Lasagna Soup #SundaySupper

lasagna soup

Hi folks. I cannot believe another week has flown by. Where does the time go? I feel like time is just racing by right now. I have to admit I’m barely keeping up with blogging and life in general lately. For the first time in 24 years I am no longer a stay at home mom. I am working part time. It’s not a lot of hours but it’s hard work. I work at a farm with horses, so every day is an adventure. This week with the crazy weather the horses had to stay inside. If you know horses they don’t like being cooped up. They are like people that way. Too much time chilling out and they start to bounce off the walls and act a little crazy. The other day it had dried up enough that they could go outside in the sand ring to stretch their legs a bit. After being stuck inside all week let’s just say it was total chaos. Each pair kicked up their heels and  gave a bucking bronco performance worthy of a horsey Oscar. The last pair managed to open a gate that was chained and go prancing off into the field for grass. Mini-me had finished riding our horse, Ginger and when she peeked out to see how the boys were outside they were gone. I could not for the life of me figure out where they went. The gates were freaking locked. I thought maybe they were frisky enough to jump the fence. But no, they somehow managed to push the gate open and jimmy the chain system. Little hooligans. Mini-me went one way, I went the other. I heard her yell she found them. As I came around the corner one was in the ring and the other one saw me and bolted. I couldn’t help but laugh, it was so funny. He must have thought, oh crap there’s the strict one and I’m in SO much trouble. He took one look at me and ran for the hills. After I finished laughing, mini-me tried to reason with him but he wasn’t having any of it. I grabbed a bucket of grain and walked out. Took two shakes of the bucket to get him to come over, put his head down and let himself be captured. I handed him off to mini-me cuz I was still mad at him and she led him back to his boring stall. I cannot tell you how panicked I was when we thought they were actually lost. Can you imagine losing other people’s horses? Not my finest moment. There are days I love them, and there are days I’d like to knock their little horsey heads together in frustration.Most of them are wildly funny and keep me smiling from the time I get there till the time I leave. Being around horses most days is good for the soul!

This week I’ve also been freezing my butt off outside. It is quite cold in Ontario this week. So this week’s theme for Sunday Supper was perfect for me. “Dishes to keep you warm, a soul warming #SundaySupper” was our theme. I am all for that when I come home shaking. This soup is perfect for cold weather. You need to make this. You need to make this asap. You really NEED this soup in your life. Like right NOW. Trust me, you’ll thank me later.

lasagna soup

I used Paula Deen’s recipe on The Food Network as a guide. I changed a couple of minor things to suit our tastes. Paula nailed this one. It’s incredible.

lasagna soup

5.0 from 9 reviews
Lasagna Soup #SundaySupper
 
A simple and fairly quick recipe to make Lasagna Soup.
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (I didn't have fresh so I used minced garlic)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 box (32 oz) of beef broth, or mix 4 cups boiling water with 1 to 2 tablespoons of better than bouillon beef base (I used the better than bouillon)
  • 1 (28 fl oz) can of whole peeled tomatoes (san Marzano), pulsed in blender
  • 1 (1 lb 8 oz) jar of pasta sauce ( I used Ragu Sauteed Onion & Garlic)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups broken lasagna noodles
  • 1 (5 oz) package of grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella (the new pizza mozzarella is the bomb)
Instructions
  1. Brown your ground beef, onion, and pepper in a large dutch oven. It should be broken into fine particles and cooked till juices run clear.
  2. In the last minute or two add the garlic.
  3. Now add your brown sugar, tomatoes, sauce, oregano, basil and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  4. Add the noodles and simmer until they are tender. Stir in parmesan.
  5. Turn on your broiler.
  6. Transfer soup into ovenproof soup bowls.Top with oodles of cheese. Place in oven and broil for 3 to 5 minutes.
  7. Serve with a big old I love pasta smile!

 

lasagna soup

If you love pasta you should stop by yesterday’s post about Poggio Alloro Meat Ragu Sauce and enter to win the cookbook A Family Farm in Tuscany. It’s a great cookbook and I just happen to have an extra copy up for grabs. So stop by that post to enter. You will be amazed at all the cool recipes in the book. I love giveaways. The winners of the fudge have been drawn and contacted as well. I am waiting for one more confirmation email then I’ll post their names. Since it went over so well I thought maybe you folks might like it if I did it again before Christmas. How does that sound?

lasagna soup

Also make sure you stop by and say hello to all my fellow Sunday Supper friends. These folks turn it out every single week. They are an amazing group of bloggers that I am proud to be part of. A very special thank you to Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen for hosting this week. And as always a thank you to Isabel of Family Foodie for leading us.

