We FINALLY got a snow day here in Colorado!!! Now that I officially have the day to bake and cook my favorite dishes, this recipe for Lasagna Soup is PERFECT for a freezing day! There is nothing better than something warm to fill your tummy when your front steps have 2 feet of snow! Get cookin’ and enjoy!
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (32-ounce) container chicken broth
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 ounces broken whole-wheat lasagna noodles (about 4 noodles)
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded mozzarella cheese
8 Whole-wheat breadsticks or grissini (optional)
Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick saucepot or Dutch oven. Add the sausage, onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the sausage is crumbled and browned, 8 – 10 minutes.
Add the broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, salt, and crushed red pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the flavors are blended, about 20 minutes. Add the noodles; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the soup thickens slightly and the noodles are tender, 10 – 12 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in mozzarella, basil, and the Parmesan. Serve with the breadsticks, if using. (whole-wheat lasagna noodles take a little longer to cook.)
Hannah is a Rent the Runway Rep at the University of Colorado Boulder majoring in Communications and Political Science. She serves as the Event Chairman of her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and has interned with various fashion & beauty retailers such as Betsey Johnson, Madewell and Yes To Carrots. She has a passion for all social media and an addiction to the world of fashion. When she’s not fully absorbed in school, party planning and fashion blogs, she is clumsily creating culinary “masterpieces” in her kitchen.
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