Easy Lasagna Soup Recipe (2024)

This Lasagna Soup recipe is sponsored by Prego. All opinions are my own.

This EASY Lasagna Soup tastes just like lasagna without all the layering or dishes! – you might never go back to traditional lasagna again – I won’t!

This One Pot Lasagna Soup recipe can’t get any easier or more delicious! It boasts layers of cheesy noodles smothered in rich marinara infused with garlic, onion and Italian spices all smothered Parmesan, mozzarella and ricotta – drool – and all you have to do is brown your beef, dump in the ingredients and simmer away!

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This Lasagna Soup Recipe can’t get any easier!

I looooove Italian food or even anything resembling Italian food from myItalian Vegetable Soup, Tomato Basil Soup, Million Dollar Baked Penne, Million Dollar Macaroni and Cheese Casserole,Zuppa Toscana Soup, Minestrone Soup and everything in between! And while lasagna is technically Italian, it has to be one of America’s favorite foods – and one of my favorite foods! For being a favorite, however, I hardly ever make traditional lasagna – so sad. I just can’t get into the time-consuming, tedious, layering.

But now, I am thrilled to introduce my “can’t-get-any-easier,” One Pot Lasagna Soup!I made this soup twice in a week because I am SO in love with it-and so is my very honest critic, Patrick, who lived in Italy for two years. Sometimes he is a little too honest, but he tells me it’s a good thing, because then I know when he really, really loves something. So as he sat spooning this Lasagna Soup into his mouth, repeating “So good, you nailed it. Insane, taste just like lasagna…,” I knew it was going in my back pocket of easy, “Patrick approved”, delicious recipes.

And it belongs in your back pocket too for all those busy nights when everyone is starting to get hangry (AKA hungry and tired) or simply any time you want to devour something extraordinary.

Why you’ll love this Lasagna Soup

  • EASY ONE POT RECIPE.No tedious layering – dump the ingredients together and simmer!
  • TASTES LIKE LASAGNA.Lasagna noodles are cradled in a beefy marinara broth, then cradled with Parmesan, mozzarella, and ricotta.
  • ADEPTLY SEASONED.Onions, garlic, red pepper flakes, Italian seasonings, and a splash of balsamic create a symphony of flavors.
  • SIMMERED TO PERFECTION.The noodles emerge delightfully al dente.
  • CUSTOMIZABLE.You don’t have to use lasagna noodles! Use whatever pasta you have on hand, add veggies, use turkey or chicken sausage, go light on the cheeses or pile it on, etc.

What you’ll need for Easy Lasagna Soup

  • Lasagna Noodles: Use regular lasagna noodles -NOT no boil lasagna noodles. Break the noodles into 1-2” pieces – they do not have to be perfect!
  • Beef:Use lean ground beef, or for extra flavor, use half beef, half Italian sausage.
  • Onion: Use one yellow onion diced small so the pieces soften quickly.
  • Garlic: I use 5 garlic cloves but you can use more or less depending on your garlic love.
  • Marinara sauce:Use one 24-ounce jar of your favorite marinara sauce. Use Prego as pictured, or my new favorite Rao’s brand which you can purchase onAmazon HERE.
  • Crushed tomatoes:I recommend San Marzano tomatoes from the brands San Marzano, Cento and Muir Glen. They are highly prized for their sweet, intense tomatoey flavor and lower acidity.
  • Tomato paste: Tip! Freeze leftover tomato paste by the tablespoon wrapped in parchment paper.
  • Chicken broth:Use low sodium chicken broth so the soup isn’t too salty.
  • Herbs and spices: This Lasagna Soup is seasoned to perfection with dried basil, thyme, oregano, and parsley, salt and a bay leaf.
  • Red pepper flakes: A pinch of red pepper flakes adds an extra kick but will not make the soup spicy.
  • Heavy cream:This mellows the acidity while adding a subtle creaminess and thickness to the soup.

Lasagna Soup Variations

  • Pasta:Any small pasta shape will work.
  • Bouillon broth:Use water plus chicken bouillon or chicken base to equal 8-10 cups broth. Omit the salt, then add salt to taste. You may also use vegetable broth but it is not as flavorful.
  • Turkey sausage: Swap the lean ground beef for turkey or chicken sausage. I recommend adding a tablespoon of beef bouillon, reducing the salt, then salting to taste.
  • Italian sausage: Use allItalian sausage for extra flavor. UsehotItalian sausage for a kick!
  • Onion:Fresh is best, but you may substitute with 1 ½ teaspoons onion powder.
  • Garlic:You may substitute with 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder.
  • Add vegetables:Carrots, celery, bell peppers, zucchini, green beans, spinach, etc. would all be tasty.

Best pot for soup

A large, 7-9 quart Dutch oven is ideal for making soup due to its capacity, heat distribution, heat retention, versatility, and durability. Its size allows for cooking large quantities of soup, while its even heat distribution ensures consistent cooking throughout. The cast iron is extremely durable while its enameled finish makes for easy cleanup.

