• Lasagna Soup

    Date: 2011.12.04 | Category: recipes | Tags: ,,

    I decided to try this soup recipe that I found on pinterest because we love lasagna and we love soup and man it’s cold outside!  Of course I made just a few changes.  We skipped the bell pepper and the red pepper altogether because we’re not fans.  I added some frozen spinach and a can of sliced olives.  And I might have tripled the cheese.  But it actually could have done with a little less- it was awfully stringy!  Maybe one cup next time.  Well, it turned out just as yummy as it looked so I thought I’d pass the recipe on to you.

    1 pound Italian sausage
    1 onion, diced
    3 cloves garlic, crushed

    1 cup frozen chopped spinach
    32 oz chicken broth (I used homemade turkey stock)
    15 oz tomato sauce
    1 (14 oz) can petite diced tomatoes (do not drain)
    1 can sliced olives

    4 oz lasagna noodles, broken into bite size pieces

    1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
    1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
    3 TBS parmesan cheese

    Brown sausage with onion and garlic in a large nonstick stockpot.
    Add next 5 ingredients and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    Add the noodles and return to a boil, then simmer 10-12 minutes until soup starts to thicken and noodles are cooked.
    Remove from heat and stir in basil and cheeses.
    Serve with additional parmesan and with breadsticks if desired.