Lasagna Soup

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Loaded with sausage and beef, plenty of herbs and garlic, and topped with a lava flow of mozzarella cheese, lasagna soup is easier to make than its oven-baked counterpart, and just as delicious.

Easy, Cheesy Soup You Didn’t Know You Needed.  

Soup is the original one-pot supper, and this meaty, cheesy one-pot lasagna soup might just be the best soup recipe we’ve ever shared. And that’s saying a lot! From Chicken Noodle to Black Bean Soup, we’re fans of just about every soup there is! Whether you think of it as a brothy, noodle-y tomato soup on steroids or as liquified lasagna this pasta-inspired soup is a new spin on everyone’s favorite classic Italian dinner.

ingredients for lasagna soup italian sausage, ground beef, canned tomatoes, chicken stock, lasagna noodles, onto, garlic

All of the Best Lasagna Ingredients, Soup-ified.

Think of this lasagna soup recipe as kind of a deconstructed lasagna. We’ve taken all of the classic lasagna ingredients, and rearranged them a little bit into something slurpable. Whether you’re a lasagna-making pro, or a total novice, we bet that these flavors at least are familiar favorites. You’ll need: 

  • MEAT. The combination of ground beef and ground Italian sausage means loads of beefy, pork richness. 
  • Garlic and onions. Of course! The foundations of any great soup recipe. 
  • Tomatoes, three ways. We’re not messing around—this lasagna soup gets its sweet, tomato-y punch from canned tomatoes, tomato paste, AND tomato sauce. 
  • Herbs. Since it’s an herb blend (a combo that includes dried basil, oregano and rosemary) Italian seasoning brings tons of flavor with just a few teaspoons, and we sprinkle in some fennel seeds for good measure. 
  • Cheese! Specifically mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. 
  • Lasagna noodles. This is the one slightly fussy thing about this soup recipe. No-boil lasagna pasta noodles won’t work—you’ll need to use the kind that you boil before using. 

How To Make Lasagna Soup (AKA Why Leftover Lasagna Noodles Aren’t the Problem You Think They Are.) 

This easy lasagna soup comes together at least 15 minutes faster than a traditional oven-baked lasagna—and sometimes, that extra downtime is the difference between a relaxing evening and a stressed-out one. Plus, just like it’s rectangular counterpart, it’s only dirties one pot. Here’s how to make it: 

  1. Sauté! Ground beef and sausage get a quick sauté with onions and garlic, starting this soup off on a super-flavorful note. 
  2. Soup-ification! Pour in all of the liquid-y things now: broth and all of the tomatoes (cans and paste) and let that lovely soup base simmer. 
  3. P.S. If you haven't yet cooked the lasagna noodles, do it while the soup simmers! 
  4. Finish the soup by stirring in the noodles. 
  5. Serve, mounded with cheese! The mozzarella will get super melty from the heat of the soup, and that's a really, really good thing.
the best lasagna soup in a soup pot with cheese, sausage and ground beef

Freeze Me! The Lasagna Soup Story. 

Yes, it’s true—lasagna soup loves your freezer. (Or is it the other way around?) Anyway, this is a killer soup recipe to make ahead and freeze for some busy, dreary day when you just can’t EVEN with making dinner. To freeze lasagna soup, follow the recipe as-written, but stop before adding the lasagna noodles and cheese. Freeze it. Then, when you’re ready, defrost the soup and bring it to a good simmer. When the soup is warmed through, finish it off with cooked lasagna noodles and cheese before serving. 

A large soup pot filled with cheesy lasagna soup being stirred with a wooden spoon

Tools You’ll Need: 

lasagna soup in a bowl

4 More Easy Soup Recipes to Keep You Toasty Warm This Season. 

A big bubbling pot of soup—the kind that steams up every window in the house—is one of the coziest, homiest things ever. Here are four soup recipes we turn to time and time again:

Cheesy lasagna soup with ground beef in a black bowl with a spoon.

A Downright Pinterest-Worthy Soup

With all that melty mozzarella cheese and ripply lasagna noodles, this easy soup is as enticing to look at as it is to gobble up! Snap a photo of your lasagna soup and maybe even a video of the beautiful people you feed it to. Tag us on Instagram using @themodernproper and #themodernproper. Happy eating!

Lasagna Soup

Serves 6

Ingredients

1 lb Italian sausage, ground
½ lb lean ground beef
1 onion, diced
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
4 cups chicken broth
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
1 (14 oz) can tomato sauce
1 tsp fennel seeds
2 tsp Italian seasoning
2 tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
8 lasagna noodles, cooked
8 oz mozzarella, shredded
½ cup Parmesan cheese
fresh parsley, optional

Method

  1. In a large stock pot, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat. Add the ground beef, sausage and onions and cook until meat is browned. Halfway through cooking the meat add the garlic.
  2. Once the meat is cooked through, pour in the tomato paste, canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and fennel and simmer on low for 20 minutes.
  3. While the soup is cooking, prepare the lasagna noodles in a separate pot according to package directions and drain.
  4. Add the cooked lasagna noodles to the pot and stir to combine. Top with the Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses, and some fresh parsley. Enjoy!

**This soup is easily adaptable for dairy or gluten allergies. The soup itself is dairy-free, simply top with a non-dairy cheese substitute before eating. Sub gluten-free noodles for a tasty wheat-free soup!