Lola’s Kitchen: Lasagna Soup Recipe

July 17, 2015 Lola's Kitchen 24

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Lola’s Kitchen is a feature on Lola’s Reviews where I talk about all things related to food, cooking and baking. These posts can be recipe posts or more discussion type posts about food. I love cooking and spend some time in the kitchen almost every day, so I wanted to give it a place on my blog as well. The banner for this feature is designed by Michelle from Limabean Design.

While I like lasagna, the first time I tried to make it went horrible wrong, so I never did dare another try for fear of messing up. Then I came across a recipe for Lasagna soup and I knew I had to give this a try, it also sounded way easier than normal lasagna. A few tweaks later I gave it a try, I was a bit sceptical, but it turned out really well. This Lasagna soup tastes like lasagna, but is easy to eat in soup form and while it was a rich tomato flavour the soup is tinner than a normal pasta sauce.
This recipe is based on Cooking Classy her Lasagna Soup Recipe.
Lasagna soup in bowl

Ingredients

Lasagna Soup ingredients

  • Red Bell Pepper- 2
  • Onion – 1
  • Garlic – 4
  • Lasagna noodles – 8 / 6.5 oz
  • Bouillon cubes – 2
  • Water – 1 liter – 1,25 liter/ 4-5 cups
  • Tomato – 1
  • Tomato Paste – 70 gram/ 2 1/2 tablespoon
  • Can diced tomatoes – 1 can/ 400 gram/ 14.5 oz
  • Can sieved or crushed tomatoes – 1 can/ 350 gram/ 14.5 oz
  • Minced meat or vegetarian minced meat – 175 gram/ 6-10 oz
  • Sugar – 1 teaspoon
  • Thyme – 3 teaspoons
  • Oregano – 3 teaspoons
  • Fennel – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Parsley – 2 teaspoons(optional)
  • Cheese – to taste (optional)
  • Black Pepper – to taste (optional)

This recipe feed about 4-5 people. Also while I use 3 different types of tomato I am not sure if it really matters what you use as long as there’s a lot of tomatoes in it. Preferably some in pieces and some pureed/ concentrated. It hs a lot of ingredients, but it is easy to make, you basically put everything in one pan and cook.

Method

  1. Slice and dice the garlic, onion, red bell pepper and the tomato.
  2. Then heat some olive oil in a big pan and bake the onion and garlic until the onion is translucent.
  3. Now add the red bell pepper, the tomato and the water with bouillon cubes (I use low salt vegetable bouillon cubes).
  4. Stir a bit and now add the tomato paste, diced tomatoes and the seived tomatoes.
  5. Mix the spices together; sugar, thyme, oregan and fennel. And add those to the soup as well. Let it cook for 20 minutes.
  6. If using minced meat bake the meat now till it’s brown. If you use vegetarian minced meat skip this step, it only needs to be warm, no need to warm it before it goes into the soup.
  7. While the soup is cooking prepare the lasgna noodles, dice them in small squares or bitesize pieces.
  8. When the soup has cooked for 20 minutes add the lasagna noodles and minced meat or vegetarian minced meat and cook for 10 more minutes.
  9. Scoop the soup in bowl and enjoy!

Pictures

Bake the onion and garlic

Bake the onion and garlic

Add the red bell pepper

Add the red bell pepper

Mixng the spices

Mix the spices

The soup after adding water and spices

With water and spices

The soup after adding the tomato ingredients

Cook the soup

Dicing the lasagna noodles

Dice the lasagna noodles

Diced, bitesize pieces of lasagna noodles

Diced Lasgan noodles

Add the (vegetarian) minced meat and the lasagna noodles

Add the meat and lasagna

End result!

Lasagna Soup

Variation Tips

  • Vary with veggies. Instead of red bell pepper you can also add different veggies like mushrooms, carrots or lentils to the soup.
  • Chicken lasagna soup. Instead of minced meat use chicken, slice and dice the chicken into tiny pieces and bake before adding them to the soup in step 8.
  • Cheesy lasgana Soup. Like Cooking Classy her Lasagna Soup Recipe you can add multiple types of cheese to your soup. She recommend 1 1/4 cups mozzarrella, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese and 8 oz ricotta cheese. Mix the cheeses beforehand and after step 8 add the cheese to the soup and let melt or add it in your soup bowl and let it melt in the microwave.

What’s the strangest way you have ever eaten pasta or an italian dish?

24 Responses to “Lola’s Kitchen: Lasagna Soup Recipe”

    • Lola

      If you love lasagna, you probably will like this soup as well. It’s basically lasagna in soup form.

    • Lola

      If you love a goo heartly soup, I think you will love this one! It’s a pretty thick soup filled with veggies and pasta. And I am so glad to hear you like all the pictures, it takes quite some time to make so many pictures during the process, but I think having pictures makes it easier udnerstand. I remember many recipes I tried where it looked weird and I had no idea if I was doing things right or not, so I hope to prevent others from having that happen when tryign my recipes.

    • Lola

      I just lvoed the idea of Lasagna soup and had to give it a try and it takes less long to make as normal lasagna. And it’s just so yummy with veggies and pasta all in one bowl. I hope you’ll give it a try 😀

  1. Mary Kirkland

    Oh that looks so good. I’ve made lasagna and stuffed shells before. The first time I try a new recipe I’m always worried that it’s going to come out wrong.
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    • Lola

      I often have that with trying out new recipes, I am always afraid it’s going wrong. And most of the times it doesn’t, but sometimes it does. I actually made a sort of successful lasagna a few weeks ago.

    • Lola

      I’ve never heard of tomato dumpling doup or italian wedding soup, but they soudn yummy. They sell vegetarian meatballs indeed, although they are a bit on big side for in a soup, but I can slice them in pieces. Will have to see if I can find a recipe for those dishes 🙂
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  2. Bookworm Brandee

    Lola, this looks delicious! I will definitely give this recipe a try. I think it will work well particularly for nights when I’ll have to take dinner to my kids at school – while they’re at band rehearsal. As for a strange way I’ve eaten pasta…I don’t know if it’s really strange or not, but I had sweet potato/coconut ravioli while we were in Kauai. It was WONDERFUL!
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    • Lola

      I hope you give a it a try! It’s delicious and easy to make. And you can reheat a bowl the next day or so if you have leftovers. Sweet potato/ coconut ravioli sounds delicious and I think it counts as a strange way to eat pasta as I’ve never heard of that before, but I really want to try it now.
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    • Lola

      I also like lasagna, but for some reason I always have trouble making it, so I usually just make this soup instead. It’s a great dish for dinner, but I also like soup in summer as it is easy to prepare.

    • Lola

      I bought fresh lasagna for this one, it’s less dry and easier to cut into pieces. They have it at the fridge section of our supermarket. I usually buy dry pasta, but for this dish I buy the fresh pasta as it’s easier to cut. So we have both types here.
      I think this is a funw ay of preparing lasagna. I hope you’ll give it a try!

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