I have to admit, this Lasagna Soup makes me feel a bit like a kitchen genius. It’s a tasty, healthy and hearty homemade soup, that is perfect for the fall and winter soup season that is now upon us. All things you should expect from a soup.
So where does the genius status come in? In the making of the soup. I mean really, soup in five minutes! And not just any soup. Tasty and healthy. Hearty and homemade soup. Plus (yes there’s more) it’s made with leftover lasagna. Pure genius. The time and effort saved in the kitchen alone, makes me truly giddy. Like happy dance giddy:) And of course I love reinventing leftovers, so yeah, this is my version of kitchen genius.
On top of all that, this soup holds up wonderfully in a thermos, making it an ideal hot lunch to pack in school lunch boxes or to take to work. It’s super easy to make, just take a slice of leftover lasagna, cut it up into bite size pieces, place it in a saucepan, add chicken broth, heat through and season with salt and pepper. Done! It’s so quick to make you can do it in the morning before popping it in a thermos or you can make the soup at night and reheat it in the morning, before transferring it to a thermos. Either way it’s a quick & easy way to a great lunch.
- 1 slice of cooked Kid Friendly Lasagna
- 3/4 - 1 cup chicken broth
- salt & pepper to taste
- shredded mozzarella cheese (optional)
- Cut the slice of lasagna into bite size pieces and place in a saucepan.
- Over medium medium heat, slowly add the chicken broth, stirring to blend the lasagna ingredients into the broth as you do, until the desired soup consistently is reached.
- Heat through and season with salt and pepper.
- Top each serving with a tablespoon, or so, of shredded mozzarella cheese, if desired.
My lasagna pan is 9x13 and I usually cut the lasagna into 8 slices, so one slice of lasagna for this soup recipe is equal to 1/8th of a 9x13 lasagna pan.
If you are serving the soup to younger children, cut the bite sized pieces smaller. If you are serving it to older children or adults, you can cut the pieces larger. It's really the size of the cut noodle that matters here, the rest of the lasagna ingredient will blend in with the broth.
I use my Kid Friendly Lasagna recipe when I make this soup. You could substitute in any lasagna recipe you choose, but the soup will turn out different depending on what ingredients are used in the lasagna, creating a unique soup for each lasagna.