Tastes Like Lasagna Soup

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 (32-ounce) box chicken broth
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups broken lasagna noodles
  • 1 (5-ounce) package grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Garlic Crostini, recipe follows
  • Garlic Crostini:
  • 1 thin French baguette
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves smashed garlic
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions
Garlic Crostini:

In a large Dutch oven, combine ground chuck, onion, bell pepper and garlic. Cook over medium-high heat for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until beef is browned and crumbles. Drain well.

Stir in thyme, brown sugar, broth, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Add noodles, and simmer until noodles are tender. Stir in Parmesan cheese.

Preheat broiler. Ladle soup into 8 to 10 ovenproof bowls. Evenly sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Broil soups, 6-inches from heat, 3 to 4 minutes, until cheese is browned and bubbly. Add a garlic crostini slice on top. Serve immediately.

For the garlic crostini:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cut bread into 1/4-inch round slices. Place on baking sheet and brush each slice with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper; place in oven and bake until golden and crisp, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Rub each side with smashed garlic cloves.


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Excellent!!! Changed the ground beef to Italian sausage, since that is what I had on hand and it was some of the best tasting soup I've ever had! I didn't have lasagna noodles and substituted with bow ties, and it still turned out perfect! This is a keeper!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OUTSTANDING. and simple item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this like 3 times a month. I have to say it always turns out perfect and taste amazing. Homemade cooking is my job all around. I hope to be one of the Greats one day with my own restaurant. Thumbs up from the Mock5 house! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a really wonderful recipe! I randomly stumbled across this on Google and I've made it several times since. I use ground turkey (and season with oregano and basil or "Italian-style" ground turkey if it's available. I also don't include the green bell pepper as my boyfriend doesn't care for them, but I bet they'd be delicious in this. Tip: always use fresh onion. I tried to cheat and use the leftovers I had of frozen, chopped onions in the freezer. It definitely didn't taste as good as fresh, so don't try to cut corners like I did. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Should be called Tastes BETTER Than Lasagna Soup! This is awesome, the only thing I did different was use sliced mozzerella on top instead of shredded - really browned it good under the broiler - DELICIOUS! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious!! I didn't have oven proof soup bowls so I did as another reviewer suggested and put the cheese in the bottom of the bowl, ladled the soup on top and it worked perfectly. It tasted so much like lasagna. I have a bunch of servings in the freezer (without the cheese of course and plan on using it for winter lunches. A keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am not a big lasagna fan and this soup was no exception for me, so that being said don't pay attention to my review based on taste..Everyone liked it..but not loved it. I added 2 links of Italian sausage to the beef. I let it simmer for quite awhile and it reduced a lot but even with that, not sure how you'd get 8-10 servings from it...I'll probably make it again in a year or two but won't go in the recipe file. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just as I tend to do with recipes that I try for the first time, I followed the recipe closely, except that I added some Cabernet Sauvignon and used Garlic and Herb Italian Loaf instead of the Crostini. This is an extremely tasty recipe, especially on a cold, sleety night (January 12, 2013. We will definitely have this again. Thanks so much. A great way to end the day and snuggle on the couch! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy. This is a new family favorite. I did use ground turkey though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really enjoyed it, so did the family. However, there must be some way to cut down on the salt. It was a bit too salty for my taste. The Parmesan cheese must have been too much, or perhaps next time I try the recipe, I will use low sodium chicken broth and omit the salt. After letting it sit overnight (leftovers, the soup thickened up quite a bit. If it sits overnight, I would recommend adding more chicken broth to restore it back to a soup. However, you could reduce the chicken broth by 1/3 cup and then let it sit overnight. Then what you end up having is a really quick and easy lasagna casserole! : item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this recipe. I doubled the recipe and used ground turkey and italian sausage instead of the ground chuck. I cut back on the thyme and added basil and oregano. Next time I will add olives and mushrooms. I also didn't have the oven proof bowls so I used foil mini loaf pans that worked out fine. I didn't use the baguettes and opted for broiled french bread with blue cheese butter and put it in the oven as the same as I broiled the cheese on the soup. This is a must have for the winter weather. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Big hit! I used Hot Italian Sausage instead of the ground beef and Campanelle instead of breaking up lasagna noodles. If you like heat add it! This recipe has great tailgate potential. It would be easy enough to just top it individually with mozzarella cheese and garlic croutons pre-game. A definite keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
