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Turkey Lasagna Soup

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Turkey Lasagna Soup is a simple way to enjoy lasagna without all the fuss. Cooking the noodles separately and adding plenty of toppings is the key to a great lasagna soup!

Soup Season at our home looks like a constant rotations of flavors and textures. We love a spicy Thai Sweet Potato Soup, Turkey Meatball Italian Wedding Soup, or Sausage Gnocchi Soup.

Overhead shot of two bowls of lasagna soup on a dark background.

Lasagna Soup

Any lasagna lovers out there? I seeeeee you.

I’m all about lasagna in all shapes, sizes, and versions. The Ultimate Lasagna Recipe, Spinach Ricotta Lasagna, Butternut Squash Lasagna with Spinach, Classic Lasagna Roll Ups, and now THIS SOUP.

Why This Recipe Works:

  • QUICK – This is a very basic recipe and fairly quick to make. You could make the soup and noodles (remember to cook them separately) in advance and then warm everything up at meal time.
  • MEATY – Two pounds of ground turkey provide a meaty soup and plenty of protein to fill you up.
  • ADAPTABLE – There are SO MANY ways to make this soup your own. Lots of ideas for you below.
Two bowls of turkey lasagna soup with cheese.

Ingredients needed for Turkey Lasagna Soup:

  • Olive Oil – Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil for sautéing the veggies.
  • Onion + Garlic – The only fresh veggies in this soup, and they add tons of flavor.
  • Ground Turkey – I used a 93% lean ground turkey for this recipe.
  • Seasonings – Italian Seasoning, Basil, Red Pepper Flakes, and salt and pepper.
  • Tomato Paste – Use three tablespoons for all the flavor.
  • Diced Tomatoes – I used fire roasted diced tomatoes, but any variety works well.
  • Broth – Use lower sodium chicken broth to better control the salt content.
  • Lasagna Noodles – I used some lasagna shaped egg noodles but broken up lasagna noodles work fine too.
  • Cheese – To serve, use a variety of cheese – ricotta, mozzarella, and/or parmesan.
  • A Parmesan Rind – This is optional, but since I always have extra rinds in my cheese drawer, I added a rind to the soup as it simmered. It provides extra flavor but is not required for a good soup.

I adapted The Ultimate Lasagna Recipe to make this soup recipe.

Ingredients for the turkey lasagna soup.

How to make Turkey Lasagna Soup:

Step 1
Sauté veggies. Heat a large stock pot to medium-high heat. Add olive oil and when hot, add the diced onions. Cook until slightly softened, and then add the garlic. Stir for a minute.

Step 2
Add meat and seasonings. Then add the ground turkey and seasonings (Italian Seasoning, dried basil, red pepper flakes, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper to taste). Use a spatula to crumble the meat, and cook until cooked through, stirring frequently.

Step 3
Add tomatoes and broth. Then add the tomato paste, diced tomatoes, and chicken broth. Stir and simmer for about 15-20 minutes. (This is where you’d add the parmesan rind if you are using it.)

Step 4
Boil noodles. Meanwhile, heat a pot of water to boiling. Add noodles and a couple pinches of salt. Cook noodles to al dente. Strain and add a little drizzle of olive oil to prevent the noodles from sticking together.

Overhead shot of a bowl of a combo of three types of cheese.

IF you are serving a family of 4-6, go ahead and add the cooked noodles into the soup at the very end and stir. If serving only 2-3, then add the cooked noodles to individual servings. (Even if cooking the noodles separately, they will soak up all of the broth in the leftovers!)

Step 5
Serve soup in individual bowls. Then add a fair amount of ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese to each bowl.

Storing and Freezing

STORE this soup in the refrigerator for up to four days. Make sure you store the noodles separately.

FREEZE the soup portion of this recipe in an airtight container for 2-3 months. Thaw it completely and serve with boiled noodles and cheese for topping.

Possible Variations:

  1. Use sausage or ground beef, or a combination of any meat you like best.
  2. Beef broth or veggie broth could be substituted if so desired.
  3. You can use any pasta. I often use broken up lasagna noodles.
  4. Add some veggies like zucchini, squash, fresh mushrooms, spinach, etc.
  5. Make individual lasagna soup bakes by adding sliced cheese to the top of oven-ready bowls (individual size), and bake to melt the cheese before serving.

What to serve with Lasagna Soup:

Side view of two bowls of lasagna soup.

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xoxo ~Sue

A closeup of a bowl of lasagna soup with ground turkey and cheese.

