Pantry Clean-out Challenge: Delicious and Easy Lasagna Soup Recipe

All Things Mandy
by All Things Mandy

I’m doing a pantry clean-out challenge with this meal. I’m doing this because I’m trying to spend less this month at the grocery store and this meal cost zero dollars.

During this pantry clean-out challenge, I’m looking through my fridge, freezer, and pantry to try to make something delicious for my family.

Spoiler alert: This lasagna soup recipe I’ll share was absolutely amazing!

Here’s what I have left from our pantry so let’s see what I can use up.


Let’s use this pasta sauce, lasagne noodles, a can of diced tomatoes, and a huge container of cottage cheese I need to use up.

I think I’ll put together a lasagne soup. I don’t have enough noodles to do a full lasagne.

I’ll also use a pound of ground beef I had in my deep freezer.

I also have shredded cheeses to toss in.

Cooking beef and tomato
I am browning up the ground beef in my soup pot. I didn’t have any fat to drain off. I added my diced tomatoes to the soup pot.

Cooking beef and tomato
I added my jar of seasoned marinara sauce to add flavor. I filled the marinara jar twice with water and added all the yummy goodness to the soup pot. Then I stirred it for a minute and let it come to a boil.

Adding pasta
I broke up all the lasagne noodles into smaller pieces. I dropped a few of the pieces at a time into the simmering soup so the pasta could cook until they were al dente.

Cottage cheese
Adding cottage cheese
Once the noodles had cooked, I took a cup of cottage cheese and added it to the soup mixture to make it creamy. You can add ricotta if you prefer.

Adding cheese
I added some parmesan cheese because it adds so much flavor to any soup. I’m sure this soup would be just as delicious without the parmesan cheese. Then I stirred it all up.

Lasagne soup

Pantry clean-out challenge

Here’s my bowl of lasagne soup and it looks and smells amazing. It tastes comforting, hearty, and flavorful. If you have garlic or Italian seasonings, add it in! I used up a bunch of things for this dish. This recipe was definitely a win.

This is what I love about these pantry clean-out meals. You can do whatever you want to do with the ingredients and make something amazing. I used ground beef, but you can use ground turkey or ground sausage if that’s what you have–or use no meat at all!

You can switch up the flavor with whatever cheese you have on hand or whatever seasonings you have on hand.

Let me know what you think in the comments below. Share with us what you make when you clean out your pantry!

Next, check out these 3 Easy and Delicious Potato Side Dishes.

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