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Vegetable Soup With Mini Cheese Ravioli

Vegetable Soup With Mini Cheese Ravioli is a hearty, delicious, and clean meal that will warm you to your core. Stovetop and Instant Pot instructions included.vegetable soup

Years ago, we spent New Year’s Eve with my in-laws at their beach cottage in Ocean Shores, Washington. Jack was tiny at the time, we walked the beach a bit, and generally went to bed early. We’re party animals like that.

The weather was typical Pacific Northwest winter; rainy, cold, grey, and generally just “meh”.  I offered to cook dinner, and knowing we were all chilled, I settled on some soup.  It was a boring soup…or so I thought. My in-laws scarfed down a few bowls and then proceeded to name it A.S.S., or Awesome Sarah’s Soup.  I was so proud. I’m pretty sure it was my first dirty word acronym.

But not my last.

It is now a tradition that any time they go to their house at the ocean, my mother-in-law makes a big pot full of Vegetable Soup With Mini Cheese Ravioli. All new neighbors and friends they meet are invited over for a “big bowl of ASS”. It seems to be a test of all new friendships if the guests laugh or become offended.

One year when I made it again, I served Garlic Bread – AKA Crack Bread simply because it was fun to tell the family we were having ASS Crack for dinner. Listen, I don’t apologize for my middle school boy humor. It is who I am and I have accepted that. If it isn’t your jam, oh well. But this Vegetable Soup With Mini Cheese Ravioli will be your jam. Believe.vegetable soup

Helpful Supplies for Vegetable Soup With Mini Cheese Ravioli

  • Dutch oven. This makes crafting soup a freaking joy.
  • Instant Pot. A great way to speed up the cooking process and just push a button and let it cook while you do something awesome.
  • Homemade chicken stock if you’re so inclined.
  • No Knead Bread. A miraculous invention of epic proportions.
  • Smoked Paprika. This spice needs a space in your spice cupboard. If you have a Costco membership, they sell it there too!

Is there anything better than a hot bowl of ASS to warm you on a cold winter’s day?

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Vegetable Soup With Mini Cheese Ravioli
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Vegetable Soup With Mini Cheese Ravioli is a hearty and clean meal that will warm you to your core. Stovetop and Instant Pot instructions included.

Course: Soup
Servings: 6 people
  • 1/4 lb sausage casings removed
  • 3 cups carrots peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups stalks of celery chopped
  • 1 onion diced
  • 6 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 8 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups black beans 15 oz can (drained)
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes 15 oz can
  • 1/4 tsp dried sage
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1.5 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1.5 cups small cheese ravioli
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instant Pot Directions
  1. Using the Saute function, cook the sausage through, breaking it up until fully cooked. Turn to "Keep Warm/Off" to turn off.
  2. Add all the ingredients, except the cheese ravioli. Put the lid on and set the vent to Sealing. Using the soup function, set the timer for 17 minutes.

  3. When the timer is up, use a dishcloth and immediately set the vent to Venting. Be oh so careful as the steam will be hot. It will take about 10 minutes to depressurize. Once it has depressurized, remove the lid and add the ravioli. Stir. Put the lid back on and set to Keep Warm. The ravioli will be cooked through in about 10 minutes.

Stovetop Directions
  1. Heat a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Cook the sausage, breaking it apart to cook through. Using a slotted spoon, remove the sausage to a bowl.
  2. Add the onions, celery, and carrots and cook it in what is left of the sausage. Stir. Put the lid on, and cook down for about 10 minutes, stir, and then cook another 5-10 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, and cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Add your diced tomatoes, black beans, chicken stock, and the dried spices. Put the lid on, and cook for another 20 minutes.
  5. Up until now, this is a typical veggie soup. Just wait my friends, just wait. Now add the dried cheese ravioli. Put the lid on, and cook for another 10-15 minutes, or until the ravioli float to the top and are cooked through.
Recipe Notes

Serve with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese and some crusty No Knead Bread.

If you don't eat meat, add a can of white beans instead of the sausage, and sub out the chicken broth for vegetable broth.

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29 comments on “Vegetable Soup With Mini Cheese Ravioli”

  1. You always make me laugh! No problems freezing the pint jars? I’ve frozen beans in plastic freezer bags. The jars would make portioning more convenient, though. Hey – I made the most incredible lemon bars yesterday and you KNOW the zester was involved…
    Have a great day!

    • Not a problem yet! Make sure you leave about 1 inch of headspace (space between the top of the food and the top of the jar) to allow things to expand, and it’s great. I probably have over 40 different size jars in my stand up freezer.

      You can only use wide-mouth jars for freezing.

      Mmmmmm, I love lemon bars! And I of course prefer them with finely zested lemon!

  2. Dinner solved! OMG I can’t wait to try this

  3. YUM! This is on the menu for next week.

  4. Oh! We are SO making this next time I can get to a grocery store! 😀

  5. Awesome! I notice that you freeze a lot of things in glass pint jars; do you have any problem with them cracking and breaking? I made some chicken soup and froze a bunch of them in glass pint jars and on my way to work one day a frozen one knocked slightly against something metal in my car and cracked the jar right down the middle. Luckily it was still frozen so I didn’t have to start my day with soup down my pants… bah ha.

  6. Gotta love a food blogger who admits to “flavor crystals”! Going to pin this on my soup board and I will put in on my menu for next week!

  7. This looks fab. Dinner solved tomorrow!!!

  8. Yum! thinking I could throw that tortellini in there too! You’ve been pinned! Thanks for adding the button. You are about to explode on the internet.

  9. Looks and sounds yummy!!! Love the flavor crystals. 🙂

  10. I am compelled to make this tonight, not only because it looks delicious, but because my name is Sara and I can apply the ASS acronym to it as well 🙂 I’ll let you know how it turns out. Thank you!

  11. Yummy Sarah. I can’t wait to try it.

  12. Holy moly. I’m recovering from an aggressive cold so I made this today and you were right, it WAS awesome. Thank you for sharing!


  13. hi Sarah! I am making this soup for the second time today as it was a big hit at our house! I was wondering if you have ever frozen this soup before? I am planning a freezer cooking day and would love to include this!

    • Yahoo, so glad to hear that! ASS for everyone.

      Yep, I’ve frozen it lots of times. In fact, a pint is currently defrosting in my fridge for Troy to take to work tomorrow.

  14. Just made this tonight and loved it! My sister and I agree that we are using 2 cans of black beans next time though. I can’t wait for your cookbook!

  15. I have made this probably a dozen times and it’s always popular! This time I added bacon and cooked my veggies in the grease! Oh my goodness! Makes it less of a “frugal” meal but YUM!

  16. Sadly, it never occurred to me to make a big batch of black beans and then freeze them.

    This looks awesome. It would have been perfect for this last week as our highs were between 5-10 degrees.

  17. MMmm ass crack for dinner.. as long as it doesn’t smell like actual ass I’m in!

    Your humor suits me perfectly ❤️

  18. Sarah’s A.S.S. is famous at Ocean Shores! Her A.S.S. won a soup cook off there, too. One must for the soup is Trader Joe’s little dried cheese ravioli. It plumps up and holds its shape. This recipe truly is a family favorite. Thank you, Sarah. We love you, AND your $!#.

  19. ***** – Made this — we all loved it — even filled up an 18 year old male with hollow legs.

  20. Forgot the starts

  21. Seriously, am I on crack today?!? *Stars*

  22. It’s like a little bowl of happiness! Will make again!