Best Lasagna Soup Recipe
- 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 1 large green pepper, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium beef broth
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2-1/2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1. In a large saucepan, cook beef, green pepper and onion over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain.
- 2. Stir in tomatoes, broth, tomato sauce, corn, tomato paste, Italian seasoning and pepper. Bring to a boil. Stir in pasta. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 10-12 minutes or until pasta is tender. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 8 servings (2-3/4 quarts).
1-1/3 cups soup with 1 tablespoon cheese equals 280 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 572 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch.
Reviews for Best Lasagna Soup
"Perfection! Got rave reviews - will make again!"
"It was okay. Nothing to write home about."
"We did not care for this recipe"
"Made this soup last night, exactly as written. Definitely easy and a good starter soup. Would definitely cook noodles separate. As they did get extremely mushy and absorbed the broth as many others shared as well. Has many possibilities, family liked it, especially after shoveling snow. But I will definitely tweak and add some more spices, maybe fennel and oregano. Also next time will try with sausage or a 50 50 blend of sausage and hamburger. Thank you for a busy woman's dream recipe, easy, quick, filling and everything in the cupboard!"
"I hate ground beef, so I used sweet Italian chicken sausage and chicken broth. Very tasty! I would add a dollop of ricotta when you're serving so it really tastes like lasagne. Along with ricotta, I added fresh basil and extra parmesan when serving. Also, I really like small pasta in soups otherwise, it's hard to scoop, so I used about 1 cup mini elbow macaroni, 2 1/2 cups of pasta would make it stewy. Anyway,would make again!"
"I usually prepare a dish as the recipe is printed the first time and make adjustments if needed the next time around. While my pasta did not get mushy, it did soak up much of the liquid. The only change I would make is to add additional beef broth and tomato sauce to increase the liquid a bit. This is a very satisfying soup that I will make again."
"I made this soup tonight for my husband and I and it is a keeper. I added peas with the corn because my husband likes peas and omitted the pepper because I am not a pepper fan. This is a recipe that I will make over and over again. Thanks for a great soup on a cold and winter evening here in Florida!"
"This is an amazing soup. LOVE IT!! Here are the few changes i made: I omitted the corn and put in some mushrooms, i used can but i'm sure fresh would be good too. I also didn't use the pepper because i don't care for peppers. I followed other's advice and cooked the noodles separate. I used bow tie noodles instead of spiral because i thought they resembled lasagna noodles better. Once everything was cooked i put in about half a handful of the Parmesan cheese and stirred it in the soup. I also served it with some shredded mozzarella on top and Parmesan too. I thought later that i should have put it in small bowls and topped with cheese then place it under the broiler to get a yummy melted cheese top like lasagna. Maybe for the left overs. Love this soup so much, especially when the weather is -6 degrees."
"Super delicious! Didn't change a thing. Thanks a bunch Sheryl ."
"My pasta was not mushy, but it did soak up most of the liquid, so it turned out to be a very flavorful dish . . . but not quite soup. Next time, I may just use more tomato sauce. One thing I liked was that I didn't have to go shopping - I had all the ingredients on hand (Yay!). One question I have, though, is: who puts corn in their lasagna?"
"Nice for a cold snowy evening. Needs a few changes for my family. More of a chili style than soup"
"Very good! My husband loves this and is making it for an office Christmas Party!"
"This was good and even better the second day. I didn't add the green pepper or corn and used petite diced tomatoes but followed the rest of the recipe. I did cook my pasta separately as others suggested which I feel was a good choice. As the soup was simmering I did taste the broth and it was a bit bland so I added more pepper and some salt."
"My husband made this for me, and it was delicious! It is very flavorful and hearty. I love it!"
"I would cook the pasta before putting it in the soup. If one puts it in last and cooked there is less chance of mushy pasta. This is why I like egg noodles they are less likely to become a mushy mess.Hubby does not like chopped tomatoes in his soup, instead of tomato sauce or canned tomatoes, I add low sodium V8. There is a lot of flavor in V8 and he is none the wiser. : )"
"Great! I substituted ground venison for ground beef, because that's what I had on hand. Kids loved it."
"Kids loved this! Didn't add corn (family preference), used only 11/2t seasoning, and slow simmered 30 minutes. Served pasta on the side and topped with shredded mozzarella! Yum! Thanks for sharing!"
"Easy to make and makes a lot."
"I found this soup to be easy to fix and very tasty!"
