Budget Meals: Lasagna Soup


Budget Meals: Lasagna Soup

This fall favorite is an easy one pot crowed pleaser

The Recipe

1 lb sausage meat
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 24oz jar pasta sauce
8 cups chicken stock
2 tbs tomato paste
1 tbs balsamic vinegar
1 tbs basil
1 tbs oregano
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 bay leaf
10 uncooked lasagna noodles, broken
16 oz ricotta
1 bag mozzarella, grated
parmesan cheese, to sprinkle
olive oil, for sautéing

• In a heavy pot, add a few tablespoons of olive oil for sautéing.

•  Sauté the sausage meat and onion until sausage is no longer pink.

•  Add garlic, red pepper flakes and continue to sauté, 1 minute.

•  Stir in pasta sauce, chicken stock, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, herbs, and salt & pepper.

•  Add the lasagna noodles and stir well.

•  Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.  Cook gently 15 minutes or until lasagna is tender.

•  Serve the soup with a generous dollop of ricotta, a handful of shredded mozzarella, and parmesan to taste. Enjoy with crusty bread.

The Finances

$6.49  sausage meat
$0.26  onion
$0.17  garlic
$1.89  pasta sauce
$2.49  chicken stock
$0.35  balsamic vinegar
$0.14  bay leaf
$2.69  lasagna noodles broken
$2.49  ricotta
$1.99  mozzarella
$0.75  parmesan cheese

From the Pantry
olive oil
salt/black pepper
red pepper flakes

The Grand Total: $19.71

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