There’s nothing quite like a warm bowl of soup on a cold and rainy night. The steam rising from the bowl, the comforting aroma, and the satisfying flavors all come together to create a truly comforting meal. One of our favorite soups to make on a cold night is Lasagne Soup. This unique recipe combines the comforting flavors of lasagne with the convenience of a soup, making it the perfect meal to warm you up from the inside out.
One of the unique aspects of this recipe is the use of mini lasagne noodles, also known as mafalda. These little noodles look like mini lasagne and give the dish a fun and unique twist. They’re the perfect size for a soup and add an interesting texture to the dish. Plus, since we only use 6 oz of the noodles, this recipe is sure to be a hit with everyone in the family.
The recipe starts with browning the ground beef or sausage in a large pot or Dutch oven. We like to use ground beef or Italian sausage in this recipe, but you can use whichever you prefer. Once the meat is fully cooked, we add diced onion and minced garlic to the pot and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until the onion is translucent. This adds a nice depth of flavor to the soup.
Next, we pour in the broth, diced tomatoes, basil, and oregano, and stir to combine. We bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes. This allows all the flavors to meld together and create a delicious broth.
Finally, we add the mafalda noodles to the pot and stir. We cook for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until the noodles are tender. This is the perfect time to taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking. We like to serve the soup hot, garnished with Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley, but you can also add some red pepper flakes for a little extra heat, or a dollop of sour cream for a creamy finish.
This recipe makes 4 servings, perfect for a family dinner. Leftover lasagne soup can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply heat it up in a pot on the stove or in the microwave. This recipe is also freezer-friendly, you can freeze it for up to 3 months. Defrost in the refrigerator overnight and reheat in a pot or in the microwave before serving.
For a vegetarian version, you can use vegetable broth and substitute the ground beef or sausage with mushrooms or tofu. This will also change the nutrition facts, but it will still be a delicious and comforting meal.
Lasagne Soup is a comforting and delicious meal that can be enjoyed on cold rainy nights. With its unique twist on traditional lasagne, this recipe is sure to be a hit with the whole family. You can customize it to your preference, whether is with beef or sausage, or as a vegetarian version with mushrooms or tofu. This recipe is easy to make and can be stored and reheated later. Serve it with Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley for an added touch of flavor. Enjoy!
6 oz mafalda (mini lasagne) noodles
1 lb ground beef or Italian sausage
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced