Cheesy Lasagna Soup

Cheesy Lasagna Soup is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner! Made with Italian sausage, ricotta, tomatoes, and mozzarella.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword lasagna soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Calories 591kcal


  • 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
  • salt
  • pepper


  • 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