My recommendation:Le Creuset offers an expensiveDutch oven (pictured in all my soup recipes)or a less expensiveChef’s ovenwith sloped sides (also great for soups). Alternatively, there are several less expensive options on Amazon like thishighly rated one from Lodge.

How to Make Lasagna Soup

To make this One Pot Lasagna Soup, simply brown your beef (or half Italian sausage if you like), onions and garlic…

Then add all your remaining ingredients – Prego Traditional Italian Sauce, crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, spices…

And lasagna noodles!

Now the list of ingredients might seem long, but you are just dumping and running as the sauce simmers, cooking the noodles, and infusing the whole soup with Prego Italian goodness that smells nothing less than heavenly! Prego not only elevates this One Pot Lasagna Soup and can be the answer to your weeknight dinner dilemma without sacrificing any flavor! Prego boasts rich flavor from real ingredients – no more bland, boring dinners!

Finally, top your soup with ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan – as little or as MUCH as you like and start slurping and shoveling, then repeat.

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How to serve Lasagne Soup

Serving Lasagna Soup is where the fun is at! Ladle the soup into bowls, then top with desired amount of mozzarella, Parmesan and a dollop of ricotta. Stir the cheeses into the hot soup to melt and mingle with the noodles. Finish it off with a side ofCaesar Saladandgarlic bread!

Lasagna Soup Recipe Easy storage

Storage:Store Lasagna Soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.

To reheat:You may need to add a splash of broth before reheating.Reheat large batches on the stove over medium heat, or microwave for90 seconds, stir, then continue to microwave for 20-second intervals, if needed.

Can you freeze lasagna soup?

I do not recommend freezing Lasagna Soup because the noodles can become mushy once thawed. If you would like to freeze the soup, omit the noodles and reduce the broth. When ready to enjoy, cook the lasagna noodles separately and add them to the thawed, warmed soup.

If you love this One Pot Lasagna Soup, as I’m sure you will, be sure to check out my One Pot White Chicken Lasagna Soup withcheesy layers of noodles smothered in velvety Italian spiced Parmesan infused sauce as well as myChicken Parmesan,Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta, and Shrimp Fettuccine! All warm, comforting, delectable dinners to satisfy those cheesy Italian cravings!

Looking for more One Pot Soup Recipes?

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  • Loaded Zuppa Toscana
  • Cheesy Taco Soup
  • Miso Soup with Chicken, Veggies, Shiitake Mushrooms
  • Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder
  • Italian Vegetable Soup
  • Tomato Basil Soup

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One Pot Lasagna Soup Recipe (Easy!)

This EASY Lasagna Soup tastes just like lasagna with layers of cheesy noodles smothered in rich marinara infused with garlic, onion and Italian spices all smothered Parmesan, mozzarella and ricotta – drool – and all you have to do is brown your beef, dump in the ingredients and simmer away! You might never go back to traditional lasagna again!

Servings: 6 -8 servings

Total Time: 50 minutes mins

Prep Time: 10 minutes mins

Cook Time: 40 minutes mins

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Ingredients

Cheese Garnish

  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • freshly finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • ricotta cheese

Instructions

  • Heat large Dutch oven/large soup pot over medium high heat. Add beef and onion and cook, stirring occasionally until beef is browned. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and saute for 30 seconds. Drain off any excess fat.

  • Add Prego Sauce, 6 cups chicken broth, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, sugar, spices, bay leaf and lasagna noodles. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer until lasagna noodles are tender, stirring occasionally (approximately 20-30 minutes).

  • Discard bay leaf and stir in heavy cream (optional) and 2-4 cups chicken broth to reach desired consistency. Garnish individual servings with desired amount of cheeses.

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Notes

*I love lasagna noodles in this recipe – they are slurpilicious! You can also replace the noodles with 2 ½ cups uncooked small shells if desired and simmer for less time.
**If you want to omit the heavy cream but still would like a thicker soup then I suggest whisking 2 teaspoons cornstarch with some of the chicken broth and adding to the soup to simmer and thicken.

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One Pot Lasagna Soup Recipe (Easy!)

This EASY Lasagna Soup tastes just like lasagna with layers of cheesy noodles smothered in rich marinara infused with garlic, onion and Italian spices all smothered Parmesan, mozzarella and ricotta – drool – and all you have to do is brown your beef, dump in the ingredients and simmer away! You might never go back to traditional lasagna again!

Servings: 6 -8 servings

Total Time: 50 minutes mins

Prep Time: 10 minutes mins

Cook Time: 40 minutes mins

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Ingredients

Cheese Garnish

  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • freshly finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • ricotta cheese

Instructions

  • Heat large Dutch oven/large soup pot over medium high heat. Add beef and onion and cook, stirring occasionally until beef is browned. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and saute for 30 seconds. Drain off any excess fat.

  • Add Prego Sauce, 6 cups chicken broth, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, sugar, spices, bay leaf and lasagna noodles. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer until lasagna noodles are tender, stirring occasionally (approximately 20-30 minutes).

