Friday, September 20, 2013

Lasagna Soup Recipe

I came across this fabulous looking soup recipe from the Food Network and thought... hmmmm, I can make it better! And I did ;-) Seriously. This revised recipe is full of quality lean protein, complex carbs, low in fat, low in sodium, and high in fiber! AND... it's FULL of amazing flavor!!! There were NO leftovers when I made this! It's a new family favorite for us, and I hope you'll enjoy it, too!


8 oz Whole Wheat Lasagna Noodles
1 tbsp Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
1 medium Onion, Raw
1.25 lb Ground Turkey Italian Sausage, Ultra Lean, Raw
5 clove Garlic, Raw
1 tsp Oregano
2 tbsp Tomato Paste
4 cup Organic Low Sodium Chicken Broth
15 oz Fire Roasted Crushed Tomatoes
1/2 cup Basil, Fresh, Chopped
1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese, Shredded, Fresh
1/3 cup Half & Half (the real stuff, not the fat free - compare the labels, the fat free is a chemi-soup!)
6 tbsp Cottage Cheese 2%

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook as the label directs. Drain; drizzle with olive oil and toss.
Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 4 minutes.
Add the sausage, garlic and oregano and cook, stirring and breaking up the sausage with a wooden spoon, until the sausage is browned, about 3 minutes.
Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring, until darkened, about 2 minutes.
Add the chicken broth, tomatoes and 1 cup water; cover and bring to a simmer. Uncover and cook until slightly reduced, about 10 minutes.
Stir in the noodles, basil, parmesan and heavy cream; simmer 2 more minutes.
Divide the soup among bowls. Top with cottage cheese (or ricotta) and a bit of sliced basil.

NOTE: If you don't like onions, replace the chopped onion with 2 Tbsp of dried minced onion. You'll get the flavor the recipe needs without any of the onion texture.

NUTRITION: per serving, 350 calories, 35 grams protein, 37 grams carbohydrate, 9 grams fat, 430 mg sodium, 7 grams fiber. 35 grams net carbohydrates (carbohydrate minus fiber).

Photograph by Johnny Miller

Original Recipe found here. This recipe (above) has been changed from the original by Chelle Stafford / Recipe For Fitness.

1 comment:

  1. Yes!!! This is awesome. I bought whole wheat lasagna noodles in bulk, and need to use them!!