Lasagna Soup | 20 Minute Lasagna Soup Recipe

Published Date: March 12, 2023
Last Updated: March 12, 2023

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This Lasagna Soup recipe is quick, easy, and great for meal prep! With only 20 minutes, one pan, and a few budget-friendly ingredients you can have a comfort cook on the table that is filling enough to feed a crowd.

Lasagna Soup in a white bowl over a gray and white napkin

You Won’t Be Able To Get Enough Of This Soup

It’s crazy quick to make. Dinner that is ready to eat in less time than it takes for my kids to wash up and set the table.

Clean-up is a breeze. You can make this entire dish in one pan in only 20 minutes. If you want to make it even quicker (yes, it’s possible) use two pans for a little extra work after dinner.

It reheats like a dream. Just like traditional lasagna, this lasagna soup tastes even better the next day after the flavors have had time to meld.

Ingredients To Grab

  • Ground Beef. Any fat content will work in this dish. The renderings are drained from the beef after it is cooked. I tend to reach for an 80/20 blend, but whatever is on sale will get the job done.
  • Lasagna Noodles. Uncooked, wavy lasagna noodles. These are the most affordable and the most predictable when cooked.
  • Spaghetti Sauce. Grab your favorite jar of spaghetti sauce. I’ve mentioned in previous posts that we prefer Prego Tomato Basil Garlic sauce because of the slightly sweet and well-rounded flavor. Feel free to choose what your family loves in a pasta dish.
  • Chicken Broth. This helps thin out the spaghetti sauce to create a more soup-like consistency than the spaghetti sauce alone.
  • Mozzarella Cheese. Just sprinkle on top to mimic the flavors of a pan of lasagna.
  • Ricotta Cheese. Serve each bowl of lasagna soup with a large dollop of ricotta cheese to give each bite the fluffy and rich consistency of lasagna filling.
  • Italian Seasoning. Provides an additional touch of seasoning that may have been diluted from the spaghetti sauce with the chicken broth.
  • Minced Garlic. What is an Italian dish without a hefty addition of garlic?
  • Salt and Pepper. Accentuates the natural flavors of the other soup ingredients.

Is Lasagna Better With Ricotta Or Cottage Cheese?

Honestly, I love lasagna both ways. I grew up eating lasagna with ricotta cheese, but my mother-in-law uses cottage cheese in her lasagna and I love it too!

The decision ultimately comes down to personal preference. Ricotta has a thick and velvety texture that creates a creamy bite when you mix it into the soup. Cottage cheese has a tangier flavor but retains its original texture when incorporated into the soup.

I assure you, no matter which variety of cheese you choose, you’re going to love this soup!

How To Make Lasagna Soup

Raw Ground beef in a black skillet

Brown the ground beef. Place the raw ground beef, garlic, and spices in a high-sided skillet and use a spatula to break it into small pieces until completely cooked through. This should take about 5 minutes. Drain the beef renderings from the pan to prevent the soup from being too greasy and heavy. Remove the beef from the pan and and place it in a bowl to use later.

Cooked ground beef on a paper towel

Cook the noodles. Fill the skillet halfway full with water and bring it to a boil. Add the lasagna noodles to the boiling water and cook for 5 minutes or until al dente.

Uncooked lasagna noodles boiling in a pan

Pro Tip: If you prefer, you can break the uncooked noodles before adding them to the boiling water. This will save you a step, but it can be a little messy and uncomfortable for your hands.

Prep the noodles. Drain the water from the noodles and remove them from the pan. Place the noodles on a cutting board and chop them into bite-sized pieces.

Lasagna noodles cut into pieces on a white cutting board

Assemble the soup. Return the cooked beef, broth, cooked noodles, and spaghetti sauce to the pan. Simmer for 5 minutes to allow the pasta and ground beef to absorb the flavors of the spaghetti sauce

Lasagna Soup ingredients simmering in a pot

Top with cheese. Ladle a hearty portion into a bowl. Top with shredded mozzarella cheese and a dollop of ricotta cheese.

Overhead image of lasagna soup topped with ricotta cheese

Serve and enjoy. Gather around the table with a warm bowl of lasagna soup and enjoy it with one of your favorite side dishes for a delicious and filling meal.

Ways To Switch It Up

Use diced tomatoes and tomato paste combo. If you’re not a huge fan of premade spaghetti sauce, you can use canned diced tomatoes and tomato paste as a substitute. With a more generic tomato sauce base, you can use any combination of herbs and spices to create a perfectly seasoned sauce.

Switch up the noodles. Lasagna noodles are what give this soup the illusion of a deconstructed lasagna, but if you’re just after the yummy flavor profile, you can use your favorite variety of dried pasta for faster cooking and fewer steps.

Add in some veggies. The rich flavor of spaghetti sauce and the toothsome feel of the pasta makes it easy to disguise extra veggies in this dish for a more nutritious meal. To add in veggies, consider sauteing diced onions with your ground beef while it cooks. Add some spinach and sun-dried tomatoes to the broth and spaghetti sauce while you’re letting the flavors simmer and meld.

What To Serve With Lasagna Soup

The classic side dishes that you would pair with a traditional lasagna also work for this tasty homemade lasagna soup. Try a variety of my favorite sides to make this dish a complete meal:

  • Garlic Bread
  • Salad
  • Asparagus
  • Corn
  • Breadsticks
  • Roasted Veggies

How Long Does It Last?

Once cooked, you can expect this One Pan Lasagna Soup recipe to last between 3 and 4 days when stored in an airtight container. For the tastiest bite, reheat only the amount of soup you intend to eat so the pasta doesn’t overcook and all of the broth doesn’t evaporate from reheating multiple times.

If you prefer a brother soup, you can always add additional tomato sauce or broth to your leftovers before reheating.

To reheat your soup, you can either place a portion in a skillet and cook over low heat until it is heated through or place a bowl in the microwave and heat for 1-2 minutes until warm.

Can You Freeze It

If you have leftovers that you don’t think you’ll be able to finish in a few days, feel free to freeze any leftovers.

For the best results freeze the soup without the ricotta and mozzarella cheese. Dairy has a tendency to change flavor and texture when frozen and defrosted and is much better enjoyed from the refrigerator.

More Delicious One Pan Meals

If you love this Lasagna as much as our family does, share the recipe with your friends on Facebook and Instagram so they can try it too! Don’t forget to save it so you can make it again soon.

Yield: 6 servings

Lasagna Soup | 20 Minute One Pan Lasagna Soup Recipe

Lasagna Soup in a white bowl sitting on a white and gray backdrop
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Ground Beef
  • 1 Package Uncooked Lasagna Noodles
  • 16 oz Chicken Broth
  • 24 oz Spaghetti Sauce
  • 6 oz. Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 tbsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp. Minced Garlic

Instructions

  1. Place the raw ground beef, garlic, and spices in a high-sided skillet and use a spatula to break it into small pieces until completely cooked through. This should take about 5 minutes. Drain the beef renderings from the pan. Remove the beef from the pan and and place it in a bowl to use later.
  2. Fill the skillet halfway full with water and bring it to a boil. Add the lasagna noodles to the boiling water and cook for 5 minutes or until al dente.
  3. Drain the water from the noodles and remove them from the pan. Place the noodles on a cutting board and chop them into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Return the cooked beef, broth, cooked noodles, and spaghetti sauce to the pan. Simmer for 5 minutes to allow the pasta and ground beef to absorb the flavors of the spaghetti sauce.
  5. Ladle a hearty portion into a bowl. Top with shredded mozzarella cheese and a dollop of ricotta cheese.
  6. Gather around the table with a warm bowl of lasagna soup and enjoy it with one of your favorite side dishes for a delicious and filling meal.
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