This last week in Beaverton has been a frigid one for sure; we have had snow and extremely cold temps down in the mid teens with the wind. We have been trying so hard to stay warm on the outside as well as the inside, so what better way than some hearty comfort food. To us there is nothing more hearty and comforting than a big dish of fresh hot cheesy lasagna, we really wanted all the same flavors but in a great deal of less time. We took the components of great lasagna and turned it into a great bowl of soup. This soup did the trick, it warmed us up heart, body, mind, and soul....it was amazing.
• 1/2 Lbs. - Fafalle Pasta (cooked about 1/2 way)
• 1 Jar 26 oz. - Garlic Onion Pasta Sauce
• 1 Lbs. - Ground Beef (cooked)
• 2 C. - Beef Broth
• 2 1/2 C. - Water
• 1 Tbs. - Oregano (dry)
• 1/2 Tbs. - Salt
• 2 Tbs. - Italian Seasoning
• 2 Tbs. - Steak Seasoning
• 7 oz. - Ricotta Cheese
• 1 Tbs. - Parsley
• 1/2 Tsp. - Pepper
• 1 - Egg
• 1/4 C. - Parmesan Cheese
In a soup pot, add the ground beef, beef broth, pasta, pasta sauce, water and seasonings. Cook over medium high heat for about 20 minutes. While the soup cooks, in another bowl mix together the ricotta, parmesan, parsley, pepper and egg. After the 20 minutes of the soup cooking stir in the ricotta mixture and cook for another 10 minutes, stir to combine the cheese mixture well. Serve this soup alongside a salad and crusty garlic bread just like it was a big dish of lasagna.
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