Vegetarian Lasagna Soup


All the delicious flavors of a vegetarian lasagna can be found in this cozy soup. Mushrooms, zucchini and spinach provide color and nutrients, while a ricotta-and-mozzarella topping provides the signature cheesiness and creaminess. Serve with a side salad or crusty bread for dipping.

a recipe photo of the Vegetarian Lasagna Soup served in a bowl
Photo: Photographer: Jennifer Causey, Food stylist: Ali Ramee, Prop stylist: Clairen Spollen
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 ½ cups sliced cremini mushrooms

  • 2 cups zucchini, cut into 1/3-inch-thick half-moons

  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste

  • 3 cups water

  • 1 (24 ounce) jar low-sodium marinara sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 4 ounces lasagna noodles (about 4 to 5 noodles), preferably whole-wheat, broken into 1-inch pieces

  • 3 cups baby spinach

  • ½ cup whole-milk ricotta cheese

  • ¼ cup shredded low-moisture whole-milk mozzarella-and-provolone blend

  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese (see Tip)


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Stir in mushrooms and zucchini; cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are slightly softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in garlic paste; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add water, marinara and salt; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add noodles and stir to separate, about 30 seconds. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the noodles are just cooked through but not completely soft, 8 to 10 minutes. Add spinach; cook, stirring occasionally, until just wilted, about 1 minute.

  2. Meanwhile, combine ricotta, shredded cheese and Parmesan in a small bowl.

  3. Divide the soup among 4 bowls. Top each serving with a dollop of the ricotta mixture.


If you avoid cheese made with rennet, look for vegetarian Parmesan cheese, which is made without it.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

402 Calories
22g Fat
37g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 3/4 cups soup & 3 Tbsp. ricotta mixture
Calories 402
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 17g 34%
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Vitamin A 4212IU 84%
Vitamin C 30mg 33%
Vitamin D 6IU 2%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 36mcg 9%
Vitamin K 211mcg 176%
Sodium 631mg 27%
Calcium 221mg 17%
Iron 4mg 22%
Magnesium 54mg 13%
Potassium 604mg 13%
Zinc 2mg 18%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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