Monday, November 26, 2012

A Stick to Your Bones Soup

Happy CYBER Monday people! Are all of you clicking through all the many promotional emails that our inboxes are filling with? If you find yourself utterly exhausted from all that clicking this evening and need a healthy soup for dinner than this is your lucky day. I had pinned Blair's Lasagna Soup a looooong time ago and finally made it last night. I served this soup with toasted baguette slices and my green bean fries.

Y'all be sure to check out Blair's blog, Cookin' Skinny, she has many amazing recipes that are all healthy and easy! Her maple pecan pie is especially delicious.

Skinny Lasagna Soup via Cookin' Skinny

Skinny Lasagna Soup slightly adapted from Cookin' Skinny

Serves: 6 • Prep Time: 10 minutes • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup white onion, diced
  • 8oz. mushrooms, sliced (I used cremini)
  • 2 tsp dried oregano (I forgot this and used herbes de provence, but would use the oregano next time)
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 tsp fennel seeds
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 lb. ground lean turkey
  • 3 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 – 14oz. can fire-roasted tomatoes with juices
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5-6 cups low sodium chicken broth (I used 5)
  • 2 Tbsp freshly grated parmesan
  • 2 cups dry whole wheat fusilli noodles (I scaled this back, see #4 below)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • S&P to taste
  • Sprinkling of fresh grated parmesan
  1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. When hot add onions and mushrooms and saute, stirring occasionally for 7 minutes.
  2. Add oregano, parsley, red pepper flakes, fennel seeds, garlic and ground turkey. Stir to break up big chunks of meat and brown meat until there is no pink left.
  3. Add tomato paste, fire-roasted tomatoes, bay leaf and broth and bring to a boil. Lower heat, stir in parmesan simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. If you plan on eating all the soup that night, add the noodles into the soup and bring heat up. Cook until noodles are al dente. If you want to freeze some of the soup, continue to simmer the soup for another 10 minutes without the noodles in it. Cook noodles in a separate pot and add them to each bowl before ladling the soup over the top. The noodles get soggy if left in the broth!
  5. Remove bay leaf before serving and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  6. Top each bowl of soup with a sprinkling of cheese and fresh basil, if desired.

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