This soup tastes like lasagna with 1/4 of the work! An easy, quick, tasty dinner, ready in about 25 minutes -- perfect for a cold winter night after a long day of work.
A natural accompaniment to this bowl of soup is a hearty slice of bread, or a delicious garlic herb bread.
Lasagna Soup - Modified from Campbell's Soup
1 lb ground beef (ground turkey is great too)
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
2 cans beef broth (with onion); or add 1/2 C onion in not onion flavored
1 can diced tomatoes
1/4 tsp. Italian seasonings (we like Mrs. Dash, salt-free)
1 1/2 C pasta
1/4 C Parmesan cheese (Sargento is best!)
1) Cook beef; drain fat (cook onions with this too, if broth is not onion flavored)
2) Stir broth, tomatoes and Italian seasoning together in a stockpot. Add mushrooms, if desired. Here, you can also add in other veggies that you might typically put into your family's favorite lasagna dish. Peppers, carrots, etc., all make great additions to the soup.
3) Heat to a boil
4) Add pasta, cook for 10 minutes
5) Stir in cheese
6) Serve warm, topped with additional cheese, if desired.