Tastes Like Lasagna Soup

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Tastes Like Lasagna Soup Tastes Like Lasagna Soup

Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 lb 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 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cup broken lasagna noodles
1   (5 ounce) package grated parmesan cheese
2 cup 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





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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Reader Comments:


The soup was great but I used Italian sasuage--HOT from king soopers

By nancy herman on February 25, 2014


what is the nutritional value on the Taste like Lasagna Soup, i.e.; calories, carbs, fat, fiber, sugar? Thank you, miss you on Food Network. So glad you're on FB

By debbie on February 17, 2014


Made this to take to work tomorrow it is awesome.I made a double batch and added one small can of tomato paste and cooked the pasta separate. I also used turkey Italian sausage.

By Linda Monroe on February 17, 2014


Only giving this a one rating... WHERE is the Ricotta.// All lasagna has RICOTTA!

By estelle lauletta on February 17, 2014


I am glad to see your recipes online.can hardly wait to try that yummy looking lasagna soup:-):

By Shirley Gunter on February 17, 2014


Happy to see Paula Deen back👍

By Kris louisiana on February 17, 2014


Lost taco pie recipe. Potato flake crust. Please repost

By Carol Burchett on February 17, 2014


This sounds perfect for supper tonight! Something new and yummy. Love you Paula!

By susie on February 17, 2014


Miss u

By Drainey on February 17, 2014


Thanks for the recipes glad you are doing better

By jaime lopez on February 17, 2014


Paula this is my family's absolute favorite soup. They can't get enough. It is also my favorite too. It's a truly delicious comfort food on a cold day such as today. Thank you for the inspiration you provide as a true southern chef. You help to preserve southern traditions. You also help to build strong relationships among families and our lived ones because where there is great food there is always comfort, warmth, love, and great memories created for all of those who come together to enjoy. Thanks for all you do and Keep sharing your southern love. Ann Mc

By Ann Mc on January 25, 2014


Everyone considers me a sort of soup crazy person. Kinda like a soup nazi. I am always making some sort of soup. Can't wait to make you lasagna soup Paula..

By Nowelle on January 06, 2014


I have made this soup several times and it is delicious!

By Ruth on September 29, 2013


My daughter made lasagna soup which my granddaughter suggest and was great

By Anonymous on September 13, 2013


this is the best soup ever. and my family will actually eat the left overs. paula, just keep doing what you do best, cause you are the best!

By teresa wilson on September 06, 2013


and if you can find Dreamfields pasta , its great for diabetics...only 5 digestible carbs per serving

By Anonymous on June 24, 2013


Tastes Like Lasagna Soup sounds very good. Even though it is starting to get warm in Virginia, I am going to try that soup. This sounds like a fast and easy meal to make. Thank you for the recipe. I have tried other recipes of yours and they are delicious. Also watch your show daily.

By Linda Moulder on April 28, 2013


You have to try this but substitute the beef for turkey

By debbie on April 05, 2013


This looks yummy as most everything you make does. I wish the nutrition values and fat content were listed. It would be great if your recipes included that information! Love and God bless!

By Juanita brandon on April 05, 2013


I love watching all the cooking shows, each has a unique personality. I am allergic to eggs and would love to make some of your dishes. I worry they won't stand up or stay together. Any helpful hints for me? You look so beautiful and healthy, how did you do it? Thank you for your show. Hugs

By Debb Lavoie on April 05, 2013

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