Lasagna takes a new form in this warm and hearty lasagna soup. With all the flavors you love in lasagna and TONS of cheese!
This lasagna soup has all the flavors you love about lasagna in a warm, comforting bowl of soup. I don’t know about you but I love a good lasagna. This soup has all the signature flavors of lasagna with layers of pasta and crumbled Italian sausage in a rustic, herbed tomato-based broth mixed with plenty of cheese.
But how do lasagna noodles work in a soup when they can’t even fit in a pot? As with most modern-day recipes, there’s always a workaround that deviates from classical cooking methods. So in this recipe, we’re breaking them up into little bite-sized pieces!
This creamy lasagna in soup form brings hearty warmth to your dinner table. Pair it with some crusty bread to tear off and dip with and you’re set. Much like this slow cooker creamy tortellini soup, this lasagna soup is the perfect answer to chilly days. So let’s start cooking.
LASAGNA SOUP RECIPE TIPS
Italian sausage – I used mild Italian sausage but if you want a little spice, you can go with hot Italian instead. You won’t need any oil to brown it as it will eventually render and cook in its own fat. Make sure to break up any clumps so it distributes evenly in the pasta bake. The quickest way to do this is to use a meat masher once the sausage has fully browned. Drain any fat rendered so your soup isn’t oily.
Tomato paste – I use Cento tomato paste that comes in a tube as it keeps and stores better than the ones in the can.
Diced tomatoes – I like using Hunt’s diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano for more flavor but you can use regular diced tomatoes or fire-roasted tomatoes.
Sugar – I added a little sugar to balance out the tartness from the tomatoes but you can skip this.
Pasta – I used regular lasagna noodles and broke them up into bite-sized chunks before cooking them according to the package directions. Once drained, I drizzled a little olive oil to stop them from sticking before adding them to the soup. When adding to the soup, add them a couple at a time and do a stir so they don’t stick together and clump.
Cheesy toppings – You can sprinkle mozzarella and broil or microwave to melt the cheese before serving. Add a dollop of ricotta or cottage cheese before serving.
And that’s about it. Enjoy your lasagna soup and happy eating!
MORE ITALIAN SAUSAGE RECIPES TO TRY
- Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Soup
- Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs
- Easy Cheesy Ravioli Lasagna
- Lasagna Roll-Ups
- Cheesy Hot Italian Sausage Bake