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Monday, April 16, 2012

Lasagna Soup




This wonderful soup is great with or without the
noodles so if you are watching your carb intake just
leave the noodles out.  It comes together so quickly and
easily.  It is great for a weeknight meal.


I remember getting this out of a women's magazine years ago
but now I don't remember which one.  It is a family favorite.

Lasagna Soup

1 1/2 lb. sweet Italian sausage
1 large onion, chopped finely
4 cloves garlic, minced
28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
4 T. tomato paste
2 tsp. oregano, dried
6 C. chicken broth
2 bay leaves
6-8 oz. radiatore or curly noodles
8 oz. ricotta cheese
1/4 C. parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. salt

In a large saucepan cook the meat with the onion and the garlic.
Drain excess oil if necessary.  Add the tomatoes and paste, the oregano,
broth and bay leaves.  Bring to a boil, then turn down and let simmer for
20-30 minutes.  Add 6-8 oz. radiatore noodles or whatever shape you
desire (these are radiatore) and cook until al dente.  

Meanwhile, mix the cheeses, the oregano and the salt in a bowl.
Set aside.

When the pasta is cooked, serve in bowls and top with a scoop
of cheese.  Garnish with fresh oregano or basil.  This is fresh
oregano that is already up in my garden so I used oregano.


I love the presentation with the cheese on top.  Some young
ones might prefer to skip the cheese.  The radiatore noodles are
really fun and everyone loves them but if you can't find those
just get some curly pasta.

The soup stands on its own
 with or without the noodles or the cheese.

I will be posting this with

9 comments:

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"YUMMY Jackie"!!! Thanks oodles for this recipe! I am making lots of goodies in my NEW SLOW COOKER and this looks like a winner for it...
Have a wonderful week,
Hugs,
Donna

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds like a great soup! I'll have mine with noodles and cheese please. Love the last pic and how we can even see the "fuzz" on the oregano:@)

Gina said...

This really looks delicious! I actually think my kids will eat it, which is great. Thanks Jacqueline!

Shug said...

Our family is crazy about these kind of foods...Think I'll make this for my kids for tonight...Thanks for sharing! I know they will love it!
Have a great day...

Designs By Pinky said...

YUM!!!!! This should be a HUGE hit here at this house! Thanks!!! XO, Pinky

Sue said...

I have a lasagna soup that I pinned, but haven't made yet. Looks yummy, Jacqueline!

Rettabug said...

Oh boy, does this make my mouth water! GREAT photo & GREAT sounding recipe, too. It is similar to my tortellini one that I make, but I'm anxious to try your version, Jacqueline.

Thanks for sharing,
Rett

Diane Hodrick said...

My son, 9, is a such a picky eater, but he loves lasagna. I will have to try this soup. I am imagining a big bowl of steaming goodness on a brisk fall day. This looks and sounds so yummy.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Jaqueline, I haven't had breakfast yet but now I want to skip it and go straight to this soup! It really looks delicious and easy for nights with just hubby and me. Your photos are wonderful and I'm trying to remember what you are using for a camera and lens. Have a nice day. Linda

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