Gluten-Free Ground Turkey Lasagna Soup Recipe

Make my Gluten-Free Ground Turkey Lasagna Soup Recipe, which is a healthier twist on traditional lasagna with ground turkey or beef, marinara sauce, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese. I also sneak in some extra veggies, including fresh zucchini, mushrooms, spinach, and onion. And this viral TikTok recipe trend is all cooked in one large pot.

Gluten-Free Ground Turkey Lasagna Soup in a bowl.

Make my Gluten-Free Ground Turkey Lasagna Soup Recipe, which is a healthier twist on traditional lasagna. This healthy lasagna soup recipe is made with your favorite lasagna noodles, ground turkey or beef, a jar of marinara sauce, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese. I also sneak in some extra veggies, including fresh zucchini, mushrooms, spinach, and onion.

This easy lasagna soup features simple ingredients found at your local grocery store and is the perfect meal the whole family will love when comfort food is on the menu. And the best part is my recipe is cooked in one large pot and makes delicious and convenient leftovers. This is a viral TikTok recipe trend we’ve made part of our weeknight dinner line-up.

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Why You’ll Love This Ground Turkey Lasagna Soup Recipe

  • You only need a few simple ingredients.
  • It is super easy to make for an impressive result.
  • The flavor-rich ingredients make it taste amazing!
  • All the ingredients are easily digestible for a gentle tummy.
Gluten-Free Ground Turkey Lasagna Soup in a bowl.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Here is everything you need to make the best-tasting healthy lasagna soup:

Ground Turkey: You can use lean ground turkey, ground chicken, ground beef, or ground pork. Or a mixture of any of these.

Lasagna Noodles: Substitute with gluten-free lasagna noodles or other gluten-free pasta options like rice noodles or quinoa noodles.

Zucchini: I like to use green zucchini but you can also use yellow zucchini. Or, you can replace it with red or green peppers.

Mushrooms: You can use any variety of mushrooms or omit them.

White Onion: You can replace with any type of onion. Or you can omit it for a milder flavor.

Butter: You can use vegan butter or a cooking oil like olive oil.

Cottage Cheese: You can replace it with ricotta cheese or dairy-free cottage cheese.

Mozzarella Cheese: You can replace it with any meltable block cheese, including Monterey jack cheese, swiss cheese, or white cheddar cheese.

Parmesan Cheese: You can omit or replace it with additional mozzarella cheese.

Italian Seasoning: You can replace your own mix of oregano, basil, thyme, and rosemary.

Chicken Broth: Vegetable broth, beef broth or water can be used in place of chicken broth.

Marinara Sauce: Choose a gluten-free marinara sauce. Check the label for any hidden gluten ingredients.

Tomato Paste: You can omit or replace it with tomato sauce. 

Dried Parsley: You can omit it or replace with fresh parsley or Italian herbs.

Gluten-Free Ground Turkey Lasagna Soup in a bowl.

How to Make My Healthy Loaded Lasagna Soup with Ground Turkey Recipe

Step 1: Prepare the Vegetables

Finely dice the zucchini, mushrooms, half a medium onion, and garlic cloves.

Chopped spinach, zucchini, mushrooms, and garlic on a cutting board.

Step 2: Cook the Lasagna Soup

Add the ground turkey meat and Italian seasoning to a large stock pot or enameled large dutch oven. Cook the ground turkey over medium heat for 5-7 minutes until browned. Remove and transfer the ground turkey to a plate.

In the same pot, melt the butter. Add diced onion and minced garlic, sautéing until onions are translucent.

Incorporate diced zucchini, sliced mushrooms, and chopped spinach into the pot. Cook until vegetables are tender.

Pour in the chicken broth, marinara sauce and tomato paste, stirring to combine with the turkey and vegetables.

Break the lasagna noodles into pieces and add the broken lasagna noodles to the pot.

Bring the mixture to a simmer. Allow it to simmer for 10-15 minutes until the cooked noodles are fork tender.

Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

Browning ground turkey in a pot.
Cooking zucchini, mushrooms, onions, and spinach in a pot.
Stirring lasagna noodles into the pot.

Step 3: Assemble the Soup

In a separate bowl, mix cottage cheese, shredded mozzarella, grated Parmesan, and dried parsley together.

​Fill a bowl with soup. Then drop in a dollop of cheese mixture. Gently stir the cheese mixture into the soup as it melts. 

Optional: Top with sliced olives and fresh basil.

Gluten-Free Ground Turkey Lasagna Soup in a bowl.

Easy Ground Turkey Lasagna Soup with Vegetables Recipe Notes

Consistency Adjustment: Adjust the amount of broth based on your desired soup consistency. Add more broth if you prefer a thinner soup.

Adjusting Spice Level: Tailor the Italian seasoning and salt to your taste preferences. Add a black pepper, and a pinch of red pepper flakes for a touch of heat if desired.

