Lasagna Soup Recipe

Lasagna Soup with heart shaped toast

Today’s Best Recipe is Lasagna Soup.

This soup is one of my favorites to eat and make.

You get all the flavors of your favorite hearty lasagna in a comforting soup form!

This soup is filled with beef, tomatoes, and Italian herbs.

I love that it is hardy enough for winter and easy enough for summer.

Plus it makes the house smell amazing!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 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 peeled and smashed garlic
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Lasagna Soup with heart shaped toast

How to Make Lasagna Soup:

  1. In a large Dutch oven, combine ground chuck, onion, bell pepper, and garlic.
  2. Cook over medium-high heat for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until beef is browned and crumbles.
  3. Drain well.
  4. Stir in thyme, brown sugar, broth, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, and salt.
  5. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.
  6. Add noodles, and simmer until noodles are tender. Stir in Parmesan cheese.
  7. Preheat broiler.
  8. Spoon soup into 8 to 10 ovenproof bowls. Evenly sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  9. Broil soups, 6-inches from heat, 3 to 4 minutes, until cheese is browned and bubbling.
  10. Add a garlic crostini slice on top. Serve immediately.

For the garlic crostini:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut bread into 1/4-inch round slices.
  3. Place on a baking sheet and brush each slice with olive oil.
  4. Season with salt and pepper; place in oven and bake until golden and crisp, about 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Rub each side with smashed garlic cloves.

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