I have to share with you one of my very favorite soups! Even though I'm not Italian, I do LOVE Italian foods. This Lasagna Soup recipe is perfect for warming your heart and soul. I hope you try it!
I'm using my Olde English Countryside teacup, by Johnson Brothers. Do I really use all these pretty teacups? Yes, I really do! Every evening I drink a cup of Sleepytime tea, which is so soothing.
Lasagna Soup: from Cuisine Magazine
This soup is really quick, and oh so flavorful! The surprise of fresh mozzarella cubes in the bottom of the bowl gives the soup a cheesy richness.
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 mini 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 these lovely parties:
Thank you for your visit! xo