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1 lb. ground Italian sausage
2 cups onion, chopped
1 cup carrot, diced
2 cups button mushrooms, sliced (optional)
2 T. garlic, minced
4 cups chicken broth
1 (14.5 oz) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes
1 cup mafalda (mini lasagna) pasta or campenelle or bow ties
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
1 cup fresh mozzarella cheese, diced
Parmesan cheese and sprigs of fresh basil
Brown sausage in a large saucepan over medium-heat heat.
Add onion and carrot; saute' 3 minutes.
Stir in mushrooms and garlic and saute' another 3 minutes.
Add broth and tomatoes; bring to a boil.
Stir in the pasta and simmer until cooked, about 10 minutes (or according to package directions).
Add the spinach and cook about 1 minute or until wilted.
To serve, place cubes of mozzarella in each serving bowl, then ladle soup over and let sit briefly to melt the cheese.
Garnish with grated Parmesan and a sprig of basil.
I am sharing this with:
Mix It Up Monday
On the Menu Monday
Make It Pretty Monday
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday
Full Plate Thursday