Sometimes you deeply crave something. And, often times, it's something that is either incredibly time consuming to make or super expensive to make. I've had a hankering for lasagna but it takes soooo lonnngg to make! Plus, it's not the cheapest meal. At least not the way I make it. I came across a recipe for Lasagna Soup on the the Deen Brothers website when I was recovering from surgery and was only being allowed soft foods. I finally gave it a try - with my own spin, of course - and was not disappointed! I wouldn't recommend skipping the ricotta - the soup is very rich, and a little bit of ricotta in each bite really cuts the richness and makes it PERFECT.