Friday, February 7, 2014

Easy Lasagna Soup

These few simple ingredients are all you need to make this quick, easy, delicious, hearty, satisfying, Italian style, soup! Did I forget any descriptive words?

If you use store bought, pre-cooked meatballs and jarred sauce...or leftover meatballs and sauce, this soup can be done in about 20 minutes! I used 'oven ready' lasagna noodles, so I didn't need to pre-cook them. You can find them in the pasta isle. I love those noodles! I always use them when I make lasagna! This soup idea is a great way to get your lasagna fix quickly! And it uses much less lasagna ingredients than if you were making a regular lasagna! So, it's a great way to save time and money, but still get all those flavors you love from lasagna!

Easy Lasagna Soup

INGREDIENTS:
24 ounces prepare pasta sauce
1/2 lb. meatballs, cooked and diced
2 cans (14.5 oz. ea.) low sodium chicken broth
9 sheets 'oven ready' lasagna noodles, broken in pieces
1/4 cup ricotta cheese, plus more for topping
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley, optional for garnish

DIRECTIONS:
In a large soup pot bring the pasta sauce to a simmer. Then stir in the cooked, diced meatballs and chicken broth. Bring to a low boil and add in the broken lasagna noodles. Stir and let cook for 5 minutes or until noodles are tender. Then add the 1/4 cup ricotta and 1/3 cup grated parmesan. Cover and let simmer for 10 minutes. Serve warm with an extra dollop of ricotta on top and a sprinkle of mozzarella and optional fresh chopped parsley.
Serves 8

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