Lasagna Soup

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  • This Lasagna Soup is crazy easy and made in one pot! Get all your favorite lasagna flavors in one amazing recipe! I make this at least once a week during the cooler months as well as Cheeseburger Soup, French Onion Soup, and Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie!

    Lasagna Soup

    Lasagna Soup

    This year has been the year of the soup here at iambaker. I have been trying and testing out new recipes and finding new family favorites that everyone (even my pickiest eater!) enjoys. This soup ranks right at the top! It is everything you love about lasagna… the meats, cheeses, Italian seasonings, and adorable curly noodles… packed into an easy one-pot meal.

    One Pot Lasagna Soup

     

    Noodles for Lasagna Soup

    This might be the most controversial part of this recipe… my choice for the noodles. When I talked to my MIL about her famous lasagna soup she told me that she will only use the best quality lasagna noodles and that they need to be broken up into the soup. I tried that and found that while it tasted great, people didn’t immediately know it was a “lasagna” soup. The noodles flatten a bit and you don’t always see those adorable little frills on the sides. So I was on the hunt for the perfect noodle and came across a Mafalda noodle. It is PERFECT. You get the same taste as a lasagna noodle but a prettier presentation! And when you are feeding 5 kids with different tastes you know that presentation can be everything. 😉

    The BEST Lasagna Soup Recipe

    How to Season Lasagna Soup

    I ran across quite a few recipes that call for 4-12 different seasonings. When testing this out I kept finding that I couldn’t tell the difference between the soup seasoned with Italian seasoning and ones that had 12 different seasonings added. I believe that is because of the fact that this is a “quick” meal and the seasonings just don’t have the time to develop like they would if you were cooking low and slow as an Italian grandmother would. So when you are making this, have no fear! The Italian seasonings will work beautifully and give you all the hints of authentic lasagna.

    I recommend making the recipe as-is the first time and then experimenting. You may want to add an additional tablespoon of Italian seasoning, you may want less.

    The beauty in this recipe is that you can experiment to your heart’s content!

    Easy Lasagna Soup

    Can You Make This Lasagna Soup in a Slow-Cooker?

    Yes! Crockpot Lasagna Soup is just as easy as the one-pot method!

    Follow the directions for browning the meat, onions, and garlic and then add those ingredients to your slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients except for the pasta and cook on low for 6-7 hours or high for 2-3 hours. Thirty minutes before you are ready to serve, add in your noodles. Test the noodle at 15 minutes to see if it is done al dente. I have let them sit for 30 minutes without issue, but that may not be the case if you use a different style noodle or a noodle that is not good quality. (The longer the noodle sits the more chance it has to get gummy or sticky so I don’t recommend adding the noodle until a few minutes before you are ready to dish up.)

    Other Variations for Lasagna Soup

    As we are a homesteading family and can our tomatoes, I will often use my canned tomatoes and canned sauce in the recipe. This adds extra flavor as our canned sauce has peppers, onion, and garlic added. It’s an amazing addition to this recipe! Feel free to buy different variations of pasta sauce to add a little kick to your final product.

    Adding seasonal vegetables is also a fun variation.  You can add red and green bell peppers, mushrooms, jalapeno, even spinach!

    Play around with your cheeses. I added a jack blend because I am a midwestern girl and we add jack cheese to everything, but you can stick to the traditional cheeses with mozzarella, ricotta, and other Italian cheeses.

    Only have chicken stock? You can definitely use that! I have to say, I almost prefer the chicken stock to the beef stock in this recipe, but my kids always seem to notice when I sub it out. Definitely try it at least once and let me know what you think!

    5 from 15 votes
    Lasagna Soup
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    20 mins
    Total Time
    30 mins
     

    Talk about comfort food! You are going to be hooked once you try it!