"We loved this soup!! My 15 year old son made it tonight for an assignment for Home Ec. We added 1 c. of chopped carrots with the meat, and used Italian Sausage instead of hamburger. Great taste and a family winner!!"
"This soup is delicious! I am on Weight Watchers and 1 1/3 cups of this soup is only 7 points. It's hearty and filling."
"Easy to prepare. Taste was great. Was good the first meal. With left overs fluids were soaked up by the pasta. Would cook the pasta first then add when ready to eat."
"I also cooked the pasta separately and added it at the end - but it was to die for - really good"
"This soup is great! I did cook the pasta separately based on another review. I skipped adding the corn. The soup is great as a leftover too."
"I will definitely make this again. I would give it a 5, but am dialing it down to a 4 bc the pasta absorbed ALL of the broth! Next time I will cook the padta separately and add to nowls when serving."
"I made this tonight and it was delishious. I will definitely add this one to my favorites list of soups."
"This recipe appeared some time ago, so it has been in my regular rotation of soups for awhile. I make it just as written, except eliminated the corn, which I personally do not care for in homemade soup. As an experienced Italian cook that makes most of the traditional dishes; this is warm, flavorful, and delicious!"
"I made this recipe with a friend one day for lunch and it was perfect! We both really enjoyed the flavor and that it was so filling."
"Family enjoyed this hearty meal."
"Made this with sausage. Topped it off with Ricotta Salata which is dried ricotta cheese. Delish !!!!"
"We found the "soup" was actually tastier on the second day as a warmed-up leftover. For our tastes, the recipe was a bit bland as written but for someone who might be feeding picky eaters who don't like anything more than a mild taste, this would be a good option. I am sure that it would be more flavorful if I took the time to add spices, etc. , but "as is" I won't make again."
"This was delicious! I don't think I would really call it a 'lasagna soup'. It tasted a little bit more like a chili-style soup with the green pepper and corn. Then again, "What's in a name" our whole family loved it!"
"Real good I add sausage and I did 1 can of dice,1 can of stewed tomatoes"
"Good recipe for a cold day."
"Made this tonight, and thought it was kind of just "meh". Definitely had to add some flavor, and it was still just ho-hum. I added a bit of Jane's Krazy Mixed-Up Salt, and a bit of sugar to balance out the acidity of the tomatoes (2 tsp or so). But it definitely doesn't taste like any lasagna I ever had. I used 1/2 gr beef, 1/2 Italian sausage, like others recommended. I'm not giving up on this recipe - I think next time I will omit the corn, and put some of the things in that I actually use in my lasagna - a bit of ricotta cheese for some creaminess, a little fennel seed, and some parsley. A good start to a soup, but has a long way to go to be "the best" - in my opinion, of course. Everyone has different tastes though, that's what makes the world go 'round!"
"It needs mozzarella to make it more lasagna like. It was tasty though."
"Hubby approved! I like it, too. I omitted the green pepper & corn, pureed the diced tomatoes and halved the recipe except the beef. Cooked the pasta separately to pour the cooled cooking water on a bush - natural fertilizer."
"I think "lasagna" is a little misleading, I've never had green pepper in lasagna before, but it's still delicious. Also, I used whole stewed tomatoes instead of diced."
"I wish I had read the reviews before making this recipe. I wanted to make soup, not stew! Be forwarned....if you are going to eat this immediately after making it, you will enjoy "soup." If you are making ahead or plan to eat it an hour or two later, be prepared for lasagna stew or casserole! Once you add in the pasta, the starch thickens the soup very quickly until there is no "soup." It tastes fine but disappointed."
"This is a very good recipe. My family loved it. I made two pots and my family ate all of both of them."
"Very easy to make but just wasn't a hit with my family. We thought it was rather bland."
"Delicious soup! Tasty, filling and fun. A hit with my whole family."
"This was very good. Left out the corn because someone in the house is not a fan. Next time I'll try to add some italian sausage to give it more of a punch."
"Brought this to work today for a soup luncheon. Everyone LOVED IT! I followed some of the reviewers advice and used 1/2 burger and 1/2 hot Italian sausage. I didn't used the green pepper because I don't like it. I added garlic salt. Next time for a pot luck event I would cook the noodles separate and let people add them when they ate it. Last night when I tasted the soup it was good and soupy. Today it was a little thick I thinned it out and the flavor remained the same. Super easy to make."
"I would say this is very good. I made a couple of tweaks to it. I added red pepper flakes to taste, fresh parsley, and some garlic powder... Very thick so you might want to cook your noodles separate due to the juice coming down while the noodles cook. Used 6 Italian cheese on top to serve and did end up adding some water to it at the end to un-thicken it."
