Lasagna Soup

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Not gonna lie – This soup was really good! And, with Christmas coming up and a busy schedule of holiday activities, I prepared this soup on Sunday and ate leftovers Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Not much variation, but it made time for doing other things and it was just so darn good that I didn’t mind one bit! I’m actually craving another bowl right now!

As we all know, lasagna can be a VERY time consuming dish! I’ve got a great version that layers the noodles with a béchamel sauce and a beef ragu. It’s SO good, but I very rarely ever make it because it makes a TON and it takes a TON of time to make! With just the two of us around the house, lasagna has resigned itself to being for special, group occasions.

This soup fits the bill for when you want lasagna and you’re in a time crunch. It’s still got all of the cheesy, melty goodness because it’s topped with a mixture of creamy ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan. That little dollop melts into your hot soup and gives it such a richness and extra layer of flavors. Top with some fresh chopped parsley to brighten up the flavors and you’ve got yourself a perfect dinner for these chilly nights!

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Lasagna Soup

Course: Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Adapted from recipe by Cooking Classy
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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 cups large yellow onion diced (2 )
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth or beef broth
  • 1 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 14.5 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 3/4 tsp dried basil
  • 3/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary crushed
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds crushed
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley plus more for garnish
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 8 pieces lasagna noodles broken into bite size (6.5 oz)
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese 5 oz
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese 2 oz
  • 8 oz ricotta cheese

Instructions

  1. Heat one tablespoon olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Once hot, crumble beef into pot, season with salt and pepper to taste and cook, stirring occasionally until browned. Drain majority of fat from beef and set aside. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in pot, add chopped yellow onion and saute until it begins to soften, about 3 minutes. Add in garlic and saute 30 seconds longer. Add in broth, diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, oregano, rosemary, fennel seeds, thyme, sugar, parsley, the cooked ground beef and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring just to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer at least 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare lasagna noodles, reducing cooking time by two minutes from the directions listed on package and reserving 1 cup pasta water before draining pasta.
  3. Add cooked pasta to soup along with 1/2 cup - 1 cup pasta water as desired.
  4. In a mixing bowl, using a fork, stir together mozzarella, parmesan and ricotta.
  5. Ladle soup into bowls, dollop with a large scoop of the cheese mixture and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

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Wine Pairings for Lasagna Soup:

  • Look for Italian red wines to pair with this dish: Chianti, Barbera, Barolo are all great picks.

11 comments

  1. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    I never have made a lasgana inspired soup before! This is definitely something delicious that I need to try – I am just loving all the delicious flavours going on.

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  2. Claudia @ HomeMade with love

    What a interesting soup.. but totally makes sence! How did you come up with this? 🙂

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  3. April @ Girl Gone Gourmet

    Sounds so good and such a great idea – especially with all the cold weather right now. Looks like a cozy bowl of goodness 🙂

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  4. Priya

    How delicious! Featuring your blog in our group today 🙂

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    1. Erin

      Thank you SO much Priya!!!

      Reply

  5. Razena - Tantalisemytastebuds.com

    This looks lovely and I love the pasta going through it.

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    1. Erin

      Thank you Razena!!! It’s a very tasty soup – My favorite part is the creamy cheese!

      Reply

  6. Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life

    I’ve never made lasagna soup before, but it’s going on the menu! We eat soup several times a week once the weather turns cold…I”m always up for trying a new recipe!

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    1. Erin

      I hope you and the family LOVE it Michelle – It’s one of my favorites!

      Reply

  7. Lisa

    Erin, this soup is about the most delicious thing I can imagine! I wish I had a bowl right now. I’m going to have to make this really soon. Thanks for the great recipe!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thanks Lisa – I hope you enjoy!

      Reply

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