This week I'm in Chicago to celebrate the holidays with my family.  While I love to be home for the holidays, the brisk winter weather is always a bit difficult to adapt to.  However, it's nothing a hot cup of soup can't fix, so I'm serving just that for dinner tonight with today's featured recipe for two -- Lasagna Soup!

_Pepperoni and Italian Sausage Lasagna Soup
Total Time: 30 minutes
Prep: 5 minutes 
Cook: 25 minutes

What you'll need
1/2 pound Italian sausage (I used Jennie O Turkey Seasoned Italian Sausage.  It's amazing!!)
1/2 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
4 cups chicken broth
1 can (about 14 ounces) Italian-style stewed tomatoes, chopped
10 ounces tomato sauce
1/2 cup uncooked mafalda pasta
1 cup spinach
1/2 cup fresh mozzarella, diced
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
2 teaspoons. thinly sliced fresh basil
1 teaspoon pepper

1. Brown sausage in a large soup-pot over medium heat.
2. Add onions and pepperoni; saut
é for 2 to 3 minutes.  Stir in garlic; sauté for an additional 2 to 3 minutes.
3. Add broth, stewed tomatoes (including juice), and tomato sauce, bring to a boil.
4. Drop in pasta and simmer until the pasta is cooked through, about 10 minutes.  

*Note -- if you can't find mafalda noodles you can also use lasagna noodles, just be sure to break the noodles into smaller peices before adding them to the soup.
5. Stir in spinach and cook until wilted, about 2 minutes.
6. Place 1/4 cup of the diced mozzarella into each soup bowl and pour soup on top. 
7. Garnish with Parmesan and basil.  Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Cuisine Tonight Magazine

08/04/2013 19:34

Just found your site last week on Pinterest and I am in love! We made the entire week's menu and my husband (a professional banquet chef) loved every meal! This soup was the ultimate comfort food and mind-blowing deliciousness!

08/05/2013 17:13

Thanks Kenzy! I'm so glad you found me, and I'm even happier that you are enjoying the site. I had to take a temporary leave of absence for personal reasons, but I will be posting new recipes very soon! Stay tuned... Thanks again!

01/19/2014 10:20

The ingredients section doesn't actually list the pepperoni. How much do we use?


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