9/14/09

Lasagna Soup

I threw this in the soup pot this morning for our lunch. Since I had the meal already cooked and in the freezer, I literally had this simmering in the pot in under 5 minutes. We all thought it hit the spot on a dreary, wet day!

Lasagna Soup


Lasagna Soup


1 lb ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 can beef broth
2 (15 ounce) cans Italian-style tomatoes (I puree mine in the food processor.)
1 (14 ounce) jar pizza sauce
Salt, to taste
1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
2 cups uncooked mini-lasagna or corkscrew pasta noodles
1 1/2 cups Italian style croutons*
1 1/2-2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded

Cook beef and onion in a soup pot over medium heat until beef is browned and onion is tender; drain. Return to soup pot.

Stir in broth, tomatoes, pizza sauce, salt and sugar. Simmer for 15 - 30 minutes. Add pasta.

Heat to boiling then reduce heat.

Cover and simmer about 10 minutes until pasta is tender.

Set oven to broil.

Ladle hot soup into oven-proof soup bowls.

Top each with croutons.

Sprinkle with cheese.

Broil until cheese is melted. Serve!


*Homemade Croutons:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Cube bread or buns. Toss with melted butter or olive oil. I used Parkay fat-free butter spray. Sprinkle with a bit of garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Bake until golden brown and crunchy, about 15 - 20 minutes.

4 comments:

  1. What a great idea for a soup! Thanks for sharing it. I hope you willpost it on Crock Pot Wednesday - or any other favorite you choose. Thanks again

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  2. This is such a great sounding meal! I love lasagna but sometimes it's too much work haha

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    I pray each day for more patience and strength.
    ~ Blessings to you.

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  4. it's like lasagna without all the work! that's my kind of meal :)

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