"gross - who puts corn in their lasagna? the only reason this gets 1 star is because it won't let me submit without a rating."
"Delicious! The soup was so thick I cooked the noodles before adding them -- but that's a GOOD thing :) Very satisfying."
"I made this, but did not add the corn as that is not " real italian" in my opinion, but would not mind if the corn was in there. I think that the recipe was just missing the addition of salt, which is up to one's taste, but is helpful to write into the recipe. I always add salt and pepper to taste plus whatever things I feel would be tasty to add."
"This was OK but wasn't anything special. I felt that it was lacking something but just isn't a recipe that I am interested in making again to try and modify to my liking."
"Good disk. Took out peppers because some family members don't like cooked pepper. Also used Italian style diced tomates since some reviews say that there wasn't much flavor to the soup. That deffinately helped. We also used cheddar cheese instead of parmesan and a can of corn instead of frozen corn. Although I don't think the soup tasted like lasanga it was still good."
"loved this! easy recipe!"
"Such a quick and easy recipe and it tasted great! I added a little more garlic and used oregano, basil, cumin, and smoked paprika since I didn't have the Italian seasoning on hand."
"I made this soup for our soup-a-thon for the VFW my husband and I belong and what a hit. It was one of the first soups to go. It was very tasty and hearty soup. I definitely will be making it for the next soup-a-thon."
"My family absolutely loved this soup and can't wait for me to make it again. I added 2 sweet Italian sausage links removed from the casing and it added a great flavor."
"I really enjoyed this hearty, tasty soup on a cold winter's night. Next time I would add some ground sausage (as others have mentioned), but then again, that's how I make my lasagna too! I also really liked how we could add the uncooked pasta...saved me a step. Will be making again for sure."
"This was really hearty and filling."
"Really good. I used 1/2 lb ground beef and 1/2 lb mild Italian sausage and eliminated the green pepper and corn-- don't put that in my lasagna. I used Roasted fire diced tomatoes and I cooked my bowtie pasta separately and added it last so all the liquid would not disappear. Used grated parmesean/asiago cheese mixture on top and served with salad and crusty bread -- delicious. Great for taking to shut ins or pot lucks! Thanks TOH."
"Excellent ... Next time I will try with Italian sausage as well"
"I will definitely be repeating this one! I used sweet italian sausage and it was great!"
"A very good, filling soup. I added more corn, more granulated garlic, tomato paste and sauce, and water since I added more noodles and then with a generous amount of shredded parmesan and mizithra cheese on top it was fabulous! My husband said I can make it once a week and I think I will try it next time with a mixture of Italian sausage and lean ground beef (like I make my lasagna). Thank you for sharing this recipe...it's a keeper!"
"We loved it. Very hearty soup with lots of flavor."
"We didn't care for this as much, but it was not bad. And it was easy!"
"Very hearty and comforting soup. I added salt, additional water and garlic salt to it. I ended up simmering it for about 2 hours to marry the flavors. It was delicious. Next time I think I may try Italian sausage instead of the hamburger meat. I put generous amounts of parmesan cheese on top of each bowl and with the parmesan it really tasted a lot like lasagna. Would recommend trying! Field Editor since July 2013"
"Very good soup. I was surprised at how similar it actually tasted like lasagna. I thought the broth would be too thick and tomato-tasting but that it exactly what makes it taste like lasagna. Also, the Parm cheese on top also adds to the lasagna flavor. Who'd of thought! Made some garlic-cheese bread to go with it, great meal. Will be making again for sure. Thanks for sharing the recipe."
"This soup was just "ok" It was lacking on flavor and I didn't think it tasted like lasagna at all"
"My whole family loved this soup. I used canned tomatoes with onions and green peppers to save time chopping up fresh and tomato sause with italian herbs in it. Very yummy!"
"A good soup for a quick meal. I tweaked it with a little more garlic and beef broth and omitted the peppers. I served it with Garlic Cheddar biscuits."
"Really yummy! My family just gobbled it up and wanted to know when I would make it again."
"This was a good, hearty soup."
"This was a really hearty soup! I made it for lunch with a slice of double fiber wheat bread on the side, but it is definitely dinner-worthy! I put a tiny bit of freshly ground sea salt, parmesan, and mozzarella on top of each person's portion. It was delicious! My husband really loved it. For the pasta, I used the 3-color veggie Wacky Mac pasta. Very good!"
