Lasagna Soup

Lasagna Soup: the perfect weeknight dinner, easy and delicious #pork #lasagnasoup @shugarysweets

Lasagna Soup: the perfect weeknight dinner, easy and delicious #pork #lasagnasoup @shugarysweets

I’ve got a special request. Today I’m not only sharing a delicious soup recipe, but I wanted to encourage you to help raise money for the hungry! One minute and 42 seconds is all it takes.

Well, unless you decide to read this entire post, then it might take longer!

Wondering what on earth I am talking about?

Here in Ohio, we have an Ohio Pork Producers Council. Along with some hog farmers and other partners, they are raising money for local food banks in my state of Ohio! By watching this fun “Pork from Fork to Farm” you tube video (1 minute, 42 seconds) they will donate 1lb of ground pork to local food banks for EVERY VIEW. It’s that easy! I personally love buying local meats and dairy products, so knowing the local food banks will get that same advantage is a nice feeling. I always hear that it’s best to donate what YOUR family would eat…not the canned stuff in the back of the pantry that nobody likes.

Lasagna Soup: the perfect weeknight dinner, easy and delicious #pork #lasagnasoup @shugarysweets

And my family loves pork! You may have seen here on Shugary Sweets a few dinners featuring this delicious protein. I have another great recipe for you today! Lasagna Soup!

My husband does not like lasagna. The ricotta cheese is the main culprit. I was a little worried about making lasagna soup, but it went over quite well! He actually loved it, and there was no ricotta cheese to scare him off!

Lasagna Soup: the perfect weeknight dinner, easy and delicious #pork #lasagnasoup @shugarysweets

Lasagna Soup

Yield: serves 8

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 carton (32oz) chicken broth
  • 1 can (14.5oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (15oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 8 whole wheat lasagna noodles, broken into bite sized pieces
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions:

  1. In a large soup pot, brown ground pork with onion, green pepper and garlic. Add chicken broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and seasonings. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Boil 2 minutes, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, covered. Stir occasionally.
  2. Add bite sized lasagna noodles to soup and cook until tender (about 15 minutes).
  3. When ready to serve, mix in the grated parmesan cheese. Ladle into individual bowls and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese. We served our soup with crunchy sourdough bread crisps! ENJOY

 

Some other Ohio bloggers are sharing pork recipes today too! Be sure to hop over and see what’s cooking in their kitchens!

Don’t forget to watch the you tube video “Pork from Fork to Farm”Β to help raise food for the hungry!

View the press release here: Pork Producers Help Feed Hungry in Ohio

**This is a sponsored post on behalf of the Ohio Pork Producers Council (OPPC). I was compensated for my time, however all opinions expressed are 100% my own!

Lasagna Soup: the perfect weeknight dinner, easy and delicious

129 comments on “Lasagna Soup”

  1. I have never had lasagna soup! It looks absolutely scrumptious! So fun to be supporting this cause with you!

  2. My dad hates lasagna and ravioli for the ricotta, too. Not sure why, I think it’s delicious. Lasagna soup sounds like an AMAZING idea! I think it’d be good with a bunch of veggies, like a vegetable lasagna, yummmm!

  3. What a great cause! We love lasagna soup but I have never used pork…what a great idea! It looks delish!!! And your hubby doesn’t like lasagna…I have never known anyone who didn’t. Does he like cottage cheese? That’s how I grew up eating lasagna.

  4. We are big lasagna fans but always substitute ricotta for cottage cheese since we aren’t fans of ricotta. We’ve never had lasagna soup but it sounds like it would be a wonderful addition to our dinner rotation!

  5. I’m so happy you are spreading the word about this video! Done and done Aimee. Also lasagna soup? What a lovely comfort meal. I’m not sure about Ohio, but I definitely still need warming up here in snowy WI. Spring PLEASE!!

  6. Comfort food. I have never thought to have this as a soup. I can hardly wait to try this out!

  7. I love soups Aimee and I love pork!! This looks like a hearty and flavorful soup!

  8. Lasagna Soup sounds like a truly amazing idea! I also am not too keen on riccotta- this sounds like the perfect solution!

  9. I’ve always wanted to try lasagna soup but never got around to it. Now i’m motivated to try it out! Looks delicious Aimee. πŸ™‚

  10. This looks delicious! Luckily there is still snow on the ground and I have most of the ingredients in my pantry.

  11. It’s always so weird for me to see Ohio bloggers because I’m always like “Wait, I’M from Ohio” and apparently my brain thinks I’m the only one :P, plus it fails to comprehend that I’ve lived in NY for 4.5 years lol.

  12. Teresa (@Iowamyhome)

    I just discovered your blog last week (I think on Pinterest?), and I’m so glad I did! I’ve loved all your recipes so far, and I’m thrilled that you’re a pork fan, too! I like to buy ground pork because it’s a little cheaper than ground beef. And I love a good pork burger! Thanks for this great recipe!

