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Enjoy your favorite lasagna flavors in this no-fuss, homemade lasagna soup! Cut your prep time in half to enjoy this hardy, cold weather favorite dinner any night of the week.

Overhead view into a stockpot filled with lasagna soup.

We love lasagna so much, we could give Garfield a run for his money. The difference between The Stay At Home Chef house and Garfield’s, is that we have to actually do the cooking ourselves. While we absolutely love lasagna, it isn’t always the most practical meal to make on a busy weekday. Don’t get us wrong, it is always worth the time and effort, but we need dinner recipes that are quick, easy, and delicious enough for the whole family to get behind on busy evenings. This soup will satisfy all of those lasagna cravings, without the time and effort required for traditional lasagna. 

Meat Options: 

We prefer the flavor of Italian sausage, but you can always replace with ground beef if desired. While it will affect the taste, you can also use ground turkey or chicken as well. 

Spice Level:

You get to completely control the spice in this recipe with your sausage choice. Stick to a mild sausage if you are particularly heat sensitive, and opt for hot if you love that extra kick!

Can I make Homemade Lasagna Soup without meat? 

You certainly can! Omit the sausage and add your favorite chopped vegetables as you’re sautéing the onions. Some of our favorites are zucchini, spinach, roasted red peppers, and mushrooms. 

Lasagna Noodles:

It wouldn’t be lasagna soup without the broken up lasagna noodles, now would it? But haven’t we all been there, in the middle of making dinner only to realize we’re missing an ingredient? If you need to substitute the broken lasagna noodles, you can honestly use any type of pasta you have on hand. A smaller tube variety is best. 

Ricotta Cheese Substitute:

You can always substitute the ricotta for cottage cheese if desired.

Topping Options:

Go ahead and top your soup with thinly sliced basil and salt and pepper to taste.

Make Ahead Instructions: 

You can easily make this soup ahead if desired. Refrigerate your soup in an airtight container up to 24 hours in advance, then warm up on the stove and cook the noodles when ready to serve. The longer noodles sit in the soup, the more soggy they will become, so make sure to wait to cook those until just before ready to serve.

Freezer Instructions: 

This soup can freeze extremely well if you omit a couple of ingredients. Noodles are best added fresh, when ready to eat. Do not add the noodles, and simply cook those separately once you are ready to thaw and eat. You’ll also want to skip the cheese mixture, and make that fresh as well. Pour your noodle-less and cheese-less soup into gallon size freezer-safe bags, and lay flat for easy freezer stacking. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before warming back up on the stove, cooking the noodles separately, and topping with your cheese mixture. 

A white bowl of lasagna soup.

Storage and Reheating Instructions: 

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in a saucepan over medium-low heat on the stove until warmed through. 

If you like this recipe, you may be interested in these other delicious soup recipes:

Watch the video below where Caytlin will walk you through every step of this recipe. Sometimes it helps to have a visual, and we’ve always got you covered with our cooking show. You can find the complete collection of recipes on YouTube, Facebook Watch, or our Facebook Page, or right here on our website with their corresponding recipes.

Overhead view into a stockpot filled with lasagna soup.
Enjoy your favorite lasagna flavors in this no fuss, homemade lasagna soup! Cut your prep time in half to enjoy this hardy, cold weather favorite dinner any night of the week.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds Italian sausage
  • 1 large white or yellow onion diced
  • 5 cloves minced garlic
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 15 ounces canned tomato sauce
  • 30 ounces canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups lasagna noodles , uncooked and broken

Cheese Topping

  • 16 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
Instructions
  • Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add in sausage and cook until browned, about 8-10 minutes. Drain excess grease and return pan to medium-high heat.
  • Add in onion and saute until soft and translucent, another 5-7 minutes.
  • Add in garlic and let toast 1-2 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low and pour in beef broth, tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes. Season with Italian seasoning, salt, onion powder, black pepper, and bay leaves. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer over high heat.
  • Once simmering, reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to simmer 15-20 minutes.
  • Add in lasagna noodles and cook an additional 15 minutes, until pasta is al dente.
  • Remove pot from the heat. Dish into a bowl and serve with a dollop of the cheese mixture on top.

Cheese Topping

  • Combine ricotta, parmesan, mozzarella, and italian seasonings together. Mix until well blended. Refrigerate until time to serve.
Notes
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 828kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 1946mg | Potassium: 982mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 775IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 370mg | Iron: 5mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lasagna Soup
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