I really think that I should start a series on my blog called “TikTok made me try it” because, if not for seeing this all over my for you page, I would have never made this lasagna soup.
That said however, I’m very glad it graced my for you page as many times as it did and I’m excited to share this delicious soup recipe with you all!
This lasagna soup has completely changed the way I view lasagna and I’m not sure if I’ll ever go back to plain old traditional lasagna again.
Why you’ll love this recipe
This lasagna soup has everything you love about a traditional lasagna… but in soup form! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – all soup is good soup & every season is soup season!
It’s a one pot meal! This lasagna soup is made in just one pot. I’ll take any recipe that requires me to use more dishes – and I’m sure you will too!
The rich tomato broth is to die for. Whether you use canned tomatoes, diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, or your favorite tomato sauce the flavor of the broth will leave you speechless.
To make this delicious lasagna soup for yourself, you’ll need:
- Lasagna noodles – Because we’re making soup, we’ll be using broken lasagna noodles! You could use another type of noodle, but would this even be a lasagna soup recipe if it didn’t have lasagna noodles?
- Italian sausage – I’ll use half Italian sausage and half ground beef whenever I make lasagna soup.
- Ground beef – Feel free to use ground turkey in place of ground beef!
- Tomato paste – The tomato paste helps to thicken & flavor the lasagna soup.
- Onion & garlic – Use for flavor!
- Sun dried tomatoes – This is completely optional but I love using sun dried tomatoes (or even oven dried tomatoes) to my lasagna soup. It adds such a beautiful flavor that you really can’t get from any other tomato!
- Vegetable broth – There are tons of people who use chicken broth in their lasagna soup, but I really like the taste of vegetable broth in mine. That said, if you’re a chicken broth type of person, use that instead!
- Heavy cream – Heavy cream helps to thicken your lasagna soup. You could replace the heavy cream with cornstarch if you’d like though – check out the FAQ section below to learn how.
- Tomato sauce – Feel free to use some homemade tomato sauce or your favorite store bought sauce!
- Water – While you could use more vegetable broth, I tend to do a mixture of both.
- Olive oil – For sautéing.
- Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes – For flavor!
- Basil – I absolutely love adding fresh basil to the top of my lasagna soup. It gives the soup such a fresh feeling!
- Cheese mixture of your choice – I recommend either ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, or parmesan cheese. TBH, you can never have too much cheese when it comes to lasagna, so I say go all out with a cheese mixture!
Feel free to add in some diced tomatoes (or crushed tomatoes) to this lasagna soup!
How to make lasagna soup
Making lasagna soup is incredibly easy and doesn’t really take too long to come together!
Add olive oil to a large pot over medium high heat followed by the onion and sauté for about a minute. Then, add in the sun dried tomatoes along with the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
Add in the ground beef and Italian sausage and cook until browned. I’ll add in the red pepper flakes and Italian seasoning here, too! Once the meat has browned, add in the tomato paste and stir until well combined.
Now it’s time to add in the vegetable broth, water, and heavy cream. Give everything a good stir and once you see the mixture starting to bubble, begin to break the lasagna noodles and add them into your soup.
Cook until the lasagna noodles have softened and remove from heat. Serve immediately or top with your cheese mixture! Top with fresh basil or fresh parsley and enjoy!
Storing & freezing lasagna soup
This lasagna soup will keep in the fridge for up to five days if stored in an airtight container.
If you want to freeze your lasagna soup, please make sure you don’t freeze it after topping it with cheese! More often than not, when you freeze cheese ice crystals will develop and disrupt the cheese’s structure. This can make it dry and crumbly – not to mention, it can mold quickly.
Freeze the lasagna soup (with no cheese) for up to two months in an airtight container. When you’re ready to eat, warm it over the stove on medium heat. Then you can top it with cheese!
Frequently asked questions
Have a question that wasn’t answered below? Drop it down in the comment box and I’ll do my best to answer 🙂
Do I need to use heavy cream in my lasagna soup?
While I recommend using heavy cream as it helps to thicken the lasagna soup, you can skip it and use cornstarch!
Simply whisk 2 TBSP of cornstarch to the vegetable broth or water and it’ll thicken the soup just as well.
Am I able to make this lasagna soup ahead of time?
You can! I’d recommend making this recipe up to the point where you need to add in the lasagna noodles, then stopping.
This way, the noodles won’t be too soggy! When you’re ready to serve this lasagna soup, heat everything in your soup pot, add the lasagna noodles in, and serve!
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One Pot Lasagna Soup Recipe
This one pot lasagna soup has everything that you love about a traditional lasagna but in soup form! It’s easy to make and incredibly delicious.
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 25 Minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 6 Servings 1x
- 1 box lasagna noodles
- 1/2 pound ground beef
- 1/2 pound Italian sausage
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 4 cups water
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 onion, diced
- 4 – 5 cloves freshly minced garlic
- 4 – 5 sun dried tomatoes, diced
- 1 24 oz jar tomato sauce
- 2 TBSP tomato paste
- 1 TBSP olive oil
- 1 TBSP Italian seasoning
- 1 TSP red pepper flakes, optional
- Cheese mixture for topping
- Basil for garnish
- Add olive oil to a large pot over medium high heat followed by the onion and sauté for about a minute. Then, add in the sun dried tomatoes along with the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
- Next, add in the ground beef and Italian sausage and cook until browned. Add in the red pepper flakes and Italian seasoning here, too! Once the meat has browned, add in the tomato paste and stir until well combined.
- Now it’s time to add in the vegetable broth, water, and heavy cream. Give everything a good stir and once you see the mixture starting to bubble, begin to break the lasagna noodles and add them into your soup.
- Cook until the lasagna noodles have softened and remove from heat. Serve immediately or top with your cheese mixture! Top with fresh basil or fresh parsley and enjoy!