Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Lasagna Soup

I started making this soup back when we were first married. I've given out the recipe many times and can't believe I've never posted it here! A mom of one of our friends has made this soup a holiday tradition with her family!

When we stopped eating wheat and pasta, we figured this soup was a food of the past. A few months ago, it came to me that I could use rice pasta in place of the lasagna noodles. I tried it this way the other week on a sort-of-snowy-day and it was really good! Rice pasta is still quite high in carbs so we eat it in moderation--right now we have some kind of pasta on Friday night!

The list of ingredients seem long but this is really quite quick to pull together. 

Lasagna Soup
From Is it Soup Yet?
Serves 6

1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage or ground beef
4 stalks celery, diced
1 small onion, diced
1 large garlic clove, minced
5 large mushrooms, chopped
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
4 cups beef or chicken broth (original recipe calls for 3 chicken and 1 beef bouillon cubes and 4 cups water)
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
8 lasagna noodles or about 4 ounces other pasta
Ricotta cheese
Mozzarella cheese
Parmesan cheese

Crumble and brown meat in a  4-quart stock pot.Add onion, celery, garlic and mushrooms. Saute the vegetables for 5 minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, broth, and spices.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Break the lasagna noodles into pieces and add to the soup. Cook over medium heat until noodles are tender, about 15 minutes.

Serve topped with ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

**This soup freezes well although I recommend leaving the pasta out and adding it when heating the soup to serve. **



Bevy said...

Hmmm... thanks for sharing.
I'll have to try it on my hubby. Lasagna is one of his most absolute favorites. Not sure how it will be received in a soup form. But it might be worth a try.


Katie said...

Oh, I'd love to make this on Sunday ~ our fave day to use the crockpot! =)
Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!