Lasagna Soup is all the wonderful, memory-filled flavors of a classic lasagna in soup form! Ground beef is sautéd together with garlic and aromatics, then simmered low and slow with a decadent sauce of tomato sauce and beef stock. Mini lasagna noodles get swirled in and make the perfect spoonful of lasagna soup!
This Lasagna Soup recipe is a wonderful, homey pot of soup to have simmering on the stove. I sure didn’t mind having leftovers of this one! You can easily heat up the leftover Lasagna Soup, or pour the leftovers into a baking dish, top it with cheese and bake it for a re-constructed Lasagna Soup Lasagna. Ya feel me? I’m just thinking about all that gooey, melty cheese that would crust over on the top. Leftovers are never a bad idea!
Start this infusing this soup recipe with all the classic lasagna flavors by browning some ground beef in the bottom of the soup pot or Dutch oven. Cooking it all in the same pot helps build the layers of flavor as well!
Next, in go all the goodies! I’m talking onion, garlic, dried oregano, dried basil and crushed red pepper flakes. It instantly starts smelling like lasagna after this!
Then, it’s time to create the “soup” part of the soup. AKA: the broth! This is made by pouring in tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and beef stock. Swirl it all together to create a decadent soup. Simply irresistible!
Finally, the fun part: noodles! You can’t have lasagna without the classic, squiggly-edged lasagna noodles. Let’s dive into those below!
Let’s Talk Lasagna Noodles
Originally for this recipe, I used regular lasagna noodles that I broke into pieces. BUT NOW, there’s this wonderful invention of mini lasagna noodles! Brilliant! They are still perfectly squiggly and really do taste like miniature lasagna noodles. Check out your local grocery store to see if they have them. If you are in the midwest region, Hyvee carries them. I also found this version of them on Amazon.
If you are able to get your hands on some of the mini lasagna noodles, I highly recommend going this route as it is much easier and so darn cute. I also noticed that they aren’t as thick as regular lasagna noodles, which makes them much more suitable for a soup.
Otherwise. you can go the route of breaking the large lasagna noodles into smaller pieces. When using this method, about 3/4 of the lasagna noodle box will be used. Since they are more dense, not as many of them will be needed for the soup. Try to break them into even-sized pieces to match each other.
**I highly recommend cooking the noodles in a separate pot of water according to package instructions to get al dente noodles. Then, drain the noodles and add them into the soup. This way, the noodles won’t absorb all the broth that was just made in the soup while they are cooking.
How to Serve
After the soup has simmered away, it’s time to dig in! Ladle the soup in to bowls and top with desired toppings. Here’s some ideas:
- Ricotta cheese – a lasagna classic!
- Cottage cheese – if you are from the midwest, you will understand this one! Similar to how I make my Homestyle Lasagna, cottage cheese takes the place of ricotta cheese!
- Shredded cheese – mozzarella, parmesan or asiago!
- Fresh basil – helps add a bright, green flavor!
- Cheesy Garlic Bread – I mean, you gotta have something to dunk into all that goodness!
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Recipe originally posted on 4/14/2018 – recipe and photos updated on 1/14/2022.