Creamy Spicy Lasagna Soup – great for when you’re wanting lasagna…but not all the work. A mix of vegetables simmered with meat, spicy sausage, Italian seasonings, tomatoes, and lasagna noodles. Finish each bowl off with parmesan and serve with your favorite garlic bread. It’s warming and so delicious, just like lasagna, but lighter and easier.
I so badly wanted to share a super classic, traditional style lasagna with you guys this year. It’s something I often make around the holidays when all of my family is in town because it serves so many people. I usually make one traditional lasagna with meat and white lasagna with just vegetables.
Lasagna can be time consuming to make, but also nice because once they’re in the oven, you’re pretty much done.
All that said, this week is just so busy. Layering up lasagnas is sometimes just too much. So, I thought lasagna soup would be the perfect comprise. I even have a white lasagna soup I can make too, so it’s perfect.
And this is delicious. A also a little less heavy than a whole lasagna, so it’s nice for a simple weeknight dinner over the holidays!
Here are the details
What I love about this recipe is just how fast it really does come together. You need mostly one pot, then a pot to boil the noodles in.
I start with the veggies and cook those off, then add in the spices and meat. For the meat, I’ve really gotten into using ground bison lately, it’s so much healthier (bison even has lower cholesterol levels than chicken). It also has great flavor. But ground chicken or beef work great too! Then, for a little more flavor I use some spicy Italian sausage. My family loves this, but of course, you can use addition ground meat if you prefer not to cook with sausage.
Once the meat is added, next comes the tomatoes paste, wine, crushed tomatoes, and a bit of broth. Simmer this for few minutes, or longer if you have more time.
At this point the soup is pretty much complete, so you can let it cook over low heat to develop more flavor, or move onto the noodles.
Boil off the noodles, then stir them into the soup with a mix of Italian cheeses. I like to let the soup thicken a little, then ladle it into bowls with parmesan on top.
The perfect dinner to entertain with this holiday season. You can prepare the base of the soup in advance, keep it on the stove all day, then add the noodles just before dinner.
Love dishes like this for holiday entertaining…they make life so easy! And my cousins all love soup, so this wil be great!
Looking for winter soup recipes? Here are a few ideas:
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Spicy Lasagna Soup
Calories Per Serving: 302 kcal
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- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped, celery
- 2 red bell peppers, chopped
- 6 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/2 pound ground beef, bison, or chicken
- 1/2 pound spicy Italian sausage
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup tomato paste
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 1 can (28 ounce) crushed tomatoes
- 1/2 cup canned coconut milk, milk, or cream
- 1 cup shredded provolone cheese
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan
- 8-12 lasagna noodles, broken into pieces
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- 1. Heat the olive oil in a large dutch oven over high heat. Add the onion, celery, and red pepper, and cook until the veggies are softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook 1 minute.2. Add the meat and sausage. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, breaking up the meat as it cooks, until browned all over, 10 minutes. Add the tomato paste, basil, oregano, thyme, and chili flakes and cook 5 minutes, then pour in the wine. Add the crushed tomatoes and broth. Season with salt and pepper. Cook 10-20 minutes until thickened slightly.3. Stir in the milk and cook until warmed through, 10 minutes.4. Meanwhile, boil the noodles until al dente. Drain and add back to the pot with the cheeses. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve topped with parmesan and fresh herbs. Enjoy!