Sunday, January 12, 2014

Lasagna Soup

If you love lasagna but don't want to take the time to make it, this is the next best thing.  This was a huge hit with my family.
 Brown 1 pound of Italian sausage in a bit of olive oil.

 Add 1 diced onion and 4 diced garlic cloves.  Cook this while breaking up the sausage.

 Sprinkle in some S&P, 1 tsp, oregano and some hot pepper flakes to taste.

 Add 1 28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes, 4 C. beef broth, 2 bay leaves and 1 small can of tomato paste.

Bring to a boil then turn it to a high simmer and let it cook until it thickens a bit.

Add 1 pound of the pasta of your choice, I used elbow macaroni.  Cook just until the pasta is al dente.

Serve topped with a scoop of ricotta mixed with some Parmesan cheese and some fresh basil.  This is really good served with garlic bread for dipping.