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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Now it’s time for the magic!! When serving this soup cover the bottom of your bowl with mozzarella cheese .
Ladle the soup on top of the cheese then top it with fresh parmesan cheese and garnish with parsley .
Once you stir this you will have a warm cheesy soup with all the flavors of a lasagna without all the work.
I would love to hear from you after you cook this yummy soup!! ENJOY!!
Cheesy Lasagna Soup
- 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
Looks really great….trying it tonight… will let you know…
Thanks Evelyn!! Let me know how it works out for you.
Lasagna & soup in one, this is the ultimate comfort food for Fall! My kind of food, looks so tasty.
the cheese at the bottom…🤤🤤
YES!! It truly is like lasagna in a bowl!!
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.
This is so unique! Thanks for this creative recipe
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!
It is nice and Cheesy!! LOL
Lasagna in soup form? What a genius idea! This is so hearty and cozy for fall. Love it.
Thank you ..Bring on fall I want Lasagna Soup!!
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.
Do it ..It’s manly soup!! LOL
Love lasagna and this looks so tasty. Thanks for the recipe.
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Love the cheesiness of this recipe! Perfect for the cooler evenings with homemade bread!
Yummm.. homemade bread would be fab with this.
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!
Thanks..I agree this is a year round kind of soup
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.
Bring on the cooler weather!!
Has anyone actually made the soup to comment on the flavor?? “Looks good!”
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