Lasagna Soup

Lasagna is my go-to at any Italian restaurant, however, I absolutely was not ready to make my own homemade lasagna so when I saw this lasagna soup on Pinterest from A Farmgirl’s Dabbles with the caption:  “Amazing with a capital A. I had SO much left over and I didn’t even mind eating it every day for a week!” I knew I had to try it out.  The caption did NOT lie.  I love the sausage, tomatoes, cheese, and noodles mixed together to create melt-in-your-mouth perfection.  Seriously Amazing with a huge capital A!!!

Prep Time          10 Minutes
Cook Time         45 Minutes
Makes                8+ Servings

Ingredients:

for the soup:
2 tsp. olive oil
1-1/2 lbs. Italian sausage
3 c. chopped onions
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
2 T. tomato paste
1 28-oz. can fire roasted diced tomatoes
2 bay leaves
6 c. chicken stock
8 oz. mafalda or fusilli pasta
1/2 c. finely chopped fresh basil leaves
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

for the cheesy yum:
8 oz. ricotta
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. salt
pinch of freshly ground pepper

for the top:
2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:

1.  Over medium heat in a large pot, heat 2 tsp of olive oil.  Add 1 1/2 pounds sausage, breaking up into bite sized pieces.  Brown for about 5 minutes.

2.  Add 3 cups of onions and cook about six minutes or until onions are softened.

3.  Add garlic, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Cook for 1 minute.

4.  Add tomato paste and stir well to mix.  Cook about 3-4 minutes until the tomato paste turns a rusty brown color.

5.  Add diced tomatoes, bay leaves, and chicken stock; stir to combine and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

6.  Stir in uncooked pasta and cook until al dente, about 7 to 8 minutes.

7.  While pasta cooks, mix together ricotta, Parmesan, salt, and pepper in a small bowl to create the cheesy yumminess!

8.  Add to the large pot of soup a 1/2 cup of basil and salt and pepper to taste.

9.  To serve, place a dollop of the cheesy yumminess in each bowl, sprinkle some of the mozzarella on top and ladle the hot soup over the cheese.

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5 thoughts on “Lasagna Soup

  1. this looks bomb! i’m going to give it a whirl.

    i have a lasagna recipe that is SUPER easy and very delicious. i will email to you if you would like!

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