This easy recipe for soup bowl lasagna takes out so much of the work of regular lasagna and turns it into a quick and delicious soup bowl supper. Break out the soup bowls, it’s time for the easiest and most scrumptious lasagna, and on a weeknight!
I have to say, I have a love-hate relationship with lasagna. I love it…but I kinda hate the production of making the traditional 13×9 inch pan of the stuff.
The boiling, the grating, the layering, the baking, the cooling, the slicing…it’s just exhausting. Especially for something that will be devoured in no time.
Which is why I love this recipe for soup bowl lasagna so very much. It’s all the joy of lasagna in a fraction of the time.
You cook up the lasagna noodles the way you always do, but instead of assembling all the ingredients in a baking dish, you skip right to the plate.
Some warm marinara sauce, some spinach, a delicious mixture of warmed ricotta and mozzarella, the cooked noodles, some parmesan cheese…instant, super-easy lasagna!
No muss, no fuss, no baking. This is a lasagna you can actually make on a school night.
Here’s how you make soup bowl lasagna!
Add 8 lasagna noodles that you have broken in half to the boiling water and cook until just tender. Drain those too.
Meanwhile, heat a 1 ¼ cups of ricotta in a small pot, stirring until it is nice and smooth. Add 4 ounces of shredded mozzarella and stir until melted, about one minute more. Remove the pot from the heat and grind in some pepper.
Warm 2 cups of your favorite marinara sauce in a separate pot (I know, so many pots, but I promise it’s worth it!)
Time to assemble! Line up 4 soup bowls and ladle a quarter cup of sauce into each bowl. Top with two noodles. Divide spinach on top of noodles, and then divide cheese mixture on top of spinach. Top with second later of noodles, remaining sauce and grated parmesan. Serve at once.
More tips for making Soup Bowl Lasagna!
Gosh, you’d think this had happened to me. Ha! Put the noodles in a stack on top of a dishcloth. Fold the cloth around them, center it on the edge the counter and push until they break (you can do this in sets of 4 or even 2 noodles if that works better for you). Don’t worry if they aren’t in perfect halves – nobody will Ever Know.
Nope, you need the originals. Those no boil noodles work by absorbing the sauce as a traditional lasagna cooks in the oven, and our noodles are going directly into our soup bowls!
Why, YES! I modestly call it The Best Tomato Sauce in the World…because it is, and it is super simple to make.
Meanwhile back at the lasagna, you can make exactly the amount you need, portion by portion, because you are assembling it right into individual soup bowls.
Which you probably figured out.
From the name of the recipe. :)
So for all of you who are looking for lasagna shortcuts, break out your soup bowls and give this one a whirl.Print