A simple recipe for rooster lasagna soup

Like the unique lasagna soup, this recipe has all the essential elements for white rooster lasagna — rooster (in fact!), cheese, spinach, and lasagna noodles — however as a substitute of placing them in a casserole dish, I toss them in a soup pot. It is fully satisfying and enjoyable, however simpler and faster to do on a weeknight.

One pot surprise

I like a superb one pot recipe as a result of it is simpler on my mind to sort out on the weekends and means fewer pots to wash. With this specific recipe, cooking all the pieces in a single stockpot has two extra benefits:

  1. Extra rooster taste! For the reason that rooster is boiled immediately within the soup broth, all of the goodness of the rooster stays within the soup the place it belongs.
  2. Additional creamy soup! The noodles are additionally cooked immediately into the soup, making the broth starchy and silky. When you add the Parmesan cheese and entire milk, this provides you a creamy, satisfying soup with out the necessity for a roux or different thickeners.

Word that the noodles will proceed to soak up the liquid and turn out to be mushy because the soup cools, though I discover lasagna noodles flavorful sufficient that they nonetheless style chewy even when reheated the following day. Nevertheless, if this bothers you, prepare dinner the pasta individually and scoop out 2 cups of the starchy pasta cooking water to make use of as a substitute of water when making the soup.

Easy recipes / Mihaela Kozarek-Cipric

Mushrooms in my lasagna?

To me, a soup like this needs to be a hearty meal in a bowl, and I felt like this soup wanted one thing greater than the usual rooster lasagna elements to finish it. Mushrooms had been the reply. They add texture and complement the wealthy flavors within the soup with out altering its fundamental nature.

You possibly can omit the mushrooms should you’re a fan of rooster lasagna, however I like to recommend making an attempt it!

Barter and alternate options

I’ve discovered this soup to be endlessly adaptable to all kinds of elements in my pantry. Attempt any of the next:

  • Substitute the lasagna noodles with another formed pasta, particularly one with a lot of nooks and crannies, and use a creamy broth equivalent to rotini or farfalle.
  • Substitute spinach with another vegetable.
  • Add 1/2 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes for additional colour and taste.
  • When you’ve got Parmesan peel, reduce it into items and add it to the soup for extra Parmesan taste.
  • In case you actually need to take issues up a notch, add 4 ounces of cream cheese or bitter cream.
  • For a dairy-free model, substitute the coconut milk with entire milk and use dairy-free cheese (or skip the cheese altogether — it is nonetheless good!).
  • This takes us away from the “rooster lasagna” origin of this recipe, however for the vegetarian model, including a can or two of drained chickpeas instead of the rooster will probably be simply as scrumptious and filling.

Easy recipes / Mihaela Kozarek-Cipric

Rooster soup for the soul