Easy Turkey Lasagna Soup Recipe (30-minute meal)

With its rich, bold flavors, this Turkey Lasagna Soup is every bit as delicious as it sounds. Filled with lean protein, hearty noodles, and fresh herbs, this simple ingredient soup is one you won't want to miss!  
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Bowl of lasagna soup with ricotta cheese, basil and red pepper flakes on top.

Turkey Lasagna Soup

Soup season is every season around here and this one gives you traditional lasagna vibes in soup form. With fresh herbs, cooked noodles, and rich beefy tomato-based broth, this tasty dinner has everything we love about lasagna but only 4 grams of fat and 35 grams of protein per serving.

It’s a great recipe for busy weeknights because it comes together fast with simple ingredients and uses only one pot. I make mine in my favorite Dutch oven and my whole family has soup for days.

Throw on a dollop of ricotta and your easy lasagna soup is complete.

Lasagna soup in two bowls.

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • Combines two comfort food classics in one hot bowl of soup.
  • 35g of protein, 4g of fat, fresh Italian herbs and tons of flavor.
  • Serve Turkey Lasagna Soup with fresh parmesan, a dollop of ricotta cheese and a side salad.
  • This easy lasagna soup recipe makes the perfect leftovers for the week.
  • A good option for big families and large groups.

Is this turkey lasagna soup gluten and dairy-free?

Not quite, but so easy to make it so! To make this soup gluten-free, use a gluten-free noodle of choice. Barilla makes a wide variety of gluten-free noodles. To make dairy-free, simply omit the ricotta cheese . Good to go!

Ingredients and substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions. See the recipe card before for the full ingredients list and instructions for turkey lasagna soup.

All ingredients for the soup.

Lean Ground Turkey: for a richer flavor, swap ground turkey for ground pork, ground beef or Italian sausage. 

Beef Broth: chicken broth, bone broth or vegetable will work. I like the depth the beef broth gives the soup. 

Lasagna Noodles: swap with your favorite noodles: penne, rotini, Campanella, Gemelli, elbows, etc…it all will make a delicious soup, I promise! Is using chickpea noodles I suggest only boiling for the length listed on the package and possibly even undercooking as they can get mushy as they sit in the hot soup.

Part Skim Ricotta Cheese: can be substituted with cottage cheese or greek yogurt. 

How to make turkey lasagna soup (a visual step-by-step guide):

Step 1: brown the turkey

Oil and garlic in a dutch oven.

Heat a large stock pot or Dutch oven or over medium-high heat and add oil and garlic. Cook the garlic until fragrant.

Chopped onion added to the dutch oven.

Add onions and cook until translucent, stirring often.

2 pounds of ground turkey added to the pot.

Add ground turkey to the pan and cook until browned.

Browned ground turkey in the pot.

Break the turkey up as you cook into bite size pieces.

Step 2: create your soup base

Seasonings added to browned ground turkey.

Once the turkey is browned, add Italian Seasoning, basil, salt, fresh cracked pepper and cayenne pepper. Mix together well to coat the turkey evenly.

Remaining ingredients added to the pot to simmer.

Add crushed tomatoes, rotel, water and broth to the pot and bring to a rapid boil. Taste your sauce and see if you need to add any salt, pepper or additional seasonings to taste. I like to add a lot of fresh ground pepper.

Step 3: add the pasta and cook

Broken lasagna noodles adding to the hot soup.

Add the uncooked broken lasagne noodles directly to the sauce and submerge so they’re covered for cooking.

Cooked lasagna noodles stirred into the soup.

Bring the sauce with noodles to a rapid boil. Lower heat to a steady simmer and cook noodles for 12-15 minutes until the noodles are cooked to the desired doneness.

Step 4: add cheese and serve

Ricotta cheese added to the soup.

Once the pasta is cooked through, stir the ricotta cheese into the soup until melted.

Creamy mixed lasagna soup in the dutch oven.

Serve hot and enjoy!

What to serve with this turkey lasagna soup

Top your big bowl of soup with red pepper flakes, mozzarella cheese, fresh chopped basil, fresh grated parmesan, and fresh cracked pepper.

Serve with a side of garlic bread and a simple green salad and you have a new favorite weeknight meal!

How to reheat this turkey soup

This soup thickens as it sits and once it is refrigerated. The noodles soak up all the yummy liquid. When reheating (stove or microwave) add additional water or low-sodium beef broth to loosen it back up. You won’t change your macros much at all by adding broth and that is my preferred method.

