Lasagna Soup

filed under: Food + Drink on December 15, 2018

This Lasagna Soup is crazy easy and made in one pot and done in 30 minutes! You can 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

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.

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. 😉

One Pot Lasagna Soup

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!

The BEST Lasagna Soup Recipe in a white bowl

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.)

Spoonful of Easy Lasagna Soup


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!

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!

4.92 from 37 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
  • 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
  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. 

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  • Kristen says:

    This was excellent and super fast! Whole family loved it even my pick daughter!

  • Stephen Woodworth says:

    Subbed a blend of 3 varieties of small noodles and added bay leaves. Very good.

  • Anna says:

    I had to use different noodles, so they take a little longer to cook.

    Didn’t read the servings, so looks like I have left overs. good thing it’s deliciois!

  • Renee Lombard says:

    I was wondering if this soup could be frozen? Maybe if I leave the cream out? Thanks for your help.

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      You can freeze it without the noodles. 🙂

  • Lorri says:

    Easy to follow recipe and absolutely loved it! Will make it again! Thanks!

  • Robin says:

    I’m going to add ricotta instead of heavy cream when I make this. It looks so so good!!

  • Thomas Baldwin says:

    Lasagna Soup omg looks good and easy to make due to my health I could have it once every 3 months

  • Linda. Stewart says:

    Just love the recipe….

  • helenwilkes says:

    Look good

  • Elizabeth says:

    Thank you so much for all these wonderfully delicious recipes that our family so very much enjoy!!

  • Mary says:

    Recipe looks great, however please consider adding nutritional values. As I am sure you know, diabetics can eat most anything in moderation now. It would be helpful if they were able to see those values in relation to serving sizes,foods to omit, or even choose another recipe.

  • Kathy Sassano says:

    Just wondering if you cook the noodle before you add them to the lasagna soup

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Nope – you add uncooked noodles and they cook in the sauce. 🙂

  • Chrissylee says:

    Absalutely delicious better than the other lasagne soup recipe i tried will be keeping this in my recipe file

  • Irina says:

    In addition to being fast , it’s so delicious !
    Kids and adults in the family equally loved it .
    Thank you for another nice recipe ❣️

  • Christine Ortlip says:

    I love soup could live on it!thanks for these!

  • Melissa says:

    Can you make this in a crockpot? And does it matter if you don’t serve immediately?

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      You can but you don’t add the noodles until right before serving. (Cook for the time listed on the box). I would serve after the noodles are done.

  • Tammy Hughes Archer says:

    Can I use regular pasta instead of the lasagna noodles for the lasagna soup? I have bow tie pasta

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Tammy! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. Yes, you could use other pasta; just make sure the noodles are cooked al dente. Enjoy the soup!

  • Pamela Houdashell says:

    How would some chopped frozen spinach work in this soup? Would I add it near the end of the cooking time? I love lasagna that has spinach in it.

  • Molly says:

    Can you cook this and leave it in a crockpot for serving at a party?

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Molly! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. Yes, there is a section about making this soup in a slow cooker. I hope this helps, and have a wonderful day!

  • Margie says:

    Hi there where do you purchase Mafalda noodles? I don’t recall seeing them anywhere?

  • Vanessa says:

    We love this soup. Our version is cook every thing accept noodles and let it simmer all day. 45 min before serving cook noodles and then add. The noodles don’t get soft and yet still has a fresh feel.

  • Kay says:

    Made this last night for hubby and me, so I cut the ingredients in half!
    I used beef and chicken stock.
    I added 1 potato 1 medium zucchini 1 ear of corn and 3 medium carrots.
    I did add more Italian spice than called for.
    When you choose your tomato I find Roma’s are the best. I used jack and mozzarella cheeses.
    Yummy 😋

  • Bill says:

    can you use turkey sausage

    • Amanda Rettke says:


  • Wen Hudson says:

    Very delicious. I will be making this regularly. Very eay to put together