Lasagna Tortellini Soup is a flavorful stovetop recipe featuring ground beef, herbs, and Parmesan in a marinara-based broth that’s ready in just 20 minutes!
Raise your hand if you’re ready for soup weather! Though we’ve had a reprieve from our 100+ degree stretch of days around here, it’s still hot, y’all. But the truth is, it’s going to be hot for awhile. So last week, I figured I may as well embrace what I’m yearning for – as opposed to what is – by whipping up a big ol’ pot of Lasagna Tortellini Soup for dinner!
I honestly didn’t know what I was going to make when I pulled that pound of ground beef out of the fridge. A quick assessment of my pantry indicated that I had the makings for some sort of Italian delight…but what I didn’t have was a whole lot of time. So I decided on a quick and easy spin on traditional lasagna soup.
So how did I make it quick and easy? Well basically, I put some shortcut ingredients to good use. To start, I used a jar of marinara sauce plus beef broth for the base of the soup. I also sautéed some minced garlic with my ground beef and added plenty of dried Italian herbs and spices for extra flavor.
Then, once the beef was cooked and the soup was bubbling, I stirred in frozen cheese tortellini (instead of regular pasta) to mimic the layers of ricotta. Just a few more minutes of simmering, a big handful of grated Parmesan cheese, and a shower of fresh minced parsley and dinner was DONE.
The best part is that, from start to finish, the Lasagna Tortellini Soup only took about 20 minutes to make! Furthermore, it would be super simple to customize this soup to your liking.
Sauté some chopped onions and/or mushrooms just before the beef and garlic. Substitute ground turkey for beef. Use your favorite flavor of pasta sauce (jarred or homemade) instead of regular marinara. Swap out the tortellini for ravioli. Stir in half a cup of ricotta cheese along with (or in place of) the grated Parm. Add some crushed red pepper flakes for a little heat. Garnish with a chiffonade of basil instead of parsley. The possibilities are endless!
If soup season has already arrived in your neck of the woods, I hope you’ll add this Lasagna Tortellini Soup to your cool weather mealtime arsenal. And if it hasn’t…well, feel free to join me in cranking up the A/C and pretending that it has! 😉
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