Close up of soup in a bowl with ricotta cheese, red pepper flakes, parmesan cheese and basil on top.

If you like this recipe be sure to check out these other soups and chilis!

If you make this recipe, please leave a rating and/or comment! Tag me on Instagram @ohsnapmacros, I love hearing from you!

Bowl of lasagna soup with ricotta cheese, basil and red pepper flakes on top.

Turkey Lasagna Soup

Danielle Lima
With its rich, bold flavors, this Turkey Lasagna Soup is every bit as delicious as it sounds. Filled with lean protein, hearty noodles, and fresh herbs, this simple ingredient soup is one you won't want to miss!  
4.95 from 18 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 322 kcal

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Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs. lean ground turkey 99/1
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion, diced 135g
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1.5 Tbsp. dried basil
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes depending on desired heat
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 large can Crushed Tomatoes 28 oz.
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes and green chilies 10 oz.
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 cups low sodium beef broth 32 oz.
  • 8 oz. uncooked lasagne noodles broken into pieces
  • 3 oz. part skim ricotta cheese

Toppings:

  • ricotta cheese
  • fresh chopped basil
  • cracked red pepper
  • grated parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Heat a large stock pot or dutch oven or over medium-high heat and add oil and garlic. Cook the garlic until fragrant. Add onions and cook until translucent, stirring often.
  • Add ground turkey to the pan and cook until browned. Break the turkey up as you cook into bite size pieces.
  • Once the turkey is browned add Italian Seasoning, basil, salt, fresh cracked pepper and cayenne pepper. Mix together well to coat the turkey evenly.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, rotel, water and broth to the pot and bring to a rapid boil. Taste your sauce and see if you need to add any salt, pepper or additional seasonings to taste. I like to add a lot of fresh ground pepper.
  • Add the uncooked broken lasagne noodles directly to the sauce and submerge so they’re covered for cooking. Bring the sauce with noodles to a rapid boil. Lower heat to a steady simmer and cook noodles for 12-15 minutes until the noodles are cooked to desired doneness.
  • Once the pasta is cooked, stir in ricotta cheese. Serve hot!
  • Serve immediately topped with a extra dollop of ricotta cheese if desired, fresh grated parmesan cheese and fresh chopped basil.

Notes

  • Nutrition info is an estimate and will vary with substitutions. 
  • Feel free to use any noodle of choice or a gluten-free variety. 
  • Sub out ground turkey for chicken, pork or beef. 
  • NOTE! This soup thickens as it sits and once it is refrigerated. The noodles soak up the liquid. When reheating add additional water or low-sodium beef broth to loosen it back up. 

Nutrition

Serving: 390gCalories: 322kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 35gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 1230mgPotassium: 423mgFiber: 6gSugar: 7g
Keyword ground turkey, lasagna, soup
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20 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Perfect snow day lunch! Easy to prep the night before, and reheats great! Don’t skip the ricotta when serving.

  2. Delicious! This was my first time making lasagna soup. It’s a cozy meal for the winter time. This recipe I followed almost exactly- I left out the 4oz of mozzarella as cheese upsets my stomach so I reduced the amount from the recipe and only topped with ricotta and Parmesan cheese. Still absolutely amazing! I also added a few sprinkles of oregano and red pepper flakes. I feel like I could’ve added more noodles (I used rotini) but still a good amount in there. Will be making this again.

    1. 5 stars
      We did half ground turkey, half italian sausage and was shocked how flavorful it turned out. I love hot quickly it came together and that all kiddos ate it without a fight

  3. 5 stars
    My husband and I love lazy lasagna but wanted to try something different and found this. It will def become a staple in the rotation!!

  4. 5 stars
    Thank you SO much for this recipe. It’s so easy to make and tastes amazing. I’ll be adding it to my list of go-to’s. Does it freeze well?

  5. 5 stars
    Came together quickly- was flavorful and filling. Hit the spot on a cold New England evening! Definitely heading into a regular part of our meal rotations around here. I was skeptical at first due to lack of mozzarella, but with the flavorful soup/broth and ricotta you don’t miss it! Thank you!! I

  6. 5 stars
    We love this recipe. Have made it our Sunday night staple. So comforting and easy to make. Love the serving size and macros. Even if not tracking macros, it is delicious and balanced. We plan having it tonight. Cannot wait!

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