Cheesy Lasagna Soup
Cheesy Lasagna Soup is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner! Made with Italian sausage, ricotta, tomatoes, and mozzarella.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 -6
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lb sweet Italian pork sausage casing removed (about 3 links)
- 1.5 cups chopped yellow onion
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 3 cloves garlic minced or pressed
- 25 oz jar marinara sauce (about 3 cups)
- 3 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 bay leaf
- 6 cups chicken broth (use unsalted if you want to control the salt)
- 8 oz lasagna noodles broken into small pieces
- 1/2 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- basil leaves for garnish
Heat a large pot over medium high heat, then add the olive oil and the pork sausage. Brown and fully cook the sausage for about 5 minutes, using a spatula to break the meat up into small pieces as it cooks.
When the sausage is completely cooked, turn the heat down to medium and add the yellow onion. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, oregano, and red pepper flakes, and cook for 10 minutes, until the onion is soft and translucent.
Add the garlic, stir and cook for 1 minute, then add the marinara sauce, tomato paste, bay leaf, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and put the lid on. Let the soup simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
In the meantime, cook the lasagna noodles in a separate pot. Bring a pot of water to a boil, season the water generously with salt, then cook the lasagna noodles according to package directions. When done cooking, drain and rinse the lasagna noodles, and set aside.
When the soup has finished simmering, check for seasoning by tasting the soup. Add more salt or pepper, if desired.
When ready to assemble the lasagna soup, place some lasagna noodles into the bottom of each bowl, ladle the lasagna soup on top, then top with a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese, a big spoonful of ricotta, and a sprinkle of basil. Serve and enjoy!
Calories: 591kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 1765mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 17g