Lasagne soup is a very delicious spin on pasta and makes for a super tasty and satisfying soup. Did I mention this was part of my penny pinching month? This soup is incredibly cheap to make and it makes a lot. Most of the ingredients you have to purchase are under $1 and the ground beef is also pretty cheap. I found this recipe on Cooking Classy and tweaked it a bit, if you’re trying to save I recommend not putting cheese in it or only a sprinkle, as cheese can be quite expensive.
The soup is very simple to make and can be a refreshing change from traditional pasta and sauce. It’s also really hearty and warming, perfect for those cold nights. I would serve this with salad if you can afford, or some crusty toasted bread. *If you can’t find crushed tomatoes for cheap, just get another can of diced tomatoes and use a stick blender to mush it a little and if you can’t afford to buy the herbs separately, just buy a jar of spaghetti herbs and add a tablespoon.
In a large pot add the beef and some oil, cook over high heat.
When the beef is brown drain the oil and set the beef aside.
In the same pot add the onions, garlic and some oil. Saute on medium until the onions become translucent.
When the onions are ready add all the remaining ingredients except for the lasagne sheets. Let it boil then reduce the heat to simmer for 20 minutes.
Break the lasagne sheets into smaller pieces. Cook them in boiling water until they become soft.
When the lasagne sheets are cooked add it to the soup.
– 500g/1lb beef mince (ground beef)
– 1 tbs oil
– 1 yellow onion, diced
– 1/4 tsp garlic cloves, diced
– 4 cups chicken stock
– 1x 400ml/14oz can diced tomatoes
– 1x 400ml/14oz can crushed tomatoes*
– 2 1/2 tbs tomato paste
– 1 tsp dried parsley
– 2 tsp dried basil
– 1/4 tsp dried rosemary
– 1/4 tsp dried thyme
– 1/4 tsp dried fennel
– 1/2 tsp dried oregano
– 1 tsp brown sugar
– 180g/6oz dried lasagne sheets, broken up
– salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot add some oil and the beef, cook over high heat. When the beef is brown, drain it and set aside.
In the same pot add some oil and the onion and garlic. Saute for a few minutes until the onions become translucent. To the pot add the stock, tomatoes, tomato paste, herbs, sugar, salt and pepper to taste and the beef. Heat to a boil and then simmer for 20 minutes.
Boil some water in another pot and add the lasagne sheets, cook to the packages directions.
After 20 minutes add the lasagne sheets to the soup and mix to separate. Serve with a sprinkle of cheese and a side of salad or bread.