February 25, 2023

Lasagna Soup with a Three Cheese Ricotta Topping

Makes lasagna soup once, instantly becomes your favorite.

I love this recipe so much because it has everything you love about regular lasagna, but in the form of a warm bowl of comfort. It is truly one of those recipes that upon the first bite, it will warm your soul and make you feel giddy all inside.

Imagine this: tender sheets of lasagna, a savory tomato broth mixture, herbs, spices, garlic, onions and a crumble ground beef and sausage mixture with every spoonful. And for the icing on the cake, add a dollop of my creamy three cheese ricotta cheese mixture on top. It will taste just like the real thing, but better! In all honesty, lasagna tends to fall apart easily anyways, so this soup is similar in that way! Think deconstructed.

One of my favorite aspects of this recipe is that it is a one pot meal. You can cook all ingredients in one pot to eliminate dishes and the mess. Plus, it only takes about 30 minutes to make! It’s perfect for those times when you are craving lasagna or a savory pasta dish, but do not necessarily have the time.

Oh, and did I mention it’s perfect for feeding an entire family or having leftovers for the next few days. So, yes you can make this in advance! I love making a batch of this at the beginning of my week and it will get me through at least half of my week.

To make it a full Italian night in, I really enjoy serving it with homemade garlic bread, which is also great dipping in the soup. In addition, a fresh green salad on the side goes great as well.

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Lasagna Soup with a Three Cheese Ricotta Topping

This one pot, easy lasagna soup recipe contains everything you love about regular lasagna, but better! It’s the ultimate comfort food during the cold winter months and topping it with the ricotta cheese mixture is truly a chef’s kiss!




For the Lasagna Soup:

  • 3/4 LB. ground beef or ground turkey
  • 2 Italian sausage links, castings removed OR 1/4-1/2 LB. ground sausage
  • 8-10 cups kettle and fire chicken broth
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes with seasonings
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 TBSP Italian seasoning
  • 1 TBSP fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup yellow onions, finely minced
  • ¼ TSP salt
  • ¼ TSP pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 7-8 Dried lasagna sheets, cracked into pieces

For the Three Cheese Ricotta Topping - Mix all ingredients in a bowl and place in the fridge until ready to serve.

  • 1 15 oz. tub whole milk ricotta
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • ¼ TSP salt
  • ¼ TSP pepper
  1. Make your three cheese ricotta topping and place in the fridge.
  2. Mince your garlic cloves and finely dice your yellow onions. Set aside.
  3. Thinly slice your fresh basil leaves. Set aside.
  4. Break apart and crush your 7 lasagna sheets. Set aside.
  5. Open your can of crushed tomatoes and your tomato paste can. Set aside.
  6. Cut slits in your Italian sausages. Remove the protein from its casting.
  7. Heat a pan over medium high heat. When hot, add both your ground beef and your Italian sausage meat. Cook and mix until no longer pink. When done, remove the protein from the pot with a slotted spoon and place in a separate bowl. Drain the fat as much as possible. Then, wipe it clean if desired.
  8. Heat the same pot over medium heat. Add 2 TBSP olive oil. When hot, add your minced garlic and your finely diced yellow onion. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes until no longer translucent.
  9. Add your 8 cups of chicken broth to the pot. Immediately add: 1 can crushed tomatoes and 1 can tomato paste. Mix everything well. Make sure the paste is not im clumps in the liquid.
  10. Add in your 2 bay leaves, Italian seasonings, salt, pepper and fresh basil to the pot. Stir to mix well. Bring your soup to a boil.
  11. Once boiling add your crushed lasagna sheets and your cooked ground beef and sausage mixture. Bring heat to medium or medium low and cook for about 11-15 minutes or until lasagna sheets are tender and al dente. (soup should be simmering and bubbling). ** NOTE: you can add a little broth to your soup to thin it out to your liking, if desired **
  12. Once done, Serve immediately and top with Ricotta Cheese mixture and extra fresh basil if desired.
  13. ENJOY!
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October 9, 2023
The ingredient list is missing lemon slices, shallot and garlic.
July 5, 2023
Can I do this in a slow cooker instead of the oven?
October 19, 2021
So delicious!