Infamous Dave’s Lasagna Soup

April 2021 View more

Makes 4 servings

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound Italian sausage
2 cups onion, chopped
1 cup carrots, diced
2 cups button mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
4 cups chicken broth
14.5 ounces Italian stewed tomatoes, diced
15 ounces tomato sauce
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
11/2 cups pasta (mafalda or campanelle)
Fresh mozzarella, diced
Fresh Parmesan, grated


  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Remove sausage from casing, crumble, and cook, stirring occasionally until browned. Drain fat from pan.
  2. Add onion and carrots to the pot and sauté for 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and garlic and sauté for another 3 minutes. Add broth, tomatoes, and tomato sauce and bring to a boil.
  3. Stir in pasta and simmer until cooked, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add the spinach and cook until wilted, about 1 minute.
  5. Place diced mozzarella in bottom of soup bowl. Ladle soup over cheese and top with grated Parmesan.

Who is “Infamous” Dave? After retiring from the Aurora Police Department, Dave Voirin worked at Wheaton Meat Market for a time before stepping into the chef role at Abbey Farms in Aurora. For more of his recipes visit or

Photo by Michelle Dellinger