Buckle up for the best lasagna soup recipe ever! It’s hearty, healthy, and feeds a crowd. Everyone will be begging you to make this one again!
Get excited guys because today I am sharing one of my favorite recipes of all time! Not only is this lasagna soup absolutely delicious and totally filling, but it isn’t too bad for you either (depending on how much of the cheesy goodness you decide to heap into your bowl)! We love this recipe year round, but especially in those cool crisp fall and winter evenings.
My bestie Cassidy first introduced me to this soup at a baby shower and it was a smash hit! Seriously, people could not get enough, myself included! Since then we have made it dozens of times and each time it tastes as good as the last. Due to the size of the batch, it’s a great choice when you are having company over, bringing something to a party, or bringing someone dinner. Plus, you know it will always be well received!
I always enjoy eating the leftovers for lunches for the rest of the week! Nothing reheats better than a yummy soup. Are you ready for the recipe?
Lasagna Soup Recipe
It may seem like a lot of ingredients to add, but you can get the whole thing prepped in 15 minutes, then all you have to do is let things simmer! Here’s the step by step breakdown.
Top Left – Heat oil over medium heat. Add hamburger and cook until just browned, then add onions and cook until soft.
Top Right – Add in spices and tomato paste and stir until well combined. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the paste turns brownish in color.
Bottom Left – Add in tomatoes, chicken stock and bay leaves and mix to combine.
Bottom Right – Bring soup to a boil, then reduce heat to low and let simmer for 30 minutes.
Top Left – Finished soup base.
Top Right – While soup is simmering, prepare your cheese mixture and cook your noodles until they are al dente.
Bottom Left – Add desired amount of cheesy goodness, noodles, and fresh basil to your lasagna soup.
Bottom Right – Stir to combine, you’ve got lasagna in a bowl! The ultimate comfort food.
What do you serve with lasagna soup?
We love serving this with some warm french bread or a light green salad and some crusty fresh bread.
Why am I cooking the noodles only to al dente?
Once you place the noodles in the soup they will start to absorb the liquid in the soup and begin to soften. For this reason I like to store my leftover noodles separately from my soup so they don’t soak up all the broth overnight.
Can you freeze lasagna soup?
Yes! The base of the soup can absolutely be frozen, but the cheesy mixture and the noodles are best made fresh.
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The Best Lasagna Soup
For the Soup
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 lbs hamburger
- 1 chopped onion
- 4 cloves minced garlic
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 T tomato paste
- 28 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
- 6 cups chicken stock
- 8 oz rotini pasta
- 2 bay leaves
- 1/2 cup fresh basil
For the Cheese Mixture
- 8 oz cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- Grab a large pot or stew pan. Heat oil over medium heat.
- Add hamburger, and cook until just browned.
- Add onions and cook until soft.
- Next, add in garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, and tomato paste and stir until well combined. Cook for a few minutes, until tomato paste turns brownish in color.
- Add in tomatoes, chicken stock, and bay leaves and mix to combine. Bring mixture to a boil and then reduce heat to low and let simmer for 30 minutes.
- While soup is simmering, cook and drain your noodles to al dente.
- Then, in a separate small bowl combine all ingredients for your cheese mixture.
- When ready to serve, add noodles and cheese into each bowl, then ladle soup over the top!
- For best results, refrigerate leftover cheese, noodles and soup separately.
What do you serve with lasagna soup?We love serving this with some warm french bread or a light green salad and some crusty fresh bread.
Why am I cooking the noodles only to al dente?Once you place the noodles in the soup they will start to absorb the liquid in the soup and begin to soften. For this reason I like to store my leftover noodles separately from my soup so they don't soak up all the broth overnight.
Can you freeze lasagna soup?Yes! The base of the soup can absolutely be frozen, but the cheesy mixture and the noodles are best made fresh.
Mmmm! Don’t even try to tell me you aren’t craving soup now! I need to go make a pot asap!
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This post was originally published September 11, 2017 and has been updated with better photos and more detailed information.