16 am

      Thanks Tara! It’s an easier way to enjoy lasagna!

  14. posted Mar 14, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I’ve made lasagna soup couple years ago and we loved it. Time to make a new batch. Thanks for sharing.

  15. posted Mar 14, 2013 at 10:43 am

    We love lasagna soup in our house! It’s so good and easy! I sub the ricotta cheese for cottage cheese because we don’t like ricotta either! Lasagna soup is so much easier than making the real deal!

    • posted Mar 15, 2013 at 7:20 am

      Kathy, I usually use half ricotta and half cottage cheese in my lasagna recipe :) But the soup? not needed, still delish !

  16. posted Mar 14, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Just watched the video 😀 Always glad to help, especially when it’s as simple as a few minutes of my day. Also – the temp dropped today and it’s cold all over again…..which means perfect weather for this soup!

    • posted Mar 15, 2013 at 7:21 am

      Thanks for watching the video! And yes, a chilly day is perfect for this soup!

  17. Roberta Breuer
    posted Mar 14, 2013 at 11:25 am

    The Ohio Pork Producers made a great little ad!!! I used to be a member of the South Dakota Pork Producers (don’t know why I mention it). I happily watched the video – feeding the poor is very important.

  18. posted Mar 14, 2013 at 11:41 am

    This looks really great, Aimee! I’m crazy about soup and lasagna, so this would be perfect for me. It’s certainly easier than dealing with all of those layers!

  19. posted Mar 14, 2013 at 11:53 am

    MMM I love pork and lasagna so combining the two into a soup sounds spectacular. I have this weird idea in my mind that soup is healthy…even when I am eating french onion soup with obscene amounts of cheese! Needless to say I would love this healthy soup! 😉

    • posted Mar 15, 2013 at 7:24 am

      I’m right there with you on the healthy soup thing. At Panera I always ordered the Broccoli Cheese soup. I knew in my head that it wasn’t healthy, but you know, Soup. Healthy. Then they started showing calories on their menu, LOL.

  20. posted Mar 14, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Oh man, this looks absolutely delicious. I love lasagna to begin with but as a soup?? And with pork? Yummm I need to put this on our weekly menu asap!

  21. posted Mar 14, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    What a great cause, and this soup looks A-MAZI-NG!

  22. posted Mar 14, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    What a great cause Aimee! Off to watch the video!

    • posted Mar 15, 2013 at 7:26 am

      Thanks for watching the video Dorothy!! Every view helps :)

  23. posted Mar 14, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    What a great cause! And this soup looks so comforting. As a huge fan of lasagna, it is right up my ally.

    • posted Mar 15, 2013 at 7:27 am

      It is a great cause, thanks for your support! And the soup is the perfect comfort food, easy and delish.

  24. posted Mar 14, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    can’t go wrong with lasagna. I am going to try this

  25. posted Mar 14, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    What an awesome cause! And also, an AWESOME soup. We love all things lasagna, so I’m making this for sure. Love it, Aimee!

    • posted Mar 15, 2013 at 7:29 am

      Thanks girl, let me know if you try it for dinner!!

  26. posted Mar 15, 2013 at 8:44 am

    LOVE This! What a great idea.

  27. posted Mar 15, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Delightful looking soup.Will definitely try it out.Love it all the more,due to the cause.God bless

  28. posted Mar 15, 2013 at 11:42 am

    yay, going to watch it now!!

  29. posted Mar 15, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Love this! Great way to prepare lasagna!

  30. posted Mar 15, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Oh I have been wanting to try this soup. It looks so good and that cheese!! Wow. Gorgeous pics :)

  31. posted Mar 15, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I think this is so wonderful and a great cause. Thanks so much for giving us, your readers, a chance to be involved in something worth while as this!

    • posted Mar 19, 2013 at 6:43 am

      Thank YOU for being my reader and getting involved as well :)

  32. posted Mar 15, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    This has me hoping it’s actually cold this weekend so I can snuggle up with a big bowl of this stuff…looks delicious!

  33. posted Mar 15, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Oh my wordy!!! Lasagna soup?! You are on a roll, my friend :)

  34. posted Mar 15, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Mmmmm this soup looks mega comforting!

  35. posted Mar 17, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    This looks absolutely, positively incredible, Aimee!!! I’ve been wanting to try this soup…now I have the perfect recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  36. posted Mar 17, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    WOW! This looks like a fantastic soup!

  37. posted Mar 17, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    That is an amazing cause!
    And an incredible looking soup! I was just saying that I really wanted to try Lasagna Soup!

  38. posted Mar 18, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    This looks amazing!!!!! Definitely making this!

  39. kari
    posted Mar 19, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    okay so i made this into a slow cooker recipe and it worked – I browned the meat, peppper, onion, garlic mixture. Then put all of it into crockpot with all other ingredients (not cheese) and cooked on low for 4-5hrs. Then added parmesean into the pot and put mozzerella on individual bowls.

