lasagna soup

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With spicy sausage, tender noodles, and a topping of melted cheese, this lasagna soup recipe has all of your favorite slow-cooked Italian ingredients in a pot.

A boiling plate of lasagna soup makes everyone happy at dinner.

The soup season is in full swing and I couldn't be more excited. Since moving to Ohio, I have been waiting for meals filled with all my favorite soups and stews as temperatures drop.

I already have a feeling we'll be eating a lot more bowls of this tasty soup on cold nights all winter long!

What is lasagna soup?

Lasagna soup is everything you like about a classic Italian lasagna simmered in soup. My family loves meaty lasagna, so I used hot sausages and ground beef in this soup.

After browning the meat, I added onions, garlic, and tomatoes along with the Italian seasoning. After boiling everything in chicken broth and adding curly mafalda noodles, the soup ends with the best ingredient of all: a lot of cheese.

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For the cheese topping, I use a mix of three different types of Italian cheeses. The mixture of ricotta cheese, parmesan, and mozzarella adds rich, creamy flavors to this soup.

A big spoonful of cheese on my soup plate made me very happy. Each tablespoon of soup was filled with spicy tomato, spicy sausage, perfectly cooked noodles, and gooey cheese.

Everyone in my family loves this lasagna soup. Most of us returned for a second course!

Easy lasagna soup

Perhaps the best thing about this delicious Italian soup is how easy it is. Sometimes you want lasagna without all the steps of boiling noodles, browning the meat, and layering layer by layer in a saucepan.

The noodles in this soup are cooked directly in the pot with the other ingredients, so this recipe will save you cooking and cleaning time. Who wants to be stuck in the kitchen washing dishes when you could be digging in a large bowl of delicious soup?

You can also prepare this soup in advance! Follow all instructions until adding the noodles and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

Once ready to serve, simmer the soup again, add the noodles, and cook until tender. If you expect to add the noodles if you prepare the soup ahead of time, you make sure they don't get mushy.

I love how my homemade Italian seasoning tastes in this recipe, but your favorite store-bought Italian herbal blend will also work wonderfully. If you like a spicier soup, feel free to increase the amount of red pepper in the recipe.

Similarly, if you want a little less heat, reduce the red pepper flakes as much as you like. We all loved the taste of hot Italian sausage in this lasagna soup recipe, but other types of sausage are likely to taste good, too.

Mafalda noodles

What are Mafalda noodles? They are a miniature flat noodle with curved edges, like a miniature lasagna noodle. These little Mafalda noodles are absolutely perfect in lasagna soup, and these longer Mafalda noodles caught my eye when I was buying the others and now I can't wait to try them too.

Using these flat curved noodles really makes this soup feel like a twist on lasagna. If you can't find Mafalda noodles, almost any curly noodle will work in the Lasagna Soup recipe. Play with it and make it yours.

Soup Recipes

Make lasagna soup part of your meal rotation this fall and winter along with Italian sausage and vegetable soup and this hearty minestrone soup. Served with slices of crispy Italian bread, this soup will warm you up on a cold night!

Looking for even more soup recipes for the winter? If you like this lasagna soup recipe, you'll also love the Italian Herb Meatball Soup and the Creamy Turkey Noodle Soup.

If you love Italian foods, check out my Italian Spicy Stuffed Peppers. It's one of my family's all-time favorite foods and inspired this stuffed pepper soup {slow cooker}.

I'm also looking forward to trying this One Pot Beef Stroganoff Soup posted by Belly Full!

Lasagna soup recipe

  1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, cook and crumble the sausage and ground beef over medium-high heat. Add the onions and garlic to cook along with the meat. Sprinkle with Italian seasonings and red pepper flakes as everything cooks.

  2. Add the tomato paste, diced tomatoes, chicken stock, salt, and pepper. Stir and increase heat to high. When the soup begins to simmer, reduce to medium-high once more and add the pasta. Stir and simmer until noodles are soft, 8-10 minutes. Taste the broth and adjust the spices as necessary.

  3. Remove from the heat when the noodles are tender but still chewy. While the pasta is cooking, mix the ricotta, parmesan, and mozzarella in a small bowl.

  4. Scoop the soup into bowls and top with a generous tablespoon of the cheese mixture.

Succulent lasagna soup

The rich lasagna soup is a favorite for cold weather.

Italian cuisine

Preparation time: 10 minutes.

Cook time: 45 minutes.

Total time: 55 minutes

Servings: 10 servings

Calories: 438kcal

Ingredients

Soup ingredients

  • 1 pound hot sausage (Italian sausage can also be used)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 small onions, chopped into 1/2 "pieces, about 2 cups
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • (2) 14.5-ounce cans diced tomatoes, with garlic (fire-roasted tomatoes are great, if you can find them)
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6-8 oz of mafalda paste, or an alternative curly paste

Cheese topping ingredients

  • 8 oz ricotta cheese, about 1 cup
  • 2 oz parmesan cheese, about 1/2 cup
  • 2 oz freshly grated mozzarella, about 1/2 cup

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, cook and crumble the sausage and ground beef over medium-high heat. Add the onions and garlic to cook along with the meat. Sprinkle with Italian seasonings and red pepper flakes as everything cooks.

  • Add the tomato paste, diced tomatoes, chicken stock, salt, and pepper. Stir and increase heat to high. When the soup begins to simmer, reduce to medium-high once more and add the pasta. Stir and simmer until noodles are soft, 8-10 minutes. Taste the broth and adjust the spices as necessary.

  • Remove from the heat when the noodles are tender, but still chewy. While the pasta is cooking, mix the ricotta, parmesan, and mozzarella in a small bowl.

  • Scoop the soup into bowls and top with a generous tablespoon of the cheese mixture. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 22 g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 1598mg | Potassium: 668 mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 770 IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 3 mg

Lasagna soup

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