Friday, December 6, 2013

Lasagna Soup

I found a recipe on Pinterest the other day and it looked good but included some things I knew my family wouldn't care for like onions and green peppers, and excluded things that I thought would be really tasty like minced garlic and ricotta cheese. :) So here is my twist on this tasty recipe! 

Lasagna Soup

1 1/2 lb ground beef or turkey
1 clove of garlic, minced
2 large cans of tomato sauce (mine were 29 oz. each)
1 can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup Ricotta cheese
1 tsp.Italian seasoning
1/2 cup Cheddar cheese
1/2 lb. lasagna noodles, broken into pieces 
2 1/2 cups chicken broth

For garnish
Mozarella cheese
garlic or Italian croutons

Preheat a large pot or dutch oven to med-high and brown your ground beef, salt, pepper, and minced garlic together. Drain excess grease and return to pot. 
Add your diced tomatoes, both cans of tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, chicken broth, and your lasagna noodles to the pot and mix it all together. 
Cover and simmer on med-low for approximately 1 hour. 
Add your Ricotta cheese and mix together well. 
Cover and resume simmering for another 1/2 hour or until your noodles are as tender as you prefer them. 
Add your cheddar cheese and mix together until melted throughout and remove from heat. 
Ladle soup out into bowls and top with mozzarella cheese and croutons to your liking. 

That's it! Easy as that! :) 

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