This Lasagna Soup is one of my all time favorites! You get all the flavors of a delicious hearty lasagna in a comforting soup form! It’s loaded with beef, tomatoes and Italian herbs and the melty cheese just takes it over the top.

Lasagna Soup Recipe

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Lasagna Soup

I first shared this recipe way back in December 2013 and since then I’ve made it countless times. It’s been a go-to recipe for 5 years going strong so I figured it was time to update the photos and add tips.

How To Make Lasagna Soup Video Tutorial

On a chilly day this is one of my favorite ways to warm up. It’s such a cozy soup and it has such an incredibly flavor.

You get an herbed tomato based broth that’s filled with hearty bits of ground beef, and it’s finished off with a generous mound of cheese that melts perfectly into the steaming hot soup.

This simple recipe may look a little daunting due to the long list of ingredients but a lot of it is pantry staples you likely already have so don’t miss out on this recipe thinking it’s too much.

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It’s actually easy to make and perfect for weeknights. Try it soon, it’s likely to become a chilly night staple!

Lasagna Soup in a large pot.

Ingredients Needed for Lasagna Soup

  • Olive oil
  • Lean ground beef
  • Yellow onion
  • Garlic
  • Low-sodium chicken broth
  • Canned diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, and tomato paste
  • Dried herbs basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme
  • Seasoning Salt and pepper
  • Cheeses mozzarella, parmesan, ricotta
  • Dried lasagna noodles (campanelle or bow-ties works great too)
  • Fresh parsley

Lasagna Soup Ingredients

How to Make Lasagna Soup

  • Heat one tablespoon olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  • Once hot, crumble beef into pot, season with salt and pepper to taste and cook, stirring occasionally until browned.
  • Drain fat from beef and set beef aside.

Browning ground beef in pot for lasagna soup.

  • Heat remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil in pot, add chopped yellow onion and saute until it begins to soften, about 3 minutes.
  • Add in garlic and saute 30 seconds longer.

Sauteing onion and garlic for lasagna soup.

  • Pour in broth, diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste and herbs.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer 20 minutes.

Adding broth, tomatoes and herbs to pot for lasagna soup.

  • Meanwhile cook pasta according to package instructions.
  • In a mixing bowl, using a fork, stir together mozzarella, parmesan and ricotta.

Mixing ricotta parmesan and mozzarella in a mixing bowl for lasagna soup.

  • Add cooked pasta to soup and thin soup with a little more broth if desired. See notes below next photo.
  • Stir together cheeses then serve soup with dollops of cheese.

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Stirring broken cooked lasagna noodles and parsley into lasagna soup.

Can I Cook the Pasta in the Soup?

  • If you plan on serving the soup right away you can also just simmer the noodles with the soup. Add 1 extra cup of broth or water to make up for what the noodles will absorb. They’ll likely take about 12 – 14 minutes to cook with soup.
  • I like to cook pasta separately and add to individual servings then reserve remaining noodles (tossed with oil) for leftovers separately. We don’t finish the whole pot in one sitting and I hate soggy pasta.

Overhead image of lasagna soup in large white pot set over marble surface.

What If I Don’t Have all Those Dried Herbs?

If you don’t have the long list of herbs I’ve also tried this with 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning and it works great.

Can I Use Fresh Herbs?

I’ve also made this with fresh basil in place of dried. If doing so use 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil. You could also use fresh oregano, rosemary or thyme too just triple those amounts.

Can I Freeze This Soup?

The soup will freeze great without the pasta or cheeses mixed in. Freeze cheeses and pasta separately (lightly rinse pasta, drain then drizzle and toss with a little oil so it doesn’t stick excessively).

Single Serving of Lasagna Soup

Tips for This Recipe

  • You can use half Italian sausage in place of the ground beef (or try half sausage half beef). You can use ground turkey to cut fat.
  • You could also replace parmesan cheese with romano cheese.
  • Freeze any leftover crushed tomatoes (if you had to use a large can and couldn’t find the small) or tomato paste for a later use.

Two individual servings of lasagna soup.

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More Italian Soup Recipes You’ll Love!

  • Zuppa Toscana
  • Pasta e Fagioli
  • Spinach Tomato Tortellini Soup
  • Italian Wedding Soup
  • Italian Vegetable Lentil Soup
  • Minestrone
  • Italian Beef Stew


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