Deconstructed Lasagna Soup Recipe

ONEINNEWS.COM - Assembling a delicious, classic lasagna is no easy task, requiring 1 hour or so in the kitchen to make a meaty sauce, tende...

- Assembling a delicious, classic lasagna is no easy task, requiring 1 hour or so in the kitchen to make a meaty sauce, tender noodles, and a creamy béchamel. And after all that, you still have to stack and bake the layers of pasta to gooey perfection. What if we told you there is a weeknight version of lasagna, requiring only 1 pot and less than 30 minutes of your time? With the same great flavor, but deconstructed, lasagna soup is the answer to your mid-week lasagna craving.

In this recipe developed by Michelle McGlinn, beef and hot sausage are crumbled into a tomato-based sauce, then joined by pesto for a burst of herby flavor. Lasagna noodles are broken into pieces and tossed into the boiling broth to soften, and while those thick noodles cook, ricotta is whipped into a soft cream to dollop onto the soup. It's the best way to have lasagna in a pinch for a cozy, savory, cheesy family dinner.

Everything you need for deconstructed lasagna soup

Starting with the meaty base, you'll need a drizzle of olive oil, ground beef, Italian sausage, onions, garlic, tomato paste, and whole, peeled can of tomatoes. You can use ½ beef and ½ sausage, or 1 pound of one or the other. Use mild sausage for no heat, or hot sausage for a little kick.

To make the soup broth, you'll need chicken or vegetable stock, fresh oregano, fresh thyme, salt, pepper, pesto, and lastly, lasgna noodles. You can use water if you don't have stock on hand, and dried spices if you can't find any fresh. Unless you have an abundance of basil that needs using, use premade pesto to keep this recipe fast and easy. For topping, you'll need whole-milk ricotta, a few more sprigs of oregano and thyme, and a pinch of salt.

Brown the meats

Start by browning the ground beef and sausage (casing removed) in a Dutch oven over medium heat, until crumbly and cooked through, about 5 minutes. If you are using particularly fatty beef, and there's a lot of grease, drain before adding the diced onion and minced garlic. Then, sautée the aromatics until softened, about 2 minutes. If you want to add a few more vegetables to your soup, like carrots, celery, bell peppers, or even spinach, now's the time to add them. 

Crush the tomatoes, and add the broth

In a pinch, you can substitute the whole, canned tomatoes for crushed, but for the freshest tomato flavor, you'll want to use whole, peeled tomatoes. When possible, buy San Marzano tomatoes for the best flavor. Dump the tomato paste and canned tomatoes into the pot, crushing the whole tomatoes with a wooden spoon. If you want to use the fresh Roma tomatoes on your counter, you can, but you'll need to peel them first — using the canned version is just as good, and saves a lot of time.

Stir in the chicken stock, 2 tablespoons oregano, 1 tablespoon thyme, and pesto, and bring it to a boil.

Boil the noodles in the broth

Once boiling, break the noodles into pieces (bigger pieces will be more lasagna-like, and smaller pieces will be easier to eat), then add them to the boiling broth. Boil according to package directions, around 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure the noodles are submerged, and the beef is not sticking to the bottom of the pot. Once the pasta is done, taste the soup, and season accordingly. Too acidic? Try adding a pinch of sugar.

Whip the ricotta, and serve

While the noodles cook, make the whipped ricotta. If you don't own a mixer, you can use a whisk, or skip whipping altogether (there's nothing wrong with lumpy ricotta). For whipped ricotta, beat air into the thick cheese until it's light, fluffy, and smooth. Stir in the remaining herbs and salt to taste, until the ricotta tastes savory. If you have extra pesto, stir in a spoonful for a pesto- flavored ricotta, or try adding lemon for some brightness.

Add a spoonful or so of ricotta to the soup, and sprinkle with extra herbs to serve, if desired. Stir the ricotta around in the broth to make the soup creamy, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve this soup with crusty garlic bread, Brussels sprout salad, or roasted eggplant for a full, cozy, Italian meal.



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