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Lasagna Soup

Found on Pinterest and The Thread Affect (and originally on 300 Sensational Soups), Lin and I decided to test out Megan’s Lasagna Soup. Top 10 decisions of 2012 for sure and I would even put the recipe in our top 10 dinner recipes since we’ve moved in together. I do not hand out that hype liberally… YEP. It’s that good.

LASAGNA SOUP

Ingredients

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

Cheesy yum:

  • 8 oz. ricotta
  • 1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • pinch of freshly ground pepper

Topping:

  • 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.

***Reheating tip: Add a small amount of water.

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About thetwentysixthyear

September 6, 2011: I turn twenty-six years old. I live and work in downtown Chicago and really can't complain about too much -- great family, great friends, great life. So this is my personal blog. Experiencing and living my twenty-sixth year. I have no idea what to expect or where I'll be one year from now ... but one thing is certain: I will enjoy the ride.

2 responses »

  1. Great stuff, thanks for sharing. This is a really great idea and pretty refreshing.

    Reply

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