I am copying this slow-cooker recipe to my blog here, since pages on news sites tend to be archived after a while and I want to make sure I can get to it when I'm ready to make it!
I will probably use regular pasta sauce instead of the spicy "Arrabiatta" (though Wikipedia says it is supposed to be spelled Arrabbiata), so I left "spicy" out of my post heading.
Also, this was from a spot on the morning news featuring a grocery chain representative, hence all the references to Kroger and thier Private Selection brand.
Spicy Lasagna Soup
Makes 10 to 12 servings.
1-18 oz. pkg. Kroger Sweet Italian Sausage Links (sliced)
1 Green Bell Pepper (small diced)
1 Yellow Onion (small diced)
1-14.5 oz. can Fire Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic
2 cups Private Selection Arrabiatta Tomato Sauce
1-32 oz. pkg.Kroger Simple Truth Low Sodium Chicken Broth
1 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper (optional)
½ tsp.Kosher Salt
½ -16 oz. bag Private Selection Cavatappi
1-16 oz. pkg.Kroger Ricotta
¼ cup Kroger Deli Wholesome @Home Basil Pesto Sauce
Kroger Shredded Mozzarella
In the bottom of a large crock pot, add in Italian sausage.
Add in bell pepper & onion.
Over top, pour in fire roasted tomatoes, Arrabiatta sauce, & chicken broth.
Season mixture with crushed red pepper & salt. Lightly stir everything together, leaving the sausage at the bottom.
Cover and cook on low setting for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
For the last ½ hour, add in the pasta & cook on high until pasta is tender OR you can cook the pasta separately & add into your soup.
In a small bowl, mix together ricotta & basil pesto.
Serve soup piping hot with a dollop of the ricotta mixture on top & a sprinkle of shredded mozzarella cheese.
Have some of our awesome Kroger Deli Hot French Bread & you have a perfect meal to beat the cold!