Vegan Lasagna Soup

Vegan Lasagna Soup

Zowie, winter is back and all I can think about is having nice hot stews and soups lately.

After a nice weekend away in Holland again, I was glad to know that I had this waiting at home. We had several days of sunshine and gorgeous weather like this:


And then after a few hours it turned out like this:



Our family relaxed indoors most of Saturday which meant several naps with Julianne and lots of playtime.





She is a doll, don’t you think? Sigh…she is growing up so fast!

Vegan Lasagna Soup

Anyway, if you are staying indoors the next couple of days, try making this soup. It won’t disappoint and it is super quick to prepare. For every 1 cup of soup it is only 120 calories, which means you can have two portions and feel great afterwards! 


Give the Gimme Lean sausage a try even though you could use regular sausage, try making it with this. It is healthier and tasty. Lots of recipes ask for sausage and ground beef but to cut back on calories I just added the one pound of vegan sausage and it was hearty enough.

Vegan Lasagna Soup (Low-cal)


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes




Ingredients (12 servings (1 cup))
  • 1 pound Gimme Lean Sausage Style
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) dry rotini
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasonings
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, crushed
  • 28 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 14 ounce tomato sauce
  • 12 cups water
  • 2 Rapunzel bouillon cubes (vegan, low salt)
  • 4 cups chopped spinach or kale, chopped

Instructions
In a 3 quart pot, heat the olive oil on medium heat. Add the vegan sausage and break into medium chunks with a wooden spoon. Add the chopped onions and garlic and cook for 15 minutes or until the sausage is lightly browned.

Add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and spices and bouillon cubes. Bring to a low boil and add water. Low boil for 15 minutes.

Bring the soup to a boil and add the rotini pasta. Cook according to packaged directions.
Add the spinach or kale and only cook for 5-10 minutes.

Optional Mixings

Sprinkle with vegan parmesan or regular parmesan
Dollop with ricotta
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04695690277037332534 Kirsten Taggart

    Wow sounds tasty and looks easy to make! We have the same sleeper! Do they ever stop growing?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06914905117684452240 Glo

    Sounds and looks delicious.. and our weather did the same thing.. we went from the 70’s to 50 and from the night time 50’s to the 20’s. I HATE cold weather. I made homemade pizza and soup. This IS in my future. Julianne is getting so big so fast, enjoy each moment!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04023042517218744561 Mari

    Lovely baby :) I have never heard of lasagna soup, but it look scrumptious! Definitely worth trying.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16761350918719977604 Erica

    We have the same play mat- totally rocks! That soup?! I need to makw it

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15971634116996156364 Catherine

    Yum! Delicious AND healthy. I’ve seen a couple recipes lately for lasagna soup, I’ll have to try this one.

    XO,
    Catherine
    (Click here to enter my anthropologie kitchen tools giveaway.)

  • http://www.seitanismymotor.com/ Mihl

    Sure she’s a doll!

    Lasagna soup? I would never have thought of this. Really intriguing.

  • http://www.colorwheelmeals.com/ Samantha

    HI! I just found you through Almost Vegan website and I see you are from Michigan too!! I am from the Detroit area!! We vacation in Holland every summer-Tunnel Beach is our hotspot!!! LOLOL Nice to meet a fellow Michigan mom blogger!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17579815484543487415 Noelle

    @Kirsten– I believe our little ones will never stop growing, LOL.

    @Glo- It is crazy how the weather has changed but I’ll take it. Hope you like the soup!

    @Mari-Thanks! I hope you try it!

    @Erica-The play mat is cool. I just installed the batteries, go figure!

    @Catherine-Thanks for stopping by! This soup was indeed very tasty!

    @Mihl-Ha ha! Thanks! The soup is definitely a go-to recipe from now on. EVen though I like the main meal this is a great low-cal substitute.

    @Samantha–Hi there. So glad you came to visit here. Holland is fantastic especially in the summer. Hope you come back and visit!

  • http://chowvegan.com/ chow vegan

    What a great looking soup! I can’t wait to give it a try! Julianne is such a cutie and so big already. :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08873080530639686787 HiHoRosie

    aw, she’s growing so much so fast! It’s like a blink, isn’t it?

    The soup looks so warm and cozy. I could use a bowl right now.