Lasagna Soup

I love winter because its a great time to curl up with a blanket and have a nice warm bowl of soup.  Soup is one of my favorite comfort foods and this is a great time of year for it, as it starts to get cold outside.  I do like the unseasonably warm weather we have been having in my state though. 

I decided to make Lasagna Soup because I always thought lasagna looked good, but I do not like ricotta cheese and cannot find a recipe that does not include it.  When I saw that this soup recipe did not have ricotta cheese and included sausage instead of ground beef,  I knew I had to try it. (If anyone knows of a good lasagna recipe without ricotta cheese let me know).  I wasn’t expecting to much, but my husband and I were pleasantly surprised and thought it was great.  I can’t wait to have it again.

Lasagna Soup
(Recipe adapted from The Deen Bros)

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound of smoked sausage, casings removed
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (32 ounce) container of chicken broth
1 (15 ounce) can of tomato sauce
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can of diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 ounces of broken whole-wheat lasagna noodles (about 4 noodles)
3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1.  Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large saucepan.

2.  Add the sausage and garlic.  Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the sausage is crumbled and browned, 8-10 minutes.

3.  Add the broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and salt.  Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the flavors are blended, about 20 minutes.

4.  Add the noodles, then bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the soup thickens slightly and the noodles are tender, 10-12 minutes.

5.  Remove from heat, and stir in the mozzarella and parmesan cheese.  If you desire, you can serve with parmesan cheese on top. 

*Alyssa*

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  1. This does look good! I’ve never thought of lasagna soup. I rarely use ricotta in my lasagna. I use a more or less version of this recipe from TAste of Home. http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/Favorite-Lasagna-Roll-Ups
    I don’t roll them up, and I use bulk sausage. Good luck! Thanks for sharing:)
    Shiloh
    everydaygameplan.net

  2. Shiloh, thanks so much for the lasagna recipe idea, it looks so good. I can’t wait to try it!!

  3. That looks really delicious! We have a few lasagna soups that we enjoy, but none of them truly use lasagna noodles. What fun!

  4. Yum, sounds good. And perfect for cold weather days.

  5. Hi Alyssa,
    It is really cold here today and your soup looks so good. Sure wish I had a bowl of that delicious Lasagna Soup. Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Lasagna is one of my favorite meals, I have to try this!

  7. What a delicious and warming soup! I love the flavours you have used, and how wonderful to have lasagne in a bowl like that! Thank you for sharing this post with Let’s Do Brunch.

  8. I didn’t take the time to look up the recipe above from Taste of Home for Lasagna so don’t know what it contained; but we don’t care for Ricotta cheese either; so I sub with cottage cheese.. hopefully you like cottage cheese :) or just leave it out & use extra shredded cheese to your liking.. this is my first time on your blog-enjoying it very much!

  9. Oh, I think I have to try this! It’s soup season and my peeps love soup! Visiting you from Crumbs and Chaos – thanks for the great recipe (:

  10. Hi Alyssa
    Ricotta cheese is so expensive here that I never use it in my lasagna. I do love Cottage cheese and egg blended together and sometimes add spinach too and blend it really well.
    I love this idea for Lasagna Soup – I’m going to try it!