Are you a fan of lasagna? Ever since I was a little girl, l’ve loved lasagna. Partially because it’s cheesy, noodles, meaty goodness, partially because it was and still is one of my brother’s favorite dishes. I’m pretty sure he liked it back then because of all the Garfield comics he read. You know – that fat orange cat that would scarf down lasagna like there was no tomorrow.

For a while, my mom would make a lasagna weekly and leave it in the fridge so we could snack on it as an afterschool snack. Those were truly the days!

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Now that I think about it, I can’t believe she made a lasagna every week. That’s a lot of work! You have to make the sauce, cook the noodles, layer everything, and bake it. I actually love making lasagna but sometimes you just have to have lasagna in under 30 minutes. For those times, this one pot weeknight lasagna soup is there for you.

What is lasagna soup and why is it so awesome?

Lasagna soup is one pot weeknight meal that comes together super quickly but has all the flavors of lasagna. It’s perfect for fall because soup. It has all the usual suspects: lasagna noodles, tangy-sweet tomato sauce, ground meat, and cheese, of course. Basically it’s a lasagna that you can scoop up with a spoon.

Can I make it vegetarian/vegan?

Absolutely. Just skip out on the meat. You can add some crumbled up firm tofu if you want extra protein. Swap the chicken stock for veggie stock. And for vegans, use vegan cheese or sprinkle on some nutritional yeast for a bit of cheesy jazz.

How to make lasagna soup

  1. Sauté the onions. Start off by browning some onions, you don’t have to chop them fancy or anything, they’re cooked down in the soup anyway. 
  2. Brown the meat. After the onions, brown your choice of ground meat – usually we go with a mix of beef and pork, but this time we went with all pork because it’s what we had in the fridge.
  3. Add the liquids. Once the meat is browned, you dump in the tomatoes, chicken stock.
  4. Noodle time! Once every thing is at a simmer you add the noodles. Simmer until your house fills up with amazing smells and everything until tender.

The best way to serve lasagna soup

Serve this up in a bowl with ALL the cheese. We normally have a bunch of mozzarella in it – the cheese pulls you get are amazing – but this time around we only had parmesan, so it was just a teeny bit more sophisticated. Or at least as sophisticated as lasagna soup can get ;) Bonus points if you add a dollop of ricotta and some fresh basil!

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Lasagna Soup

A simple dump and cook one pot stovetop weeknight lasagna.
Serves 4
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb ground pork or ground pork, or a 50/50 mix
  • 24 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 2 qt chicken stock no sodium preferred
  • 8 lasagna noodles broken into small pieces, or 12oz malfalde
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano finely chopped
  • fresh basil chopped, and/or fresh leaf parsley
  • mozzarella cheese to finish
  • Parmigiano Reggiano cheese to finish

Instructions

  • In a large pot, heat up the oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft.
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  • Add the meat, breaking into pieces.
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  • Stir in the crushed tomatoes, chicken stock, pasta, and oregano. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce and simmer over medium until pasta is tender and cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes.
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  • Taste and season with salt and pepper. Scoop into bowls and finish with basil, mozzarella, and Parmesan. Enjoy hot!
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Estimated Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Lasagna Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 683 Calories from Fat 113
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.6g19%
Saturated Fat 3.1g19%
Cholesterol 141mg47%
Sodium 623mg27%
Potassium 1517mg43%
Carbohydrates 82.9g28%
Fiber 6.2g26%
Sugar 10.7g12%
Protein 56.9g114%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

5 Comments

  1. Sally says:

    Used ground turkey and added broccoli greens from the garden…this was SO delicious!

  2. Sandy says:

    5 stars
    Wow my husband and i really enjoyed this soup. Such great flavors and filling! Thank you for this.

    1. Stephanie says:

      so happy you and your husband enjoyed this soup! it’s soup season!!

  3. Lisa Anderson says:

    The recipe calls for 2 quarts of chicken broth. Is that correct? That is a lot of liquid.

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi lisa,
      yup, it’s quite soup-y instead of stew-y. please feel free to adjust if you want less liquid :)

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