Lasagna Soup

 

I’ve been posting lots of cookie recipes lately, so I though it was time for something savory. And what better way to this than with this lasagna in a bowl. If you’ve never had lasagna soup, this is something you must try. It is literally like eating lasagna, except it’s a lot easier to make. It’s really good. My husband was mumbling and grumbling as usual as I was making it, then when he tried it he got all quiet and finally admitted that it was a great idea and he loved it.

I don’t make lasagna often, mostly because it makes so much, and there’s only two of us and we always end up throwing some of it away. However, soup doesn’t last so long, especially this soup. Start by browning the ground pork in the olive oil. You can use ground beef as well.

Add some salt and pepper over the meat, season as you go. Next add the chopped onions and continue cooking until the onion is translucent and soft, for about 5 minutes.

Next add the garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes.

Cook for another couple minutes, then add the tomato paste and cook until the tomato paste turns brownish in color.

Add the can of diced tomatoes and the bay leaves.

At this point your kitchen will smell very nice. Add the water and stir. You can use chicken stock or vegetable stock, but I figured there’s no need because there was plenty of flavor in this soup.

Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat and continue cooking for another 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, add the mafalda pasta, you can really use any pasta you like. Mafalda pasta looks like little lasagna type pasta, so it’s perfect for this soup.

Stir in the basil and additional salt and pepper if needed. To serve this scoop a couple ladles in a bowl and sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

Lasagna in a bowl, brilliant idea.

Printable recipe:

Lasagna Soup

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 6

Lasagna Soup

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 to 8 cups water
  • 8 oz mafalda pasta
  • 1 tbsp dried basil, or 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • mozzarella and Parmesan cheese for sprinkling on top of soup

Instructions:

  1. Browning the ground pork in the olive oil. Add some salt and pepper over the meat, season as you go. Next add the chopped onions and continue cooking until the onion is translucent and soft, for about 5 minutes.
  2. Next add the garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes.
  3. Cook for another couple minutes, then add the tomato paste and cook until the tomato paste turns brownish in color.
  4. Add the can of diced tomatoes and the bay leaves.
  5. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat and continue cooking for another 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, add the mafalda pasta, you can really use any pasta you like.
  6. Stir in the basil and additional salt and pepper if needed.
  7. To serve this scoop a couple ladles in a bowl and sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
http://www.jocooks.com/soups/lasagna-soup/

Enjoy!

Comments

  1. says

    What an amazing idea. I just LOVE soups. AND I just LOVE lasagna. To combine the two is ingenious! Thanks for sharing. I’m sure this will be a favorite at our house :-)

  2. JudyL says

    Saw this on pinterest. I made it tonight & the family LOVED it! The store didn’t have ground pork, so I ended up using plain bratwerst cut out of the casing & crumbled. The only thing was the cheese melted into a big glob of goo that wouldn’t blend into the soup. This is definately going on my list of keepers & would be great for last minute meals if you cook the meat ahead of time & freeze! I see some more of your recipes I’m going to try too, that cheese “cake” looks interesting – thanks!

    • says

      Hi Judy,
      That’s my favorite part of the soup, the big glob of goo. It’s not really supposed to melt, it won’t actually. Glad you liked it.
      Happy New Year!

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