Sunday, December 28, 2014

Lasagna soup ***The easiest soup you will ever make***

This soup was given to me by a dear friend. I asked for the recipe and she made a copy of hers and mailed it to me.  The recipe had hand written notes for adjustments. I love that others before me found improvements and wrote them down.  I'll look for the picture and add it to the post if I can find it.


This is the easiest soup you will ever make and its full of flavor.



Ingredient list

1 lb sweet Italian sausage (We like it from Roth's) you can also get a spicy sausage for an extra kick.

2 cups onions, chopped

1 cup of carrots, diced or sliced

2 cups of mushrooms sliced

2 T. Minced garlic

4 cups or more of chicken broth

1 can of Italian style stewed tomatoes chopped (14.5 oz)

1 can of tomato sauce (10.75 oz)

1 cup of mafalda pasta  (we use rotini because mafalda is hard to find)

2 cups of fresh spinach

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese shredded

4 t of thinly sliced fresh basil

 

-Brown sausage in a large pot over medium-high heat.  

-Add onions and carrots; saut√© for 3 minutes. 

-Stir in mushrooms and garlic, and sauté another 3 minutes.

-Add broth, stewed tomatoes and tomato sauce, and bring to a boil.

-Drop in pasta and simmer until cooked, about 10 minutes. 

-Stir in spinach and cook until wilted.

-Serve and garnish with Parmesan & basil.

 

I slice a baguette, rub it with raw garlic, drizzle olive oil over bread and toast it in the oven until it's lightly golden brown. 

You can also serve it with croutons.