    Noodles were pretty soft but still REALLY tasty!

  40. posted Mar 19, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    This soup sounds awesome Aimee! I didn’t like lasagna as a child but now I love it; there’s hope for your husband! 😉
    Mackenzie :)

  41. posted Mar 19, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    What a funny video. I have never had lasagna soup either but it looks soo good!

  42. posted Mar 20, 2013 at 3:25 am

    I seriously plan on making this for the family tomorrow! We need a change!

  43. Sue
    posted Mar 23, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Had this for dinner tonight! Delicious! Two thumbs up from my husband and I would definitely serve it again! Subbed a can of spaghetti sauce for the tomato sauce and we loved it! Easy to make and fairly quick!

    • posted Mar 23, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      Thanks for the feedback Sue! So glad to hear you enjoyed the soup recipe :)

  44. posted Mar 25, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    This looks so yummy! I love lasagna soup! Definitely going to put this one on the to-do list!

  45. christy
    posted Mar 30, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Trying this Monday, but with macaroni noodles on monday :)
    Found you on pinterest <3

  46. KBerco
    posted Apr 8, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    What kind of green pepper? Bell? Or spicy?

    • posted Apr 8, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      Green bell pepper! Enjoy!

      • Anonymous
        posted Oct 21, 2013 at 6:09 pm

        Thank you. I wondered this too. In my green pepper is an aneheim :$

  47. Carinn
    posted Apr 9, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    This is one of the best soups I have had. I love lasagna and the soup just made it even better. I will confess that I used ground beef. I don’t like pork, but I still really wanted to make it. I found you on Pinterest. Thank you for the great recipe.

    • posted Apr 9, 2013 at 10:38 pm

      So glad you found me and enjoyed the soup recipe! Ground beef I’m sure would work great too :)

  48. Carinn
    posted Apr 9, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    The best soup I have had in a long time. I love lasagna and making it a soup was an added bonus. I must confess I used ground beef. I just do not like pork. Thank you for a great recipe.

  49. Aunt Sandy
    posted Apr 9, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Made the soup for dinner tonight…delicious!!! Although we did decide it is not “company” soup…lots of yummy melting cheese made it a little messy! I loved the simplicity of it. I had browned ground beef and onions in my freezer already, so it was very easy to come home after work and whip up a great meal! Thanks for the recipe!!!

    • posted Apr 9, 2013 at 10:39 pm

      Hey Aunt Sandy! Glad you liked the recipe. I’ve made it again with ground turkey and it was delicious. Love the melting cheese…even if it’s messy :)

  50. Katt
    posted Apr 22, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Hey – this looks delicious! You say your husband doesnt like lasagne because of the riccota cheese….. just wondering if you’ve ever tried to make it without using that or cottage cheese? I’ve been making lasagne for 20years and never used either…. over here (Scotland) we tend to use a slightly cheesed bechamel sauce instead – ie layer meat in the tomato sauce, then lasagne, then bechamel sauce sprinkle with a mix of grated cheddar and mozzarella, then meat sauce again, lasagne, bechamel etc until the dish is full ending with a layer of lasagne on top of which you pour remaining bechamel sauce round the edges and then the remaining meat sauce in the middle, another wee sprinkle of the cheeses and then bake in oven for as long as your pasta requires (fresh obv cooks faster). It makes a more saucy lasagne to be fair however if you cook it the day before you’re having it then it firms up and is even more tasty. Just a wee suggestion to try for him if you havent before!

  51. posted May 19, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Sounds great! I am the one here who doesn’t like ricotta..this sounds perfect!

  52. posted Jun 1, 2013 at 1:53 pm


    We made this for dinner tonight! It was a HUGE WINNER! I added andouille sausage and an extra bell pepper and a little extra water… oh yummmmmmmmm!

    Thanks for a great recipe!

    <3 Betsy

    • posted Jun 2, 2013 at 11:08 pm

      So glad you enjoyed the recipe Betsy! Andouille sausage sounds delicious in the soup!

  53. posted Jul 24, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    the lasagna soup idea is amazing!! This is one of my favorite kinds of soup! Healthy and filling, just how soup should belasagna for ricotta cheese for extra nutrition benefits! I had featured u in the post of Top 7 Nutritious and Wonderful Soups on AllFreshRecipes, looking forward to ur more eats!

  54. Lisa C.
    posted Jul 28, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    I made this for dinner tonight and it was a big hit with the entire family – even the picky toddlers!

    • posted Jul 28, 2013 at 7:56 pm

      I’m so glad the entire family enjoyed the soup Lisa! Thanks for stopping back and letting me know!

