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Vegetarian Lasagna Soup

It’s great to be back in the kitchen!  I missed cooking for a few days while I was away!

Tonight’s meal could be made in so many ways, but I settled for the Vegetarian style because I saw the asparagus first in the fridge and thought it would be a fun twist!  I was hoping I had some spinach left, but it was all gone!  If you wanted to add meat to this soup, just add 1/2 lb ground beef and 1/2 lb ground sausage, or 1 lb ground beef.

Update: For a truly vegetarian meal, use vegetable broth!  Was NOT thinking about the chicken broth when I titled this!

Vegetarian Lasagna Soup

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 20 minutes


  • 2 cups homemade vegetable (or chicken) broth (free!)
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes ($.50) On sale with coupon
  • 1 6 oz can organic tomato paste ($.19) Used $1 off coupon
  • 1 lb asparagus, chopped ($.99) On sale this past week for $.99/lb!!! A great price!
  • 1 tsp garlic powder ($.05)
  • 1 tsp basil ($.05)
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning ($.05)
  • Salt/Pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups pasta (elbow, spiral, or broken lasagna noodles) ($.99) Use rice pasta if GF
  • 2 dollops of ricotta cheese ($.35)
  • Couple handfuls of shredded cheese, to garnish ($.75)
  • 4 Homemade Rolls ($.50)


  • In large saucepan, add broth, canned tomatoes, tomato paste plus 2 cans worth of water.
  • Whisk in tomato paste.
  • Add finely chopped asparagus and seasonings, to taste. (Add in other veggies and/or cooked meat at this point).
  • Let cook about 5 minutes.
  • Add 2 cups of pasta and 2 dollops of ricotta cheese to the soup.
  • Let cook about 10 minutes, until pasta is cooked through.
  • Garnish with favorite shredded cheese. (Omit cheeses if Casein Free!)
  • Serve immediately. (Leaving soup on simmer will cause the pasta to overcook!)
  • Make Homemade Rolls.
  • Serve Lasagna Soup with Homemade Rolls.

Cost $4.42