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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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
931 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 931kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 169mg | Sodium: 1011mg | Potassium: 1253mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 926IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 492mg | Iron: 7mg

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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41 comments

    • Nakeya

    You had me at lasagna.. Thanks for posting the soup recipe… Its looks very tasty…

    • Matt @ Plating Pixels

    I ended up working on the blog and personal projects the entire holiday. I just got back from vacation so that’s my excuse. Also made 2 soup recipes, but now I wish I made this! Wow love the lighting too.

    • A blogger’s work is never done, eh? And I’ll be keeping an eye out for those soups! 😀

    • Aliza B

    This looks like a perfect soup for fall! I can’t wait to try it.

    • Megan @ A Dash of Megnut

    This looks like the perfect fall soup!

    • Tirralan – Tinseltown Mom

    Wow, what a great recipe for fall. I’ve never heard of Lasanja soup, but I’m making this.

    • Thanks Tirralan! It’s definitely worth a try – all the taste of lasagna without all the effort.

    • Ashleigh

    Lasagna soup, What?! I will for sure be making this when it gets a bit cooler out! Thank you for sharing!

    • Awesome! When you make it, I hope you like it 😀

    • Maggie Unzueta

    This soup looks fantastic. I’m sure my an old friend of mine would love it too. YUM! YUM!

    • Thanks Maggie! If you make it, I hope everyone loves it 😀

    • Julie @ Girl on the Move

    This looks so delicious! And it’s finally the time of year where I feel good about making soup again!

    • Mandi Pimental

    Challenge accepted to make this gf and df ;D cuz this looks amazing

    • Sounds like a plan Mandi! I hope they like it 😀

    • annabelt @ geeks diet
    • 5 stars

    What a great idea! I love lasagna but every time I make it it takes so much longer than I remember!

    • I know right? At least this soup is an easy shortcut!

    • Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah’s Cucina Bella)
    • 5 stars

    My family loves lasagna — I bet they’d adore this soup. Looks perfect for chilly fall nights.

    • Definitely perfect for chilly fall evenings 😀

    • Thalia @ butter and brioche
    • 4 stars

    I am loving everything about this hearty sou. It looks so comforting and homely… perfect for Fall.

    • Arman @ thebigmansworld
    • 5 stars

    Chrisy I have made the executive decision to move into your kitchen.

    So there. Don’t worry about bedding and all that jazz, I’ll just pass out face first in your cookie dough dip. 😀

    • I love everything about this, especially because it means I can make more Cookie Dough Dip 😀

    • Sheena @ Tea and Biscuits
    • 4 stars

    What a neat idea! It looks a lot less hassle than regular lasagna but just as tasty I’m sure!

    • Amy Basso | Amy’s Apron
    • 4 stars

    I love it when i see a unique idea for a soup! YUMMY

    • lindsay Cotter
    • 5 stars

    if it weren’t 100F here today, I totally make this. Sigh…

    • I know, right? Hopefully it cools down soon!

    • Florian @ContentednessCooking
    • 5 stars

    What a fun idea lasagna in a soup! Great recipe!

    • Marye
    • 5 stars

    Oh Yum! I love lasagna! Making it in soup form is perfect for autumn!!