Lasagna Soup for Dinner

This is a new recipe for me today! I was excited to try something new, and it honestly turned out super tasty! You can make it in a 6-Quart pot right on the stove. It has everything going for a soup, it is delicious, has pasta and super filling. This recipe for Lasagna Soup is enough to feed an army, or just a lot of kids who are hungry.

Lasagna Soup

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Published July 1, 2016
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Seasonings! 

I get my spices at ALDI and a large jar is under $2.00 and they are fresh enough for me. I have not used fresh seasonings but would love to in the future. When using dried seasonings, you still get the robust flavor, and save a ton of money. Fresh herbs are great, but I have not been able to keep them fresh in the fridge long-term.

Buying seasonings in bulk also help to save on cost. Since originally writing this post in 2016, ALDI has gone away with their huge jars of seasonings. You will see an image taken then of the large jar, but now the seasoning jars are much smaller. I hope they come back with the bigger ones as making seasoning blends from scratch tend to use more than a typical recipe.

Seasonings for Lasagna soup

Leave the pasta separate

Once the pasta has been cooked, make sure to either leave the pasta separate OR add extra water or stock to the soup as it can continue to expand. Have you ever had soup, with pasta, where the pasta has gone to mush? By keeping the pasta separate, you can then avoid this in its entirety.

Additionally, after dinner and you are packing the leftovers, keeping the pasta separate will help to keep the tenderness in them. If you choose to add the pasta to the soup for storage, just be aware it can soak up the liquid even once it has been fully cooked. You will then go into the food container with the Lasagna Soup the next day, and the pasta will have soaked up most of the liquid and become massive bowties.

Learn from my scratch kitchen mistakes and keep the pasta separate until serving.

On another note, if you choose to cook the pasta in the Lasagna Soup as it is simmering, the pasta will also soak up the liquid in the soup. If you choose to cook the pasta in this way, and not separate, make sure you add additional water to offset this from happening.

pasta in a pot

Recipe for Lasagna Soup

Ingredients

1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground turkey
15-ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
2 tsp oregano
1 garlic, minced
16oz pasta, I used bowtie pasta
6 cups chicken stock
1 onion, diced
Boiling water
Shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

1. Firstly, brown the meat you are using. A great blend is 2-pound beef with 1-pound sausage or Italian sausage. Either way, the soup will taste amazing. This is also the perfect time to sauté the diced onion.

2. When the meat is fully cooked, drain the grease and then add the garlic, oregano, crushed red pepper.

3. Stir the tomato paste into the beef until well blended and the bright paste turns deeper red.

tomato paste added to lasagna soup

4. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta according to package directions. I used elbow pasta for this recipe because my kidos love this variety! The original recipe called for a traditional lasagna pasta, but ALDI did not stock that one and this pasta was perfect! If you want to use lasagna pasta, just break up the large strips into smaller bits before you boil it. 

5. Yummy pasta! Drain it, but do not rinse the pasta! Rinsing pasta rinses off nutrients and as you are just going to add it to the soup, there is no need to rinse.

drain cooked pasta in sink colander for lasagna soup

6. Add the stock and can of fire roasted tomatoes into the mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and simmer for 30 minutes stirring occasionally.

7. Shred up mozzarella to top your soup. I always like to use fresh block cheese because it doesn’t have the additives and preservatives like pre-shredded cheese has.

sprinkle lasagna soup with shredded cheese

The recipe I found originally called to have the pasta cooked fully in the sauce, but we love leftovers, and I did not want mushy overcooked pasta. So, I left the pasta separate from the sauce, so we added them together as we ate. Top your soup with cheese and enjoy! My boys both finished their bowls and Samuel had seconds! This is a recipe I will for sure make again, maybe with a bit of a kick with Italian seasoning or Italian sausage.

lasagna soup

If you kept the pasta separate while cooking, remember to keep them separate when storing the leftovers.
~Monica

The BEST Lasagna Soup Recipe

Ingredients for Lasagna Soup

1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground turkey
15-ounce can fire roasted tomatoes
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
2 tsp oregano
1 garlic, minced
16oz pasta
6 cups chicken stock
1 onion, diced
Shredded mozzarella cheese  

Directions for Lasagna Soup

1. Firstly, brown the meat you are using. A great blend is 2-pound beef with 1-pound sausage or Italian sausage. Either way, the soup will taste amazing. This is also the perfect time to sauté the diced onion.
2. When the meat is fully cooked, drain the grease and then add the garlic, oregano, crushed red pepper and tomato paste.
3. Stir the tomato paste into the beef until well blended and the bright paste turns deeper red.
4. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta according to package directions.
5. Yummy pasta! Drain it, but do not rinse the pasta! Rinsing pasta rinses off nutrients and as you are just going to add it to the soup, there is no need to rinse.
6. Add the stock and can of fire roasted tomatoes into the mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and simmer for 30 minutes stirring occasionally.
7. Shred up mozzarella to top your soup. I always like to use fresh block cheese because it doesn’t have the additives and preservatives like pre-shredded cheese has.
8. Serve pasta with the soup in a bowl and enjoy! Additionally, if you kept the pasta separate while cooking, remember to keep them separate when storing the leftovers.
~Monica

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I have not always had the skills to cook and bake from scratch. As a young wife, I bought every meal frozen or boxed and presented it to my husband with a flourish, believing myself a decadent cook. As our budget shrunk, and our family grew, I looked for ways to stretch our money to nourish our kids with the best for their hungry appetites. Hoping to find recipes and meals that they would love to eat. Through the last 5 years, I have learned so many cooking and baking lessons, and experienced many wins and failures. Come along with me on this journey as I share my recipes that work, how to make them on the cheap, and my tips and tricks to get my kids to eat homemade deliciousness! I will also share updates to our house that we have done in the last year since our move. With one income, we do most of the work ourselves and with amazing family and friends to help out, cutting costs but keeping style and money in the bank! I am a wife and mother of 3 boys and 1 princess. When I was a kid, I remember being asked what I wanted to be or do when I grew up. My response was, "a mom", and I am proud to grow up and be a mom to 4 amazing kids! Samuel is 11, Matthew is 8, Levi is 4, and Elliana is almost 2. We have been blessed to have kids who love to explore foods, to try new recipes, and enjoy helping us around the house. With 4 kids, you better believe they help clean! My husband Tyler and I have been married almost 13 years. We love our kids, we love outdoors, camping, canoeing, grilling, watching movies, and just hanging out making memories. A few years ago I gifted Tyler with his own "menu" book, where we write meals and foods we have loved to eat. Weekly our family decides what our meals will be and I make up a grocery list with what we need. It literally is my favorite chore! I love to shop, so shopping for food on a budget is my biggest win! Thank you for taking the time and visiting my site, Subscribe so you do not miss a post! Keep coming back to hear about new recipes, updates on our home, fun times with our kids, and how to make homemade deliciousness! ~Monica

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