Cheesy Lasagna Soup

Cheesy Lasagna Soup in a blue bowl

So here’s the deal, at my house my 3 teenage sons and husband do not think soup is a meal. They consider  it an appetizer or a side dish, my boys are seriously bottomless pits.  I am always testing the waters with hearty soups to try and satisfy everyone. We all love lasagna  but being a busy mom I don’t always have time to make one. I hit the jackpot with this  filling dish!! All the flavors and cheesy goodness of lasagna without all the fuss. This cheesy lasagna soup is  super easy to throw together and can be made on a weeknight.

The men in my house are  meat lovers so to make them happy I started with 1 pound ground meat and 1 pound of mild italian sausage in a nice sized soup pot. The italian sausage gave this dish flavor and depth , much better than ground beef alone.

meat cooking in a pot

Then I add onions , mushrooms and diced carrots. The carrots add a hint of sweetness and the mushrooms  are like sponges that soak up all the flavors and gives a nice texture.

adding onions, carrots, and mushrooms to the pot

Once the onions are slightly translucent and the carrots have softened up a bit add chicken broth ,  spaghetti sauce and a can of diced tomatoes.

adding broth to the pot

At this point add the seasonings and let it simmer , the flavors will mingle and be merry.   We love spice and flavor at our house, so I used red pepper flakes in this recipe. If you like things a little milder just leave them out , you just won’t have the little added kick.

adding the seasoning to the pot

Put your soup on to simmer for an hour . This is when things go on automatic pilot for a while so you can get some laundry folded or in my case I’ll grab a glass of wine and put my feet up, lol.

After an hour you will notice some liquid will cook out so 2 cups of water will need to be added  before the pasta is added. Once it is simmering again add the pasta and spinach,  turn off the burner and place the lid on the pot for 15 minutes or until pasta is soft.

adding spinach to the pot

Now it’s time for the magic!!  When serving this soup cover the bottom of your bowl with mozzarella cheese .

cheese in the bottom of the bowl

Ladle the soup on top of the cheese then top it with fresh parmesan cheese and garnish with parsley .

Cheesy Lasagna Soup

Once you stir this you will have a warm cheesy soup with all the flavors of a lasagna without all the work.

Soup full of cheesy lasagna soup


I would love to hear from you after you cook this yummy soup!! ENJOY!!

Cheesy Lasagna Soup

3.92 from 24 votes


  • 1 pound ground meat
  • 1 pound mild italian sausage
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 cup fresh diced carrots
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 32 oz Chicken broth
  • 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 24 oz jar of spaghetti sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon of red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 cups spiral pasta
  • Grated Mozzarella cheese
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • optional parsley for garnish


  • In a large soup pot brown the ground meat and italian sausage
  • Once the meat is browned add the onions , carrots, and mushrooms. Cook until the onions are slightly translucent
  • Add the chicken broth, spaghetti sauce and diced tomatoes give it a few good stirs
  • Add salt, minced garlic, italian seasoning and red pepper flakes
  • Bring the soup up to a boil and reduce the heat and let simmer on a medium heat for about an hour or until the vegetables are tender. Giving it a stir every now and then
  • Some of liquid will cook out so after 45 or so add the 2 cups of water.
  • Once things are simmering again add the pasta and spinach. Turn the heat to low and place the lid on the pot for about 15 minutes.
  • To serve cover the bottom of a bowl with mozzarella cheese. Ladle hot soup over it and top with grated parmesan cheese
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6 years ago

Looks really great….trying it tonight… will let you know…

6 years ago

Love it!

4 years ago
Reply to  Missy

Lasagna & soup in one, this is the ultimate comfort food for Fall! My kind of food, looks so tasty.

6 years ago

the cheese at the bottom…🤤🤤

4 years ago

Oh yes Debbie! This is so my kind of recipe. So delicious and with ingredients I have on hand. Thank you so much for a perfect recipe.

4 years ago

This is so unique! Thanks for this creative recipe

4 years ago

Woah I would have never thought about a lasagna soup 😀 But looking at that cheese string that pulls from the spoon, it’s definitely something I’d eat!

4 years ago

Lasagna in soup form? What a genius idea! This is so hearty and cozy for fall. Love it.

Mama Maggie's Kitchen
Mama Maggie's Kitchen
4 years ago

Loving this Cheesy Lasagna Soup so much! Never really thought of making this. I should try this recipe for my husband and son too. I am sure they’ll love it.

4 years ago

Love lasagna and this looks so tasty. Thanks for the recipe.


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Jacqui Debono
4 years ago

Love the cheesiness of this recipe! Perfect for the cooler evenings with homemade bread!

4 years ago

Oh how I LOVE soup and soup season but let’s be real here… this soup is something I’d eat all year round! It looks so incredible!

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Your recipe sounds like it has everything I love about lasagna but as a delicious soup! Perfect for these cool fall days we’ve been having.

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Has anyone actually made the soup to comment on the flavor?? “Looks good!”


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Gunilla Stepehens
Gunilla Stepehens
4 months ago

5 stars
Thanks for the dinner idea. It was excellent!