Cheesy Lasagna Soup Recipe - Comfort Food

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Feb. 01, 2016

This Cheesy Lasagna Soup Recipe is the comforting soup version of a classic lasagna, with Italian sausage, tomatoes, ricotta, and basil. Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner, and it's made with Swanson Unsalted Chicken Broth with no salt added.

Ingredients

Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Sweet italian pork sausages 1 Pound (casing removed (about 3 links))
Chopped yellow onion 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Dried oregano 1/2 Teaspoon
Red pepper flakes 1/2 Teaspoon
Garlic cloves 3 , mince
Marinara sauce 25 Ounce
Tomato paste 3 Tablespoon
Bay leaf 1
Unsalted chicken broth 6 Cup (96 tbs) (Swanson® Unsalted Chicken Broth)
Lasagna noodles 8 Pound (broken into small pieces)
Whole milk ricotta cheese 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Shredded mozzarella cheese 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Basil leaves 2 (for garnish)
Salt and pepper To Taste

Directions

Making

Heat a large pot over medium high heat, then add the olive oil and the pork sausage. Brown and fully cook the sausage for about 5 minutes, using a spatula to break the meat up into small pieces as it cooks. When the sausage is completely cooked, turn the heat down to medium and add the yellow onion. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, oregano, and red pepper flakes, and cook for 10 minutes, until the onion is soft and translucent.

Add the garlic, stir and cook for 1 minute, then add the marinara sauce, tomato paste, bay leaf, and Swanson® Unsalted Chicken Broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, and put the lid on. Let the soup simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.

In the meantime, cook the lasagna noodles in a separate pot. Bring a pot of water to a boil, season the water generously with salt, then cook the lasagna noodles according to package directions. When done cooking, drain and rinse the lasagna noodles, and set aside.

When the soup has finished simmering, check for seasoning by tasting the soup. Add more salt or pepper, if desired.

Serving

When ready to assemble the lasagna soup, place some lasagna noodles into the bottom of each bowl, ladle the lasagna soup on top, then top with a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese, a big spoonful of ricotta, and a sprinkle of basil. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Ready In: 35 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 2440Calories from Fat 256

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g41.5%

Saturated Fat 6 g30%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 783 mg32.63%

Total Carbohydrates 445 g148.3%

Dietary Fiber 23 g92%

Sugars 14 g

Protein 108 g216%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet