Lasagna Soup

Soup is one of my favorite things to eat on a chilly  fall evening! Not only is it warm and comforting but most are pretty easy to throw together.  This soup is no different.  I had seen this on Pinterest (of course!) and immediately printed out the recipe.  It really does taste like lasagna but you don’t have to go to all the trouble of layering it! This soup was super easy and SO delicious!! I topped them with homemade croutons, but you can certainly use store bought or just get a hunk of bread and dip it in! I also added in some italian seasoning because it felt like something was missing and that gave it just the punch of flavor it needed.

Lasagna Soup
Source: Bobby Deen 

Ingredients:
2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 lb. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 32 oz. container chicken broth
1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
1 14.5 oz. can petite diced tomatoes (undrained)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
6 lasagna noodles, broken into pieces
*Optional: 1 tbsp. corn starch mixed with 1 tbsp. water

For topping:
3 tbsp. grated parmesan cheese
1/2 mozzarella cheese (can use reduced fat)
Croutons

Directions:
In a medium to large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium high heat.  Add the onions and garlic and cook until onions are slightly translucent (2-3 minutes). Add in ground beef and cook until meat is browned.

Once meat has browned, pour in broth, tomato sauce, petite diced tomatoes (if using regular diced tomatoes, pour into a bowl and slightly smash the tomatoes with the back of a spoon before adding to the soup), salt & cayenne pepper. Bring mixture to a boil.  Once mixture is boiling, reduce heat and simmer for approximately 20 minutes.  Add in the broken lasagna noodles and bring soup back up to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally until soup thickens and noodles are soft, approximately 10-15 minutes.  If sauce is not thick enough, mix together 1 tbsp. corn starch with 1 tbsp. water in a small bowl and add into the soup.  Stir until thickened.

Spoon soup into bowls and top with mozzarella, parmesan and croutons.

For homemade croutons, I just cut up french bread that was a couple days old and baked it at 350 degrees for approximately 8 to 10 minutes, until crisp.

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    Comments

    1. oh my gosh this sounds delicious!! Cannot wait to try it! Thanks! for sharing :) http://www.recessfromwork.blogspot.com

    2. You read my mind! I was just thinking about lasagna soup, but I have never made it. This recipe looks perfect!

    3. Oh Stephanie! What a GREAT idea! I would never have thought to pair lasagne with a soup. But I love lasagne and eat soup practically all year round! This looks so good. And your photography is just beautiful!

    4. I printed this out and got everything out to make tonight… I hope mine turns out as beautiful as yours did… AND I hope that my fussy eaters aka my trio kids eat it!

    5. So glad you enjoyed it!!

    6. Stephanie, this soup was a huge hit from my family! Luke gave it the thumbs up! It actually snowed here today so this soup was perfect. I do check your blog often! Hope things are going well with you! Say hello to everyone for us!

      • Macaroni and Cheesecake says:

        So glad you all enjoyed the soup! definitely perfect for snowy weather! So great to hear from you!!

    7. Mmm, this sounds fantastic!! I’m saving this for my next soup day!!

    8. I made this soup last night, it was amazing! This will be a soup I make all the time!

    9. I made this the other day, and everyone loved it! I’m sure I’ll make this at least a couple more times this winter :)

    10. Made this last night….delicious AND easy!! Will definitely make it again!

    11. I made this today and it was amazing =) In case anyone is wondering you can halve the recipe. (I was only making it for me!) It made about 2.5 servings that way. I don’t like a lot of spice so I substituted an Italian seasoning mix instead of the cayenne pepper and used mafalda noodles (they look like little lasagna noodles!) I followed the cooking time on the box for the pasta.

    12. I wonder if you could throw this into a crock pot? I may have to try to do so and post how that turns out unless someone has attempted and wants to share?! :-) Love lasagna, love soup…cannot wait to try!

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