What is better on a cold winter day than a bowl full of soup that is bursting with rich, earthy, Italian flavor favorites? It’s definitely comfort in a cup! Thanks to my partnership with Cost Plus World Market, I’m sharing one of my all-time favorite recipes for Lasagna Soup in honor of National Soup Month!
In Kentucky, January generally is a roller-coaster winter mix that has us constantly bouncing from 9 degrees to 50 and back again! Those cold spells accompanied with ice and snow, sure bring on the desire to simply cuddle up at home, binge watch a little television and enjoy our favorite comfort foods to help warm us up.
Soup, to me, is the ultimate dish to serve during the winter cold snaps. But not just any soup will do. It has to be a hearty dish, chock full of ingredients and flavors my family loves. The quest for finding new savory soups my whole family would enjoy led me to creating a lasagna soup recipe.
Many moons ago, I remembered seeing lasagna soup on a menu but couldn’t find a recipe at the time, so I made my own! It’s really quite simple as it’s pretty much a lasagna casserole un-done, transformed into a delectable bowl of goodness. It’s also easier to whip up than traditional lasagna, but delivers all of the amazing flavor you crave – rich tomato sauce, earthy spices, velvety pasta, creamy ricotta- an Italian celebration of soup joy!
Over the years, I’ve tweaked a little here and there until I found the perfect blend of ingredients to meld into a ridiculously-good, hearty dish. I regularly purchase ingredients for this soup at my local St. Matthew’s Cost Plus World Market as it’s one of the only places I can find authentic Italian ingredients like San Marzano Strianese Tomatoes. It truly makes a noticeable difference when you use authentic ingredients in your Italian-inspired recipes, the flavor profile and the aromas lift from ordinary to extraordinary gourmet!
Lasagna Soup Recipe
1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. mild Italian sausage
1 can (28 oz.) San Marzano Strianese Tomatoes
1 jar (24.3 oz) Regioni D’Italia Napoletana Sauce
2 Tbsp. Mutti Tomato Paste
1 quart (32 oz) Pacific Foods Organic Chicken Bone Broth
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp. World Market® Italian Seasoning
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 bag (1.1 lb) World Market® Lumaconi Pasta
Parmesan cheese, grated
In a large dutch oven (I used the 5-quart Cherry Round Dutch Oven from Cost Plus World Market,) heat olive oil over a medium-high heat. Add ground beef, Italian sausage and 1 tablespoon of World Market Italian Seasoning. Crumble meat, occasionally stirring to even distribute ingredients, until meat is fully browned.
Add garlic, 1 tablespoon of World Market Italian Seasoning. Cook for two minutes or until garlic is soft and fragrant, stirring occasionally.
Add Mutti Tomato Paste, stir to combine and cook for 3 minutes.
Add Regioni D’Italia Napoletana Sauce. Stir to combine.
Add San Marzano Strianese Tomatoes. As you are adding the tomatoes, break up any large chunks by hand (simply give them a squeeze!) or with a spoon. Stir to combine.
Add Pacific Foods Organic Chicken Bone Broth. Stir to combine. Turn heat to high and bring soup to a boil, stirring regularly.
Reduce heat to simmer and simmer soup for 20 minutes.
Add World Market® Lumaconi Pasta. Continue simmering for 10 minutes (or until pasta is al dente,) stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat. Ladle soup into soup bowls. Top each bowl of lasagna soup with a dollop of Ricotta cheese and 1 tablespoon of grated Parmesan cheese. Serve and enjoy!
Optional: Garnish with Italian parsley or basil leaves
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Do you have a favorite soup you love to enjoy during the winter season? I hope that my Lasagna Soup becomes a new favorite for you!