One Pot Hearty Lasagna Soup – Experience the comforting flavors of Italy with our One Pot Hearty Lasagna Soup. This mouthwatering Italian-inspired dish can be prepared in 45 minutes serving, up to four people. It’s a choice for a family dinner or even a delightful meal for two with some leftovers to enjoy later. Combining the goodness of sausage, aromatic herbs and three different types of cheese this soup offers a twist on traditional lasagna—all cooked conveniently in one pot.
On a chilly evening as I sat by my kitchen window listening to the raindrops I was inspired to create something that would warm both our hearts and taste buds. That’s when the idea of One Pot Hearty Lasagna Soup came to me. The enticing aroma of sausage sizzling away in the pot the blend of garlic, shallots and red pepper joining in the mix along with an exquisite medley of herbs and cheeses—these elements sparked excitement, in both my husband and child.
As the soup gently simmered on the stove our home was filled with an inviting scent of an Italian kitchen. When I served it generously in bowls topped with dollops of ricotta cheese and sprinkles of Parmesan and mozzarella cheese—our smiles widened more. This soup has become a favorite in our home. I’m excited to share it with you today.
What makes this One-Pot Hearty Lasagna Soup truly comforting?
Our One Pot Hearty Lasagna Soup isn’t a dish; it’s a culinary masterpiece crafted for your convenience and comfort. With its effortless one-pot preparation you can enjoy the flavors of traditional lasagna without any hassle. In 45 minutes indulge in the warmth and heartiness of this Italian-inspired delight that you can personalize according to your preferences. Moreover, its quick and delightful nature makes it an ideal choice, for dinners or for two people, with leftovers to enjoy later on.
What You Need To Make This One-Pot Hearty Lasagna Soup Recipe?
Sausage: Italian sausage is an ingredient that brings a rich and subtly spicy taste to the soup. You have the option to choose between spicy sausage depending on your preference. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a leaner version of the soup you can try options, like turkey or beef sausage.
Shallot: Shallots add a sweet onion flavor to the soup lending a touch to the dish. They are milder compared to onions. In case you don’t have shallots a small red or yellow onion can be used as a substitute.
Garlic: Garlic plays a role in this recipe by infusing it with its savory essence. It perfectly complements the ingredients. It’s recommended to use cloves instead of pre-packaged minced garlic for optimal results.
Red Pepper: The pepper not only adds vibrant color but also imparts a subtle sweetness with a hint of smokiness to the soup. If you prefer you can use bell pepper varieties like green or yellow; however red peppers provide a contrast.
Italian Herb Blend: This blend consists of herbs such as basil oregano, rosemary and thyme that infuse the soup with authentic flavors reminiscent of Italian cuisine. You have the option of using a made Italian herb blend found at the store or you can mix together individual herbs to your liking.
Reduced Sodium Chicken Stock: If you want a soup, with a stronger taste use reduced-sodium chicken stock. However, if you prefer a broth regular chicken stock can be used. Keep in mind the overall saltiness of the recipe.
Canned Diced Tomatoes: Canned diced tomatoes are a choice that consistently adds flavor to the soup. For a taste fire roasted diced tomatoes can be used. Alternatively, if you want control over sodium content opt for no salt added versions.
Canned Tomato Sauce: To give the soup richness and thickness tomato sauce is added. You have the choice, between tomato sauce or flavored varieties based on your preference.
Lasagna Noodles: For this recipe, it’s best to use lasagna noodles broken into pieces. Avoid using no-boil noodles as they won’t soften properly in the soup. Breaking them into pieces ensures even cooking and easier eating.
Kosher Salt: Kosher salt is recommended for seasoning the soup as it has grains. Is easy to sprinkle by pinching. Adjust the amount of salt according to your taste preferences. Remember that you can add later if needed.
Pepper: Lastly don’t forget about adding some pepper for a touch of flavor! Ground black pepper gives the soup a kick. You can adjust the amount to your liking for spiciness.
Ricotta Cheese: Ricotta cheese adds a slightly tangy contrast, to the soup. Depending on your preferences you can choose between full-fat or part-skim ricotta.
Shredded Parmesan Cheese: Parmesan cheese brings a nutty richness, to the soup. For the best flavor, it’s recommended to use grated Parmesan but pre-shredded works well too.
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese: Mozzarella cheese melts beautifully. Gives the soup a gooey and cheesy texture. You have the option of using part-skim or whole-milk mozzarella based on your preferences.
Steps To Make One-Pot Hearty Lasagna Soup:
Step 1: In a pot, on high heat add the Italian sausage. While it sizzles and browns break it into pieces using a spatula or spoon. Keep cooking for about 8 to 10 minutes until the sausage turns a brown color and is fully cooked.
Step 2: Now let’s introduce the trio of ingredients; shallot, garlic, and red pepper. Sauté them in the pot for 4 to 5 minutes until they become fragrant and slightly softened. The kitchen will be filled with their aromas.
Step 3: Sprinkle in the blend of herbs and witness how the flavors intensify. Pour in the chicken stock, tomatoes from a can of tomato sauce, broken lasagna noodles, kosher salt, and pepper. Give everything a stir to ensure all ingredients are well combined.
Step 4: Allow the pot to come to a boil before reducing the heat to simmer. Let this flavorful combination simmer for 20 minutes so that all the flavors meld together and the noodles become tender. During the 5 minutes of cooking time cover the pot to help achieve cooked noodles.
Step 5: Finally, it’s time to serve this comforting masterpiece that warms your soul. Spoon One Pot Hearty Lasagna Soup, into bowls. Top each serving with a generous dollop of creamy ricotta cheese. Then generously top it off with the creamy melted goodness of Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses.
To give your One Pot Hearty Lasagna Soup an Italian touch you might want to consider tossing in some fresh basil leaves or a pinch of dried basil towards the end of the simmering process. This easy addition will bring a burst of freshness taking the soup’s flavor to an entirely new and delightful level.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I make this soup in advance?
Of course! This soup can be prepared in advance without any issues. It reheats wonderfully so you can simply store it in a container, in the fridge for up to 3 days. When you’re ready to enjoy it simply reheat it either on the stovetop or in the microwave.
Can I freeze leftovers?
Absolutely! You have the option to freeze any leftover soup. Once it has completely cooled down transfer it into containers that are safe for freezing. It will keep well in the freezer for up to 3 months. Just remember to thaw it in the refrigerator, before reheating.
Can I customize the ingredients?
Certainly! Feel free to personalize this soup by adding your preferred lasagna ingredients such as spinach, mushrooms or even some extra cheese. This way you can truly make this recipe your own. Just make sure that if you decide to add these ingredients they are cooked or heated through during the simmering process.
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