Serving Suggestions:

Feel free to customize the vegetable mix. Bell peppers, carrots, or celery can be great additions. Ensure they are diced or sliced to match the desired texture.

Refrigeration: Allow the soup to cool to room temperature before transferring it to airtight containers. Store the containers in the refrigerator.

Freezing: Place the cooled leftover soup in freezer-safe containers, leaving some space for expansion.

Freeze in Portions: Freeze the soup in individual or family-sized portions for convenient thawing and reheating.

Thawing: When ready to use, transfer the frozen soup to the refrigerator the night before to allow gradual thawing.

Reheating: Reheat the soup on the stovetop over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Ensure it reaches a safe internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).

Additional Broth: If the soup thickens during storage, you may need to add a bit of additional gluten-free broth or water when reheating to reach your desired consistency.

Avoid Overcooking: When reheating, avoid overcooking to prevent the noodles from becoming mushy. Heat until thoroughly warm.

Fresh Garnishes: If using fresh herbs or additional cheese as garnishes, add them just before serving to maintain their freshness and flavor.

Can I use a different type of meat instead of ground turkey?
Yes, you can substitute ground turkey with ground chicken, beef, or even a plant-based alternative based on your preferences.

Can I make this soup ahead of time?
Absolutely! The soup can be made and stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or frozen for longer storage. Reheat on the stovetop when ready to serve.

How do I adjust the spice level of this healthy soup recipe?
Adjust the Italian seasoning and salt to your taste. For added heat, consider including a pinch of red pepper flakes.

Can I use dairy-free alternatives for the cheeses? 
Yes, you can use dairy-free alternatives such as vegan mozzarella, dairy-free Parmesan, and plant-based cottage cheese.

Can I freeze the soup with the noodles?
Yes, you can freeze the soup with gluten-free noodles. Ensure the noodles are cooked to al dente before freezing.

How do I prevent the noodles from becoming mushy when reheating?
Reheat the soup gently over medium heat and avoid overcooking. Add additional broth or water if needed to reach your desired consistency.

How can I make the soup more kid-friendly?
Consider finely chopping or pureeing the vegetables to make them less noticeable for children. Use a simple pasta sauce or spaghetti sauce with mild flavor.

Gluten-Free Ground Turkey Lasagna Soup in a bowl.

Gluten-Free Ground Turkey Lasagna Soup Recipe

Gluten-Free diet-friendly recipe
Make my Gluten-Free Ground Turkey Lasagna Soup Recipe, which is a healthier twist on traditional lasagna with ground turkey or beef, marinara sauce, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese. I also sneak in some extra veggies, including fresh zucchini, mushrooms, spinach, and onion. And this viral TikTok recipe trend is all cooked in one large pot.
5 from 2 votes
Servings 6
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 cups mushrooms
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 jar marinara sauce (24 ounce jar)
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup mozarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 6 lasagna noodles

Instructions
 

  • Finely dice the zucchini, mushrooms, half a medium onion, and garlic cloves.
  • Add the ground turkey meat and Italian seasoning to a large stock pot or enameled large dutch oven. Cook the ground turkey over medium heat for 5-7 minutes until browned. Remove and transfer the ground turkey to a plate.
    In the same pot, melt the butter. Add diced onion and minced garlic, sautéing until onions are translucent.
    Incorporate diced zucchini, sliced mushrooms, and chopped spinach into the pot. Cook until vegetables are tender.
    Pour in the chicken broth, marinara sauce and tomato paste, stirring to combine with the turkey and vegetables.
    Break the lasagna noodles into pieces and add the broken lasagna noodles to the pot.
    Bring the mixture to a simmer. Allow it to simmer for 10-15 minutes until the cooked noodles are fork tender.
    Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  • In a separate bowl, mix cottage cheese, shredded mozzarella, grated Parmesan, and dried parsley together.
    ​Fill a bowl with soup. Then drop in a dollop of cheese mixture. Gently stir the cheese mixture into the soup as it melts. 
    Optional: Top with sliced olives and fresh basil.

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Notes

Vegetable Variations: Feel free to customize the vegetable mix. Bell peppers, carrots, or celery can be great additions. Ensure they are diced or sliced to match the desired texture.
Consistency Adjustment: Adjust the amount of broth based on your desired soup consistency. Add more broth if you prefer a thinner soup.
Adjusting Spice Level: Tailor the Italian seasoning and salt to your taste preferences. Add a black pepper, and a pinch of red pepper flakes for a touch of heat if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 412kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 37gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 2107mgPotassium: 1269mgFiber: 5gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 2287IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 250mgIron: 4mg
Keyword cottage cheese, ground turkey, lasagna, one pot dinner
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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is a great recipe! So much faster than traditional lasagna. My kids loved it! I used ground beef instead. Will make again!!

5 from 2 votes (1 rating without comment)

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