Monday, September 10, 2018

Lasagna Soup

I don't know about where you live...but the weather here is so totally up and down! Chilly, jacket wearing weather followed up by searing humidity.
I don't know how to dress, I certainly don't know what to cook!
One night it's comfort food for chilly winds, the next night we don't even want to turn the oven on because it's sticky and humid.

I am such a fall/winter person that I am LOVING when we get the chilly weather.
So into stews, chowders, casseroles...all the comfort foods that the fall bring.

What is your favorite comfort food?

2 Tsp Olive oil
1 ½ Lbs Italian sausage (bulk)
2 Onions (diced)
4 Garlic cloves (minced)
2 Tsp Oregano
½ Tsp Red pepper flakes
2 Tbsp Tomato paste
1 (28 oz) Can diced tomatoes
6 Cups Chicken broth
2 Bay Leaves
8 oz Rotini pasta
½ Cup Basil (finely chopped)
8 oz Ricotta
½ Cup Parmesan (grated)
½ Tsp Salt
Pepper (to taste)
2 Cups Mozzarella (shredded)

1. In large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat
2. Add sausage and saute, breaking into small pieces
3. Cook until sausage is no longer pink
4. Drain any excess fat
5. Add onions and saute until softened
6. Add garlic, oregano, and red pepper flakes
7. Add tomato paste and saute until it turns a rusty brown
8. Add diced tomato (undrained), chicken broth, and bay leaves
9. Bring soup to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes
10. Add pasta, increase heat to boil, and cook as long as directed on pasta package
11. Discard bay leaves, add basil
12. Add salt and pepper to taste
13. To each bowl add some ricotta and parmesan
14. Ladle the soup into the bowl
15. Top with mozzarella


Yup, left out my basil. Whoops!

Ricotta and Parmesan in the bowl

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  1. I love soup. I even like it in hot weather. Looks good.

  2. This looks amazing! It is crazy how screwy our weather has been. Pinned.