Soup Sunday | Lasagna Cheese Soup & Italian Herb Bread for the Bread Machine Recipe

This week I tried a recipe that was mailed to me unexpectedly. I was surfing the web looking for a new recipe to try for the family and this popped up in my email. It was submitted to me by the founder of, Jane DeLaney. I substituted TVP for the ground beef and vegetable broth instead of chicken to make it vegetarian friendly.

My family devoured this soup in a matter of minutes. Emma is my ultra picky girl that doesn’t like noodles. It was easy to sift through and pick the noodles out leaving a bowl of yummy soup she finished to the last drop. Leftovers were more “lasagna-like” as the soup solidified a bit and was more “stoup” than soup.


5.0 from 9 reviews
Lasagna Cheese Soup
* I substituted TVP (texturized vegetable protein) for the ground beef. You can also use Boca meat crumbles to make it vegetarian friendly. * I also used vegetable broth instead of chicken broth
  • 1 lb ground chuck (Veg Options: TVP or Boca Crumbles)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 (32 oz) box chicken broth (We used Veg. Broth)
  • 1 (14.5 oz) cans petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups broken lasagna noodles (1 inch pieces)
  • 1 (5 oz) package shredded parmesan cheese
  1. In a large soup pot, combine ground chuck, onion and garlic; cook over med-high heat for 8=10 minutes or until beef is browned and crumbly. Drain Well.
  2. **** If using vegetarian options I dribbled a little olive oil in the pan and browned the onion and garlic. ****
  3. Stir in broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce, brown sugar and seasonings (this is where I added the vegetarian "meat"). Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Add noodles and simmer until noodles are tender. Stir in cheese.


I paired the soup with Italian Herb bread for the bread machine that I adapted from This bread has a subtle Italian undertone that makes it great paired with this soup. If you want to take it up a notch, spread butter and cheese on it and broil… making garlic bread. Yum!


5.0 from 9 reviews
Italian Herb Bread for the Bread Machine Recipe
This is a mild italian seasoned bread that makes a great garlic bread or stand alone dipped in the Lasagna soup. I double the recipe to make a 2 lb loaf easily.
Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 1 lb loaf
  • ⅔ cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 1¾ cups bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons dry milk powder
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1½ teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1½ tablespoons margarine (I used olive oil)
  • 1¼ teaspoons active dry yeast
  1. Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer.
  2. Select the Medium Crust and Basic/White Bread settings, and press Start.



  1. april yedinak says

    This looks so yummy! I had to copy the recipe and I plan to make it soon.

  2. Mimi says

    Oh my goodness, that looks really yummy! I really want a bread machine! What’s TVP? We had soup tonight for dinner and my belly is full!

    • TVP is texturized vegetable protein. It looks like little pellets but rehydrate quickly and resemble ground beef texture. 🙂

  3. Oh wow does the Lasagna Cheese Soup and Italian herb Bread sound wonderful. I can’t wait to try this one too. Thanks for sharing. Will rate on this after I make it but I bet it will be a winner just like the Cauliflower and Broccoli Cheese soup was. 🙂

  4. Megan says

    Thanks for the veggie adaptation – that sounds great!

  5. I got to rate the soup a 5! I made it for lunch and the guys came in a little early and now it is gone! They loved it. Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. Sherry Compton says

    How interesting! My husband loves lasagna, but I had never thought about lasagna soup. This would be great as the weather gets colder.

  7. Daily Woman says

    I just got a bread maker and this would be great for a rainy, cool day.

  8. sherry moore says

    Wow that sounds so good. Im definatly gonna have try this

  9. Jennifer Mae Hiles says

    Lasagna cheese soups sounds and looks like a darn tasty dish! I’ve noticed you have some very unique recipes and I have enjoyed reading them.

  10. Pamela Halligan says

    This sounds delicious, I’ll definitely be making this for dinner soon. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Michelle F. says

    The bread looks really good.

