Tried and True

Vegetarian Lasagna Soup

8 servings


5 minutes

active time

30 minutes

total time


1 tablespoon olive oil

1 yellow onion, diced

6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1 ½ tablespoons Italian seasoning

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1/2 cup basil pesto

1 can lentils

2 (28 oz.) cans fire roasted crushed tomatoes

4 cups vegetable broth

1-2 teaspoons maple syrup

8 uncooked lasagna noodles, broken into bite sized pieces (or other type of noodle?)

2-3 cups chopped fresh baby spinach

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

fresh chopped parsley for garnish

Kosher salt

fresh cracked pepper


Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.

Add onion along with a pinch of salt and pepper. Sauté, stirring frequently for 3 minutes.

Reduce heat to medium, add garlic, Italian seasoning, and a couple pinches of salt and pepper. Sauté for another minute.

Add tomato paste to the pot and stir to combine. Cook for about 2 minutes or until the tomato paste turns brick red.

Deglaze the pot with a splash of veggie broth.

Add pesto, lentils, crushed tomatoes, and remaining vegetable broth, (and sugar, if using) along with a couple large pinches of salt and pepper.

Turn heat up to medium-high, and bring to a gentle simmer. Stir occasionally as it comes to a simmer so that the lentils don't stick to the bottom of the pan.

Stir in uncooked lasagna. Then reduce heat to low or medium-low and gently simmer for about 12-15 minutes or until the pasta is cooked al dente. Stir occasionally while it's simmering so that the noodles and lentils don't stick to the bottom of the pan.

Remove from heat and stir in spinach until it wilts. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Top the soup (or individual bowls) with Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, and a dollop of ricotta. Put the lid back on the soup for a few minutes to allow the cheese to melt. Garnish with parsley and enjoy!


Could add more veggies to the sauce? Possible squash/zucchini/ similar to Carley’s pasta sauce recipe


Serving Size




Total Fat

12.1 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat

0 g


16.5 mg


468.4 mg

Total Carbohydrate

31.2 g

Dietary Fiber

4.5 g

Total Sugars

3.9 g


12.6 g

8 servings


5 minutes

active time

30 minutes

total time
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