AMAZING!!!! I cut the cheese down to make it a little healthier and used 50% less sodium broths....Still plenty of flavor!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Holy Thyme! Between the thyme and the Italian seasoning, there was just WAY too much for my liking. I was able to remove most of it as it was floating on top. I then added some basil and oregano and it made a HUGE difference. I will make it again, but with NO thyme. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved it! Easy enough to make. The only draw back is that I didn't have oven safe bowls and my torch was out of fuel so I couldn't make the cheese on top all bubbly. Otherwise...it's right on for the taste of lasagna. BTW....you can make a low-fat version by buying ground turkey or super lean ground beef and low-fat cheeses. Also, you can buy Mrs. Dash Italian spice so you can have great flavor, just not a lot of sodium since the cheese already has it. Also, since I couldn't do the broiling of the bowls of soups, an idea is to take a cookie sheet, parchment paper or silicone liner and put mozzarella grated cheese on it...bake it, use it as a garnish! It's a great alternative to broiling and you would use less cheese. Super hearty, super tasty, and a favorite. THANK YOU PAULA DEAN!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made it for soup supper at Church, everyone loved it. Thanks Paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very, very good!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a wonderful soup. I used ground beef and mashed it through a colander to get the tiny pieces. I used campanelle pasta. Yum! Instead of making the crostini, I put grated Parmesan cheese into the soup. Superb! Thanks Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is absolutely awesome and my family loves it!!! Have passed it on to several others item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this for our Neighborhood Sunday Supper Club Soup Night last night. It was an absolute hit! I doubled the recipe and we just added the mozz. cheese in our bowl after we dished it out. Yummy!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe yesterday, I love this recipe it tastes great! I used Jenny O turkey meat instead of the beef to make it less fatting. It was good couldnt even tell the difference. And i also add cayenne pepper to mine because i like a little kick. Will make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this soup using a veggie substitute instead of the ground and it turned out great. Both my husband and & I thought it was absolutely delicious and will definitely be making it again. I think the best part of this dish was having it as soup one night and then more like a sloppy lasagna the next night because the noodles absorbed the juices. Very Yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is delish. I was a little skeptical at first. I didn't have lasagna noodles so I used medium sized shells. My husband loved it! Thanks for another great recipe Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious, easy. Another Paula grand slam! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is delicious! I would make and eat this instead of regular lasagna any day! I used no-boil lasagna noodles because that is what I had in the pantry; I don't know if that cut down on the cooking time at all, but they worked just fine. I had been a little worried about the lasagna noodles getting soggy/falling apart in the soup after the first night I made this, but they held up great. This soup is fabulous. item not reviewed by moderator and published
There's only one problem with this recipe, Paula... It's so fabulous we couldn't stop eating it! Brava! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Has anyone made this recipe in a slow cooker? How much time do you think it will take? Made this a year ago but not in a slow cooker. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was a really good soup! For anyone worried about the Sugar, just add it last! i left it out originally then, it was a little acidy for me so i added about 1/2 tbsp but this is a great recipe for chilly nights, and filling for our hungry men! :) thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this recipe! I made this recipe because I didn't have the time to make traditional lasagna. Friends and family thought this was better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this soup before Christmas just added a little red pepper flakes for spice, though it doesn't need it. My hubby thought it was awesome. Definitely a keeper. Made it during Christmas when the family was all together. Everyone was writing the recipe down. Love it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i thought this soup was DISGUSTING!!! it was like candied lasagna juice. waaaaaay too sweet. i will make it again but i will completely drop the sugar. instead of tomato sauce i will add spaghetti sauce and i will add sliced mushrooms and spinach, maybe italian sausage...and i like the idea of adding a little ricotta upon serving... my son and my sister thought it was amazing...but i think they are NUTS!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This has great flavor without the heaviness of lasagna. I do use pasta shells for easier eating and add a bit of red pepper flakes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful soup for a cold night! I followed the recipe exactly, however I did add a pinch or two of crushed red pepper because we like things spicy. Next time I will try adding a dollop of ricotta cheese when serving. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was ok but not 5 star. With all the rave reviews I expected to be knocked off my feet. The cheese becomes either clumpy in the soup or goopy and sticks to your spoon or sinks to the bottom. The crushed lasagna noodles are still too big and don't allow for a mixed bite. IF I make this again (will see how the modified leftovers are) I will put in another thick pasta but small/medium shells would be less work and work better in the soup. I'd also skip the grated parm and put in ricotta or cottage cheese to give a little creaminess w/o clumpy cheese. Put in some cottage cheese tonight and will hope it creates the texture I'm looking for. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my favorite soup. I do not think I will ever make lasagna again. This is one of the best soup recipes out there. I have shared this with my friends and it is the go to recipe. I even crave this and can't wait to make it. Thanks Paula for a simple, fabulous soup! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delightful, delicious, quick and easy. My husband and I ate this after he had worked the election. He was hungry so this soup filled him up and it will be a favorite of ours. Thank you Paula, for another great recipe that will bring a hearty meal to my family and friends. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved this soup! This was my first time to prepare this recipe and we are just in love with it. The only thing I changed: I doubled the brown sugar and left out the green pepper and it was just perfect. Very filling. Thanks, Paula!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a hit with my family. I tweaked it a little by omitting the green pepper & using an entire box of Italian Trio pasta.I cooked it separately and added a little at a time to make sure the whole box would fit. We love noodles. My son paid me nice compliment by saying, "Mom, you should sell this at a restaurant!" This is one I will make again. Thanks Paula : ) item not reviewed by moderator and published
We all love this recipe. I make two batches.Because I'm a vegetarian and my family isn't, I make one pot with veggie crumbles and one with meat.It's delicious!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super easy, super filling, super kid friendly!!! I love this woman!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last night and I thought that it turned out good. It did, however, take longer than 40 minutes. I used more meat than called for and I do not measure my spices. I put in to my taste. It made enough that I am going to freeze part of it. I would recommend this for anyone. Very simple and very good. It is an easy week night meal. Sylvia Young - Bainbridge Ga. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup is hearty and filling. Definately a crowd pleaser. Try baking a tablespoon of mozzerella cheese on baking sheet lined with parchment paper for 10 minutes on 350 until they edges are golden. Let cool and put on top of each bowl of soup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used hot italian sausage instead of the ground beef, everything else I had on hand. It was easy and delicious. That is why Paula is my go to girl for meal ideas. Her recipes are always delicious and no crazy ingredients to search for in the grocery store, I usually have what I need on hand. Keep them coming Paula! This one and the taco soup recipe are our favorites. item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a great soup! We all loved it. My kids are great eaters but my husband doesn't venture too far away from his usual "meat & potatoes" meals and isn't crazy about me trying new recipes, he's usually cautious about trying new dishes but he really liked this soup and asked me to keep the recipe and make it again sometime! I had the soup with some homemade pizza and they really went well together. Thanks Paula!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
LOVED IT!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Lasagna soup sounds a little strange but this is awesome!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband said that this should be on a restaurant menu! We loved it! I added my own liberty to the spices, but the recipe is great the way it is! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this based on comments and rating of other reviewers. It is definitely a keeper. Easy to prepare. I did make a couple of changes based on my personal preferences. I used Italian sausage instead of ground chuck. Additional spices I added included a couple grinds of pepper, 1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of fennel that I crushed in my palm before adding. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make a double batch of this soup at the first of every month and freeze it.I just love it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow, I wasn't sure I was buying how you make soup taste like lasagna but this recipe nails it. It was easy to fix and the wife and I loved it. Of course we didn't have oven safe bowls in order to melt/brown the cheese on top but even just sprinkling the cheese on top made it quite tasty. If you like lasagna, you're gonna love this soup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow, where do I begin? First off, I HATE almost every soup there is. I'm just not a soup person. But then this morning I found this recipe by accident and read it to my husband. After church today, I called him and he told me that he had made it and that "I think you'll really like this." Sure he's said that before about a lot of things. Then I walked through the front door and the