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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ravioli Soup

I was searching through my freezer the other day looking for something totally unrelated to ravioli when I happened upon half of a bag of frozen ravioli. I thought....I really need to do something with this...and this soup was born. I love anything cheesy-noodle related so I was pretty excited to make this. You guys.....this soup will rock your socks! IT Guy LOVED it....I mean he L-O-V-E-D it! It didn't make a huge pot so I loved that part. We each had a couple of bowls then there was plenty to send for IT Guy's lunch the next day. This would be easy to double if you need to feed more people or like leftovers but is perfect for a small family. Super good.....super easy.....super duper!

Ravioli Soup

1 pound ground beef or Italian sausage or a combo
1 32-ounce container chicken stock
1 28-ounce jar pasta sauce
1 small onion ~ diced
1 green pepper ~ diced
1 -2 cloves garlic ~ minced
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
Frozen ravioli ~ (I used 1/2 of a 25-ounce bag)
Grated Parmesan cheese

In a large dutch oven, saute the bell pepper, onion and garlic for a few minutes.

Add the ground beef and cook until meat is done.

Add the chicken stock, pasta sauce and seasonings. Bring to a boil then turn the heat to low.

Simmer for about 30 minutes.

Bring soup to a boil then add the frozen ravioli.

Cook until ravioli float to the top and are done, according to package directions.

Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

Okay....let's make soup! 
Okay....let's make soup!

Saute the onion, bell pepper and garlic for a bit. 
Saute the onion, bell pepper 
and garlic for a bit.

Then add the meat and cook until done. 
Then add the meat and cook until done.

Add the chicken stock, pasta sauce, and seasonings. 
Add the chicken stock, pasta 
sauce, and seasonings.

Simmer 30 minutes then add the frozen ravioli. 
Simmer 30 minutes then 
add the frozen ravioli.

Cook until ravioli are done. 
Cook until ravioli are done.

Serve with some grated parm and you're good to go! 
Serve with some grated parm 
and you're good to go!