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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Lasagna Soup

Picture and recipe from a Farm girls dabbles

From the girl who introduced me to  these amazing red velvet brownie bites, this yummy corn salad, and these lucious lemon bars, comes another amazing recipe, Lasagna soup.

After a disappointing version of lasagna soup, I was hesitant to try another, but when I saw this mouthwatering picture on Pinterest, I just had to give it another try especially when I saw it was from Farm girl. All of her recipes have been fantastic and this lasagna soup was as well.

Just as the name implies, it was like lasagna in a bowl. Fire roasted tomatoes simmered with garlic, Italian sausage, onions and spices. Next comes the noodles and last but not least, the cheese. A divine and simple mixture of ricotta, Parmesan, and a dash of salt and pepper just makes the dish. Top it off with a healthy dose of mozzarella and you have one of my new favorite soups.

Because the recipe uses Italian sausage, fire roasted tomatoes and a pinch of red pepper, it's packed with flavor and oh so delicious. I served mine with a big green salad and some yummy bread sticks that I'll be posting soon.

Lasagna Soup

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
2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add sausage, breaking up into bite sized pieces, and brown for about 5 minutes. Add onions and cook until softened, about 6 minutes. Add garlic, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Cook for 1 minute. Add tomato paste and stir well to incorporate. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the tomato paste turns a rusty brown color.
Add diced tomatoes, bay leaves, and chicken stock. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Add uncooked pasta and cook until al dente. Do not over cook or let soup simmer for a long period of time at this point, as the pasta will get mushy and absorb all the soup broth. You may even want to consider cooking the noodles separately, and then adding some to individual bowls before ladling the soup over them. This would be an especially smart move if you are anticipating any leftovers. Right before serving, stir in the basil and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
While the pasta is cooking, prepare the cheesy yum. In a small bowl, combine the ricotta, Parmesan, salt, and pepper.
To serve, place a dollop of the cheesy yum in each soup bowl, sprinkle some of the mozzarella on top and ladle the hot soup over the cheese.
Servings:  8
posted by: Sallie
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