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Lasagna Soup

Lasagna Soup brings all the good taste of lasagna together in a simple, hearty bowl of soup. Hearty and packed with pork, tomatoes, and fragrant herbs!

Love homemade soup recipes? Be sure to try our favorite chicken noodle soup and our readers favorite broccoli cheese soup recipe!

Lasagna soup in a large pot with a side of bread.

Why this Soup is Best

This Lasagna Soup surpassed my expectations.

My husband does not like lasagna. The ricotta cheese is the main culprit. I was a little worried about making lasagna soup without ricotta, but it went over quite well!

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. 
  • 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.

Love easy soup recipes? Try our instant pot lasagna soup next. Or give our flavorful french onion soup a try!

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make lasagna soup.

I make my Lasagna Soup with ground pork. This gives it a hearty authentic flavor. Ground beef works well too.

  • Tomatoes, green peppers and onion add flavor and texture to this soup.
  • Spices. Dried basil, Italian seasoning, garlic salt, and crushed red pepper flakes add delicious flavor.
  • Cheese. Shredded mozzarella and parmesan are the perfect duo. If you love ricotta you can add it to the soup with the parmesan if you want.
  • Pasta. I use traditional lasagna noodles in this recipe, but feel free to swap them for rotini, penne, or your favorite shape!

Easy Instructions

Step by step photos showing how to 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.

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.

Dinner bowl with lasagna soup and melted cheese.

Tips and Tricks

  • Whether you’re a fan of lasagna or a lasagna skeptic, like my husband, you’re going to love this herby, garlicky pork soup!
  • When it comes to lasagna soup, lasagna noodles are the obvious choice. 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.
  • Lasagna soup stores well in the fridge for a couple of days.
  • 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.
Two bowls of lasagna soup with a pot of soup in background,

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Yield: serves 8

Lasagna Soup

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

Lasagna Soup brings all the good taste of lasagna together in a simple, hearty bowl of soup. Hearty and packed with pork, tomatoes, and fragrant herbs!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • ½ cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 carton (32 ounce) chicken broth
  • 1 can (14.5 ounce) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 ounce) tomato sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 8 lasagna noodles, broken into bite sized pieces
  • ¾ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 ½ 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: 319Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 736mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 24g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Posted on December 3, 2021

Comments & Reviews

  1. 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!

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

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

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

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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

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

  7. 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!

  8. 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 🙂

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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

  11. 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!

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