In a large, 4-quart pot, add the sausage and cook over medium heat, breaking the pieces up with a wooden spoon or spatula while it cooks. I prefer the sausage in fairly small pieces. After about 3-4 minutes, add the onion. Cook the sausage and the onion together, stirring occasionally, unit the sausage is cooked through and the onions are soft, about 5-7 minutes. Drain any excess grease, if desired. Stir in the garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes and tomato paste. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the diced tomatoes with their juice, bay leaves and chicken broth. Add the basil, if using dried. If using fresh, add in the next step.
Bring the soup to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste and add the fresh basil if using.
For the cheese mixture, in a small bowl, combine the ricotta, parmesan, salt, pepper and basil. Set aside.
To serve the soup, add a scoop of the cooked pasta noodles to a bowl. Top with a ladle or two of soup and dollop with a generous spoonful of the cheese mixture. Sprinkle with mozzarella. Serve immediately.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (3269g)|
|Recipe Makes: Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 2795 (66%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 310.6g||414 %|
|Saturated Fat 137.5g||687 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 125g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 31g|
|Cholesterol 888mg||273 %|
|Sodium 13184mg||455 %|
|Potassium 5384mg||142 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 81.3g||24 %|
|Dietary Fiber 11.7g||47 %|
|Sugars, other 69.6g|
|Protein 269.4g||385 %|
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Calories per serving: 4205
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