I am about to tell you the secret to making everyone in the house happy. Are you ready for it....Lasagna Soup. Yup - that's all it takes. It all started a few days ago with a chilly fall day and a major craving for a warm bowl of soup. And then there's my Little Man, my only picky eater - all he ever wants is pasta. When I saw this great recipe from Prevention RD I knew I had the answer. Little Man had four bowls of this, and pulled all the "green stuff" out of every single bowl. He then grabbed the leftovers out of the fridge the next day and asked if he could have it again. Can you say Winner!
Are you wondering what that white mound in the center of the bowl is? Nicole calls this the "cheesey goodness" it's a ricotta and mozzarella mixture that you add to the soup. It's all the cheesey goodness you would find in a regular lasagna.
I made a few changes to the original recipe, instead of turkey sausage I accidentally put ground turkey on my shopping list so that is whats in my soup. It came out great and I can't wait to try it again with the sausage. Also - I had a Parmesan rind in my fridge so I added it to the soup while it was simmering.
recipe adapted from Prevention RD originally from 300 Sensational Soups
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound ground turkey
1 medium sized onion, chopped
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 broth
Parmesan rind, optional
8 ounces of broken up lasagna noodles or fusilli pasta
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
8 ounces of low fat ricotta cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
pinch of black pepper
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
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