Tastes Like Lasagna Soup

Total Time:
45 min
5 min
40 min

8 to 10 servings

  • 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
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

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