• 1 lb ground beef or Italian sausage
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 4 cups beef or vegetable broth
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional, for heat)
  • 2 cups uncooked lasagna noodles, broken into smaller pieces
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh basil or parsley for garnish


  1. Cook Ground Meat:
  • In a large pot, brown the ground beef or Italian sausage over medium heat. Drain excess fat if needed.
  1. Add Aromatics:
  • Add chopped onion and minced garlic to the pot. Sauté until onions are translucent.
  1. Tomato Base:
  • Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, and tomato paste. Mix well.
  1. Seasonings and Broth:
  • Add dried basil, oregano, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes if using. Pour in the beef or vegetable broth and bring to a simmer.
  1. Add Noodles:
  • Break the lasagna noodles into smaller pieces and add them to the pot. Cook until the noodles are tender, stirring occasionally.
  1. Cheese Mixture:
  • In a separate bowl, mix together ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheeses.
  1. Serve:
  • Ladle the soup into bowls and top each serving with a spoonful of the cheese mixture.
  1. Garnish:
  • Garnish with fresh basil or parsley and additional grated Parmesan if desired.

Enjoy this hearty and flavorful one-pot lasagna soup!

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