  • Discard bay leaf and stir in heavy cream (optional) and 2-4 cups chicken broth to reach desired consistency. Garnish individual servings with desired amount of cheeses.

Video

Notes

*I love lasagna noodles in this recipe – they are slurpilicious! You can also replace the noodles with 2 ½ cups uncooked small shells if desired and simmer for less time.
**If you want to omit the heavy cream but still would like a thicker soup then I suggest whisking 2 teaspoons cornstarch with some of the chicken broth and adding to the soup to simmer and thicken.

Never Miss a Craving

Easy Lasagna Soup Recipe (2024)

FAQs

Can you boil oven-ready lasagna noodles for soup? ›

Yes, you can absolutely boil your lasagna noodles – even the oven-ready type. I prefer to par-boil (partially boil) oven-ready dried noodles for lasagna for 3-5 minutes before they become “al dente”. Al dente is an Italian term that literally means 'to the tooth'.

What can I make with lasagna noodles besides lasagna? ›

One classic meal that you can make is beef stroganoff. You can opt for long noodles as is typical for the dish, or break them up for a more rustic version. Another route is making a savory stir fry. Cook meat, fresh veggies, and bok choy before adding the lasagna noodles.

Do you have to boil lasagna before baking? ›

Uses a mix of turkey sausage & ground beef, and plain old regular style lasagna noodles that you do not have to pre-boil. Just follow the directions as it will take more liquid and cooking time. Choose your favorite sauce, and throw in green peppers while cooking the meat if you like them.

What makes lasagna soupy? ›

Watery tomatoes aren't the only culprit for soupy lasagna: Oils from cheese and meat and water from lasagna noodles and vegetables can affect your lasagna's consistency. Draining excess fat from ground beef or sausage before adding it to tomato sauce is imperative to maintain a thick sauce.

What is the main ingredients in lasagna? ›

The detailed layering instructions can be found in the recipe below, but this is the order you'll follow:
  • Meat sauce.
  • Noodles.
  • Ricotta mixture.
  • Mozzarella slices.
  • Meat sauce.
  • Parmesan cheese.
  • Repeat the layers, then top with the remaining Parmesan.
May 22, 2024

Is no-boil lasagna good? ›

No-boil lasagna noodles aren't just a convenient shortcut to piping-hot lasagna—they're actually way more delicious than the regular, frilly-edged kind you have to cook before using. Why? First of all, no-boil noodles tend to be much thinner than the conventional kind.

Can you soak regular lasagna noodles instead of boiling? ›

Soak—Instead of Boil—Lasagna Noodles

And since they're soaked, they'll cook faster in the oven than if you used noodles that were completely dry," writes Prakash. "Plus, the soaking doesn't add any more time to the recipe because it's done while the sauce simmers."

What is the difference between lasagna noodles and oven ready lasagna noodles? ›

Which is why no-boil noodles are such a boon. They're thinner than regular lasagna noodles, precooked and then dried, so they can soften during baking with just the moisture from the sauce. Put the dried noodles in the casserole and voila! They cook while the casserole cooks ...

What do Italians use instead of ricotta in lasagna? ›

In Italian cuisine, ricotta cheese is a popular ingredient in many dishes, but when it's not available, Italians may substitute it with other soft cheeses like mascarpone, stracchino, or crescenza.

How to use lasagna noodles not in lasagna? ›

Roll-Ups. For a lunchbox meal you can make the day before, spread cooked lasagna noodles with ricotta, sliced pepperoni and basil leaves. Roll up and pack with marinara sauce for dipping.

What not to do when making lasagna? ›

In the spirit of learning and lasagna, here are the top mistakes everyone makes with lasagna.
  1. Overcooking the noodles. ...
  2. Boiling noodles without oil and salt. ...
  3. Letting your lasagna get too soupy. ...
  4. Using the wrong protein. ...
  5. Overloading the layers. ...
  6. Substituting cottage cheese for ricotta. ...
  7. Using preshredded cheese.
Aug 30, 2022

What happens if you don't boil lasagna? ›

Boiling lasagna noodles is really overrated. There really isn't any reason to do it. And you don't need those newfangled "oven ready" noodles. Just let the regular type noodles soak up liquid from the sauce and cook in the oven - Presto!

How many calories are in a bowl of lasagna soup? ›

Homemade Lasagna Soup (1 serving) contains 32g total carbs, 28g net carbs, 3g fat, 9g protein, and 235 calories.

What was lasagna originally made of? ›

The first theory is that lasagna comes from Greek λάγανον (laganon), a flat sheet of pasta dough cut into strips. The word λαγάνα (lagana) is still used in Greek to mean a flat thin type of unleavened bread baked for the holiday Clean Monday.

What is lasagna verde made of? ›

It's made with a spinach bechamel sauce, sateéd broccoli, basil pesto, lasagna noodles and vegan parmesan. And there is even more room to add any veggie you like, as long as it is green! A healthy, comforting lasagna that's also great for mealprepping.

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