Lasagna Soup

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    Note: This post first appeared on September 24, 2011. The photography got updated! Enjoy!

    Spring weather is interesting. It’s like a roller coaster of temperatures. I thought for sure that we wouldn’t have to turn the heat on again this season but we had to last night. It got SO cold and we just couldn’t hold out anymore. It sucks because I was ready for sunshine and warm weather.

    However, it’s supposed to be in the 90’s starting on Thursday. Maybe this past week was winter’s last breath? Holding itself out for as long as it could!

    Given the drop in the temps, I felt that soup was very appropriate to warm ourselves up. This lasagna soup is basically the ultimate warm yourself up soup!

    Jason called this “Italian chili” but I like to just call it lasagna soup. I love the broken lasagna noodles throughout the soup and you could honestly use ricotta cheese instead of the mozzarella on top if you really wanted to be a little more authentic to lasagna.

    If you’re craving lasagna and not wanting all the layering work, this lasagna soup is a great alternative!

    But if you’re up for some serious lasagna making, I’ve got spicy meaty lasagna or an ultimate skillet lasagna. Either one you choose, you’ll be happy with a full belly :)

    5 from 1 vote

    lasagna soup

    The perfect soup when you're craving pasta and soup! It's great for a chilly day!
    Prep Time: 15 mins
    Cook Time: 1 hr
    Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 8
    Calories: 441kcal
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    • 1 pound hot Italian sausage, casings removed
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
    • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
    • 1: 32 oz container of low sodium chicken broth
    • 1: 15 oz can of petite diced tomatoes, most of the liquid drained
    • 2 cups tomato sauce
    • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 6-7 lasagna noodles broken into pieces
    • 1/2 cup of fresh grated Parmesan cheese
    • Shredded mozzarella cheese
    • Toasted crostini or bread slices, optional


    • In a large pot, add some olive oil and cook the sausage, onion, garlic, and bell peppers over medium high heat. Cook until the sausage is crumbled and browned.
    • Add the chicken broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, salt, and crushed red peppers.
    • Bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally for about 20 minutes.
    • Add the noodles and Parmesan cheese and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the soup thickens and the noodles are tender, about 10-12 minutes.
    • If your soup is not as thick as you'd like, you can always add some cornstarch to it (remember to mix the cornstarch with water, don't just put cornstarch in the soup).
    • Serve with toasted crostini or bread slices, if using, and top soup with a heaping amount of shredded mozzarella.


    Source: Deen Bros
    Nutrition Facts
    lasagna soup
    Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
    Calories 441 Calories from Fat 216
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 24g37%
    Carbohydrates 28g9%
    Fiber 3g12%
    Sugar 5g6%
    Protein 26g52%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.


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  • Jocelyn says:

    I just made this and it turned out great! I love the little amount of heat that the sausage and the red pepper flakes give it and I can already see how delicious it’s going to be for lunch tomorrow once all the flavors meld together. You know a soup is good if I’m willing to eat it when it’s 90 degrees outside like it is right now where I live :)

    • Julie says:

      So glad you made this Jocelyn! They make wonderful leftovers! xo

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    Yum! I want a bowl of this soup!

  • Sommer @aspicyperspective says:

    I want a large bowl of this tasty soup!

  • Jenny Flake says:

    Such a fun soup!! Love!

  • Marla Meridith says:

    This soup would be great here in the mountains!

  • Ellen says:

    I made this the other day and it was a hit! Two of my favorite things…easy and delicious. The heat from the spicy sausage and red pepper flakes was perfect. I had the leftovers for lunch the next day and it was just as good if not better. Definitely going into the rotation!

    • Julie Wampler says:

      Thanks for the feedback, Ellen! I love your addition of red pepper flakes and spicy sausage!

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