We have over 50 contributors joining us this week, bringing you their best warm you up dishes.  Everything from stews, soups, main entrees and even some hot drinks and desserts. Just look at the list below that is coming to the #SundaySupper table this week!

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Comments

  1. 1

    Funny story, Kim! Those horses sound like rebellious teenagers! lol! My father had a few horses when I was younger. I always knew they were these magnificent beasts that had personality. I was always terrified of them though. They were huge to me :-) Lasagna soup sounds so comforting. And the cheese on top ~ total yum.

    • 2

      Thanks Lyn. I’ve got so many crazy horse stories. They are never boring to spend time with. I have some that terrify me too. Depends on the horse. Luckily ours is a total sweetheart so she makes up for all the ones that aren’t.

      Thanks. This was so good. I was really impressed with this recipe. It will be getting made often.

  2. 3

    Your story about horses is so funny! They are such noble animals. This has to be the most unusual soup I´ve seen lately. It sounds great!

  3. 5

    Your horses certainly took you for a joy ride my friend, you deserved a huge casserole of this gorgeous lasagna :)
    Make that 2!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  4. 7

    Wow! Your new job sound like an adventure for sure. So glad you got the horses back and this soup… I will definitely be making this soup! It looks so goooood!!

    • 8

      It sure is. I love it though.

      You must, it is one of those dishes you have to have seconds of. It’s so good.

  5. 9
    The Mom Chef says:

    This was the first thing in my inbox and I can’t believe how hungry it made me at 7am. It looks like pure comfort, which is something you definitely needed after your equine troubles. I have a friend whose horse was lost by the person caring for it and it was never found. Bad, bad situation.

    • 10

      Lol lady. It is such a cool recipe. I don’t usually like most soups but this rocked my world.

      Oh man that is awful. I know of people who lost one near a highway. I mean it is seriously scary. Luckily most horses go 5 feet to grass and stand still. I swear if I had my own place I’d be tempted to either gate the whole property or only put one horse out in each paddock to make it easier to take them in and out.

  6. 11

    I could not imagine losing someone else’s horses. I can almost see the look on your face because I’ve seen it when people have let my dogs escape. (They are quite sneaky too and run so very fast). Good thing we have our ways to entice them back.
    Lasagna soups sounds great to me. Something different than the usual pan of lasagna. It’s on my to-make list.

    • 12

      Omg Renee, I honestly could not breathe. I’ve heard horror stories about such things. Luckily these two guys were fairly mellow and sorta not too smart so they were just eating grass nearby. It’s the smart ones you gotta watch out for. I swear I it’s so funny when you see people trying to fight with them or coax the horses back. Once you rattle a grain bucket almost any horse is going to come running. Works like a charm when I remember to do it.

      This recipe is killer good. I’m remaking it for the slow cooker. It’s just that good that I want to make sure I have a slow cooker option.

  7. 13

    I’m more than a little envious that you get to hang out with horseys :) Less so when they burst free and reek chaos…

    This soup is pretty mind-blowing! At first I was like ‘huh?’ but the pictures totally sold me. Looks delicious!

    • 14

      It’s a pretty cool thing, but can be dangerous. Two days ago 3 almost ran me down in a showdown for who gets out the gate first. It has it’s pluses and minuses. They all get nuts when the weather cools down. Just life with horses.

      Thanks. I was the same way, Lasagna what? But it’s so good.

  8. 15

    What a fun job you have! I am so glad you are enjoying it so much… it must be quite an adjustment after 24 years. This soup looks amazing and I know my kids would absolutely love it! Can’t wait to try it.

    • 16

      Thanks Isabel. Most days it’s fun. It’s also super physical so at my age it’s wearing me out. But I love being around the barn. The adjustment is about doing me in. Having a hard time keeping up with life. I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it. Or win the lottery. Whatever comes first.

  9. 17

    Goodness gracious!! This looks amazing! I will definitely want to try this winter for sure. :)

    • 18

      Thanks Ramona. You will love it. It’s really good. I had the leftovers the other day too. So good the next day.

  10. 19

    Oh my gosh I could just devour this!

  11. 21

    I have heard of lasagna soup, but it has never looked as delicious as your pictures do. I seriously want to scratch what I have planned for dinner tonight and make this.

  12. 23

    WOW….this looks to DIE for, I’ve already put in on my must try list! This one will surly warm my soul. Thanks sharing.

  13. 25

    I love your story! haha who knew horses could be so sneaky :) and O.M.G. that soup…that’s happening!!

