Friday, July 29, 2011

Zombie Soup

This soup is delicious, you wont be disappointed.

for the soup:
2 tsp. olive oil
1-1/2 lbs. Italian sausage
3 c. chopped onions
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
2 T. tomato paste
1 28-oz. can fire roasted diced tomatoes
2 bay leaves
6 c. chicken stock
8 oz. mafalda or fusilli pasta
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

for the cheesy yum:
8 oz. ricotta
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. salt
pinch of freshly ground pepper

2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese

Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add sausage, breaking up into bite sized pieces, and brown for about 5 minutes.
 Add onions and cook until softened, about 6 minutes.
 Add garlic,
 oregano, and red pepper flakes. Cook for 1 minute.
 Add tomato paste and stir well. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the tomato paste turns a rusty brown color.
 Add diced tomatoes,
 bay leaves,
 and chicken stock.
 Stir to combine. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
Add uncooked pasta and cook until al dente.

in the meantime:

 In a small bowl, combine the ricotta,
 Parmesan, salt, and pepper.

To serve, place a dollop of the cheesy yum in each soup bowl, sprinkle some of the mozzarella on top and ladle the hot soup over the cheese.

(and I was so excited to eat this soup I forgot to take a final photo)


DX5GP2LOTS said...

Sounds yummy. 8)

happy owl erin said...

looks delish! That is a TON of ingredients for this mama ;)))

Ashleigh said...

Erin, don't let that scare you its amazingly simple.

Hannah Hosh said...

It is delicious! I'm glad you posted the recipe cause I was going to ask you for it. :)