Turkey Lasagna Soup

Turkey Lasagna Soup is a simple way to enjoy lasagna without all the fuss. Cooking the noodles separately and adding plenty of toppings is the key to a great lasagna soup! 
4.94 from 16 votes
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 408kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion – chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic – diced
  • 2 pounds ground turkey – 93% lean
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper – to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 30 oz. fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 4-6 cups lower sodium chicken broth
  • 8 oz. lasagna noodles (or similar) – I used "mini lasagna" egg noodles
  • ricotta, mozzarella cheese, and/or parmesan cheese – to serve

Instructions

  • In a large stock pot on medium high heat, add olive oil. When hot, add onions and sauté until soft, approximately 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and stir for another 30 seconds. 
  • Add ground turkey to pot and seasonings (Italian Seasoning, basil, crushed red pepper flakes, salt and pepper). Cook until meat is cooked through completely.
  • Add fire roasted tomatoes, tomato paste, and chicken broth – and bring to a boil. (Add a parmesan rind – optional.) Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, bring a pot of water to a boil. Add noodles and salt – and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until noodles are al dente. Drain in a colander.
    Drizzle a bit of olive oil over the noodles to keep them from sticking together.
  • IF you are serving a family of 4-6, go ahead and add the cooked noodles into the soup at the very end and stir. If serving only 2-3, then add the cooked noodles to individual servings. (Even if cooking the noodles separately, they will soak up all of the broth in the leftovers!)
  • Serve soup with cheese – ricotta (our fav!), mozzarella cheese and/or parmesan cheese.

Notes

STORE this soup in the refrigerator for up to four days. Make sure you store the noodles separately.
FREEZE the soup portion of this recipe in an airtight container for 2-3 months. Thaw it completely and serve with boiled noodles and cheese for topping.

Nutrition

Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 498mg | Potassium: 880mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1017IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 4mg
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30 Comments

  1. Andy Erlandson says:

    Hearty and satisfying! I make a mean lasagna, but it’s very time consuming. In just an hour, I was able to knock this out and it was very good!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the soup, Andy!

  2. Jean Lindsay says:

    Sue,
    I just made this for my nephew who is visiting and it was delicious!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Hi Jean! I’m so happy you enjoyed the soup! Thanks so much for letting me know. 🙂

  3. This soup is a keeper. Couldn’t get enough of it. Gets better the longer it sits. The crushed red pepper and fire roasted tomatoes add just the right amount of kick to it. Yummy!!!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Oh thank you, Laurie! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for your feedback! 🙂

  4. Now this is a soup..?✅

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Thank you! 🙂

  5. Terry Fleitman says:

    I just made a big pot of your lasagna soup. This is one of our favorites, and perfect for a cold, wet, fall day! Yum!!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      So glad you enjoyed the soup, Terry! Love how easy it is! 🙂

  6. This soup is so yummy and easy to make! It’s a fav in my family!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Oh that’s great to hear, Jessica! Thanks for your feedback. 🙂

  7. This is my second time making this soup. So easy! Usually already have ingredients on hand. Love having a fast and easy go to recipe .

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Thank you Lori! I’m glad you enjoyed it! ?

  8. Looks so delicious and comforting! Such a hearty dinner idea ♥

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Thanks Natalie! We love it. 🙂

  9. I’ve been wanting to try one-pot lasagna soup for forever. This is just the recipe I need!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      I’m so glad! Enjoy it Emily!

  10. Gotta love a one pot meal….and this one sounds so tasty too! Simple on the clean up and the prep. Love it!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Thanks Debra! It’s a perfect weeknight meal. 🙂

  11. I’m such a fan of one pot soups for easy cooking! Will have to give your recipe a try!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Me too Lisa! Let me know how it turns out! 🙂

  12. My family loves lasagna and are big fans of turning things into soup e.g. tacos! We never thought of lasagna soup though. Great idea!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Thanks Jori! I hope you try it. It’s a fav at our house! 🙂

  13. A delicious easy soup for a cold night. Great with any of Sue’s homemade bread!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the soup, Debbie! Stay warm! 🙂

  14. Made this on the spur of the moment. Had all ingredients on hand? whole family enjoyed and so simple. Very flavorful? Will definitely make it again.

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Oh, I’m so glad you tried it, Lori! It’s super easy, which is one of the things I love about it. 🙂

  15. I love this recipe and seeing this post reminded me how much I miss it! The kitchen remodel will be done in 18 days! Please add this to my growing list of recipes to cooook!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      It’s on the list! 🙂

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