If you love lasagna, you will love this soup. All of my favorite ingredients, spinach, sausage and tomatoes and cheese, fill this soup, and it is so quick and easy. Using the mini farfalle noodles works perfect in this recipe as they truly look like mini lasagna noodles. My family was wowed by the soup. Serve with a salad and some fresh crusty bread, and dinner is on the table in no time.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Yield: 8 cups
1 pound mild Italian sausage
1 cup diced onion
1 cup diced carrots
1 (8-ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 cups low-salt, fat-free chicken broth
1 (141/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes with basil and oregano
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1 cup mini farfalle pasta (piccolini) “Barilla” makes it
2 cups fresh spinach
2 cups freshly grated Asiago cheese
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Fresh basil, (optional)
1. Brown sausage in a large Dutch over medium-high heat. Add onions and carrots; sauté 3 minutes. Stir in mushrooms and garlic; saute 3 minutes more.
2. Add chicken broth, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and Italian seasoning; bring to a boil. Add pasta and simmer until cooked, about 10 minutes, or according to package directions. Stir in spinach and cook until wilted.
3. Place 1/4 cup Asiago cheese into each bowl; pour soup on top garnish with Parmesan cheese. Garnish with basil, if desired.