When you get an overwhelming craving for lasagna but don’t have the time or energy to put together a casserole – do the next, best thing and reach for your soup pot!
Sausage Lasagna Soup holds all the traditional flavors dear to my heart with hunks of sausage, zig-zaggy noodles, ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan cheese swimming in an Italian-seasoned tomato broth. An immensely satisfying, deconstructed lasagna without all the work.
Piping hot soup is ladled over top of a scoop of ricotta placed in a bowl alongside chewy, broken-up lasagna noodles. I keep the noodles separate to prevent them from soaking up all the lovely broth you just put your tender loving care into making.
Over top goes a generous sprinkling of Mozzarella cheese at which point you have a choice to make. Eat as is or place under the broiler so the top gets molten, bubbly and golden brown. That’s the best. For the sake of taste testing I ate it both ways. I found them equally good although the broiler gives it an extra special touch that mimics baked lasagna.