Inexpensive Recipes – Lasagna Soup

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Inexpensive Recipes-Lasagna Soup

Love lasagna, but no time to put it all together? Try this innovative lasagna soup–great for warming up on a cold night, and inexpensive, too! Yield – 4 – 6 servings

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 diced onion

2 cloves minced garlic

1 lb. meat (any of the following: ground beef, Italian sausage, meatballs …)

2 teaspoons oregano

2 teaspoons basil

Pinch of salt

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

2 cups spaghetti sauce

4 cups chicken stock

2 bay leaves

8 oz. pasta (rotini, fusilli, campanelle, corkscrew, etc.)

1 tablespoon fresh parsley

Shredded mozzarella cheese

Preparation

In a large Dutch oven, heat oil on a medium flame and sauté onion until golden. Add garlic and stir for one minute before adding meat. Brown the meat, remove any extra fat.

Add oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, spaghetti sauce, chicken stock and bay leaves. Simmer for 15 minutes.

Add pasta and increase heat. Bring to a boil and cook for recommended time on pasta box for “al dente.”

Discard bay leaves and add salt and pepper. Stir in fresh parsley and serve with a sprinkling of shredded Mozzarella cheese

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