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Turkey Lasagna Soup

This Turkey Lasagna Soup is perfect to have on a cold day! Loaded with crushed tomatoes, ground turkey, red peppers, pasta and then topped with ricotta cheese this soup is sure to please!

This soup has all the flavors of lasagna without all the fuss! It comes together in less than an hour and doesn’t need to be baked in the oven. Plus, just like lasagna it makes delicious leftovers!

Close up of turkey lasagna soup with ricotta cheese in a white bowl with a spoon next to it . Fresh parsley is sprinkled on top.

Turkey Lasagna Soup Recipe

Ingredients for Turkey Lasagna Soup

The ingredients for this soup include most of the ingredients for lasagna. For this recipe you will need:

  • olive oil
  • onion
  • red bell pepper
  • garlic
  • ground turkey- lean ground turkey or even turkey sausage can also be used
  • chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • crushed tomatoes
  • salt
  • Italian seasoning
  • bowtie pasta- or use any pasta you have on hand including broken lasagna noodles, wheat lasagna noodles or even a gluten free pasta!
  • ricotta cheese- use a dairy free ricotta cheese such as Kitehill brand for a dairy free version of this soup. If you don’t like ricotta, sprinkle some mozzarella cheese on top instead.
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh parsley

The recipe card at the bottom of this post has the ingredient amounts as well as the full recipe.

Side view of turkey lasagna soup with a scoop of ricotta cheese on top in a white bowl with a spoon next to it.

How to Make Turkey Lasagna Soup

Step One: prep and cook veggies

First, chop the onion, red bell pepper and garlic. Then, in a large pot, heat the olive oil and add the onion and red pepper and cook about 5 minutes. Next, add the garlic and cook until fragrant.

Step Two: cook ground turkey

Then, add the ground turkey to the pot and cook until cooked through. Break up the turkey while it is cooking using a wooden spoon or spatula.

Step Three: bring broth to a boil

Once the turkey is cooked through, add the broth, crushed tomatoes and seasonings. Cover and bring to a simmer.

Step Four: cook pasta

At this point you will have two choices with the pasta. If you plan to eat all of the soup right away go ahead and throw the pasta in the pot and cook until al dente. If you do NOT plan to eat all of the soup right away I recommend cooking the pasta separately and adding it to the soup base as you eat it so the pasta doesn’t get too soft.

Step Five: season ricotta and serve

While the pasta is cooking, season the ricotta with a little salt and pepper. Once everything is ready top your soup with a scoop of the ricotta mixture and sprinkle with fresh parsley!

Close up of turkey lasagna soup in a white bowl with a spoon next to it.

How to Store Leftover Soup

Let soup cool then store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days. When reheating add more broth if necessary.

This soup should be fine to freeze however I would freeze it without the pasta. Add the pasta when you are ready to serve! The ricotta should do fine in the freezer. To make this soup even easier to serve from the freezer, freeze in individual serving sized containers.

close up of turkey lasagna soup in a white bowl with a spoon next to it

Turkey Lasagna Soup

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This Turkey Lasagna Soup is a comforting bowl of soup with all of the best flavors from lasagna and it comes together in much less time!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic, chopped
  • 1 pound ground turkey 
  • 6 cups broth, chicken or vegetable
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 12 oz box bowtie pasta
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh parsley, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat. Add olive oil, onion and bell pepper. Cook 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and cook until tender.
  3. Add ground turkey and cook until cooked through. While cooking, use a spatula or wooden spoon to break up turkey into small pieces.
  4. Once turkey is cooked through, add broth, tomatoes, salt and Italian seasoning. Cover and bring to a simmer.
  5. There are two options for the bow tie pasta: add to pot once simmering and cook until noodles are al dente. Second option, cook pasta in a separate pot and add to individual servings (see notes below).
  6. While the pasta is cooking, season ricotta to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Once everything is ready serve soup with a scoop of ricotta on top. Sprinkle with parsley.

Notes

If you plan to eat all of the soup right away I recommend cooking the pasta in the pot with the soup. If not, then cook the noodles separately and add to the soup as needed. This will keep the noodles from getting too soft while sitting in the refrigerator.

Ground beef or chicken can be substituted for the turkey however it will change the nutritional information below.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 481Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 1748mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 5gSugar: 9gProtein: 35g

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