That makes me laugh.
And this soup made me smile.
Lasagna Soup gives you all the wonderful flavors of lasagna in a warm, comforting soup. I loved the punch of cheese. The tomato sauce you choose is going to make a big difference in the taste, so I recommend using a pasta or pizza sauce which is richer than canned tomato sauce.
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound Italian turkey sausage, sliced
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
32 ounces chicken broth
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce (I used pizza 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)
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Baguette slices sprinkled with additional mozzarella
Additional Parmesan, if desired
1. Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Remove from the heat; stir in mozzarella, basil, and the Parmesan. Top with baguette slice and additional Parmesan.
Makes 8 cups
Recipe slightly adapted from PaulaDeen.com
I am such a sucker for songs with spoken words. Add to that a bit of the bizarre and I always smile.
‘Judy Baby’ is not my typical tune, but I really like it. Especially how the guy starts the song speaking and the female does the sung vocals. Very catchy.
Check out Okapi Sun on the band’s Website, where you can learn of upcoming west coast USA tour dates and buy their music. The debut album “Techno Prisoners” is due out on April 29th.