I’ve recently discovered Google Reader and it has since become one of my favorite websites/phone apps. It makes it so easy to keep up on all the blogs I follow! I was reading through some of the blogs I follow and over my shoulder I hear, “Ooo, I want that!” Apparently my husband was looking over my shoulder and had seen the words lasagna and soup. That was all he needed and he wanted some! He loves soup, and he loves the meat-pasta-cheese combo so this soup was perfect for him. And I must say, he made a great decision in picking this soup! I had most of the ingredients on hand so I just needed to grab a couple other things and I was ready to go. This soup was amazing, and perfect comfort food! The taste is very similar to skillet lasagna, which is another tasty and easy lasagna alternative. Stirring cheese into the soup broth makes it creamy and reminiscent of the layers of lasagna, where sauce and cheese and meat all meld into one delicious flavor. Top if off with a nice ricotta mixture, and you have yourself and quick and easy lasagna, but in scrumptious soup form! Lasagna Soup
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups chicken broth
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
½ tablespoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 – 8 ounces spiral or curly pasta
½ cup chopped fresh basil
⅓ cup plus 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese, plus more for topping
½ cup lowfat ricotta
In a large soup pot over medium-high heat, heat the oil until it shimmers. Add the sausage, onion, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sausage is crumbled and browned, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add the broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, oregano, salt, and crushed red pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the flavors are blended, about 20 minutes. Add desired amount of noodles; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the noodles are tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in mozzarella, basil, and the 3 tablespoons Parmesan.
While the pasta cooks, thoroughly mix ricotta with ⅓ cup Parmesan. Serve each bowl of soup topped with a few tablespoons of ricotta mixture. Garnish with additional mozzarella cheese.
Source: Adapted from Spiffy Cookie
This came out great, I am so glad you liked it!
Google Reader FTW. I never really *got* it until about a year ago, and I’ve been tracking all the blogs I read (and yours!) ever since 🙂 It’s definitely insanely useful.
I love the look of the soup Stefanie – it’s a great idea, having it as a soup instead of a “solid” dish, and it looks so rich and warm too. Beautiful presentation! 🙂
Bam's Kitchen said:
This soup looks so tasty and hearty. Just perfect on this cold day.
I love lasagna but I’ve never had it in soup version. This looks delicious!
Yum! That looks and sounds delicious! I am so loving your blog. Now your newest follower and off to look more!!
Just A Smidgen said:
What a great idea… lasagne as a soup! I’m going to try this one tomorrow, my family would love this one. Btw, what is Google Reader? I’ve been going through “Read My Blogs” on WordPress to avoid having emails pile up..
Google reader is a feed reader connected through a google account. You can subscribe to any blog, and even websites. You just go to the google reader website on your computer, or they have apps for smart phones and tablets, and it let’s you know when blogs have new posts. No emails required 🙂 it’s probably like reading through WordPress, but more universal. Check it out. It’s awesome!
Stefanie, I have to hand it to you. This is a first for me. Lasagna soup? Who knew? I cannot wait to try this. It sounds like such a winner!
That soup looks so warming! Love it
fati's recipes said:
This lasagne soup is amazing. I love the whole concept of it! 🙂
Just reminding you that you’ve been tagged 🙂
Geni - Sweet and Crumby said:
Wow! This soup looks fantastic! I can only imagine how good it smelled while it cooked too! I’m so glad you shared this because I handn’t seen it before.
Now this is my kind of soup! I never would have thought of this before – and that ricotta puts it over the top for me. Delicious!
This looks so good!! I have never heard of lasagna soup before, but I’m just sure it’s amazing.
This is a great idea!! with the ricotta dollop..yummy!! I love google reader..not sure why it took me so long to use it!!
It sounds incredible! And absolutely delicious!
What a novel idea – a nice hearty soup!
juniakk @ mis pensamientos said:
lasagna soup is so creative! soups are perfect for this season and lighter on the tummy too. great recipe 🙂
Sawsan@ Chef in disguise said:
Lasagna soup! a brilliant idea and a sure winner. Thank you for sharing
Kitchen Belleicious said:
This is hands down best idea ever and the beat soup ever! My husband thanks u in advance!
wow…Never had I thought of this one!! My kids will get a kick out of this…and I think I’m going to like it alot!!!
How can anyone resist something called lasagna soup? Yum.