Lasagna Soup without Noodles

lasagna soup without noodles

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This delicious soup is based on lasagna, one of the best Italian dishes ever! However, if you don’t want to use noodles for whatever reason, that’s absolutely do-able. This recipe boasts everything you love about lasagna… but just in soup form!


  • 2 pounds (1 kg) Italian sausage
  • 4 cups (2 liters) beef broth or beef stock
  • 1 diced large yellow onion
  • 30 ounces (800g) canned diced tomatoes
  • 5 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 15 ounces (400g) tomato sauce (tomato puree or passata)

For the Cheese Topping:

  • 16 ounces (1/2 kg) ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup (120g) shredded parmesan
  • 1 cup (120g) shredded mozzarella


  1. Heat a big pot over a moderately high heat and add the sausage, then cook for 10 minutes or until browned. Drain off the grease.
  2. Add the onion to the drained meat and cook for 6 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Turn down the heat a bit and add the broth or stock, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes.
  5. Add the bay leaves, Italian seasoning and black pepper, and bring to a simmer.
  6. Cook for 20 minutes, then discard the bay leaves and serve with some of the cheese topping on top.


  • If you DO want to include lasagna noodles, add 2 cups (2 big handfuls) of lasagna noodles broken into pieces and simmer for 15 minutes or until they’re tender (if you’re using fresh pasta it’ll take less time).
  • Feel free to spice things up with spicy Italian sausage if you like.

Keywords: italian, lasagna, soup