Sunday, May 29, 2011

LASAGNA SOUP - A Yummy Low-cal Meal!

1.25 lbs. ground turkey breast
2 hot Italian sausage links
2C chopped onions
1C chopped carrots
3-5C sliced mushrooms
2T or more minced garlic
4C nonfat chicken broth
1 can Italian style stewed, chopped tomatoes (14.5 oz.)
1 can tomato sauce (10.75 oz.)
1C whole wheat rotini pasta
3 C fresh chopped spinach (or 1/2-3/4 bag of frozen, chopped spinach)
2 tsp. Italian seasonings
1 tsp. black pepper
(optional) 1 can black beans.

Brown sausage and turkey, add onions and carrots; saute 3 minutes. Stir in mushrooms and garlic (and frozen spinach if used instead of fresh) and saute 3 more minutes. Add broth, stewed tomatoes and tomato sauce and bring to boil. Add pasta and simmer until cooked, about 10 minutes. Stir in fresh,, chopped spinach and cook until wilted. Optional: place one diced mozzarella ball in bottom of bowl and ladel soup on top. May garnish with fresh basil and/or Parmesan.

Makes approx. 9 servings (2 cups each) @ 215 cal./serving (not inc. cheese ball in bowl).