Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Lasagna in a Bowl

This is a "souper" way to enjoy lasagna!

Lasagna Soup
Recipe adapted from 
Photos by Bake Yourself Happy

Lasagna Soup

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped onions
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 28 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 8 oz fusilli pasta
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • 8 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash black pepper

  1. HEAT 1 teaspoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. ADD ground turkey, breaking up into pieces and brown.
  3. HEAT 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large pot over medium heat while turkey is browning.
  4. ADD onions and cook to soften.  Add turkey.
  5. ADD garlic, oregano, and red pepper flakes.  Cook for about one minute.
  6. ADD tomato paste and stir well.  Cook for 4 minutes, or until the tomato paste begins to turn rusty in color.
  7. ADD diced tomatoes, bay leaves, and chicken stock.  Stir and bring to a boil.
  8. REDUCE heat and simmer for roughly 30 minutes.
  9. ADD uncooked pasta and cook until al dente.
  10. ONCE pasta is al dente, stir in basil and a pinch of black pepper.
  11. IN a separate small bowl, combine the ricotta, parmesan, salt, and pepper.
  12. PLACE a dollop of cheese mixture in each bowl, then top with the soup.  
  13. SPRINKLE with mozzarella cheese, and enjoy!

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