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Lunch :: Lasagna Soup

Lasagna Soup

Lasagna Soup
Lasagna Soup with chicken sausage

I just felt I had to make sure everyone knew about the Lasagna Soup from Skinnytaste. Now, Gina over at Skinnytaste makes a ton of amazing dishes and I’ve tried a lot of them. But this one is my favorite and it’s very popular over on the Skinnytaste Facebook group as well.

Here’s the original recipe.

If you know me, you know it’s very hard for me to follow a recipe to the letter. I usually make changes either out of necessity, or taste. This one I follow pretty well, but since there are variables within, it’s different each time. For example, she calls for 2 cups of marinara sauce. The taste will vary greatly depending on what sauce you use. I like Classico’s 4 cheese.

Also it calls for uncooked Italian Chicken Sausage. Well, I’ve never been able to find Italian seasoned chicken sausage, so I’ve used something else each time. The first time I used a Caprese Flavored Chicken Sausage (from Gilbert’s) but it was already cooked. Tasted fantastic though.

Here’s the sausage I used:

Gilbert's Chicken Sausage
Gilbert’s Chicken Sausage

The last time I made this I used ground beef and just added Italian Seasoning to it (as well as some ground fennel). It was not as good. So I’d stick with the sausage, even if you can only find it cooked. Just chop it up small.

And whatever you do, do NOT skip the ricotta. Even if you think you’re not a fan. It makes the soup. The soup is good without it, but it’s AMAZEBALLS with it! It’s what makes it taste like lasagna.

Whenever someone asks for a good soup recipe (especially one for the Instant Pot) I recommend this one.

Lasagna Soup
Lasagna Soup made with ground beef.

I hope you will try this one! If you do, or if you have already, let me know in the comments!

Recipes Tried

Dinner :: Creamy Tuscan Sausage Gnocchi

Dinner tonight was Creamy Tuscan Sausage Gnocchi from Salt and Lavender. The only change I made was to switch out the sun-dried tomatoes for roasted red peppers.  

I made this once before…sorta….I saw this recipe and wanted to try it, but basically all I had were the sun-dried tomatoes and the gnocchi. So I made, ahem, a few alterations at that time. Let’s just say it didn’t go well. 

But I’m glad I tried it again, actually following the recipe because this was super delicious!!

This time,  I switched out the sun-dried tomatoes for roasted red peppers because I had some on hand. So yummy and comforting!

The gnocchi, and spinach are from Imperfect Foods.

Creamy Tuscan Sausage Gnocchi

Original recipe here: