This easy Lasagna Soup recipe has everything you love about lasagna in one bowl! It’s the original and BEST lasagna soup! The ultimate comfort food with a fantastic ooey-gooey cheesy yum!


Lasagna Soup is perfect comfort on a cold winter day. It features everything you love about lasagna in one steaming bowl of delicious comfort!

I first shared this recipe way back in March 2011 – the first Lasagna Soup recipe to hit the internet! It’s a time-tested recipe, a favorite with our family and friends. Whenever someone asks me to recommend a recipe that’ll please the whole family, I point them straight to this one.

Over the years I’ve received comment after comment (there are nearly 700 comments on this post!) about how wonderful this soup is. I’ve also received a variety of questions, including how to make it in a Crock-Pot and Instant Pot. So I’ve updated this post with all the latest information and different ways to make it.

This is one of my favorite recipes for gathering people around our table, to cozy in and take the chill off. My family especially likes it when there’s homemade cheesy garlic bread for dipping. This meal is wintertime comfort food at it’s best.

Lasagna Soup forever and ever, Amen!


So many people love the classic flavors of lasagna. With layers of pasta, red sauce, and cheese, that’s easy enough to understand.

Well this recipe cleverly includes the same ingredients as that beloved dish…in a bowl!

Dollops of a creamy mixture of cheeses, or “cheesy yum” as I like to call it, are added to a flavorful soup of pasta, Italian sausage, and a rich and herby tomato-based broth. The hot soup melts the cheesy yum, giving you a fantastic lasagna-like experience with every spoonful.



This soup has simple ingredients. I’m betting that you already have most of them in your pantry and refrigerator:

  • olive oil
  • Italian sausage – this adds heartiness and incredible flavor
  • yellow onion
  • garlic
  • dried herbs & spices – oregano, bay leaves, and red pepper flakes
  • canned diced tomatoes and tomato paste – for rich tomato flavor
  • low-sodium chicken stock
  • dried pasta – I recommend mafalda pasta, see below for more info
  • seasoning – salt and pepper
  • fresh basil
  • cheeses – ricotta, Parmesan, and mozzarella


  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add sausage and brown for 3 minutes, breaking it up into bite-sized pieces with a wooden spoon.
  • Add onion, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes, and cook until onion is softened and sausage is browned, about 7 minutes more.
  • Stir in tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add diced tomatoes, bay leaves, and chicken stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Cook pasta to al dente, while soup is simmering. Drain pasta. (If you want to cook the pasta right in the soup, please read the sections, “Can I Cook the Pasta in the Soup?” and “How to Store Lasagna Soup”.)
  • Stir in fresh basil right before serving.
  • Combine ricotta, Parmesan, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl, to create the “cheesy yum.”
  • Serve: Add cooked pasta to individual bowls and ladle soup over the top. Serve with dollops of cheesy yum plus additional shredded mozzarella.

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