With this LASAGNA SOUP recipe, you get all the flavours of a delicious hearty lasagna yet in a comforting soup form. Just like homemade lasagna, without all the work.
I adore traditional lasagna and have one fantastic recipe for it, yet truth be told, I hardly ever make it.
Most often, I just don’t have time, as it’s quite a tedious recipe with all that time-consuming layering and steps.
I think this is why I made these Petite Lasagna Cups many years ago, using wonton wrappers instead of pasta. I wanted that shortcut on making it, without sacrificing on taste.
Despite the work involved in making traditional lasagna, it is one meal that I absolutely crave.
Especially this time of year, I need that classic comfort food but rarely have the time or energy to make it.
Do you drool over Lasagna too? It’s the combination of the delicious cheeses, pasta and combined taste. I’m shaking my fists at yummy meals that just don’t fit into the schedule!
Actually, this is why I adore my Slow Cooker Easy Lasagna recipe. Not only is it convenient thanks to the crockpot, but it’s a dump and eat meal.
It’s just as hearty and filling as this Tomato Vegetable Hamburger Soup. If you’re looking for a great soup recipe, this one is amazing.
LASAGNA SOUP IS LIKE LASAGNA IN A BOWL
This Lasagna Soup recipe is the ideal solution as it’s with all the goodness in a traditional lasagna.
You got your beef, tomatoes, herbs and that melty cheese that just takes it over the top.
So I found two shortcuts to having one of my favorite soups, this is made in the slow cooker and in soup form. Yay!
The best part is that its among the best one pot meals, less dishes means less work.
This quick lasagna soup recipe is the perfect weeknight dinner that will fit into your schedule. You’ll appreciate this soup recipe on a cold winter night.
And the taste – amazing.
Ingredients to Make Lasagna Soup
You’ll need the following simple ingredients to make this easy lasagna soup recipe. The full detailed instructions are on the printable recipe card below.
- ground beef
- small onion
- bell pepper
- cloves garlic
- Italian seasoning
- brown sugar
- chicken broth
- diced tomatoes
- tomato sauce
- uncooked lasagna noodles
- parmesan cheese
- mozzarella cheese
- black pepper and salt
- fresh parsley or fresh basil, for garnish
Don’t shy away because of the ingredients list, I know at first glance it might seem like a lot of work. Most of these tasty ingredients should be items you already have on hand in your pantry.
How to Make One Pot Lasagna Soup
In a greased large soup pot on medium heat, start to brown the ground beef with the onion and pepper.
Add in minced garlic when almost done, and cook for another minute. Drain the excess fat, and place the large pot back on stove.
Stir in seasoning, brown sugar, broth, diced tomatoes (or crushed tomatoes) and tomato sauce. Stir well and bring to a boil on medium-high heat.
Reduce heat and simmer gently for approximately 20 minutes.
Add in broken lasagna noodles and stir, continuing to simmer until noodles are cooked, about 10-15 minutes.
Stir in parmesan cheese, ladle into bowls and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and fresh parsley if desired.
Provide salt and pepper to taste, if desired
- Use ground turkey instead of lean ground beef.
- You can also use vegan cheese or other types of cheese, if preferred. As well feel free to use gluten-free pasta.
- I use chicken broth yet in a pinch you can substitute it for vegetable broth or beef broth.
This hearty soup is great on it’s own yet like any pasta dish, garlic bread or baguette slices are a great side dish choice.
Place leftover lasagna soup into an airtight container or cover well with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for up to 5 days.
You can reheat on the stove or in the microwave. Lasagna soup is great the next day.
If you plan ahead to have leftovers, it’s recommended to initially cook your pasta to al dente so that reheating (and too much of it) doesn’t produce mushy pasta.
If you make this recipe with the intention of reheating, store leftovers and the pasta separately so that the pasta doesn’t absorb so much broth that it’s mushy.
When reheating, you might need to add a bit more tomato sauce or even tomato paste, if it show evidence of drying out.
CAN I FREEZE LASAGNA SOUP?
Yes, you can freeze lasagna soup, yet I’d do so before the addition of the pasta and cheeses. Yet since you could freeze each of these separately, as well – it’s a great freezer meal to have on hand.
I don’t want to rush summer by any means, but this really is the perfect fall and winter warm-up meal.
Yet this one-pot lasagna soup recipe is one that we enjoy at least once every summer, again those cravings hit no matter the season.
Another great variation to try, and if you have time, is this Butternut Squash Lasagna.
I adore soups that eat like a meal, it’s one-bowl goodness that is like a meal without much of the fuss.
Browse through the recipes here on My Organized Chaos and you’ll see that I’m crazy for soups. So, I do have some suggestions if you’d love some more to try …
More Hearty Soups to Try:
- Tomato Tortellini Soup
- Tuscan Barley Soup
- Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup
- Creamy Potato Soup
- Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup
- Creamy Chicken Stew
- Roasted Tomato Soup
I do have a ton more, yet that is a great start. Yet you definitely landed on the right page with this quick lasagna soup recipe.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 bell pepper, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 900 ml chicken broth
- 2 156 ml can diced tomatoes
- 2 156 ml can tomato sauce
- 2 cups broken lasagna noodles, uncooked
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
- pepper and salt to taste
- fresh parsley for garnish, optional
- In a large greased pot on medium heat, start to brown the ground beef with the onion and pepper, add in minced garlic when almost done. Drain and place back on stove
- Stir in seasoning, brown sugar, broth, diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. Stir well and bring to a boil.
- reduce heat and simmer gently for approximately 20 minutes
- Add in broken lasagna noodles and stir, continuing to simmer until noodles are cooked, about 10-15 minutes
- Stir in parmesan cheese, ladle into bowls and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and fresh parsley if desired
- provide salt and pepper to taste, if desired
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 8 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 722Saturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 875mgCarbohydrates: 88gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 37g