When you need a hearty dinner everyone will eat without complaint turn to Lasagna Soup. Italian sausage, creamy tomato soup, noodles and of course CHEESE! Plus it really does come together fast which is important around here.
I don’t usually get a lot of complaints about dinner, by now my kids have figured out my not-so-secret mantra “they will eat it” which in my head is followed up by or they go hungry. I never say that last bit out loud for fear that my kids will take that as a challenge. Y
I am adding this to my meal plan rotation; it is that tasty! I’ve never been a fantastic soup maker; I think I like to throw in whatever is in the kitchen instead of having a solid plan. The results may vary with this method. But this time I took a solid lasagna soup recipe and worked it over a bit for our family. I got zero complaints, plus an empty pot.
Dinner Time Made Easy!
all the flavor of lasagna none of the work!
- 8 ounces lasagna noodles broken up
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1/3 cup chopped onion
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning mix or use a mix of oregano, thyme, sage and rosemary
- 8 ounces bulk Italian sausage
- 2 TBSP tomato paste
- 15 ounce crushed tomatoes
- 4 cups low sodium vegetable broth can use chicken broth
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan
- 2 TBSP chopped fresh basil
- ricotta for topping
- bring large pot of salted water to boil
- meanwhile in heavy dutch oven over medium heat cook the onion in the oil for 2-3 minutes, then crumble in the sausage, cook and stir occasionally until the sausage is cooked through
- once the water comes to a boil, lower heat just a bit and add the broken noodles, cook for 10 minutes or until cooked through, stir occasionally to keep them from sticking together, once cooked through drain, rinse and set aside
- when the sausage has cooked add the garlic, seasonings and tomato paste and cook 2-3 minutes, then add crushed tomatoes, broth, water and bring to a quick simmer
- cook the soup for 10 minutes and then add the noodles and turn the soup off
- stir in the cream, parmesan, and basil-save a little basil for garnish if you want
- stir to combine well then serve bowls topped with a spoonful of ricotta cheese