Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thursday's Eats ~ Lasagna Soup

Lasagna Soup...I'd never heard of such a thing until I saw this recipe on Finding Joy In My Kitchen, one of my new favorite blogs to visit.  When I saw it, I instantly bookmarked it for later.  It has great flavor and is a nice change from traditional soup or traditional lasagna :)

Cheesy Spinach Lasagna Soup

1/2 lb. Italian turkey sausage (I used Publix Greenwise Chicken Italian Sausage)
2 T minced onion
4 large garlic cloves, minced
1 can petite diced tomatoes
1 C tomato sauce
2 C fresh spinach
4 C chicken broth
2 tsp. basil
2 tsp. oregano
salt and pepper, to taste
1 C tortellini {whole wheat, preferred} (I used frozen mini raviolis)
if desired, an additional 1/2 C pasta (I used whole wheat rotini)
1/8 C mozzarella cheese, diced into small cubes (I used shredded mozzarella)

First, brown the Italian sausage in a large stockpot.  Add in the minced garlic and onion and cook until the Italian sausage is done.  Drain any excess grease.  

Then, add in the tomatoes {undrained}, tomato sauce, and chicken broth.  Add in the spices.  Bring the soup to a light boil and then reduce to a simmer. 
Simmer the soup for 30 minutes or longer.  Then, add in the spinach, ravioli and pasta.  Allow these to cook for about 20 minutes while the pasta cooks slowly at a simmer.  Remove from the heat.
Serve warm with mozzarella cheese on top.

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  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this soup!

  2. Sounds great. I'm going to try it! Thanks.

  3. I just discovered Taco Soup recently and it was really YuMmY! So maybe, I should try this... thanks.
    ♥ Kelsey

  4. I had never heard of lasagna soup before - how clever! And it looks great...perfect weather for it, for sure! :-)

    Thanks for sharing @ Foodie Friday!

  5. Yep, just bookmarked this for next week's menu plan. We love lasagne, hearty soups, & especially cooking with ground turkey or chicken. Can't wait.

  6. I've tried lasagna soup - it sounds so yummy with both the sausage and the tortellini!