One Pot Lasagna Soup

Overhead shot of two bowls of lasagna soup in white bowls.

Lasagna Soup tastes just like lasagna without all the work. This beef & noodle tomato soup cooks in one pot and is served topped with a creamy ricotta cheese mixture that melts deliciously into it.

As we all know, lasagna can be a very time consuming dish.

I’ve got a great lasagna recipe that layers the noodles with a béchamel sauce and a beef ragu. It’s amazingly good, but I very rarely ever make it because it makes a ton and it takes a ton of time to make! With just the two of us around the house, lasagna has resigned itself to being for special occasions when we’ve got a big group at the house.

This lasagna soup fits the bill for when you want lasagna and you’re in a time crunch. Or, for when you don’t want a massive amount of lasagna.

You won’t miss the noodles – they’re in there.

You won’t miss the tomato sauce, because those noodles are floating in it.

And you won’t miss the cheese…

The best part of this lasagna soup may be the fact that it’s topped with a mixture of creamy ricotta, mozzarella & parmesan. That little dollop of cheese melts into your hot soup and gives it such a richness and extra layer of flavors. You will love it!

Hand reaching for bowl of lasagna soup.The second best part of this lasagna soup may how easy it is! Everything cooks in one pot, with no assembly. Meaning minimal cleanup and effort on your end.

Meaning more time for drinking wine…. 

How Do You Make Lasagna Soup?

  • Start by browning up some ground beef.
  • Add in some onion and garlic and let it soften.
  • Then, add in lots of Italian spices, broth, and broken up lasagna noodles.
  • Let it all simmer together while you make the yummy cheese topping and open a bottle of wine.

That’s it – Super simple.

PS – Want an even easier and quicker way to make Lasagna Soup? Be sure to try my Instant Pot Lasagna Soup recipe too!


Overhead shot of two bowls of lasagna soup in white bowls.

One Pot Lasagna Soup

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: lasagna soup, soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 318 kcal
Author: Erin

Lasagna Soup tastes just like lasagna without all the work. This beef & noodle tomato soup is served topped with a creamy ricotta cheese mixture that melts deliciously into it. 



  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 5 cups bone broth or low-sodium chicken broth or beef broth
  • 2 14.5 ounce cans petite diced tomatoes
  • 3 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon fennel seeds crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 8 lasagna noodles broken into bite size pieces (6.5 oz)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Ricotta Cheese Topping

  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley plus more for garnish


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Once hot, add beef, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally until browned. 

  2. Add onion and garlic and saute until it begins to soften, about 3 minutes. 

  3. Add broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, oregano, fennel seeds, thyme, sugar, lasagna noodles, and season with salt and pepper. Bring just to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.

  4. In a mixing bowl, using a fork, stir together mozzarella, parmesan, ricotta and parsley. 

  5. Ladle soup into bowls, dollop with a large scoop of the ricotta cheese mixture and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Lasagna Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 318 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 422mg18%
Potassium 455mg13%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 570IU11%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 269mg27%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you loved this Lasagna Soup I would appreciate it so much if you would give this recipe a star review! Also, be sure to snap a picture of your finished dish and share it with me on Instagram using the hashtag #platingsandpairings and tagging me @platingsandpairings.

Note: This recipe was originally published in December 2014. It was updated in December 2018 to update the photographs and content, the Lasagna Soup recipe remains the same. 

Wine Pairings for Lasagna Soup:

  • Look for Italian red wines to pair with this lasagna soup. Chianti, Barbera, Barolo are all great picks.

Overhead shot of lasagna soup in bowl with spoon.

Looking for more soup recipes? Be sure to try these too:

Creamy Italian Quinoa Soup

Hand holding bowl of creamy quinoa soup.

Instant Pot Lentil Soup with Sausage & Kale

Instant Pot Lentil Soup with Sausage & Kale comes together quickly with the help of your electric pressure cooker. It's a hearty soup that's perfect for chilly days. 

Tomato Orange Soup

Tomato Orange Soup is the creamiest tomato soup recipe you will find. Plus, it's got a great tang for the orange juice. It's the perfect winter soup for chilly days.


  1. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    I never have made a lasgana inspired soup before! This is definitely something delicious that I need to try – I am just loving all the delicious flavours going on.


  2. Claudia @ HomeMade with love

    What a interesting soup.. but totally makes sence! How did you come up with this? 🙂


  3. April @ Girl Gone Gourmet

    Sounds so good and such a great idea – especially with all the cold weather right now. Looks like a cozy bowl of goodness 🙂


  4. Priya

    How delicious! Featuring your blog in our group today 🙂


    1. Erin

      Thank you SO much Priya!!!


  5. Razena -

    This looks lovely and I love the pasta going through it.


    1. Erin

      Thank you Razena!!! It’s a very tasty soup – My favorite part is the creamy cheese!


  6. Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life

    I’ve never made lasagna soup before, but it’s going on the menu! We eat soup several times a week once the weather turns cold…I”m always up for trying a new recipe!


    1. Erin

      I hope you and the family LOVE it Michelle – It’s one of my favorites!


  7. Lisa

    Erin, this soup is about the most delicious thing I can imagine! I wish I had a bowl right now. I’m going to have to make this really soon. Thanks for the great recipe!


    1. Erin

      Thanks Lisa – I hope you enjoy!


  8. jennie lamancuso

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious !!! Thank you so much, Erin.


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