smell was inviting and divine. I sat down and took my first bite - heaven on earth!!! He didn't add as many noodles or cheese, and used 93% lean ground beef because we are watching our weight. For anyone out there who is like me, and doesn't like almost all soups, try this. I really think you'll love it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this soup is so easy to make but sooooooooo yummy! the only change i made was substituting small whole wheat pasta for the broken lasagna noodles - not for taste but more for ease of eating. i make this soup at least once a month - sometimes more often. thanks paula for this great recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this several times for my family and it has been a winner each time. I could never have imagined a soup or stew to turn out this well. This will continue be a keeper at our house. You can't go wrong with this recipe. Thanks again Paula we love it as usual. Ann Panama City FL item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have to say...this is so easy to make and sooooo soooo yummy. This is a keeper recipe!!! I have been in the mood to try some soups out, and this is the first one I LOVE! I used ground turkey instead of chuck and I used wheat lasagna noodles--just to make it healthier! SO GOOD. And, if you don't want to broil the cheese on top, it is still excellent just spread on top and melted by the heat of the soup! Don't pass this one up! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup is hearty and delicious! I substituted ground turkey breast for ground beef and whole wheat lasagna noodles for white noodles and it came out perfect! Excellent for a cold winter night... even during the week. This recipe is a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have a lasagna recipe that calls for italian sausage and ground beef and since it is so good I tried it in this recipe. AMAZING! This is my husbands favorite soup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this for dinner last night. I halved the recipe for 3 of us and it only made enough for 3 1/2 bowls (cereal size). This soup is very easy to make and the flavor is great. The baguette slices add some texture and are great to dip in the soup. It took about 20 minutes for the pasta to cook. Served with a simple salad for a great weeknight dinner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Bravo Paula. I just retired and trying my hand at cooking and found this recipe and gave it a try. My wife was very happy to come home to such a flavorful and filling meal. I found it almost like a stew......great taste and very easy to put together....thank you. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was searching for an easy make ahead recipe for my in-laws who love Italian food. Just to test it, I halved the recipe and it turned out great. I didn't have green peppers, so I just left them out. This soup tasted soooo good. I'm sure when I use the crock pot and let it slow-cook all day, it will be even better. This was so easy to throw together. I love cooking hearty soups for family meals, and this one is a keeper. Thank you Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was good, especially the garlic bread (LOVE the garlic bread), but I didn't think it tasted like lasagna at all! The boyfriend did, though. I guess it depends on who you are. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this soup!!! I added extra broth because I like soupy soup, and added some extra dry seasonings. It's even good without the mozzarella cheese. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I figured it would be good....but, I couldn't believe just how good it was! I added some crumbled hot sausage and used the pepper jack cheese. It is so quick. Done before you know it. Definitely a keeper!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm just not so sure about this one. It was tasty, but... lasagna is one of those sacred dishes, ya know? I think I'll try it one more time next time I'm craving lasagna. I like Paula's "Taste Like Tacos" much better! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I must say that the recipe was delicious!!!!!!! Both of my man love the lasagna soup they love to have it on the menu once a week and must i say that i am glad that i have came across this recipe. We never get tired of it at all item not reviewed by moderator and published
Had half of a package of lasagna noodles that I wanted to use up. This was the perfect recipe for it. We don't have ovenproof bowls so we just sprinkled the mozzarella on top of the soup for serving. It was great. The garlic crostini really added to the soup. My husband said, "This is a keeper!" item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome soup!! I'm not usually a huge fan of just soup for a meal...but this changed my mind! It tastes great, literally like lasagna, and it's FILLING!! I also loved the garlic crostini...I have made it with other meals too. Rubbing the garlic is MUCH better than garlic powder or garlic salt! I used butter one time instead of the olive oil and it still worked. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am really bad a making lasagna. It sounds crazy, but it never comes out quite right. I made this a couple of days after seeing Paula make it and OMG, It is fabulous! I am not ashamed to say that I am not a very good cook but this is so easy to make. I make it for me and my fiance and we have leftovers for several days. I have even frozen the leftovers and thawed it out a few weeks later and tastes just as good as the first day. Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is soooooooooooo good and easy. My store doesn't carry ground chuck so my butcher said to use 80/20 ground beef. I too add more garlic and noodles. I fixed this last night and took some to a former co-worker this morning, hot out of the oven, and she's eating the whole thing. I had thought she might share, but she said no way jose...this is mine! Sandy San Luis Obispo, CA item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had this soup this past weekend at my aunt's house. I don't think she made 2 batches, and it served 7 people and even provided some seconds!! Everyone was very satisfied with this meal. My daughter helped my aunt by breaking up the noodles and she kept the pieces pretty large. The noodles soaked up a lot of the broth mixture, so it was more like a soupy casserole consistency. Similar to Hamburger Helper, but WAY BETTER and without all the food additives like MSG. Very hearty and comforting. Thanks Paula!! Love you, muah. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup was delicious. It reminded me of the lasagna flavor without the guilt. i used 96% lean beef and whole wheat noodles to make it even healthier. I used fat free mozzarella cheese, but since it burns easily, i just mixed it in. I gave it 4 stars because it needed more seasonings. 3 teaspoons of dried herbs for that huge pot doesn't cut it. It also needed more meat. Maybe I'll add some sausage. But definitely worth a try! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so much better than Lasagna. My boys, who hates bell peppers, will eat this soup. I have tried several different types of noodles and depending on your tastes, any noodle will work in this. This is now my "go to" dinner for company. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yes, it really does taste like lasagna. We loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup is phenominal! I've made it several times for family and friends and they keep coming back for more! It's so easy to make and so delicious....the perfect weeknight meal! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this soup for my sister who just had a surgery, plus my husband and her husband. They all loved it, it really does taste just like lasagna just with a little twist to it. I recommend it to anyone who wants a delicious yet simple dinner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
but i had to add my own twist to it... lasagna isnt lasagna with out ragotta cheese so i layered the bottom of the bowl with it and then put the soup on top and then the cheese and baked it item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup was absolutely out of this world. My husband, son and I adored it. The 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese stirred in made it a creamy consiistency. It had all the flavors of lasagna, but fewer calories. The garlic crostini and mozzarella cheese was a fabulous finish. Absolutely fantastic. You MUST try this soup if you are a fan of lasagna! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dish on a Sunday when me and my husband were snowed in, well it was a big hit. He hates lasagna so what I did a little bit different was not put the grated cheese in the (he hates that too) soup and I served them individually from the pot with the bread on the side for dunking. Once you put the mozzarella cheese over the hot soup it melts lovely. He loves this lasagna! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this for the 1st time. My husband ate 2 bowls. WE also put the cheese on the top instead of melting it in the oven. I usedd bowtie noodles. Yummy!! A definite keeper for our home. Paula's recipes are always a sure winner. THank you. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My 3 yr old ate 2nds and that speaks volumes!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was easy to make and was sooo good!!!! My son and husband said it was one of the best dishes I have ever made. We all went back for thirds!! I will make this recipe again!! Thanks Paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup/stew is so delicious as is, but the beautiful part is that you can easily alter it to your own tastes. I made as directed the first time, but from now on I'm adding some more spices (oregano, basil, etc). I didn't add 5 oz of Parmesan, probably more like 3 oz, and it was still thick and good. I also just tossed some shredded cheese on top since I didn't know if my bowls were oven-proof, and the cheese melted, added gooey goodness! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a quick and easy way to make your lasagna. Sooo good I'll try it with half italian sausage next time. Great job Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the tastiest soup my husband and I have ever made! It is so easy and so full of flavor. The garlic crostini was easy and fun to make also. Thank you so much Paula! Everything I make of yours is always "tip top". item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup was excellent. I more than doubled the italian seasoning, put in about 5-6 garlic gloves and added extra noodles. Tastes even better leftover! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have this habit whenever i use garlic that when it calls for 2 minced cloves, it becomes 5, 6, 7 whatever.....I also threw basil in it because it was italian.....Unfortunately i put too much lasagna in there, and it got real thick...you can fix that though with more diced tomatoe and chicken broth...so i did. Talk about flavor, why bother making real lasagna anymore!! I ate 2 bowls for dinner, brought in for lunch and gave the rest away to my neighbor. First time review ever on this website, and it was well worth it. Frank in Louisville KY. