Easy ground Turkey Lasagna Soup is a 30-minute soup recipe, cozy and delicious served with fresh ricotta cheese and cilantro! This hearty soup is perfect for a soup night served with hot crunchy bread.

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We love an easy 30-minute soup recipe! This easy lasagana soup  is packed with soup goodness. Soup goodness means it’s a cozy recipe, with simple ingredients–delicious, flavorful, and satisfying. For this Turkey Lasagna Soup with ricotta cheese, make and enjoy a quick weeknight dinner in one pot!

Turkey Lasagna Soup

The mixture of ground turkey in a rich tomato-based broth with fresh herbs and spices–so comforting with your favorite pasta. Lasagna is so good, so the idea of making lasagna and a soup together is a match made in heaven!

You may also want to try my Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup (so good!), another great recipe for soup season! Or if you want to make a Mediterrean ground turkey soup, add kalamata olives and fresh parsley!

bowl of lasagna soup

Why we love this recipe

  • Dinner is on the table in 30-minutes.
  • It’s a fun weekend soup to make for company – served with a side salad and hot crunchy bread.
  • Super easy recipe to make!
  • Great for a potluck.

white bowl lasagna soup

Gather these ingredients

  • Oil + chopped onion 
  • Ground turkey: you can also use ground beef or ground chicken
  • Crushed cloves garlic
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Chicken broth
  • Marinara sauce: we use DeLallo brand (store-bought)
  • Black beans: or any beans
  • Diced tomatoes: or you can use crushed tomatoes or even fresh tomatoes
  • Salt and fresh-cracked black pepper
  • Lasagna noodles: whole wheat or gluten free are our favorite
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese: or sharp white cheese
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

The option to make this lasagna soup in a slow cooker is included below, so be sure to keep reading!

making 30-minute Turkey Lasagna Soup

How do you make turkey lasagna soup?

The first step is important for this recipe. Sauting the onions and garlic, and turkey meat first is key. It just adds so much flavor.

  1. Heat a large soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat; add the oil and cook the onion, adding the ground turkey and cooking until browned.
  2. Add the crushed garlic and cook some more.
  3. Put in the cilantro, broth, water, marinara sauce, black beans, and fresh black pepper and bring to a boil.
  4. Break the lasagna pieces into small pieces and add to the pot; cover, reduce heat and simmer until pasta is tender.
  5. In a bowl, combine the ricotta, Parmesan, sharp white cheese and cilantro, and mix.
  6. Top each serving with ricotta cheese mixture, fresh-cracked pepper and chopped cilantro on top.

how to make easy lasagna soup with ground turkey

Tips and substitutions:

What I love about this Lasagna Soup with ground turkey is that you don’t spend hours in front of the stove, and it’s ready in 30 minutes! This recipe makes about 8 cups.

  • Substitute the ground turkey with either ground chicken or ground beef. If using ground beef, make sure it is drained well.
  • Bulk up the soup with additional ingredients like roasted bell peppers, corn, or a different type of beans. Add more veggies like spinach, zucchini (noodles or zoodles), or even kale.
  • Serve with favorite cheese on top. You can skip the ricotta cheese mixture and just add grated cheeses.
  • If you don’t have cilantro (or not a fan), you can use fresh parsley. In the summer months, basil is excellent.
  • Make your own marina sauce, or keep it simple and buy a jar of store-bought.
  • Make ahead and enjoy the next day. Stores well in the fridge up to 3-5 days.
  • How to freeze lasagna soup? Make ahead without the cheese, and add just before serving, so it melts and is nice and fresh. Of course you would not make the topping ahead or freeze it. This would need to be made fresh the day of or a few days before serving the soup.
  • Can you make this in the crock pot? Yes, brown the turkey first, add the ingredients (except the cheeses) into the crock pot and cook on low for about 2 hours. Test to make sure the pasta is cooked through, and then serve with cheese topping.

cheese mixture for lasagna soup

How do you serve Lasagna Soup?

Make the ricotta topping to serve on top of the soup right before it’s time to eat.

The topping is a ricotta cheese mixed with two of my favorites cheeses, plus cilantro.

A basic house salad is an obvious choice for this soup. 

Garlic bread or garlic knots (Gina’s recipe is fantastic!) or buttermilk rolls would also be delicious!

30-minute Ground Turkey Lasagna Soup

So get a pot of soup simmering on the stove.

Breaking bread together doesn’t always mean it has to be shared in your home; you can bring a pot of soup to bless another family!

a bowl of turkey lasagna soup with ricotta cheese

More soup recipes to try:

Broccoli Cheese and Potato {Skinnytaste}

Best Clam Chowder {Most popular soup recipe on Reluctant Entertainer}

Mom’s Vegetable Beef Soup

Smoked Tomato Bacon Soup

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Turkey Lasagna Soup

Turkey Lasagna Soup, a delicious winter soup, served with a fresh ricotta cheese mixture on top. Adapted from Skinnytaste.com.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 6
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  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2-3 crushed cloves garlic
  • 4 Tbsp. chopped cilantro, divided
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 26 oz marinara sauce, I use DeLallo brand
  • 1 15 oz can Black Beans, drained
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • Salt and Fresh-cracked black pepper
  • 9 oz. broken lasagna noodles, whole wheat or gluten free, broken into pieces
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese, or sharp white cheese
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro


  • Heat a large soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat; add the oil and cook the onion for 2-3 minutes, adding the ground turkey and cooking until browned, breaking it up as it cooks, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the crushed garlic and cook 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the cilantro, broth, water, marinara sauce, black beans, tomatoes, and fresh black pepper and bring to a boil.
  • Add the broken pasta; cover, reduce heat and simmer about 10-15 minutes, until pasta is tender.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta, Parmesan, sharp white cheese and cilantro, and mix.
  • Top each serving with 2 Tbsp ricotta cheese mixture, fresh-cracked pepper and fresh cilantro on top. Makes about 8 cups.


Reposted from January 2016
Cuisine: Italian
Course: Soup
Calories: 430kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 33g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 0.03g, Cholesterol: 69mg, Sodium: 1294mg, Potassium: 843mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 1778IU, Vitamin C: 14mg, Calcium: 214mg, Iron: 3mg
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30-minute Turkey Lasagna Soup