A recent staple in our place is a recipe from Bobby Deen. Yes, son of Paula Deen. My mentor. ;) Ya know, the hot one. He's my favorite.
So, I present to you:
Disclaimer: My dad informed me that it looks like someone already ate it before I took a picture. I assure you that it doesn't TASTE like that. ;)
2 tsp olive oil
1 lb Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
1 medium chopped onion
1 chopped green bell pepper
3 gloves minced garlic
1 (32 oz) container of chicken broth
1 (15 oz) can of tomato sauce
1 (14.5 oz) can of petite diced tomatoes
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
4 oz broken whole wheat lasagna noodles (approx. 4-5 noodles)
1/4 c fresh chopped basil
3 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
1/2 c shredded mozzarella cheese
Heat your oil over medium-high heat in a large sauce pot or dutch oven, if you have one. Add sausage, onions, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sausage is nice and browned, and crumbled. Approximately 8-10 minutes.
Add the broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, salt, and red pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until all the flavors are blended together. Approximately 20 minutes.
Add the noodles, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered while stirring occasionally, until the soup slightly thickens and the noodles are tender. Approximately 10-12 minutes.
Remove from heat, stir in mozzarella, basil, and the parmesan cheese.
Serve and enjoy! It's really good with some homemade garlic bread on the side.
And leftover the next day?? I die! It's even better, if that's possible.
Linking up with Whitney and Charlotte today, for From Our Kitchen to Yours. I'm excited to find many more delicious recipes that will be shared with them from y'all!