Lasagna Soup

Hi Friends!

So here’s the deal. I got a little lazy and I didn’t feel like taking real pictures of this recipe. But so many of you asked for it that i’m gonna go ahead and share it with you anyways. You’ll just have to deal with the instagram photos icon smile Lasagna Soup

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The whole reason this recipe came to be is because I’ve been craving lasagna for the past three weeks. A few weeks ago, I went to make some Crockpot Lentil Veggie Lasagna and I was fresh out of tomato sauce! Then I promptly forgot to buy some the next three times I was at the store. I had one can of diced tomatos and a small 8 oz can of tomato sauce in the pantry and I finally decided to just make it work.

And I succeeded! Here’s the recipe:

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Classic comfort food with a twist, this lasagna soup is tasty and nutritious.
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Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ⅔ c onion, diced
  • 4 c diced veggies (fresh or frozen)
  • 1-14.5 oz can no salt added diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup no salt added tomato sauce
  • 4 c vegetable broth
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil, minced
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups cooked lentils
  • 4 lasagna noodles
  • ½ c ricotta cheese
  • fresh spinach, optional
Instructions
  1. Saute the garlic, onion and vegetables in a large pot on the stove for about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the spices, tomatoes, tomato sauce and broth and simmer until vegetables reach desired tenderness.
  3. Stir in the lentils.
  4. Break the lasagna noodles into pieces and add them to the pot. Simmer until the noodles are cooked.
  5. Stir in the ricotta and fresh spinach (optional). Adjust the spices if necessary
  6. Serve warm.

 

Here’s the important thing to note about this recipe. The noodles will soak up the broth if you don’t eat it all. So if you think there’s going to be leftovers, and you want it to stay soup-like, you may want to cook the noodles separately and just mix them in each time you eat it. I didn’t really think about the fact that I was going to be the only one eating this because hubby was out of town. So I had a lot of leftovers. Whoops!

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But it was fine. I kind of liked getting to eat it two different ways. I enjoyed it as soup the first night, and then I served the leftovers on a bed of spaghetti squash and topped it off with some mozzarella cheese the next three times I ate it! Delicious either way.

Another option would be to leave out the noodles all together and use spaghetti squash noodles in the soup instead!

Enjoy!
–Lindsay–

About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


Comments

  1. I was just out of pasta sauce, too, and Lee kept asking for pasta! I found a can of tomatoes and a can of tomato paste and just threw it together with some seasoning and made it work! Those are the best kinds of recipes!
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  2. This idea is simply fabulous, and it looks incredibly tasty!
    I never would think to make soup from lasagna ingredients, but it sure looks good. And all I’ve been craving lately is soups or smoothies, not too sure why.

  3. This sounds great. I love lasagna and soup so it’s perfect!
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  4. Love it! and on top of the Spaghetti squash? perfecto!
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  5. Looks great girlie…totally digging all the veggies! And I love the idea of using spaghetti squash!
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  6. Yum!! Lindsay this looks so delicious :) Pairing it with spaghetti squash sounds so perfect!!
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  7. Yum! Noodles or spaghetti squash sounds fantastic!
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  8. Looks delish! Chris would love this!
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  9. annnnd my INLAWS ARRIVE THIS WEEKEND
    I shall make
    I shall make
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  10. lasagna soup?? sounds different but pretty darn tasty!! i like the putting it over spaghetti squash option!!
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  11. Sounds awesome!! I love lasagna, but we never have it because it’s so time consuming. This version sounds simple enough. I love how you used the spaghetti squash for more volume and a nice change in the recipe for your leftovers!
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  12. Sounds like a winner to me! Comfort in a bowl. :)

  13. Oh dear lord! This recipe looks YUMMY!
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  14. I saw your pic of this among all the other yummy eats during your food prep pic and was dying for the recipe! Thanks for sharing :) Sounds too easy to be true!
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  15. YUM! This looks great! And who doesn’t want lasagna soup and then lasagna the next night?!
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  16. I saw this on your instgram, yay its on the blog! This is a perfect wintery recipe, and I’d love to try it!
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  17. Sounds fantastic! The work involved with lasagna keeps me from making it, too… it’s probably been over a year. Love your idea!
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  18. No shame in IG pics! That’s what most of mine are. Lol!

    I think I’d like this soup both ways too – soupy as after the noodles soak up the broth. Soup with a fork rocks!

  19. This soup sounds great! I’d love to make a version with a vegan “cheese”. I recently made a soup and added chopped up cooked polenta, and the same thing happened! I went to go eat soup the next day and there was no liquid left!

  20. I’ve been waiting for you to share this! Looks and sounds delicious!
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  21. LOVE this idea…the most annoying part about lasagna is all the layering and time! Great with the twist of lentils too…I think I’d use some frozen kale or spinach as one of the veggies…

  22. This soup looks amazing! I love lasagna and this seems super easy to prep and would make for some awesome leftovers :)

  23. Yum! I want!!

  24. looks so good…I would prob just add the noodles each time like you said. YUM
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  25. I love lasagna and this soup looks amazing! It sounds easy and simple to make, which I like.
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  26. sounds yummy!
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  27. Very cool idea! I never would have thought of this one!!
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  28. I love this!! It sounds delicious. Your recipes never disappoint!
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  29. Can u send that this way – I am a lazy cook! ;)
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  30. pinned!! YUM!

  31. yum!! healthy comfort food :)
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