Lasagna Soup: The best weeknight meal

It’s perfect because soup. It has all the usual suspects: lasagna noodles, tangy-sweet tomato sauce, ground meat, and cheese, of course. Basically it’s a lasagna that you can scoop up with a spoon. I actually love making lasagna but sometimes you just have to have lasagna in under 30 minutes. For those times, this one pot weeknight lasagna soup is there for you.

What is lasagna soup?

Lasagna soup is exactly what it sounds like, lasagna in soup form! It’s all the amazing things about lasagna without the layering and time commitment. And best of all is the fact that you can eat it in a bowl with a spoon. It’s always lasagna soup season!

Tiktok lasagna soup

Lasagna soup is trending on Tiktok right now thanks to SZA and @dannylovespasta. SZA saw him making lasagna soup and asked him to drop the recipe, which he did of course! His lasagna soup doesn’t differ too much from mine, but if you want to make his exact recipe, just like SZA did, here it is:

1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 lb Italian sausage
1/4 tsp chili pepper flakes
1/2 tsp dried oregano
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 cups marinara sauce
3 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 box lasagna noodles, broken
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup shredded parmesan
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

  1. Sauté the onion and garlic in 2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat, until soft, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the ground beef and Italian sausage and break up, cooking over medium high heat, until browned. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the oregano and chili flakes.
  3. Add the tomato paste and cook, over medium hight heat, stirring into the meat, until slightly caramelized, about 1-2 minutes. Add the marinara sauce, chicken broth, and heavy cream.
  4. Bring to a simmer and add the lasagna noodles. Cook until the lasagna noodles are al dente, according to the package directions.
  5. Stir in the cheeses and finish with fresh basil once the noodles are tender to your liking. Enjoy!

Lasagna soup ingredients

  • onion and garlic – onions and garlic get cooked in olive oil until they turn into an aromatic mix that gives an amazing base layer of flavor to your soup.
  • ground pork, beef, or sausage – feel free to use your favorite kind of ground meat here! You can even go with ground turkey, chicken, or crumbled tofu.
  • crushed tomatoes – lasagna soup needs tomatoes and crushed is what I use, but truthfully, any canned tomatoes will work.
  • chicken stock – chicken stock is going to give us the soup portion of lasagna soup. If you like your soup on the thicker side, just lower the amount of chicken stock.
  • lasagna noodles – the star of the show! Use mini lasagna noodles called malfada corta or break up regular lasagna noodles into smaller pieces.
  • herbs – freshly chopped oregano and basil are amazing in this soup. You can also use dried if it’s all you have on hand.
  • toppings – CHEESE! Mozzarella, parmesan, a dollop of ricotta, a scoop of mascarpone, cottage cheese, this bowl of soup really an excuse to pile on the cheese, so go for it!