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Recipe: One-Pot Beefy Lasagna Soup

Recipe: One-Pot Beefy Lasagna Soup

Ingredients

2 tbsp olive oil
1 lb lean ground beef
1 large yellow onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
5 cups (40 oz) chicken broth
1 can (14.5 oz) petit diced tomatoes
1 can (14.5 oz) can crushed tomatoes
½ cup (4 oz) dry white wine
2 tbsp tomato paste
¼ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
¾ tsp dried oregano
10 dry lasagna noodles, broken into pieces
salt and pepper to taste
8 oz whole milk ricotta cheese
½ cup finely shredded parmesan cheese
extra chopped fresh parsley for serving

Directions

Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large Dutch Oven or soup pot. Once the oil is hot, add the onion and crumble in the ground beef, stir occasionally. Cook for 7-10 minutes or until the meat is browned. Season with some salt & pepper. Mix in the garlic.

Add the chicken broth, diced & crushed tomatoes, puree, wine and herbs. Bring to a boil. Add the lasagna noodles. Reduce heat to a simmer and place the lid on. Continue to cook for about 20 minutes or until the noodles are cooked to your liking.

While the soup is cooking combine the ricotta and parmesan. Slice the mozzarella.

Spoon portions of soup into oven safe bowls. Top with a dollop of the ricotta mixture and mozzarella. Broil for 3 minutes or until browned to your liking. Serve hot, topped with parsley and basil.

~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Raspberry Brioche Bread Pudding

Ingredients

Directions

~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Raspberry Brioche Bread Pudding

We love this breakfast favorite, Raspberry Brioche Bread Pudding recipe. Simple and delicious to prepare for weekend feasts and brunch.

8 servings

2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1 – 14 oz loaf brioche bread, cut into 1 inch cubes
6 large eggs
2 cups whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
1 Navel orange, juiced
3/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 ounces fresh raspberries, divided
powdered sugar for garnish

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees with the rack in the middle.
Grease a 13X9 inch casserole dish with the softened butter.
Place the bread cubes in the casserole dish.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, cream, orange juice, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Fold in 1/2 of the raspberries. Pour the mixture over the bread and gently press into the bread with a spatula. Allow to soak for 10 minutes. Top with the remainder of the raspberries.
Cover the french toast with foil. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 35 minutes or until the casserole is puffed and golden brown. Spoon pudding onto plates and serve with maple syrup and softened butter.

~ Marla Meridith