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lasagna soup in bowl with spoon

Lasagna Soup

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  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Lunch & Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This hearty and delicious lasagna soup is the perfect recipe to make when you’re craving lasagna but don’t want to do all of the work. Made with just a few simple ingredients and topped with a dollop of perfect cheesy goodness, this is a soup that the entire family will love!


Ingredients

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 115 oz can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1 large zucchini, sliced
  • 8 lasagna noodles, broken in half
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil (plus more for garnish)

Cheese Topping for Serving

  • 8 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • generous pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat a large heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the olive oil and then add the ground beef and Italian sausage. Brown the meat, breaking it up as it cooks.
  2. Once the meat has browned, add the diced onion and minced garlic. Cook for a few more minutes until the onion begins to become translucent.
  3. Next, add the Italian seasoning, salt, red pepper flakes, and tomato paste. Stir until well combined.
  4. Add the crushed tomatoes, fire roasted tomatoes, chicken broth, and dried bay leaf and stir. Bring the soup to a boil and then cover and reduce the heat to medium-low and let simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Cook the Noodles: While the soup is simmering, cook the lasagna noodles. Break the noodles in half before adding them to a large pot of boiling water that has been seasoned with salt. Stir them occasionally to prevent sticking. Once the noodles are al dente, drain them and let the cool a bit. Use a sharp knife to cut the lasagna noodle halves in half again. Set aside.
  6. Make the Cheese Topping: Add the ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan cheeses, lemon juice, chopped basil, chopped parsley, and a generous pinch of salt and pepper to a mixing bowl. Mix everything until well combined.
  7. Once the soup has finished simmering, add the sliced zucchini and simmer for a minute or so more until it is tender. The zucchini should be tender but still bright green.
  8. Lastly, stir in the cooked lasagna noodles and fresh basil. Ladle the soup into bowls and then top with generous spoonfuls of the cheese mixture and additional fresh basil.