  13. Oh, I bet my family would love this — can’t wait to try it!

  14. I’ve made lasagna soup couple years ago and we loved it. Time to make a new batch. Thanks for sharing.

  15. We love lasagna soup in our house! It’s so good and easy! I sub the ricotta cheese for cottage cheese because we don’t like ricotta either! Lasagna soup is so much easier than making the real deal!

  16. Just watched the video πŸ˜€ Always glad to help, especially when it’s as simple as a few minutes of my day. Also – the temp dropped today and it’s cold all over again…..which means perfect weather for this soup!

  17. Roberta Breuer

    The Ohio Pork Producers made a great little ad!!! I used to be a member of the South Dakota Pork Producers (don’t know why I mention it). I happily watched the video – feeding the poor is very important.

  18. This looks really great, Aimee! I’m crazy about soup and lasagna, so this would be perfect for me. It’s certainly easier than dealing with all of those layers!

  19. MMM I love pork and lasagna so combining the two into a soup sounds spectacular. I have this weird idea in my mind that soup is healthy…even when I am eating french onion soup with obscene amounts of cheese! Needless to say I would love this healthy soup! πŸ˜‰

    • I’m right there with you on the healthy soup thing. At Panera I always ordered the Broccoli Cheese soup. I knew in my head that it wasn’t healthy, but you know, Soup. Healthy. Then they started showing calories on their menu, LOL.

  20. Oh man, this looks absolutely delicious. I love lasagna to begin with but as a soup?? And with pork? Yummm I need to put this on our weekly menu asap!

  21. What a great cause, and this soup looks A-MAZI-NG!

  22. What a great cause Aimee! Off to watch the video!

  23. What a great cause! And this soup looks so comforting. As a huge fan of lasagna, it is right up my ally.

  24. can’t go wrong with lasagna. I am going to try this

  25. What an awesome cause! And also, an AWESOME soup. We love all things lasagna, so I’m making this for sure. Love it, Aimee!

  26. Delightful looking soup.Will definitely try it out.Love it all the more,due to the cause.God bless

  27. yay, going to watch it now!!

  28. Love this! Great way to prepare lasagna!

  29. Oh I have been wanting to try this soup. It looks so good and that cheese!! Wow. Gorgeous pics πŸ™‚

  30. I think this is so wonderful and a great cause. Thanks so much for giving us, your readers, a chance to be involved in something worth while as this!

  31. This has me hoping it’s actually cold this weekend so I can snuggle up with a big bowl of this stuff…looks delicious!

  32. Oh my wordy!!! Lasagna soup?! You are on a roll, my friend πŸ™‚

  33. Mmmmm this soup looks mega comforting!

  34. This looks absolutely, positively incredible, Aimee!!! I’ve been wanting to try this soup…now I have the perfect recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  35. That is an amazing cause!
    And an incredible looking soup! I was just saying that I really wanted to try Lasagna Soup!

  36. This looks amazing!!!!! Definitely making this!

  37. kari

    okay so i made this into a slow cooker recipe and it worked – I browned the meat, peppper, onion, garlic mixture. Then put all of it into crockpot with all other ingredients (not cheese) and cooked on low for 4-5hrs. Then added parmesean into the pot and put mozzerella on individual bowls.

    Noodles were pretty soft but still REALLY tasty!

  38. This soup sounds awesome Aimee! I didn’t like lasagna as a child but now I love it; there’s hope for your husband! πŸ˜‰
    Mackenzie πŸ™‚

  39. What a funny video. I have never had lasagna soup either but it looks soo good!

  40. I seriously plan on making this for the family tomorrow! We need a change!

  41. Sue

    Had this for dinner tonight! Delicious! Two thumbs up from my husband and I would definitely serve it again! Subbed a can of spaghetti sauce for the tomato sauce and we loved it! Easy to make and fairly quick!

  42. This looks so yummy! I love lasagna soup! Definitely going to put this one on the to-do list!

  43. christy

    Trying this Monday, but with macaroni noodles on monday πŸ™‚
    Found you on pinterest <3

  44. KBerco

    What kind of green pepper? Bell? Or spicy?

  45. Carinn

    This is one of the best soups I have had. I love lasagna and the soup just made it even better. I will confess that I used ground beef. I don’t like pork, but I still really wanted to make it. I found you on Pinterest. Thank you for the great recipe.

  46. Carinn

    The best soup I have had in a long time. I love lasagna and making it a soup was an added bonus. I must confess I used ground beef. I just do not like pork. Thank you for a great recipe.

  47. Aunt Sandy

    Made the soup for dinner tonight…delicious!!! Although we did decide it is not “company” soup…lots of yummy melting cheese made it a little messy! I loved the simplicity of it. I had browned ground beef and onions in my freezer already, so it was very easy to come home after work and whip up a great meal! Thanks for the recipe!!!