    Course: Main Course
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: lasagna soup
    Servings: 12
    Calories: 409 kcal
    Author: Amanda Rettke
    Ingredients
    • 1 tablespoon oil
    • 1 large yellow onion, diced
    • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
    • 2 pounds lean ground beef
    • 1 tablespoon heaping Italian seasoning
    • 2 teaspoons pepper
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 jar (24 ounces) pasta sauce
    • 4 cups beef broth (can add up to 4 more cups if you want a runnier soup)
    • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
    • 12 ounces Mafalda noodles, can use lasagna noodles broken
    • 1/2 cup heavy cream
    • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
    • 1 cup jack cheese blend, shredded
    • parsley to garnish
    Instructions
    1. Heat dutch oven over medium-high heat.
    2. Add in oil and then chopped onion. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until partly translucent. Add in garlic and cook for 1 minute.

    3. Add in ground beef and sprinkle with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Cook until browned, stirring occasionally.

    4. (If necessary, drain)
    5. Pour in pasta sauce, 4 cups beef broth, crushed tomatoes, and stir to combine.

    6. Add in Mafalda noodles and allow soup to simmer for 8 minutes, or until noodles are al dente.

    7. Add in heavy cream and cheeses, stir until combined.
    8. Serve immediately.

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    Recipe Notes

    Save a little cheese for garnish if you would like! We have also added an Italian Cheese blend or fresh parmesan as a garnish. 

    If you happen to love garlic bread with your lasagna, I’ve got you covered. My homemade crouton recipe is perfect for this soup.  You will never buy store bought croutons again!

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  • Teresa Briwn says:

    My husband is in love with your lasagna soup! He is ready for me to make it again and he said don’t change a thing. Go right by the recipe just like I did last time. I even took the time to write it on a recipe card for me and a friend. Thank you so much for something to eat in a new way! Much easier than making a pan of lasagna.

  • Tanya Trout says:

    Made this in my slow cooker for dinner with a few of my own tweaks and cut the recipe in half – it’s just me. I now have enough for dinner the rest of the week 🙂

    One question, how can I make it less rich? As i said I halved the recipe, only used 1/4 cup of cream but it was still very Rick. Would adding more beef broth cut that? I only used two cups.

    • Amanda says:

      Yes, you can add more broth, no cream, and less cheese to make less rich. 🙂

  • Jeniffer says:

    Please post a youtube video on this dish. My kids love it and would love to see a video on how to make it.

  • Carla strella says:

    Yes 3 times great love it n will make more times

  • Lisa says:

    Made this tonight for dinner and it was a hit! Will totally make again. So quick and easy too!!!

    • Lisa M. Anderson says:

      Oops meant to add in the 5 star rating !!!

  • Debora K. Hamblen says:

    Can no boil lasagna noodles be used?

  • Kara Jennings-Boyd says:

    If making in the crock pot do you add cream and cheese at end or let it cook the whole time ? Th adaptation above says add everything except noodles but I am concerned that the cream and cheese will separate or curdle. Thanks.

  • Paul Rosenblatt says:

    Loved receipe but thought about using hot italian sausage as a substitute for the beef
    When I try it I’ll let you know how it comes out

  • Kendra says:

    Hi ionly have a family of 4 is there a way ican this but less?

  • Sara g says:

    Would it work with using skim milk instead of cream? My son has lactose intolerance dont want to hurt the poor boy

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      You could omit cream.

  • Vanessa says:

    Does it matter the cream and pasta sauce used?

  • Beth says:

    I put in peppers colored ones and five minutes before serving I toss in fresh ripped spinach.

  • Beth says:

    Bulk barn has mini lasgna noodles. I use these ones.

  • Sasha says:

    Made this tonight for dinner. There are only two of us so I think we might be eating this all week- it makes a lot. It’s a wonderful hearty meal. I think the next time I make this I might substitute with 1 lb of Italian sausage. The beef was good but missing a little bit of flavor in my opinion. Otherwise, we really enjoyed this recipe and will make it again. Thanks!

  • Carol says:

    How can I make lasagna soup from 12 to 2 thank

  • Carol says:

    We love your lasagna soup

  • Jenn says:

    This recipe turns it exactly like lasagna Hamburger Helper. Which is not a bad thing at all :).

  • KELLY says:

    I made this tonight and my family LOVED it! Thank youbfor the great recipe!

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      So glad you liked it!

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