Have you ever loved a dish so much that you want to eat it every day? Everyone who knows me can attest to my favorite dishes: baked ziti and lasagna. I can eat them everyday and never tire of them. Delicious cheese and sauce with pasta and meat sends me over the moon.
I have my favorite 40-Minute Quick and Easy Cheesy Meat Lasagna that is so simple it is literally in the oven in just 15 minutes, but with just the 3 of us, sometimes it seems a little too formal. I even created an amazing 30-Minute Three-Cheese Skillet Lasagna that is so easy, out-of-this-world delicious and perfect for a weeknight dinner Trust me, we enjoy it quite often!
Sometimes, when a season approaches, you just have a hankerin’ for something cozy. Lately, I have be craving soup - cheese soups, broth soups, chunky soups. So with a desire for my favorite lasagna and a craving for a fabulous soup, I have combined the two ideas to come up with the best soup ever!
Seriously, my picky family sat down to eat this soup with a little bit of trepidation. Two and three bowls later (each) we decided it was the best thing since sliced bread. Ultimate Three-Cheese Lasagna Soup is loaded with sausage, pasta, tomatoes and three scrumptious cheeses: ricotta, Parmesan and mozzarella.
What more could you ask for? How about a scrumptious, stick-to-your-bones soup that goes from prep to plate in 30 minutes. This recipe will be on our menu all year long and I am sure your family will love it too!
With love from our Simple Kitchen to yours!
Cheesy Lasagna Soup
- 19 oz ground Italian sausage, hot or mild
- 1 (14.5-oz) can fire roasted diced tomatoes with garlic
- ½ (6-oz) can tomato paste
- 1 (8-oz) can tomato sauce
- ½ Tbsp dried Italian seasoning
- 6 cups chicken broth
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp kosher salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 8 oz dried campanelle pasta (bell shape)
- ½ cup part-skim ricotta cheese
- 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
- 4 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 basil leaves, chopped
In a large (12 quart) pot over high heat, brown sausage, about 5 minutes. If the pan is too dry (add a splash of the chicken broth).
Meanwhile prep remaining ingredients.
Once sausage is mostly cooked though add tomatoes, paste, sauce, seasoning, onion powder, salt, pepper and chicken broth. Stir to combine. Cover and bring to a boil, about 7-10 minutes.
Add pasta and boil, uncovered, until it is al dente, 7-9 minutes. Turn off heat. Add ricotta, parmesan cheese and ½ mozzarella. Stir to combine.
Serve and top with each bowl with some of the remaining cheese and basil. Enjoy!