Warm up with a bowl of classic lasagna soup, including the best Italian flavors mixed with tender pasta, tomatoes, ground beef, and ricotta cheese topping.

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Lasagna Soup! Warm up with a bowl of classic lasagna soup, including the best Italian flavors mixed with tender pasta, tomatoes, ground beef, and ricotta cheese topping. | HomemadeHooplah.com

About Lasagna Soup

Happy Labor Day for those of you in the states!

I hope you’re enjoying your three-day weekend as much as we are.

Aside from some errands on Saturday, we were able to celebrate in prime nerd style, lounging around and wasting the day away playing Diablo III and Final Fantasy FFXIV.

Oh no, did I lose you on that last sentence?

Sorry!

How about this – I also spent the long weekend checking off another item on my cooking to do this: lasagna!

Well, sort of, anyway.

Lasagna Soup! Warm up with a bowl of classic lasagna soup, including the best Italian flavors mixed with tender pasta, tomatoes, ground beef, and ricotta cheese topping. | HomemadeHooplah.com

Keeping with the “lazy weekend” theme, I opted to whip up a soup version of an old friend of mine’s favorite Italian dish.

It also doesn’t hurt that I’ve been craving a good, hearty soup for the past few weeks, probably because I’m hopelessly (and shamelessly) pining for fall to hurry up and get here.

Phoenix doesn’t really have a “fall” – it’s more like a late summer that suddenly dives right into winter – but there’s still that two week period where the air is just crisp enough to warrant a light jacket.

So I’ll pretend that’s what the weather was like outside while I sit at the kitchen table, enjoying my lasagna soup and watching the dogs play in the yard.

It made for a really peaceful afternoon.

Lasagna Soup! Warm up with a bowl of classic lasagna soup, including the best Italian flavors mixed with tender pasta, tomatoes, ground beef, and ricotta cheese topping. | HomemadeHooplah.com

And as for the soup itself, it really does taste like lasagna!

It has all the best Italian flavors (oregano, basil) with tender fusilli pasta mixed with ground beef, and an ultra cheesy topping that really brings all the flavors home.

With just the two of us here, we were able to snack on this soup for a few days – and it was awesome.

Looking forward to making this one again when the weather really does cool down!

notes & tips for this lasagna soup recipe

Lasagna Soup! Warm up with a bowl of classic lasagna soup, including the best Italian flavors mixed with tender pasta, tomatoes, ground beef, and ricotta cheese topping. | HomemadeHooplah.com

Recipe Details

Lasagna Soup! Warm up with a bowl of classic lasagna soup, including the best Italian flavors mixed with tender pasta, tomatoes, ground beef, and ricotta cheese topping. | HomemadeHooplah.com
3.67 from 6 votes

Lasagna Soup

10 mins prep + 1 hr cook
930 kcal
Yields: 6 servings
Warm up with a bowl of classic lasagna soup, including the best Italian flavors mixed with tender pasta, tomatoes, ground beef, and ricotta cheese topping.

Ingredients 

Lasagna Soup
Cheese Topping
  • 8 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated or shredded
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper to taste
  • 2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil chopped, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

For the Lasagna Soup
  • In a large skillet, brown and crumble ground beef over medium heat. Drain excess grease.
  • Place ground beef in a large stockpot and allow pot to warm up over medium heat. Once pot is hot, add in olive oil and chopped onion. Cook until onions are fragrant and translucent, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Add in garlic, oregano, and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  • Add tomato paste and stir thoroughly until all ingredients are tinted with a red hue. Cook for another 3-5 minutes or until tomato paste turns a rusty brown color.
  • Stir in diced tomatoes, bay leaves, and chicken stock. Bring sauce to a boil and allow to simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add fusilli pasta directly to soup and cook to package directions until al dente, typically 10-12 minutes.
  • Before serving, mix basil, salt, and pepper (to taste) in with the soup.
For the Cheese Topping
  • In a small bowl, add ricotta, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Use the back of a spoon to mix the ingredients together by pressing the cheese down and around the sides.
Putting it all Together
  • When serving soup, sprinkle a dab of mozzarella cheese on the top of the soup, then spoon 1/4 cup of ricotta cheese mixture on the mozzarella. Sprinkle with more fresh basil, if desired.

Notes

Recipe adapted from A Farm Girl's Dabbles.

Nutrition

Calories: 930kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 1010mg | Potassium: 1243mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 920IU | Vitamin C: 18.6mg | Calcium: 490mg | Iron: 6.5mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I'm not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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    • AliAloha

    What a great idea to make lasagna soup. My family has been asking for lasagna, but have been putting it off. Thanks for the recipe!