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Lasagna Soup

Lasagna Soup brings all the good taste of lasagna together in a simple, hearty bowl of soup.

Brown soup bowl with handle filled with lasagna soup and topped with melty cheese. Sliced bread in white bowl in background.

This Lasagna Soup surpassed my expectations. I wasn’t sure how my family would like this lasagna soup with pork. And my family loves pork!

So why the hesitation?

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!

Don’t worry cheese lovers: this soup still has all the wonderful cheesiness you love in a good lasagna!

Instead of ricotta, I mixed grated parmesan into the warm soup and sprinkled shreds of mozzarella on top.

The flavorful pork simmered with tangy tomatoes, fragrant garlic, and all the Italian herbs I adore made for one tasty soup. 

We all went back for a second bowl. I ended up making it again a couple of days later just so I would have some leftovers to pop in the freezer for the next week’s lunches.

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

This soup was a big hit topped with plenty of melty mozzarella and parmesan cheese and served with slices of crisped sourdough bread.

Lasagna Soup is easy enough for a weeknight meal but definitely impressive enough to serve to dinner guests!

Everything in this soup comes together in one pot without any fuss and very little clean up.

I made my Lasagna Soup with ground pork and whole wheat lasagna noodles. Tomatoes, green peppers and Italian seasoning complete the hearty meal.

How do you make lasagna soup?

To make this soup, start by browning ground pork in a soup pot along with onion, green pepper and garlic. Add the tomatoes, chicken broth, and Italian seasonings then simmer everything for a half hour.

Break the lasagna noodles into bite sized pieces and add them to the soup pot. Continue cooking the soup along with the noodles for another 15 minutes, or until the noodles are tender.

Before serving the soup, I mixed grated parmesan cheese into the pot. The soup will soften and melt the cheese perfectly!

After ladling the soup into bowls, top with the shredded mozzarella cheese and enjoy.

Lasagna Soup: the perfect weeknight dinner, easy and delicious

What to Serve with Lasagna Soup

We loved bowls of Lasagna soup with sourdough bread crisps for dunking.

It would also pair perfectly with slices of crusty Italian bread or your favorite dinner rolls. Next time I make it, I may try topping it with large croutons ala French Onion Soup!

This soup is definitely hearty and filling enough to serve as a full meal all on its own. Served in smaller cups, it would make a great accompaniment to any Italian meal, too.

We also love a fresh Italian Salad, just like Olive Garden. A thick slice of homemade bread and we’ve got a complete meal.

Quick and Easy Soup

I love soup and I love it even more when it’s easy and quick to make. From start to finish, this Lasagna Soup recipe takes well under an hour.

Whether you’re a fan of lasagna or a lasagna skeptic, like my husband, you’re going to love this herby, garlicky pork soup! You can also make it quicker with this Instant Pot Lasagna Soup recipe.

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What kind of noodles should you use in lasagna soup?

When it comes to lasagna soup, lasagna noodles are the obvious choice. The whole wheat noodles added a heartiness I liked–and they’re sturdy enough to hold up to the moisture in the soup without getting soggy.

Either no-boil or regular lasagna noodles will work just fine. Break them into pieces about 2 inches long before adding them to the pot.

That said, if you don’t have lasagna noodles around, you can certainly use other types of noodles. Just be sure to check the pasta frequently as it cooks to avoid overcooking.

You want the noodles to be just tender, not mushy.

Pork Lasagna Soup

Ground pork is my favorite meat for lasagna soup because it’s affordable, flavorful and browns quickly.

If you don’t happen to have ground pork on hand, you can also try this easy soup recipe with ground beef or turkey. It’ll still taste good!

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Can you freeze lasagna soup?

Lasagna soup stores well in the fridge for a couple of days, but I prefer to keep the leftovers in the freezer to keep the noodles from getting soggy.

Store this soup in an airtight container (or in freezer bags) in the freezer, then thaw at room temperature before reheating on the stove or the microwave.

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Yield: serves 8

Lasagna Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Easy, delicious Lasagna Soup recipe. All the flavor and comfort food in a delicious bowl!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 950Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 1270mgCarbohydrates: 142gFiber: 26gSugar: 5gProtein: 54g

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Recipe originally published March 14, 2013.

Aimee

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Comments & Reviews

  1. I found this recipe with looking for ideas for leftover lasagna!  I’m thinking of cutting up the lasagna into bite size pieces & adding chicken or beef broth with it in my crock pot!   My lasagna is basically veggies with a half pound of cooked ground sausage, & I always replace the ricotta with cottage cheese. Cottage cheese is healthier, & half the price!  My family never even noticed this change!  They still love it!  

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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…

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

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

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

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

  16. 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!

  17. Hello!

    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

  18. 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!

  19. 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!!!

    1. 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 🙂

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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!

  23. 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 🙂

  24. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  30. 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!

  31. 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! 😉

    1. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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!

  34. 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!

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

  35. 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!

  36. 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.

    1. 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 🙂

  37. 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. 🙂

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

  39. 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!!

  40. 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!

    1. 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!

  41. 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.

  42. 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!

    1. Aimee~

      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!

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

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