Spooky Lasagna Soup & Winners!

Spooky Lasagna Soup

I’m counting down to Halloween,

preparing for a Happy Haunting!

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Spooky Lasagna Soup was staring at me

from the pages of

 Celebrate Halloween Magazine.

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Spooky Lasagna Soup

Makes 13 Spooky Servings

Ingredients

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 1/4 pounds lean ground beef (I used “meatloaf mix”, a blend of beef, pork & veal)

1 large onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried basil

2 tablespoons tomato paste

8 cups chicken broth

1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

2 bay leaves

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups fusilli pasta, cooked & drained (I used rotini)

small fresh mozzarella balls

slices pimento-stuffed olives

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Directions

In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add ground beef and cook 5 – 7 minutes, or until browned and crumbly. Discard drippings. Add garlic, onion, oregano, and basil; cook, stirring frequently for 5 minutes or until onion is tender.

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Stir in tomato paste. Stir in chicken broth, tomatoes, bay leaves, and salt; bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.

Stir in cooked pasta; simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; discard bay leaves. Ladle into bowls, garnish with mozzarella balls and top each ball with an olive slice. You can find the printable recipe, here.

Matthew Mead Book Giveaway

The winners of my

Eat, Drink & Be Scary Giveaway

are. . .

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BamaCarol

and

Debbie @ Mountain Breaths

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get your book & treats to you!

Thanks to all who entered!

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  34 comments for “Spooky Lasagna Soup & Winners!

  1. September 28, 2013 at 6:23 am

    Your soup is adorable Mary and I’ll bet the winners are thrilled! Happy Weekend:@)

  2. September 28, 2013 at 7:35 am

    I must make that spooky soup! What a thrill to be a winner :-) Have a nice weekend!

  3. September 28, 2013 at 7:36 am

    The soup looks good👀! The idea of using the mozzarella balls with the stuffed olives is a great idea! Have a great weekend!

  4. Peggy Thal
    September 28, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Your soup is just the best for Halloween. It will look so great just to see people’s reaction when you hand them a cup. Their eyeball will pop. Thanks for such a fun recipe!

  5. September 28, 2013 at 7:38 am

    congratulations to the winners. i giggled when i saw the soup — too fun!!

  6. September 28, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Congratulations to the winners!👻🎃

  7. September 28, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Wonderful interpretation of Lasagna Soup!! Those eyeballs are spooky cute! Too much fun~and congrats to the lucky winners, Matthew Mead has so many unique ideas, but he pales in comparison to you Mary, and your eat,drink and be scary!

  8. September 28, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Don’t you just love those “Celebrate” magazines?! The soup looks delicious and spooky. I enjoy soup and whimsy, so I’m going to try this.

  9. September 28, 2013 at 10:09 am

    That is just too cute!! You continue to inspire me!

  10. Franki
    September 28, 2013 at 10:13 am

    A Keeper and great idea for when we’re babysitting the grandkiddos next week!! Hate crows…maybe owls… :) franki

  11. September 28, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Awesome looking soup!!! Love your crows! Where did you get them?

    • September 28, 2013 at 10:32 am

      They came from Michaels a couple of years ago :)

  12. September 28, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Too cute, great idea for Halloween.

  13. terribetz
    September 28, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Marvelous! What a cute n clever Fall lunch! Love it! Thanks for sharing this!

  14. September 28, 2013 at 11:58 am

    you are up to eyeballs in fun!

  15. September 28, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    What FUN!! My grandkidlets would go crazy over this…Ms. C. wouldn’t EAT it, but she would laugh anyway. (very picky eater)
    Thanks for sharing & Congrats to the winners!

  16. BamaCarol
    September 28, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Looks like another great soup for the fall and winter. And I’m so thrilled to be a winner!

  17. September 28, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    The eyeballs in the soup are great!

  18. September 29, 2013 at 1:22 am

    Ooh! Another great Halloween Soup! Love this one and it sounds delicious! Must try this! Hugs to Chloe and Gracie!

  19. September 29, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Wow! Spooky alright… Nice touch for Halloween…

  20. September 29, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    My grandkids would get a kick out of that soup, and me too, Mary! Yea for the winners. I know they’ll enjoy the fun books.

  21. Barbara
    September 30, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Yum, yum, ready for that scary soup, such a great idea with the mozzarella balls and olives for the eyes, who would have thought , only you!!!
    Congrats to the winners!!!

  22. September 30, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    What a great soup for Halloween. Love the edible eyeballs.

  23. September 30, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Yay for Debbie! She’s one of my buds.
    OMG That soup is gag-ilicious!

  24. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
    October 1, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Oh my word, this is spooky. The eyeballs are genius. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  25. October 2, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Reblogged this on Here Is What I Like.

  26. October 2, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    This soup is so so yummy looking… and kinda fun and spooky! I’m making this for sure. Look for it on next week’s ON THE MENU MONDAY! Thanks for sharing your LASAGNA SOUP at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!

  27. October 4, 2013 at 8:05 am

    I was trying to figure out how you made the eyeball, really such a great idea. Visiting you from Foodie Fridays

  28. October 4, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Looks like a soup we can really enjoy in this house….Love making soup!…and I cannot wait to see the reaction when I serve it…Thanks Mary!!!

  29. October 7, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    This recipe is absolutely adorable.

    Now, I’m sure there’s no way my picky 7-year-old would eat eyeballs floating in soup, but I’m going to make it anyway because I know my husband and I would enjoy it.

    I’m featuring this tomorrow at Home{work} Wednesday. Thanks for sharing.

  30. Kim
    September 29, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Love those eyeballs! What a great Halloween addition to what looks to be already a wonderful soup. Congrats to the winners of the book giveaway!

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