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Lasagna soup in a bowl, garnished with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.
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5 from 2 votes

Lasagna Soup

This lasagna soup is everything you love about lasagna in one bowl... it's made with Italian sausage, tender noodles, marinara and lots of cheesy goodness. It's rich, comforting and the perfect one pot dinner for those cold winter nights.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lasagna Soup
Servings: 8

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 4 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lb ground sweet Italian pork sausage or chicken or turkey Italian sausage
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper plus more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 2-3 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 24 oz pasta sauce or marinara divided
  • 1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 8 cups low sodium veggie or chicken broth
  • 10 uncooked lasagna noodles broken into 4ths
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2-3 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese for topping
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese for topping
  • Fresh basil for serving, for topping

Instructions

  • Add oil to a dutch oven or large pot and heat over medium heat. Once hot add onion and red pepper and saute for 5-7 minutes until softened and fragrant. Add garlic and saute for 1-2 additional minutes.
    Sauteed onions, bell peppers, and garlic in a large pot.
  • Add sausage, Italian seasoning black pepper and red pepper flakes, if using. Cook for 7-10 minutes until browned and cooked throughout.
    Ground pork sausage added with spices to a large pot of sautéed onions, red bell pepper, and garlic.
  • Add the tomato paste and stir to combine for 1-2 minutes. Add 2 cups of sauce (16 oz), tomatoes and broth. Bring to a boil.
    Tomatoes and marinara sauce added to a large pot.
  • Once boiling, add noodles then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes until noodles are tender.
    Lasagna noodles in a large pot with marinara sauce, herbs, spices, sausage, and vegetables.
  • While the soup is simmering, add the remaining 1 cup of sauce and cottage cheese to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
    Cottage cheese and marinara sauce in a blender.
  • Once noodles are tender add spinach, vinegar and blended cottage cheese mixture. Let simmer for an additional 5 minutes until the spinach has wilted. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed or add additional broth if desired.
    A handful of fresh spinach sits on top of lasagna soup in a large pot.
  • Serve hot topped with fresh parmesan, mozzarella and basil. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 1214mg | Potassium: 357mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g