When I find a recipe we love, I often look to see what else my family might like by the same creators. That’s how I stumbled across The Modern Proper’s Lasagna soup. It is hearty, easy, and packs an insane amount of flavor! A huge winner in the eyes of my family of meat-eaters!
You cook the noodles separately and throw everything else in one pot. I always use my cast iron Dutch oven for all of my soups because it’s big and who makes a small amount of soup?! It’s done in 30 minutes and such a crowd pleaser! It’s also great to make and take to friends and family who may need a meal delivered because it can be frozen. Just leave out the noodles and cheese when freezing.
Things I tweak: The original recipe calls for fennel seeds and parsley, both of which I leave out. I often use minced garlic if I don’t have fresh. I also add a 3rd teaspoon of Italian seasoning (which is basically a tablespoon in total). If you’re dairy-free, top with a non-dairy cheese substitute. If you’re gluten-free, substitute with your favorite wheat-free noodles.
Ingredients (Adapted from The Modern Proper):
1 tbsp olive oil
1 lb ground Italian sausage
½ lb lean ground beef
1 onion, diced
6 cloves minced garlic (about 1 1/2 tbsp)
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
1 (14 oz) can tomato sauce
4 cups chicken broth
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
½ tsp black pepper
2 tsp salt
8 lasagna noodles, cooked
8 oz Mozzarella, shredded
½ cup Parmesan cheese
- In a large stock pot, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat. Add the ground beef, sausage and onions and cook until meat is browned, about 8 minutes. Halfway through cooking the meat add the garlic.
- Once the meat is cooked through, pour in the tomato paste, canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, Italian seasoning, salt, & pepper and simmer on low for 20 minutes.
- While the soup is cooking, prepare the lasagna noodles in a separate pot according to package directions and drain.
- Add the cooked lasagna noodles to the pot and stir to combine. Top with the Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses.
Add the ingredients to your grocery list for the week and let me know if you make it!