Instant Pot Lasagna Soup should have a really long title to describe accurately precisely what they are, but alas to be SEO friendly it was not to be. This recipe should be called Instant Pot Lasagna Soup in Crispy Garlic Bread Bowls. A mouthful I know, and in more ways than one.
Keeping with the Instant Pot theme since I know many of you received one as a gift this past holiday season, I wanted to create a recipe that was homey and comforting for the dreary days of winter.
Having never made pasta in the Instant Pot before I did a bit of research as I’m sure there was a trick to it…there was. It takes three times as long for the Instant Pot to come to pressure as it does for the pasta actually to cook. The pasta cooks in only four minutes, but it takes about 15 minutes for the pressure to build.
Instant Pots make one-pot meals super easy. Mine has a sear feature that lets me brown the meat and onions, then without dirtying another pot transition to cooking the rest of the dish.
When it come to sandwiches, the Italian hoagie is king of the hill. Italian Hoagie Dip may dethrone the king!!
As summer approaches……OK, not here in the midwest, apparently here we need an Ark and perhaps a parka. So, maybe not a parka, but so far it has been a cool wet spring.
That does not mean that you do not need that “go to” take along food. Enter Italian Hoagie Dip. Cured Italian meats, smoked provolone, tomato, onions, and a touch of spice makes a hoagie you can dip.
I love Italian meats, smoky, spicy, just delicious. Paired with a nice provolone cheese…bellissima! Most grocery stores have an Italian meat variety pack. A selection of meats that pair well together, and are perfect for this recipe.
Tim and I are snackers. We don’t always fix a meal per se, we have snacks or as we like to call it…. grazing. Just grab a little something, no muss, no fuss.
We ate this for several grazing sessions. The longer it sets the better it gets. The dressing, although very simple, infuses the meat with a simple flavor.
A French baguette, sliced and toasted makes the perfect dipping vessel for the Italian Hoagie Dip.
Are you in need of a take along food for your next party, or just in need of a grazing selection at home? Try Italian Hoagie Dip……..deliziosa!!
1 tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar (I like Bragg’s)
1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
2 tablespoons avocado oil
1/4 cup each hot capocollo and hot calabrese,
1/2 cup each soppressata, and peppered salami
1/4 pound smoked provolone cheese
10 cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup red onion
1/4 cup spinach, shredded
2 tablespoon hot cherry pepper hoagie spread
Baguette slices, toasted
Fresh basil and parmesan cheese for garnish
In a small bowl whisk together the vinegar and Italian; slowly add in the avocado oil, whisking to emulsify. Set aside.
Chop all meats, cheese, tomato and onions into small dice and place in a large bowl.
Pour reserved dressing over the meat mixture, add the cherry pepper spread and toss to combine well. Allow to set for several hours. Before serving mix in the spinach. Garnish with fresh basil and parmesan cheese if desired. Serve with toasted baguette slices.
Note:Variety packs of Italian meats are available at your local grocery store.