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a GREAT recipe! It really does taste like lasagna, and is a great, easy dish to make and feed a crowd. For those of you who have not made it yet, don't worry about adding extra cheese (as I tend to do)- this is Paula Deen's recipe, which means it's not short on cheese or any other goodness :) Also, the garlic crostini is wonderful- don't use garlic powder for this one- the rubbed garlic is a necessity. I'll have leftovers for days! Thank you Paula!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was easy to make and my husband and son LOVED it. I made mine in my slowcooker. (Slowcooker queen here) I sauted the hamburger, onion, garlic and green pepper then threw it in the crockpot with all the other ingredients except the mozzarella and pasta and cooked on low. One hour before serving I added 2 cups of no yolk egg noodles and they were cooked to perfection for serving time. I did put the soup in oven safe crocks and broiled to melt the cheese. Great, hearty meal it turned out to be with a nice loaf of Italian bread to sop up the great broth. As my husband said....This recipe is a keeper! Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty and easy to make. My husband loved it and my son kept saying "Umm." Leftovers were great too. Can't wait to make it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw this on TV Sunday just as I was wondering what to do with a package of leftover ground chuck. I asked my 7 year old daughter what she thought and she asked if she could make it. So off we went. I don't like to measure and didn't have everything the recipe called for. We used a kid size palm full of oregano and basil. I used a small cap full of garlic powder and a red bell pepper. I had 3/4 a box of chicken stock and a huge can of tomato sauce. Katie browned the meat with the onions, pepper and a few chopped carrots. (Veggies in everything). After adding the tomatoes, the sauce and stock and bringing to a boil, we put in about 5 lasagna noodles broken into small pieces. The soup was definitely thick, more like a really runny lasagna. My kids will tell you they hate lasagna, but they gobbled this up! We made everything in a large dutch oven. The only bread we had was sandwich loaf, so it was smeared with garlic butter and toasted. I don't have oven proof bowls, so we just topped the soup with mozzerella cheese and let it melt from the heat of the soup. By the next day, it was really thick and even better. It didn't make it past lunch! Wonderful change from turkey leftovers! Thanks Paula! This is my daughters "First" recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used diced celery instead of gr. pepper and I also used a large can of crushed tomatoes instead of diced. Soooo Goood! I added more pasta, but it's not really neccesary- it makes it more like a stew than a soup. Was just as good the 2nd day.I plan to share this with everyone. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used ground pork instead of beef as my wife can't eat beef. Personally I think lasagna should have lot's of basil. So I also added additional basal. Yummy!! Thanks, Paula for a great soup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Since I try to be healthly; I used ground turkey and whole wheat penna in place of the beef and lasagna noodles. I added a little bit red wine and used tomato paste instead of sauce. The dish was amazing and it was perfect for a cold day in Kansas City! Thank you, Paula! This is definately a recipe I'll keep close and share with others! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this recipe. I added a cup of red wine, extra oregano, and extra noodles. This is a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome recipe! I love how lasagna can taste great as a soup and so much easier.This makes a great double comfort food one as a soup the other as mom's home baked lasagna all in one! Perfect for a snowy winter evening item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup is awesome....got to be in Paula's top 10....along with pineapple cheese casserole....anyways.....my 2 and 5 year old loved it....and they never "love" anything that is not a plain vegetable or plain meat....I had to stop my husband from eating the whole pot so we could have at least a little the next day. It is so much easier to make than lasagna but has the same flavors. I try a lot of recipes and this one definitely stands out and will be remembered to repeat later. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my coworkers and they loved it!! I doubled the recipe and added more oregano and garlic than called for, and added frsh parsley. DELICIOUS!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make, delicious to eat! I made a batch of this for tomorrow's dinner, not sure if there is enough now! I and my son tried this and it is wonderful. I am going to make a double batch next time. You gotta try this one! Thanks for a great recipe Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula Deen once again is genious. This recipe was such a big hit at my girls night for my best friend and I. Served up in individual bowls with the broiled cheese on top. My best bud said she would never make regular lasagna again and wanted the recipe. It's more like a "stoup" (Rachel Ray word LOL) Make this recipe exactly the way Paula wrote it and you will be passin' it down to your kids so they can make it for their family years from now!! Love you Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup absolutely lives up to it's name! It was so easy to make and turned out delicious. I will definitely be making this soup again and I've already told several family members and friends about it.. Follow the recipe exactly and you won't be disappointed! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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