"I tried this out on my family before deciding whether or not to take to a potluck at work. My family thought this soup was delicious. I had all the ingredients on hand, which is always a plus, and it was very quick to throw together. I cooked the noodles a little too long and, as another reviewer stated, they absorbed more of the liquid than I expected. Next time, I think I'll use Italian-style diced tomatoes just to add a little more zip to the broth. I've always thought that soup tastes better the next day but I don't know that this particular recipe fits that adage."
"I accidentally ended up using diced tomatoes with chiles and it turned out great; not bland at all and not too spicy, even my 3-year old and 1-year old loved it!"
"My family loved it, said it tasted just like lasagna"
"Very yummy, my whole family loved it!"
"I don't like soup. But. I loved this. Use ground Italian sausage instead of ground beef. It adds more flavor"
"This made enough for a two days of meals and still a few servings in the freezer for later:)"
"We liked this. I used 3 cans of beef broth, omitted the tomato sauce and paste and put one can of the tomatoes in the blender to puree. Will make this again!"
"Soup is a bit too 'tomato-ey' for my taste.It didn't need the tomato sauce. So, I didn't use it the second time I made it. Otherwise,this is a very good soup. I will definitely make it again!"
"I make this recipe but I use a Hamburger Helper Lasanga mix instead of the broth and tomato sauce/paste and seasoning. It is so quick to make, and it's perfect for a light supper in the summer or served with sandwiches or grilled cheese in the winter."
"Interesting looking at the reviews - If you alter it then you really did not make the recipe. Interesting alterations, this is a lasagne soup so why add black beans etc... I also dont get the corn. I too altered it, so I really did not make the recipe. I used broken up lasagne noodles and left out the corn."
"Excellent! Next time I will add fresh mushrooms!"
"Both my husband and I were really surprised at the wonderful flavor of this soup, especially with such a quick simmer time - there was nothing lacking! I LOVED how it was made all in 1 dish - super easy clean-up :)"
"I love this recipe, I added a can of drained black beans. I think it's best eaten the day you make it otherwise the noodles suck up all the broth. If you want to make it early wait on the noodles."
"I've made this a couple times now. Goes a long way and even better re-heated."
"This was really good, but the first day it was a bit too runny. After sitting for just one day the broth was a bit thicker and the flavor was much, much better. Next time I make it, I'll make it a day ahead of time!"
"I was very excited about this recipe but ultimately found it to be quite bland. I even subbed sweet Italian turkey sausage for the ground beef, but still it was not flavorful enough for us to bother making again."
"Excellent soup. Very rarely do I make a recipe without altering it. The only change I made was to toss in some marinated garlic mushrooms. And I had a 32 oz box of beef stock so I used the extra 3 oz. Used a multigrain rotini. Very yummy and filling. Will def make again."
"Very good, thick soup"
"The soup turned out great. Even my picky preschooler liked it. I added some baby spinach at the end."
"Easy and fast to make on a busy night. I added extra water to the recipe as it was cooking as it seemed really thick and started to stick a bit to the bottom. A lovely soup. Would probably be great with grated mozzarella cheese on top."
"The soup was good but I added more Italian seasoning. Next time I'll use less tomato paste."
"This was a great hearty soup! Very easy to make. I omitted the corn and added mushroom and zuchini. I also added an extra can of broth (I used chicken broth instead)"
"This recipe was easy to make and quite delicious. Goes great with garlic bread."
"Really quick and easy! I added a little sugar to get rid of that canned tomato taste, but other than that it was really good! I've never heard of corn in lasanga though, but I went along with it!"
"THIS SOUP IS A HIT!! A LITTLE TOO MUCH TOMATOE TASTE. NEXT TIME I WILL ADD 1/2 THE AMOUNT OF TOMATOE PASTE. I USED 3 CANS OF BROTH AND ADDED 1 CUP FROZEN SOUP VEGETABLES COOKED THE SOUP FOR 1 HOUR AND ADDED 1 CUP OF PASTA AT 45 MIINUTES. COOKED THE REMAINDER SEPARATELY AND SERVED IT WITH THE SOUP. IT MADE A LOT, AND WAS BETTER THE NEXT DAY."
"I MADE THIS SOUP AND MY WHOLE FAMILY LIKED IT. I ADDED 1 CUP FROZEN VEGETABLES AND COOKED IT FOR AN HOUR."
"The whole family loved this soup. I added some sliced carrots and zuchinni because I had it on hand. I will be making this again!"
"This soup was a huge hit with my family, very easy, just as good if not better 2 days later"
"PERFECT..So easy, so fast, so yummy."