Bobby’s Lighter “Tastes Like Lasagna” Soup

This soup tastes amazing! And it has only 225 calories per 1 cup serving!  My children even liked this (I cut the veggies up very small).

Tastes Like Lasagna Soup

2 teaspoons EVOO (or grapeseed oil)
1 lb Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
1 onion, chopped (i used a vidalia!)
1 green pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1, 32-oz container chicken broth
1, 15-oz can tomato sauce
1, 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (I just used red pepper flakes)
4 oz broken, whole-wheat lasagna noodles (about 4 noodles)
1/2 cup chopped, fresh basil
3 Tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1/2 Cup reduced-fat shredded mozzarella cheese

1. Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick saucepot/soup pot. Add the sausage, onion, bell pepper and garlic. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the sausage is crumbled and browned, 8-10 min.

2. Add the broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, salt and red pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally about 20 minutes. Add the noodles. Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered until noodles are tender; 10-12 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in cheeses and basil. Serve!

* This recipe would be great even w/o the noodles

* Why not try making your own broth for this one?

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