What?! Lasagna Soup?!

I’m cooking up a storm this week and tonight made Lasagna Soup, a recipe I found on Pinterest!

Here’s the recipe for ya’ll!  (Original recipe found here.) <– after looking at that link, do you get my “ya’ll?!” ;]

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Lasagna Soup

What to Gather:

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound Italian sausage
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
3 teaspoons garlic powder
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 lasagna noodles (about 4 noodles)
3 tsp basil
3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

What to do:

Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick pot.  Add the sausage, onion, bell pepper, and garlic powder. 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 1/2 cup mozzarella, basil, and the Parmesan.  Sprinkle each bowl with remaining mozzarella cheese before serving.

(Now, I have to give credit where credit is due.  I did copy and paste the recipe and ingredients – from the link above – and then change it a little to reflect what I actually did.)

A few things to note:

This was really really good and surprisingly spicy – I think it was the sausage!

I would recommend using pressed garlic cloves instead of garlic powder and fresh basil instead of the spice version, but the spices of these were all that I had on hand.

I overdid the basil while trying to figure out how much spice-version would be needed to equal the fresh… it didn’t taste over basil-ey, but still (besides… I’m not sure I really know what basil tastes like on it’s own?).

Finally, YOU SHOULD TRY IT!! :]

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