  14. 27

    I dunno – maybe your horsies are turning lunie too? ;-) Probably they wanted some of this great Lasagna Soup. Good looking stuff, great (and fun!) post – thanks.

    • 28

      They must be. The weather makes them nuts, something about cold and warm snaps make their brains nutty.

      I loved this recipe. It’s just so hearty.

  15. 29

    WOW this sounds amazing!! I can’t wait to give it a try :) pinned it! Oh and how was I not already following you on Pintrest? Silly me!!

    • 30

      Thanks Bobbi. I loved it and hope you do too.

      I do that all the time too. I think I follow people everywhere but I miss them on some social media. It happens to all of us. xx

  16. 31

    This looks so hearty and comforting! I mean it’s 90 degrees today but I’d still make this and devour the entire pot!

  17. 33

    Wow, that sounds so, so good :)

  18. 35

    I’ve been waiting to see this recipe! I was so excited and curious when you posted it. It’s amazing, love it and thank you for joining us this week!

  19. 37

    I have lost a lot of things, but never a horse. Leave it to you to come up with lasagna soup. Yum!

    • 38

      Ya, it was a first for me too. I swear they are just trying my patience this week.

      I had to do it. The lasagna voices made me do it.

  20. 39

    Oh wow…this does look like the perfect thing to warm cold and weary bones – absolutely DELISH!

  21. 41

    Don’t you think it’s hilarious that we ever actually think we can control those animals? LOL!

    This looks so good. I’ve made a long drawn-out version, but I’m making yours next! YUM!

    • 42

      There is just no way you can control a horse whose brain has turned off. Once the lights go out there really is no one home. I was there 2 days ago and 3 mares, including mine, went spastic in a game of who gets out the gate first. There is usually a pecking order. But the old mare got it in her head she was changing it up and went after mine with teeth bared, then the young mare came up and joined in, mine was running around charging them all up. There was kicking and biting and rearing. And me standing there trying not to get killed. Fun times.

      I am making the slow cooker version for slow cooker saturday. I just had to keep playing with this one.

  22. 43

    Your story with the horses was so charming. I’ve always wanted to be around horses. When I had the chance to take lessons, I was so overwhelmed by them. So, I admire people who can find that connections with these beautiful creatures.

    • 44

      I get overwhelmed too trust me. Our mare is tiny, a little arabian so I’m used to petite horses. They have a new Friesian who is massive. I swear he’s probably 1400 pounds or more. When he gets edgy with his head in the air it’s a frightening thing, but gorgeous. I think you just have to be hyper aware of where they are and always give yourself enough space to pivot around if they get scared and bolt or jump. Now saying that I’ll probably get knocked down today. lol

  23. 45

    Oh this looks yummy. I love soup and love lasagna. I haven’t heard of them together though. The weather is so chilly I need some extra soup recipes to stay warm.

  24. 47

    Aw silly horseys!

    And what a yummmmyyyyy soup! LASAGNA SOUP!? Yes please!

  25. 49

    I have never had this but I have seen it a couple times before. I must make it!! Yours looks out of this world good!!

  26. 51

    So comforting and cheesy/gooey! I love the photo with the spoon being lifted out of the bowl and all that ‘gooey cheese’ pulling up with the ‘tomatoey’ beef. I am dying for a bowl, now!

    • 52

      Thanks. That’s the photo my daughter liked too. She always helps me pick them. I am too biased to choose. lol

  27. 53

    Your soup sounds like pure comfort food, with all that cheese and pasta, especially after a hard day with horses:)

  28. 55

    Such fun with the horses! I got bitten badly on the thigh by one several years ago and I still have a large lump on my leg. I was not impressed, to put it mildly. It put me out of action for quite some time. I haven’t ridden since but I still like them. But I like your soup better. It’s almost a stew.

    • 56

      Suzanne, did you ever read about the one who almost removed two of my fingers once? I feel for you cuz it hurts when they bite. A friend’s horse, actually one of the ones I care for now, was on stall rest. I went to throw him grain in his bucket but the bucket was missing so I sort of paused mid air then he ran and grabbed my hand thinking it was food. He had two of fingers and had me pressed right up against the bars. He let go and I looked and the fingers were there so I just walked it off like no big whoop. Got maybe five or ten feet then felt this throbbing pain. When I looked down one finger was completely swollen and the other seemed half gone. He took about half the flesh from one, it was masticated so badly they couldn’t stitch it. Took more than 6 weeks to heal. I couldn’t do dishes or cook or anything. Freaking roughest 6 weeks of my life. I now refer to him as my blood brother or the shark. We have a love/hate relationship. Luckily most don’t do that stuff. Ours is a sweetheart thank goodness. But some of the others I keep one eye on them every second I’m with them. I love them but have a healthy respect for them. They are big and prey animals so sometimes their brains go into fight or flight and you just gotta beware. When I ride I fall off alot. I have zero balance so me hitting the ground is a regular thing. But then again me walking and falling down is a regular thing.