  48. Katt

    Hey – this looks delicious! You say your husband doesnt like lasagne because of the riccota cheese….. just wondering if you’ve ever tried to make it without using that or cottage cheese? I’ve been making lasagne for 20years and never used either…. over here (Scotland) we tend to use a slightly cheesed bechamel sauce instead – ie layer meat in the tomato sauce, then lasagne, then bechamel sauce sprinkle with a mix of grated cheddar and mozzarella, then meat sauce again, lasagne, bechamel etc until the dish is full ending with a layer of lasagne on top of which you pour remaining bechamel sauce round the edges and then the remaining meat sauce in the middle, another wee sprinkle of the cheeses and then bake in oven for as long as your pasta requires (fresh obv cooks faster). It makes a more saucy lasagne to be fair however if you cook it the day before you’re having it then it firms up and is even more tasty. Just a wee suggestion to try for him if you havent before!

  49. Sounds great! I am the one here who doesn’t like ricotta..this sounds perfect!

  50. Hello!

    We made this for dinner tonight! It was a HUGE WINNER! I added andouille sausage and an extra bell pepper and a little extra water… oh yummmmmmmmm!

    Thanks for a great recipe!

    <3 Betsy

  51. the lasagna soup idea is amazing!! This is one of my favorite kinds of soup! Healthy and filling, just how soup should belasagna for ricotta cheese for extra nutrition benefits! I had featured u in the post of Top 7 Nutritious and Wonderful Soups on AllFreshRecipes, looking forward to ur more eats!

  52. Lisa C.

    I made this for dinner tonight and it was a big hit with the entire family – even the picky toddlers!

  53. Amanda

    I’ll have to try this out. I ALWAYS make my lasagna with the small curd cottage cheese in place of the ricotta πŸ™‚

  54. De

    Made this for tonight’s dinner substituting ground beef and beef broth for the chicken. It was delicious.

  55. AJTigerwind

    When I clicked the link, the video was unavailable. I tried and it failed. I did get everything in the crock pot earlier today (minus pasta). My son (who has autism and is a somewhat picky eater) is getting excited to try it! I know my house smells fantastic so that’s making me excited to try it! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

  56. Bobbi

    Can you cook this in a slow cooker

  57. Anonymous

    Used italian sausage, so good I may never make regular lasagna again!

  58. rally618

    I have the soup on stove now(smells good):)
    I did add some ricotta to cream it up.

  59. This is the best soup! My husband & I love it. I have 15 family members coming on Sunday that all want to try this soup. I’m excited to see how they like it. I’m going to need a huge pot as I’m going to have to triple the recipe. Trying to figure that out as I don’t have anything bigger than 6 qt. pots. Thanks for a fabulous soup recipe.

  60. Kitchen Witch

    Such a yummy soup! We’re vegetarian, so I made this with crumbled 5 grain tempeh with pork chop seasoning, veggie broth and extra veggies. It came out amazing. Thanks for the recipe! Awesome!

  61. Lauren

    Random but I love these bowls! Where do you get them?

  62. Michele Cooper

    I’m Australian and had never had lasagna with ricotta/cottage cheese until recently. We always made it with bΓ©chamel sauce (think white sauce with cheese) which is quite different to the ricotta versions. Maybe your husband would like this version.

  63. Kat Marie

    This recipe was very good. Some changes I am making for the next time I make this… Going to go half pork burger/Italian sausage. I’m also going to use bow-tie noodles, or elbow. Breaking the lasagna was a mess, so I will be skipping that part for sure.

  64. I’m making this soup for the second time and everyone LOVES it! Thank you so much for the awesome recipe. I will be making this very regularly!

  65. Christy

    Looks delicious. I will have to try this for dinner(maybe add cream cheese). If your husband likes cream cheese you should try that in you lasagna. My mom and grandma have been making their lasagna with cream cheese instead of ricotta.

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  68. Lucille

    The only thing I substituted was 1 pound of fresh ground turkey instead of pork. It was delicious!

  69. Beth

    I made this tonight and my husband and I both LOVED it. It is a bit messy to eat with the melted mozzarella. My husband (who used to work in a pizza shop) suggested provolone cheese because it’s not as messy. I may try that with the leftovers – just lay a slice across the top of the bowl!

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  71. g.smith

    I sometime make my lasagna with sausage and sometimes with ground beef. Would using beef broth with ground beef be an acceptable substitution?

  72. Do I have to use whole wheat lasagna?

  73. Barbara

    In Italy doesn’t exist anything like that.
    The original real Italian lasagna is made up of pasta, ragΓΉ bolognese, Italian parmesan and bechamel and nothing else.
    This is a simple soup with meat and tomato.
    Sorry for this clarification.

    In Italia non esiste nulla del genere.
    La vera e originale lasagna italiana Γ¨ fatta con sfoglia di pasta all’uovo
    RagΓΉ bolognese,Parmigiano e besciamella.
    Questa Γ¨ una semplice zuppa con carne e pomodoro…

  74. Susan Kelly

    Made this last night and just had it again for lunch. Even better the second day! Delish! Next time I will pour off fat after browning pork to make it healthier. Thank you so much for the yummy recipe!

  75. Jayne Rossi-Elliott

    We made this soup last night and it was delicious. The only change I made was using regular lasagna noodles. It is lunch for both my husband and I today! Loved It!

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  77. Ashley

    Made this tonight – so good! Everyone liked it, and I appreciated all the simple, inexpensive ingredients. I’ll be making this again!

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