Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Lasagna Soup

In preparation for the snow last week I decided to pick up enough ingredients to make several soups. And although all of the soups were delish, the lasagna soup beat them all by far. I can't believe I waited this long to try out this recipe. Matt and I loved it, even though he refuses to call it "lasagna soup" since it technically doesn't call for lasagna noodles. Anyway, I have to share this one with y'all. It would just be selfish of me not to!
Lasagna Soup
Adapted from Damn Delicious

Ingredients
    8 ounces elbows pasta
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 pound ground turkey, ground beef or Italian sausage
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 onion, diced
    2 teaspoons oregano
    1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    2 tablespoons tomato paste
    4 cups chicken stock
    1 (28-ounce) can fire roasted diced tomatoes
    2 bay leaves
    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
    1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
    For the ricotta mixture
    8 ounces ricotta
    1/2 cup grated Parmesan
    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions
    In a small bowl, combine ricotta, Parmesan, salt and pepper, to taste; set aside. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add meat to the skillet and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the meat as it cooks; drain excess fat. Add garlic, onion, oregano and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in tomato paste until well combined, about 1 minute. Stir in chicken stock, diced tomatoes and bay leaves; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened, about 30 minutes. Stir in pasta. Serve immediately with a heaping spoonful of the ricotta mixture, sprinkled with mozzarella and basil.
I think I now prefer my lasagna in soup form. It's that good.
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21 comments:

  1. This looks delicious!! My husband is obsessed with lasagna so noodles or not - he'll love it!! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This looks incredible, the healthy scoop of cheese on top makes it even more delicious I'm sure! YUM!

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  3. Looks so delish!!! Can't wait to try thanks for sharing!

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  4. I've heard a few people rave about lasagna soup and I, like Matt, assumed it had lasagna noodles. This looks and sound absolutely delicious! Pinning this right now for the next cold day that calls for soup. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. My husband and I also have never tried lasagna soup - I think this post has convinced me otherwise to finally give it a go! It looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

    Karly
    www.missinthemidwest.blogspot.com

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  6. Looks so delicious! I first made lasagna soup just over a year ago and I was looking forward to colder temperatures this winter to make it again. The recipe I had was from: http://thedeenbros.com/index.php/recipes/recipe_detail/bobbys_lighter_tastes_like_lasagna_soup/

    Anyways, thanks for sharing your recipe. I'm looking forward to trying it out soon!

    Katelyn
    http://realhousewifeofgreenville.blogspot.com/

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  7. Thanks for sharing! My husband and kids don't really like any soup so I never make it but I think I'll try this one for myself! Even though it's aready in the 80s here this week, hoping for a few more days of cool temps so I can justify the soup making! Thanks for sharing :)

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  8. This looks so good and will definitely get a major thumbs up from the hubs to be! Xx.

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  9. Another one to add to my ever growing list! Looks amazing!

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  10. This looks SO good! Can't wait to try this!

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  11. Saving and making this, that looks and sounds so good!

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  12. This sounds delicious...I love making big batches of soup and freezing the leftovers! Pinning now!

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  13. I love Lasagna Soup. I made it a couple of times over the last year and absolutely fell in love with it!

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