Lasagna Soup

Lasagna Soup: the perfect weeknight dinner, easy and delicious #pork #lasagnasoup @shugarysweets

Lasagna Soup: the perfect weeknight dinner, easy and delicious #pork #lasagnasoup @shugarysweets

I’ve got a special request. Today I’m not only sharing a delicious soup recipe, but I wanted to encourage you to help raise money for the hungry! One minute and 42 seconds is all it takes.

Well, unless you decide to read this entire post, then it might take longer!

Wondering what on earth I am talking about?

Here in Ohio, we have an Ohio Pork Producers Council. Along with some hog farmers and other partners, they are raising money for local food banks in my state of Ohio! By watching this fun “Pork from Fork to Farm” you tube video (1 minute, 42 seconds) they will donate 1lb of ground pork to local food banks for EVERY VIEW. It’s that easy! I personally love buying local meats and dairy products, so knowing the local food banks will get that same advantage is a nice feeling. I always hear that it’s best to donate what YOUR family would eat…not the canned stuff in the back of the pantry that nobody likes.

Lasagna Soup: the perfect weeknight dinner, easy and delicious #pork #lasagnasoup @shugarysweets

And my family loves pork! You may have seen here on Shugary Sweets a few dinners featuring this delicious protein. I have another great recipe for you today! Lasagna Soup!

My husband does not like lasagna. The ricotta cheese is the main culprit. I was a little worried about making lasagna soup, but it went over quite well! He actually loved it, and there was no ricotta cheese to scare him off!

Lasagna Soup: the perfect weeknight dinner, easy and delicious #pork #lasagnasoup @shugarysweets

Lasagna Soup

Yield: serves 8

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 carton (32oz) chicken broth
  • 1 can (14.5oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (15oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 8 whole wheat lasagna noodles, broken into bite sized pieces
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions:

  1. In a large soup pot, brown ground pork with onion, green pepper and garlic. Add chicken broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and seasonings. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Boil 2 minutes, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, covered. Stir occasionally.
  2. Add bite sized lasagna noodles to soup and cook until tender (about 15 minutes).
  3. When ready to serve, mix in the grated parmesan cheese. Ladle into individual bowls and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese. We served our soup with crunchy sourdough bread crisps! ENJOY

 

Some other Ohio bloggers are sharing pork recipes today too! Be sure to hop over and see what’s cooking in their kitchens!

Don’t forget to watch the you tube video “Pork from Fork to Farm”¬†to help raise food for the hungry!

View the press release here: Pork Producers Help Feed Hungry in Ohio

**This is a sponsored post on behalf of the Ohio Pork Producers Council (OPPC). I was compensated for my time, however all opinions expressed are 100% my own!

Lasagna Soup: the perfect weeknight dinner, easy and delicious