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Make Some Easy Lasagna Soup

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Last Modified: December 21, 2023
Published: December 21, 2023

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All The Flavor Of Lasagna In Under An Hour

I raided our daughter's recipe box again for this incredibly easy lasagna soup. It's the number one requested soup at her house; everyone absolutely loves it! She loves how fast it goes together!

It tastes exactly like lasagna but only takes a fraction of the time to make. When you add some garlic bread and a tossed salad, it's Italian night, even on the busiest schedule.

This recipe is handwritten on a piece of three-ring notebook paper that's curled and tattered with evidence it got too close to the burner one night. Add the bottom of the page; there's a note that says "Friday friends," so I know it's one she got from a group of people who all have kids in school and very busy lives.

easy lasagna soup recipe

When you are leafing through a cookbook or someone's recipe box for inspiration, look for the markings of the extra good recipes; worn edges, grease spots, burnt edges, and notes in the margins. These are the "gold nuggets" you want to find, the dishes that have won the hearts of a family.

How To Make Easy Lasagna Soup

easy lasagna soup ingredients

The soup starts with very simple ingredients. Begin by browning and crumbling a pound of sausage with chopped onion and some garlic until it loses its pinkness and the vegetables are fragrant. We love Jimmy Dean brand sausage!

This should take about three to five minutes. Use plain pork sausage; all the other ingredients give it the wonderful Italian flavors you expect to find in lasagna.

Add chicken broth, chopped or diced tomatoes, a jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce, a bay leaf, and a teaspoon of basil and oregano. Use any chicken broth you like, but I always make mine using Better Than Bouillon Roasted Chicken Soup Base. They don't pay me to say so, but I am a raving fan of the product!

Bring the mixture to a boil, let it simmer for about 25 minutes, and remove the bay leaf. Break eight lasagna noodles into pieces about an inch or so in size, add that to the simmering broth, and let it cook for about 15 more minutes or until the noodles are tender. The aroma of this lasagna soup on the stove is enough to make everyone's stomach growl!

The lasagna noodles will increase considerably in size as they cook and turn into nice chunky bites. I stirred about one-half cup of shredded mozzarella cheese into the soup and let it melt into the broth. The fat noodles are our grandkids' favorite part of lasagna soup.

If you like a little more heat, add some red pepper flakes. You can garnish the soup with more shredded mozzarella; a big dollop of ricotta cheese is the ultimate topping!

Never too much cheese, we say, so add a generous sprinkle of Parmesan if you like! Some garlic breadsticks are fantastic with this soup and make great dunkers, so you don't miss a single delicious drop! You can use this basic yeast dough recipe to make garlic breadsticks better than the ones at Olive Garden!

We always like to include some vegetables with every meal. There are so many wonderful packaged salads to choose from, and a green salad is a perfect accompaniment to soup night!

This easy lasagna soup reheats well! If you don't have lasagna noodles, you can use any pasta shape, but you may need to adjust the cooking time.

Yield: 8 servings

Easy Lasagna Soup

easy lasagna soup

This soup tastes just like lasagna with none of the fuss. You can have it on the table in about an hour!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • One pound plain bulk pork sausage
  • 1 or 2 cloves of garlic, crushed or minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • One 28-ounce can of crushed or petite diced tomatoes or two 14.5-ounce cans
  • One 24-ounce jar of spaghetti sauce
  • 4 cups chicken broth. Make your own if you like with four cups of water and bouillon cubes or Better Than Bouillon soup base using directions on the product.
  • One bay leaf
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 cup shredded Mozarrella cheese, optional
  • Red pepper flakes to taste, optional
  • Mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, Ricotta cheese for garnish as desired
  • Eight lasagna noodles, broken into pieces

Instructions

  1. Brown and break up the sausage with chopped onion and garlic until it loses its pinkness, and the vegetables are fragrant, about three to five minutes.
  2. Add chicken broth, chopped or diced tomatoes, a jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce, a bay leaf, a teaspoon of basil, and one teaspoon of oregano.
  3. Use any chicken broth you like, but I always make mine using Better Than Bouillon Roasted Chicken Soup Base.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil, let it simmer for about 25 minutes, and remove the bay leaf.
  5. Break eight lasagna noodles into pieces about an inch or so in size, add that to the simmering broth, and let them cook for about 15 more minutes or until the noodles are tender.
  6. The lasagna noodles will increase considerably in size as they cook and turn into nice chunky bites.
  7. If desired, stir one cup of shredded mozzarella cheese into the soup and let it melt into the broth.
  8. If you like a little more heat, add some red pepper flakes.
  9. Garnish the soup with more shredded mozzarella; a big dollop of ricotta cheese is the ultimate topping!
  10. Never too much cheese, we say, so add a generous sprinkle of Parmesan if you like!
  11. Warm garlic breadsticks are fantastic with this soup and make great dunkers, so you don’t miss a single delicious drop!

Soup makes such a wonderful meal on a cold, dark evening! It makes the world seem brighter, doesn't it? You might also like to try this surprising French bread recipe that's ready in an hour!! No kidding! It made a believer out of me; it's so good!!

Try this Instant Pot Beef Noodle Soup, too. It's fast too, just the way I like it! Or try this one; it's an old favorite of mine and easier than you think! Split Pea Soup With Ham!

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Love, GB (Betty Streff)

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2 comments on “Make Some Easy Lasagna Soup”

  1. It looks really delish! I will definitely try it. (I'm glad you put in the directions how many noodles to use as I couldn't find it in the ingredient list).

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