Lasagna is one of the best comfort-food meals out there. When you want to warm up on a cold night, or you're feeling a little sad about something, lasagna always does the trick. But boiling lasagna noodles separately and going through all the trouble of layering isn't always in the cards — especially on busy weeknights. Enter: lasagna soup. It has all the same delicious qualities you love about lasagna, with none of the fuss.
The best part about this soup is that it comes together in one pot. That's right — no need to boil the noodles separately! All you have to do is break up eight uncooked lasagna noodles into bite-sized pieces and toss them into the pot of boiling soup. As the noodles cook and become tender, they also release some starch, which thickens the soup a bit. The result is a rich, coherent soup with perfectly al dente noodles throughout.
Between the sausage, noodles, Parmesan cheese, and tomato broth, this flavorful lasagna soup hits all the right notes. When you're ready to serve, finish each bowl with a big dollop of ricotta cheese (to echo the ricotta in traditional lasagna) and some fresh basil. No one will even miss the real thing — I promise!
→ Get the Recipe: One-Pot Easy Lasagna Soup from I Heart Nap Time