  55. Amanda
    posted Jul 29, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    I’ll have to try this out. I ALWAYS make my lasagna with the small curd cottage cheese in place of the ricotta :)

  56. De
    posted Aug 9, 2013 at 3:51 am

    Made this for tonight’s dinner substituting ground beef and beef broth for the chicken. It was delicious.

  57. AJTigerwind
    posted Aug 15, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    When I clicked the link, the video was unavailable. I tried and it failed. I did get everything in the crock pot earlier today (minus pasta). My son (who has autism and is a somewhat picky eater) is getting excited to try it! I know my house smells fantastic so that’s making me excited to try it! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

  58. Bobbi
    posted Aug 23, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Can you cook this in a slow cooker

  59. Anonymous
    posted Oct 6, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Used italian sausage, so good I may never make regular lasagna again!

    • posted Oct 7, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      So glad you enjoyed the soup! Such a fall favorite around here.

  60. rally618
    posted Oct 7, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    I have the soup on stove now(smells good):)
    I did add some ricotta to cream it up.

  61. posted Oct 11, 2013 at 10:46 am

    This is the best soup! My husband & I love it. I have 15 family members coming on Sunday that all want to try this soup. I’m excited to see how they like it. I’m going to need a huge pot as I’m going to have to triple the recipe. Trying to figure that out as I don’t have anything bigger than 6 qt. pots. Thanks for a fabulous soup recipe.

  62. Kitchen Witch
    posted Nov 25, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Such a yummy soup! We’re vegetarian, so I made this with crumbled 5 grain tempeh with pork chop seasoning, veggie broth and extra veggies. It came out amazing. Thanks for the recipe! Awesome!

    • posted Nov 26, 2013 at 7:36 am

      Thanks for the feedback, love that you made it your own :)

  63. Lauren
    posted Dec 6, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Random but I love these bowls! Where do you get them?

  64. Michele Cooper
    posted Dec 26, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    I’m Australian and had never had lasagna with ricotta/cottage cheese until recently. We always made it with béchamel sauce (think white sauce with cheese) which is quite different to the ricotta versions. Maybe your husband would like this version.

  65. Kat Marie
    posted Jan 3, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    This recipe was very good. Some changes I am making for the next time I make this… Going to go half pork burger/Italian sausage. I’m also going to use bow-tie noodles, or elbow. Breaking the lasagna was a mess, so I will be skipping that part for sure.

  66. posted Mar 12, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    I’m making this soup for the second time and everyone LOVES it! Thank you so much for the awesome recipe. I will be making this very regularly!

  67. Christy
    posted Mar 17, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Looks delicious. I will have to try this for dinner(maybe add cream cheese). If your husband likes cream cheese you should try that in you lasagna. My mom and grandma have been making their lasagna with cream cheese instead of ricotta.

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  70. Lucille
    posted Apr 24, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    The only thing I substituted was 1 pound of fresh ground turkey instead of pork. It was delicious!

  71. Beth
    posted Jun 1, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    I made this tonight and my husband and I both LOVED it. It is a bit messy to eat with the melted mozzarella. My husband (who used to work in a pizza shop) suggested provolone cheese because it’s not as messy. I may try that with the leftovers – just lay a slice across the top of the bowl!

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  73. g.smith
    posted Sep 16, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    I sometime make my lasagna with sausage and sometimes with ground beef. Would using beef broth with ground beef be an acceptable substitution?

  74. posted Sep 16, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Do I have to use whole wheat lasagna?

  75. Barbara
    posted Sep 17, 2014 at 7:54 am

    In Italy doesn’t exist anything like that.
    The original real Italian lasagna is made up of pasta, ragù bolognese, Italian parmesan and bechamel and nothing else.
    This is a simple soup with meat and tomato.
    Sorry for this clarification.

    In Italia non esiste nulla del genere.
    La vera e originale lasagna italiana è fatta con sfoglia di pasta all’uovo
    Ragù bolognese,Parmigiano e besciamella.
    Questa è una semplice zuppa con carne e pomodoro…

  76. Susan Kelly
    posted Sep 20, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Made this last night and just had it again for lunch. Even better the second day! Delish! Next time I will pour off fat after browning pork to make it healthier. Thank you so much for the yummy recipe!

  77. Jayne Rossi-Elliott
    posted Oct 2, 2014 at 11:56 am

    We made this soup last night and it was delicious. The only change I made was using regular lasagna noodles. It is lunch for both my husband and I today! Loved It!

    • posted Oct 2, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      Thanks for stopping back and letting me know!! Glad you all loved it :)

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  79. Ashley
    posted Jan 7, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Made this tonight – so good! Everyone liked it, and I appreciated all the simple, inexpensive ingredients. I’ll be making this again!

    • posted Jan 8, 2015 at 8:11 am

      So happy to hear it! Reminds me to put this back in our dinner rotation!

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