      It is a heck of a soup/stew. I freaking loved this recipe. This will be made over and over again.

  29. 57

    Um, hello soup! This looks and sounds absolutely amazing!

  30. 59

    I have lasagna in the oven right now waiting for it to finish. Will have to try your soup version here some time.

    • 60

      I freaking love lasagna in any form. It’s pure comfort food to me. It’s the first thing I learned how to make. I was sceptical of the soup version but holy smokes it’s good. You must try it.

  31. 61

    Holy moly does that look good! I’ve seen Paula’s recipe and I like what you’ve done with it. You know, I’ve always dreamed of having a horse, like every little girl. Problem is the dream has not gone away! I want a horsey!!!

    • 62

      Thanks Valerie. I didn’t change too much. It’s a great recipe.

      I was the same way. I still pinch myself I own one. It’s been hard to keep her since hubs lost his job but we make it work. She’s part of the family now. I never told mini-me I loved them and when she was just 3 1/2 she picked riding as her sport of choice. I was floored. I think it took me till she was maybe 6 or 8 to start riding myself. Then it just snowballed. Lessons became half leasing, half leasing became full leasing, leasing became buying. If I had my way we’d have two, one for me and one for mini-me. You should take lessons. *evil laugh*

  32. 63

    Sounds like those horses are a good workout! This soup looks incredible!

    • 64

      I am losing weight daily thanks to the hooligans. It’s 10 acres so just walking to the paddocks is a workout.

      It is the bomb. You gotta try this.

  33. 65

    I have been looking forward to your recipe ever since I saw your title. Lasagna soup sounds AMAZING. So much simpler then making lasagna and it looks just as gooey and tasty. Thanks for sharing such an amazing recipe. And good luck with adjusting to working part time. It is so hard when you have a full time job(being a mum) and a part time one.

    • 66

      Yah, I hope it lived up to the title. It is so good. And it gets better the next day.

      I like being home. If I had my way I would still just be home. I mean I love the horses but my heart is at home still. 24 years is a long time, I got sort of used to it so it’s been a rough adjustment.

  34. 67

    I have always adored lasagna soup! This looks way better than Mom’s though (sorry Mom!)

  35. 69

    Your zesty lasagna soup might be difficult to eat but I’d be very willing to wear it :)

  36. 71

    After all this hard work you ‘ve had I am sure this totally delicious soup gave you all the strength and stamina to continue! Looks divine!

  37. 73

    What a story! That is so cool that you get to work with horses. I work at an office looking at numbers all day. I love this idea of Lasagna in a bowl. Such a great dish!

    • 74

      Thanks. I like my job. Most days. Except when they’re bad. Then I’d rather be in an office. lol

      Thanks so much. xx

  38. 75

    Welcome back to the work force! What an adventure every day must be for you, working with the horses. And this lasagna soup looks phenomenal, with that bubbly cheese on top and those slices of buttered bread to sop up all the goodness. I love lasagna and I’d gladly devour it in soup form!

    • 76

      It’s awful, not gonna lie. Working blows. Lol. Ah, I kid, it’s fun but hard. Such a manual job at my age is probably not wise. But it’s tons of fun to be around animals. Love them.

      Thanks. I really loved this recipe. It’s a keeper.

  39. 77

    Look at all that cheesey goodness! This soup is on my must try list!

    • 78

      You have to try it Erin. Good for kids and hubbies. We were fighting over the last helping. Seriously. Arm wrestling was involved.

  40. 79

    Sounds like a winner to me, Kim!

  41. 81

    Kim, I want to put my mouth under that spoon and catch all of that glorious cheese. This dish looks amazing; can’t wait to give it a try.

    Your job sounds so exciting! Way better than my job. I’d rather work with horses over grumpy people any day. I hope life calms down a bit for you.

  42. 82
    Lora @cakeduchess says:

    oh my…can’t stop giggling at silly Maureen! This is awesomeness. Now how do I get a sample at this crazy hour?;p

  43. 83

    Awesome! You make my mouth water now…..I bet this is one of the perfect soup for the cold weather.

  44. 84

    This looks and sounds amazing. Love the story about the horses–I’d be in a total panic if I thought I’d lost someone’s horses!

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