Lasagna Soup
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5 from 27 votes

Lasagna Soup

Hearty and comforting soup filled with all the flavors of lasagna - ground beef, marinara sauce, pasta, and lots of cheese! Made in one pot and ready in under an hour.
Course Main dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 346kcal
Author Allison - Celebrating Sweets

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups finely chopped fresh spinach
  • 24 oz jar marinara sauce
  • 3 - 4 cups beef broth preferably low-sodium
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 - 4 cups campanelle, gigli, radiatore pasta or broken lasagna noodles
  • shredded mozzarella, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese and basil for garnish

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan, saute ground beef in olive oil until cooked through. Add onion, carrot, garlic, and spinach and saute for 5 minutes. Add another drizzle of olive oil if necessary. 
  • Add marinara sauce, beef broth, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, and bay leaf. Simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes.
  • Bring mixture to a boil, add pasta, and cook uncovered until pasta is tender, about 10 minutes. Stir frequently so that the pasta doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan. Add water as needed (I added 2 cups), as the pasta will absorb some of the liquid. Discard the bay leaf, add salt to taste (this will depend on how much salt was in your broth and marinara sauce).
  • Top each bowl of soup with mozzarella, ricotta, and parmesan cheese. Garnish with basil, if desired. See note regarding the soup thickening. 

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Notes

The pasta will continue to absorb liquid as it sits. If you are not eating it all immediately, you will need to add additional water or beef broth to make it "soupy" again.

Nutrition

Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 1716mg | Potassium: 862mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3065IU | Vitamin C: 12.6mg | Calcium: 369mg | Iron: 3.7mg