Ree Drummond's dish Lasagna soup, as seen on Food Network.
Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Lasagna Soup

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
Lasagna is a go-to recipe in the ol' Drummond family, and there's nothing on earth that can top it. Unless, of course, you turn our go-to lasagna into a piping hot soup. It's a new favorite around here! Try it . . . just once. You'll see why.


Ricotta "Dumplings"


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Break the lasagna noodles into random smaller pieces.
  2. In a large Dutch oven or soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, oregano, and thyme and cook, stirring, until starting to soften, about 2 minutes. 
  3. Increase the heat to medium-high, then add the ground beef, sausage, salt, and pepper . . . 
  4. And saute until the meat is fully cooked, breaking it up as you go, about 5 minutes. Drain off at least half of the grease. 
  5. Add the tomato paste . . . 
  6. And stir to combine. Let the tomato paste cook for 1 minute. 
  7. Add the wine and stir to deglaze the bottom of the pan, scraping up any flavorful little bits. 
  8. Add the tomatoes and their juice, crushing them with the spoon as you stir them in. 
  9. Add the stock and stir it in . . . 
  10. Then add the parsley. 
  11. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper as needed. 
  12. Cook the noodles about 1 minute less than the package directions, until almost tender. Drain and set aside. 
  13. Pour in the cream and stir to combine. 
  14. Add the noodles and let them simmer for 5 minutes while you make the ricotta mixture. 
  15. Make the ricotta "dumplings:" In a bowl, combine the ricotta, Parmesan, parsley, basil, salt, and pepper . . . 
  16. And stir until combined. 
  17. Dish up bowls of soup, sprinkle with a little extra basil, and add a dollop of ricotta (or two or three) to the top of each one! 

Cook’s Note

Variations: Use ground turkey. Omit the lasagna noodles for a lower carb soup.