Saturday, January 7, 2017

(Lighter) Lasagna Soup




225 calories per 1 cup (serving)

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. Italian turkey sausage
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (32 oz) container of chicken broth
  • 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 3 tbsp. grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 oz. broken whole-wheat lasagna noodles (about 4 noodles)
DIRECTIONS
  1. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in large nonstick pot.  Add sausage, onion, bell pepper, and garlic.  Cook and stir until sausage is crumbled and browned (8-10 minutes).
  2. Add broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, salt, and crushed red pepper.  Bring to a boil.  Then reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.  
  3. Return to a boil; add noodles, then reduce and simmer for approx. 10-12 minutes or until noodles are tender.
  4. Remove from heat; stir in mozzarella, basil and parmesan. 

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