It’s cold here, and soup is a great warm-you-up kind of meal. We often eat chilis and potato soups, but I thought it was time to try a new soup. I found some Italian sausage at a great mark down price, so that was my inspiration to try some Lasagna Soup.
We were pretty happy with the result. Joe even told me that he was so happy with that supper he didn’t even want a snack. (I wanted to record him saying that since we will probably never hear him say it again. That boy can eat!)
For Lasagna Soup, you will need:
- 1 lb Italian sausage
- 1 t onion flakes (or chopped onion if your family allows it)
- 1 t garlic powder (or 1 minced garlic clove)
- 1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
- 3 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
- 6 c chicken stock
- 1 t basil
- 1 t oregano
- 1/2 t thyme
- 10 broken lasagna noodles (or 3 c other type of noodles)
- ricotta or cottage cheese for garnish
- mozzarella or Italian cheese for garnish
Brown your sausage with the onion and garlic in the bottom of a Dutch oven or stock pot. Once browned, add your tomatoes, sauce, chicken stock, and herbs. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add your broken lasagna noodles and simmer for another 15 minutes or until noodles are done to your liking.
Serve with garnish.