All Season Soup Eaters
I don’t know about you, but when I make lasagna, there are always a couple of broken noodles in the box, as well as a couple of extras that I didn’t need. I toss them in a Ziploc bag and keep add to them as I have more. Then when I get a hankering for some lasagna soup, I am ready!
Another thing I love about this soup is that you most likely have the ingredients are in your pantry right now. A jar of spaghetti sauce, some canned diced tomatoes, bouillon, and spices.
It doesn’t get much easier. Just dump everything in a soup pot or your slow cooker and Ta-Dah! Dinner!
It’s fantastic all on its own or….
Top it with shredded mozzarella and ricotta cheese.
I have been making this recipe for years. The idea came from my friend Candi, who is a food blogger, too, at The Devilish Dish. I changed it up a little bit because that’s just what I do. Anytime she gives me a recipe, I know it’s going to be awesome. Candi is an amazing cook.
Can I use other noodles instead of lasagna noodles?
Absolutely! Not having lasagna noodles on hand shouldn’t hinder you in any way from making this Italian soup! Any sort of noodles will work. We love it with rotini noodles, and I have even made it with ziti or penne noodles.
That’s one of the things I love about this leftover lasagna soup recipe, it’s so versatile. I use jarred marinara spaghetti sauce in mine, but maybe you like yours a little spicer? Use a sauce that has some heat to it, or heck, you can even use homemade sauce!
Go meatless by using lots of fresh or frozen veggies instead of ground beef. Zucchini, carrots, onions all work well.
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Do you have any other simple recipes that use uncooked noodles?
I sure do! Simple recipes are a lifesaver for busy families. I have tons of easy 30 minute meals for you right here. Here are some of my favorite recipes that use uncooked noodles:
- Skillet Lasagna (pictured above)
- Italian Wonderpot
- Instant Pot Mac ‘n Cheese
- Tortellini Soup with Spinach and Sausage
- Shrimp Pad Thai Wonderpot
- Easy Weeknight Lasagna Toss
- Mexican Mac ‘n Cheese
- No Boil Manicotti
- Spicy Smoked Sausage Cheesy Pasta Skillet
- Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs
- 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 (14.5 oz) cans of petite diced tomatoes (with juice)
- 1 (24 oz) jar of spaghetti sauce (I like to use Marinara)
- 4 teaspoons chicken bouillon (or 4 cubes)
- 4 teaspoons beef bouillon
- 6 cups of water
- 2 teaspoons of Italian spice
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 box lasagna noodles, broken into pieces (about 8 full pieces)
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- For serving: ricotta and shredded mozzarella cheese
- In a soup pot over medium heat brown your ground beef with onion and garlic. Salt and Pepper to taste.
- Drain grease. To the ground beef mixture add the tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, bouillon, water and spices and seasonings. Bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes.
- Stir in broken lasagna noodles and cook until they are tender about 10-15 minutes.
- Remove bay leaf.
- Stir in Parmesan cheese to the soup about 5 minutes before serving.
- Ladle into bowls and top with ricotta and mozzarella cheese.
To prepare in the slow cooker: Add browned meat mixture, sauces, tomatoes, and seasoning to crockpot. Cook on low for 4 hours. Turn to high, add in lasagna noodles and cook until tender. (about an hour) Stir in parmesan before ladling into bowls to serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 301Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 854mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 32g
Nutrition isn't guaranteed accurate.
This recipe was originally posted on January 16, 2012. It was updated to improve user experience and re-posted on June 3, 2020.