The Best 30-Minute Lasagna Soup

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Italian Sausage Lasagna Soup — This easy, 30-minute lasagna soup gives you all the rich flavor of your favorite lasagna minus the work. Hearty and comforting, but not as heavy as lasagna!

The Best 30-Minute Lasagna Soup - All the flavor of lasagna minus the work!! Loaded with juicy tomatoes, sausage, and topped with melted cheese! Easy, hearty, comfort food that's perfect for busy weeknights!!

One-Pot Lasagna Soup Recipe

My family loves homemade lasagna, but I rarely make it because it can be a little more work than I’m up for after a long day. This lazy day lasagna soup gives you all the rich flavor of your favorite lasagna minus the work.

I’ve made countless batches of this lasagna soup recipe since I first made it a few months ago for my family until now when I’m sharing the recipe. The soup is hearty and comforting but not as heavy as traditional lasagna, which I like. Just like traditional lasagna, it tastes even better the next day after the flavors marry.

Juicy tomatoes are combined with onions, garlic, oregano, basil, and parsley for great depth of flavor. The melted cheese on top just makes my day. Cheese lovers, unite!

The Best 30-Minute Lasagna Soup - All the flavor of lasagna minus the work!! Loaded with juicy tomatoes, sausage, and topped with melted cheese! Easy, hearty, comfort food that's perfect for busy weeknights!!

Lasagna Soup Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make this quick and easy Italian sausage lasagna soup:

  • Olive oil
  • Johnsonville Fresh Italian Hot Ground Sausage
  • Sweet Vidalia onion
  • Chicken broth
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Tomato paste
  • Bay leaves
  • Dried oregano and basil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Lasagna noodles
  • Fresh parsley
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese

Note: Scroll down to the recipe card section of the post for the ingredients with amounts included and for more complete directions.

What Italian Sausage Should I Use?

Rather than ground beef, I swapped and used Johnsonville Fresh Italian Hot Ground Sausage. It’s so convenient if you don’t wish to de-case sausage links. Johnsonville’s links and ground Italian sausage – as well as their meatballs and breakfast sausage – come in a variety of flavors and spices, giving you more flavor and saving you time in the kitchen.

The Best 30-Minute Lasagna Soup - All the flavor of lasagna minus the work!! Loaded with juicy tomatoes, sausage, and topped with melted cheese! Easy, hearty, comfort food that's perfect for busy weeknights!!

How to Make Lasagna Soup

I like to call this “lazy” lasagna soup because it’s made in one pot, is done in 30 minutes, and there are minimal ingredients I have to chop up for the soup.

  1. Add the olive oil, sausage, and onions to a large stockpot and cook until the onions have softened and the sausage is browned.
  2. Add in the garlic, followed by the remaining ingredients except the two types of cheese.
  3. Let the soup boil gently until the noodles have softened.
  4. Optionally ladle the lasagna soup into oven-safe bowls and top with cheese. Pop under the broiler until the cheese is melted and golden brown.

Do I Have to Broil the Cheese?

I opted to ladle the cheesy sausage lasagna soup into bowls and broil the top of the cheese to brown it, but you can omit this step if you don’t want to fuss with your broiler! Instead, simply ladle the finished soup, top with cheese, and serve as it.

The Best 30-Minute Lasagna Soup - All the flavor of lasagna minus the work!! Loaded with juicy tomatoes, sausage, and topped with melted cheese! Easy, hearty, comfort food that's perfect for busy weeknights!!

Recipe FAQs

Can I Use Another Ground Meat?

Yes, but I prefer using ground sausage in this quick lasagna soup recipe because it delivers the most flavor. However, I also have a recipe on my site for lasagna soup with ground beef — it’s a similar recipe, but with additional herbs and spices to make up for the lack of spices from the Italian sausage.

Can sausage lasagna soup be made with another type of pasta?

Of course! Lasagna noodles are the traditional choice, but you can use 10 ounces of any short and sturdy pasta you like (penne, rotini, bow tie, etc.).

Should I Use mild or sweet Italian sausage?

I used hot sausage because I wanted something to provide a big boost of flavor and it provides a slight kick to the soup, but use mild sausage if you prefer.

Can I Freeze Lasagna Soup?

Yes, ungarnished soup (i.e. no cheese on top) can be frozen for up to 6 months.

Tips for Making Lasagna Soup

Make sure to salt your soup to taste. I used low-sodium chicken broth and no-salt-added tomatoes and add a bit of salt to my soup so I can control the overall salt level.

The saltiness of various brands of ingredients and personal preferences for salt all vary so salt to taste.

When broiling the soup to melt the cheese, you should first place the oven-safe bowls on a cookie tray. This way, if you accidentally spill some soup it won’t dirty the bottom of your oven.

What to Serve with Lazy Lasagna Soup

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Italian Sausage Lasagna Soup

By Averie Sunshine
This easy, 30-minute lasagna soup gives you all the rich flavor of your favorite lasagna minus the work. Hearty and comforting, but not as heavy as lasagna!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 5
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Ingredients  

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound Johnsonville Fresh Italian Hot Ground Sausage, de-cased Johnsonville Fresh Italian Hot Sausage Links or mild sausage may be substituted
  • 2 cups sweet Vidalia or yellow onion, peeled and diced small (about 1 large onion)
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and finely minced
  • 48 ounces 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • one 14.5-ounce cans diced tomatoes and juice, I used petite diced, no-salt-added
  • one 14.5-ounce can fire roasted tomatoes and juice
  • 2 rounded tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 or 3 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional and to taste
  • 8 ounces lasagna noodles, about 10 noodles, broken into bite-sized pieces
  • cup fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley leaves, discard stems, finely minced
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, divided

Instructions 

  • To a large Dutch oven or stockpot, add the olive oil, sausage, onions, and sauté for about 8 minutes over medium-high heat, or until sausage is cooked through and onions are lightly golden browned. Stir and flip intermittently.
  • Add the garlic and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir intermittently.
  • Add the chicken broth, both kinds of tomatoes and juice, tomato paste, bay leaves, oregano, basil, salt, pepper, optional cayenne pepper, noodles, and bring to a boil. Allow mixture to boil gently for about 15 minutes, or until noodles are tender and done. If at any point the overall liquid level looks low or you prefer your soup to have more broth, add 1 to 2 cups of water or additional chicken broth; you’ll adjust the salt and seasoning levels at the end. Stir intermittently.
  • Add the parsley, stir to combine, and boil 1 minute.
  • Taste soup and add salt to taste. This will vary based on how salty the sausage, chicken broth, tomatoes, and tomato paste are, and personal preference. Make any necessary seasoning adjustments (i.e. more salt, pepper, spices, etc.). Remove bay leaves.
  • Preheat oven to the broiler setting.
  • Ladle soup into oven-safe bowls and top each bowl with about 1/3 cup mozzarella and 2 tablespoons parmesan. Place bowls on a baking sheet and set under the broiler. Broil for about 1 minute or until cheese is melted and is as lightly golden browned as desired. Keep a very watchful eye so that it doesn’t burn which can happen in seconds.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Ungarnished soup (no cheese added) will keep airtight in the fridge for 5 to 7 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1, Calories: 892kcal, Carbohydrates: 62g, Protein: 46g, Fat: 52g, Saturated Fat: 17g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 25g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 143mg, Sodium: 11335mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 33g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is absolutely amazing! We all love it and wouldn’t go back to pan lasagna after tasting this. It was the first recipe I made after finding Averies site. I have been happily trying Averie recipes ever since.

    1. Thanks for the five star review and glad this is a hit where ever you take it! This is one of my family’s personal fave soups of all time – glad you’re a fan too!

  2. Averie, this was one of the best soups evaaaah! I didn’t have sausage on hand so made mini meatballs and cooked them in the liquid (i.e broth and tomato). I also added sauteed mushrooms and some hot chili sauce for kick. People, make this soup! It’s so easy, delicious and belly warming – perfect for when the temperatures are dropping (at least in Canada). Thanks for another winner!
    Xena

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you! Glad your mini meatballs worked great!

  3. I made this for dinner this week. It is amazing! It made the house smell so good. Thank you so much for the recipe. I only added some water and more oregano. Delicious!

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and glad it came out great for you! It’s one of our fave soups of all time and glad you loved it too!

  4. This is absolutely the best soup I have ever had. It’s also toddler approved. My 20 month old is a picky eater, but definitely opened his mouth up for this soup! Thank you.

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you and that it’s the best soup you’ve ever had! My family feels the same way and that no soup I ever make forever more will ever top this one :) Glad your toddler is a fan, too!

  5. Thank you for this wonderful recipe!  I made your lasagna soup for dinner tonight and it was loved by my three sons and my husband.  It is absolutely DELICIOUS!! BTW – you are rapidly becoming a household name at my house.  My boys love your Tortilla Soup too!  They want me to make MORE Averie recipes!  : )

    1. Wait!  I was just reading your replies to your other comments on this recipe.  You claim that this recipe has made your top 5 favorites of all times?  Hmmm … what are the other 4 recipes?  I want to make them!  

      1. It’s so hard to narrow down 1000+ recipes in my head down to just 5….BUT…my family is in love with this soup and they say it’s in the top 5 things I’ve ever made, period. For me personally, certain desserts (cookies, bars, cakes) stand out but it’s just so hard to pick and choose after all these years and cookbooks later!

    2. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you! And that’s cute your boys are asking for more Averie recipes :) Glad everything has been coming out great! Let me know what else you try!

  6. My husband is a huge lasagna lover! We are living in London and he is eating lasagna everyday on lunch. I will surprise him with this soup. I have never heard for lasagna soup but it looks amazing <3 Happy Holidays, Laura

  7. Hello there, this was soo good. I did not have lasagna noodles so I used bowtie pasta, about half a box, and I made cheesy garlic bread instead of the broiled cheese on top.. we also like to add a dollop of greek yogurt for a little creaminess when serving. Thanks for this great recipe and letting me add my comments> have a wonderful day.

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you! Broiled cheesy garlic bread would be awesome with this!

  8. This was dinner for yesterday.  I have requests to make it again.  :)  I might choose a different noodle next time instead of breaking up lasagna noodles, just cuz I’m a little lazy.  

  9. This looks so good! I’ve been wanting to try my hand at lasagna soup for a while. With a recipe this quick, I have no more excuses.

  10. I had to laugh because my mom always made the lasagne with too-watery tomato sauce and it was accidental soup, but not in a good way. This, on the other hand, looks hearty, crave-worthy, and intentional. :-) :-) thanks for the appetizing inspiration!

  11. My family’s favorite soup is your Panera copycat broccoli cheese soup. They ask for it all the time! I will definitely try this one and let you know what they say. I am vegetarian, so I will leave out meat.