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A bowl of lasagna soup with shredded cheese on top and basil garnish. A glass of wine and a hot roll are pictured next to the bowl.

Easy Lasagna Soup

This dish has all the flavor of lasagna without all the work! Sweet Italian sausage, gooey mozzarella cheese, stewed tomatoes and aromatic spices give this hearty lasagna soup an irresistible flavor that will please the whole family.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 10
Calories 483 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 pounds ground sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 yellow onion, diced into large cubes
  • 2 carrots, peeled then sliced or diced into small pieces
  • 4 cloves minced fresh garlic, or 2 tsp. minced garlic in jar
  • 32 ounces low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz. ea.) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 6 lasagna noodles, broken into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup cubed, low-moisture/part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • chopped fresh basil for topping and/or garnish

Instructions
 

  • Brown Italian sausage in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, breaking it up into small pieces with a wooden spoon or spatula as it cooks. When meat is no longer pink, use a slotted spoon to transfer it to a 6 quart pot, reserving the cooking juices in the skillet.
  • Add the diced onion and carrots to the same skillet and cook until softened, 4-5 minutes. Add garlic, cook one minute longer. Add the onion, carrots and garlic with the cooking juices into the pot with the meat.
  • Pour in the chicken broth and tomato sauce; mix in the Italian seasoning and pepper.
  • Using a food processor or immersion blender, pulse the stewed tomatoes 3-4 times until broken into bite-sized chunks. Add to the meat mixture.
  • Bring ingredients in pot to a boil, turn down to low and cover. Simmer, stirring periodically, for 40 minutes.
  • Stir in chopped spinach and lasagna noodles. Continue cooking for 20 minutes.
  • When ready to serve, place 8-10 pieces of cubed mozzarella in the bottom of a serving bowl. Ladle soup on mozzarella, sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese and chopped basil.
  • Serve with garlic bread or a hot loaf of bread and butter.

Notes

Crock Pot Instructions:
  • Follow steps 1-4 above, adding the ingredients to a 6 quart crock pot.
  • Set crock pot on low and cover; cook for 4-5 hours.
  • 30 minutes before serving, toss in spinach and lasagna noodles.
  • Place 8-10 pieces of cubed mozzarella to a serving bowl. Ladle soup over mozzarella, top with freshly grated parmesan and sprinkle with chopped basil.
Serving suggestion: Serve with a side salad and garlic bread, or a hot loaf of bread and butter

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 483kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 23gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 1389mgPotassium: 853mgFiber: 3gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 3125IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 222mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Italian soup, lasagna soup, tomato soup
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