Updated: Nov 7
a delightful twist on a classic Italian favorite that's perfect for those chilly, comfort-craving evenings. This unique and heartwarming soup takes all the flavors of traditional lasagna and transforms them into a comforting, one-pot wonder. Imagine the rich, savory goodness of lasagna, but in a steaming bowl of soup.
with layers of ground beef, tender pasta, bubbling cheese, and a tomato-based broth, this recipe will make your taste buds dance with joy. Whether you're a fan of Italian cuisine or just looking for something a bit unconventional and cozy, this quirky soup will become a new family favorite. So, grab your apron and ladle, and let's embark on a culinary adventure that combines the best of both worlds – the warmth of a comforting soup and the bold flavors of lasagna.
1 - small yellow onion (diced)
6 - garlic cloves (minced)
1lb - ground beef (80/200
1lb - Italian sausage (de-cased, broken in to pieces)
1 - 28oz can toms
1TB - tom paste
4C - chix broth
8 - lasagna sheets
8oz - mozzarella cheese (thinly sliced)
1/2C - parm cheese (grated)
1/2C - ricotta cheese
1/4C - heavy cream
things you probably have on hand.
2TB - evoo
to taste - S&P
1/2tsp - RPF
1-2TB - Italian seasoning
ground beef - ground chicken or turkey.
Italian sausage - sweet or spicy.
heavy cream - optional (if you want a more tomato based soup).
chic broth - veggie or beef broth.
Italian seasoning - dried oregano, basil, thyme and rosemary.
🌀in a large pot or dutch oven heat olive oil on medium high heat, add sausage and beef. let brown on one side then add onion and garlic, mix until combined and meat looks a gorgeous brown.
🌀add canned toms, tom paste, broth and stir until fully incorporated. bring to a boil and then turn down and allow the soup to simmer on low for 20 min.
🌀in the meantime break noodles up into 2-3in (or 2x2) pieces. you can cook in a separate pot of heavily salted water according to package instructions or add noodles to the simmering pot during the same 20min. as above (I cook them separately and add them right at the end to avoid over cooking and pasta becoming absolute mush).
🌀slowly stir in mozz, ricotta, parm and parsley until completely combined. this is when I would add my lasagna pieces and let simmer for about 10min, so that they can bathe in the sauce. (do know that the longer the soup sits the more incredible the flavors).
🌀using a ladle divide soup into several bowls and garnish however you like with a side of crunchy bread. serve & enjoy!
-share your experiences making this dish or suggestions in the comments!