  12. This looks yummy! Thanks SO much for featuring veg options really appreciate it.

  13. Nicole G. says

    When I first saw this soup I didn’t think I would like it, but it does look good and I especially want to try the bread recipe. I have fooled many people with TVP that they never questioned that it wasn’t beef.

  14. Geri Fink says

    I love tomato based soups. Going to try a bunch of your soup recipes soon

  15. Carole Ingram says

    This soup looks delicious!! I have been wanting to add more varieties of soup into our meal plan, this is going to be one that I’m going to try. I made Broccoli Cheddar Soup last week and it was delicious! I think I might make this one next! Thank you for sharing!! 🙂

  16. Geri Fink says

    Awesome soup! Kids gobbled it up! For some reason my phone won’t let me rate with the stars, but I give it 5! Mom, Dad, kid and toddler approved!

  17. This looks delicious.. I need to try both recipes.. thnx.

  18. Yum! This sounds and looks amazing. Can’t wait to try it soon!

  19. Bekah Kuczenski says

    Ok this looks incredible! I don’t make soup often, but this recipe looks worth it to make! Such a comfort meal!!

  20. Angela Cash says

    I love homemade soup during the winter months. Given that lasagna is one of my all time favorite meals, I expect that this recipe will be a new favorite! Thank you for sharing.

  21. joanna garcia says

    omg this looks sooo yummy! will def try this one out as well!

  22. Mary Dailey says

    Both of these look fantastic! I can’t wait to try them both!

  23. Kari Howell says

    Man this looks so good!!!

  24. Elena says

    My family loves lasagna and I am sure they would love this soup. Thank you!

  25. Rosie says

    Oh, my goodness!! I luv soup, I luv lasagna, I luv vegetarian!!! What’s not to luv?!!! thank you for posting this recipe!!! It is a keeper for sure. Print ‘n save, and MAKE ASAP!!! I’m thinking this is a good one for those cold January days when the kids have been out playing and everyone needs a lift!!! The bread, too. Will u adopt me?

  26. krista grandstaff says

    a quick hint..I make minestrone soup all of the time…sometimes adding meat ( italian sausage, crumbled) I use the canned spaghetti sauce, doesn’t matter what brand… dump it in a pot…and add one can of water for each can.. you can make this as large as you like. The rest is just a matter of cleaning out the fridge, add whatever you can think of ..fresh,frozen,canned spinach/ zucchini or squash.. canned tomatoes, or fresh…you name it. Add a couple cans of rinsed, drained chickpeas and kidney beans…throw in a handful of small pasta about fifteen min. before serving… seriously, easiest soup ever, and made in under 30 min. I’ve put broken lasa noodles in it and called it lasagna soup 🙂

  27. Carol L says

    Well my mouth is watering. Both pictures of these recipes look awesome. I’m definitely going to make the soup. My daughter would LOVE it. Thanks for sharing.
    Carol L

  28. Alicia says

    Some of my recipes turn out like a soup without even trying. When I make baked ziti, I serve it in a bowl instead of on a plate.

  29. Gina Brickell says

    Ok, so you always make the most amazing soups!! I’m loving the looks of this one!! I absolutely love lasagna and the home made bread sounds amazing!

  30. Tara says

    Never heard of this soup sounds really good very interesting!

  31. Sherri Lewis says

    I wanted to let you know we tried this and LOVED it! My daughter is a huge fan of tomatoes so we doubled the tomato products which also helped it to go even farther. Thank you so much for this recipe!

  32. marissa lee says

    this sounds and looks so good..can’t wait to make this.thank you for sharing.

  33. judy gardner says

    this sounds wonderful! thank you for the bread recipe, i have just started using a bread machine!

    • You’re welcome! I have a few bread recipes on the blog that are yummy. My bread machine is my best friend in the fall/winter.

  34. G K says

    I love lasagna, but I never thought of turning it into a soup. The bread looks great too!

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