Ravioli Soup Recipe

I was visiting Lorilee at CRACKLEBERRY COTTAGE the other day and discovered her recipe for RAVIOLI SOUP.

I made the soup Tuesday night and it was WONDERFUL! Very tasty! My husband had a second bowlful! I broiled some garlic cheese bread and made a small salad to go along with it.

Lorilee’s recipe is as follows…then in BOLD are my modifications for what I had on-hand.

The recipe is another from Once-A-Month Cooking by Mimi Wilson and Mary Beth Lagerborg.


1 pound ground beef (1 POUND GROUND TURKEY-Italian Style Jennie-o)
1/ 4 cup soft bread crumbs (1/2 cup smashed Ritz Crackers…I thought I had bread crumbs in the frig…was wrong)
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (grated 3 Cheese Blend – Parmesan, Asiago & Romano)
3/4 teaspoon onion salt (NONE…I don’t use onion salt)
2 teaspoons minced garlic cloves (2 cloves) (I used 4 cloves-love, love, love garlic)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion (I used one large onion)
1 28-ounce can Italian-style crushed tomatoes in puree ( I used Diced…ME TOO)
1 6-ounce can tomato paste (I only had a small can of sauce)
1 14 1/2 can beef broth (I used 32oz of Fat Free Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth)
1 cup water (no water as I used more broth)
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
(I used 3 teaspoons of a blend of dried herbs from my garden that consists of Basil, Oregano, Sage, Thyme, Marjoram, and Italian Parsley)
1 12-ounce package plain ravioli without sauce
salt (I didn’t use any salt)
parmesan cheese for serving

Cook the ground beef in a large pot until browned, about 15 minutes. (I ADDED THE ONION AND GARLIC 1/2 WAY THROUGH THIS PART) Drain the fat. Combine remaining ingredients except frozen ravioli and additional parmesan cheese. Bring soup to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Thaw and cook ravioli according to package directions until just tender. Drain ravioli; add to soup. Salt to taste and serve with parmesan cheese.

10 thoughts on “Ravioli Soup Recipe

  1. Off topic…almost done with the socks…would be sooner if my dang hand would quit going numb. Anyway I’ll be sending some lavendar with the socks for you and your mom to keep with your woolies. It keeps bugs away. And some catnip for your kitties.

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