Basically, this is a tomato soup with sausage, cheese, and noodles added to make it taste like lasagna. The nice thing for us is that we could keep the noodles separate and add as much/little/none as desired and the cheese amount could be controlled on a per bowl basis.
We also got to go back to Ricci's and buy more of their delicious homemade Italian sweet sausage (we opted for sweet sausage instead of spicy sausage)..
*We used half & half (not heavy cream)
*We used sweet, not spicy, sausage
*We added some of the parmesan rind we have hanging out in the refrigerator while the soup simmered, then took the rind out after it simmered/before adding the cream.
This is definitely a make again soup - so we'll definitely be freezing some of the fresh basil from the garden for the winter months.
Recipe here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/lasagna-soup-recipe/index.html