Lasagna Soup (Tastes Like Lasagna, but ready in 15 minutes!)

This Lasagna Soup is a perfect alternative to traditional oven-cooked Lasagna. Best part? It’s ready in only 15 minutes!

15-Minute Lasagna Soup
Lasagna is a big favorite around here. I bet I could make it every night and it would get eaten up. The problem, of course, is that lasagna is time-consuming to make. I therefore can’t make it for my family every day, no matter how much they’d love me for it.

So I’ve come up with some recipes that taste a lot like lasagna but are much quicker to make. The thing that really brings this soup to life is the garlicy ricotta mixture that you scoop into the soup before serving. It’s sooooo good!

A quick note about the noodles. What I did was to cook them in a separate pot from the soup. There are two reasons for this:

First, it reduces the cooking time. A lot of the time when I make noodle soup the noodles are cooked in the soup after all of the other ingredients are added and the soup is simmering. This works great for small pasta shapes with a quick cook time. But if you have noodles with a longer cooking time, like the broken bits of lasagna noodles that you can use for this recipe, then adding them to the broth at the end adds a good 10-12 minutes to your cooking time. If you instead put on a pot of water to boil at the very beginning and get your noodles into it, they’ll finish cooking while you build the rest of the soup. Drain the noodles, add them to the soup and you’re done.

Second, if you anticipate having leftovers then cooking the noodles separately is always the way to go. If you cook the noodles in the soup then they stay in there in the fridge and keep soaking up liquid until they’re mush. Instead, cook them separately, drain them and then toss them with some cooking oil so that they don’t stick to each other. To serve, I put the noodles in a soup bowl with hot tap water for a minute. Then drain off the water and add your hot soup. No mushy noodles here!

Enjoy!

Christine :)

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15-Minute Lasagna Soup


  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings

Description

This Lasagna Soup is a perfect alternative to regular oven-cooked Lasagna. Best part? It’s ready in only 15 minutes.


Ingredients

  • 6 oz. broken lasagna noodles
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground turkey breast
  • Salt
  • Coarse black pepper
  • ½ tsp. dry oregano leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 handfuls flat-leaf fresh parsley, divided
  • 4 cups low or no-sodium chicken stock
  • 3 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 big handful fresh basil leaves
  • 1 and ½ cups ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¾ cup pre-shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Fill a medium saucepan with hot tap water. Put the lid on and heat it to boiling over high heat. Cook the pasta in the boiling water according to package directions. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the ground turkey, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper and dry oregano. Use wooden spoon to mix it and break it up. Cook stirring occasionally until turkey is white on the outside, 2-3 minutes.
  3. While the turkey cooks mince the garlic cloves and chop the parsley. To the turkey add all of the garlic and half of the parsley along with the broth and tomato sauce. Stir. Increase heat to high and cover. Stir occasionally until it reaches a simmer. Turn heat to low.
  4. Meanwhile, chop most of the basil (keep 6-8 leaves aside for garnish) and put it in a medium bowl with the ricotta, remaining parsley, Parmesan, garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon of salt, ¼ teaspoon of coarse black pepper. Stir. Taste. Add more salt and pepper if desired.
  5. Divide the pasta among soup bowls. Top with the soup. Then to each bowl add a scoop of the ricotta mixture, a good sprinkle of shredded mozzarella and a couple of the reserved basil leaves.

 

 

10 responses to “Lasagna Soup (Tastes Like Lasagna, but ready in 15 minutes!)”

  1. Hannah T. says:

    This recipe was amazing! I made it for a family dinner and everyone loved it. You are making a deconstructed soup and then putting everything together in the end. The only thing that I would’ve done differently is cutting up the noodles. I would make this again, hands down! :)

  2. Pat B says:

    This looks amazing! I’m guessing it makes about a half gallon? Thinking about scaling this up to feed 60 people at church and trying to decide how much to make.

    • Christine Pittman says:

      Pat, I think it probably makes a bit more than that. There’s 4 cups of broth and 3 cups of tomato sauce and then all the noodles. I’m guessing closer to 10 cups (1 and 1/4 gallons). If this is one of several things on offer at your event, I’d make 5-6 times the recipe. If this is one of the only things, then you’d need to do 8 times the recipe, probably. But note, when I make food for a crowd, I ALWAYS have tons leftover. So I might not be the person to ask!

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  6. Ohhh now this is what I needed for tonight as I was rushing to make dinner as Ben got ready for night shift!! Perfection!

  7. What a delicious, hearty soup! I love lasagna but, well yeah, takes too long! This is the perfect solution!

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