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Lickety Split Lasagna Soup



Lickety Split Lasagna Soup
Number of Servings: 8 Total Preparation Time: less than 15 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 15 to 30 minutes Source: Suzannesmall
Food Groups: Dairy, Vegetables, Grains, Protein
Meal Type: Soup & Stews
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium
Origin: Italian
Special Features: Quick to Prepare (under 30 minutes)

Here's a "soup-er" hearty meal that tastes like lasagna without all the preparation and cooking time. It's great served with a green salad and crusty bread. This speedy soup simmers in less than a half hour and tastes so good everyone will ask for more.

Ingredients:

1 pound ground Beef
1 medium Onion, chopped
2 (14-1/2 ounce)cans diced Tomatoes
1 (15 oz.) can Tomato sauce
1 (14-1/2 oz.) can beef Broth
1 1/2 cups of Water
1 tablespoon brown Sugar
2 teaspoons dried Basil
2 teaspoons dried Oregano
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon dried Thyme
2 cups mini Lasagna noodles (American Beauty) or Rotini pasta
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cups finely shredded Mozzarella cheese

Preparation:

Brown ground beef in dutchoven or stockpot; drain. Add onions, diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. Stir in beef broth, water, brown sugar and four spices listed. Bring to a boil and add mini lasagna noodles or pasta. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in Parmesan cheese. Garnish each bowl with mozzarella cheese. Makes 6 to 8 servings.


Nutrient Information
Calories: 301
Total Fat: 13 g
Saturated Fat: 6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 1000 mg
Carbohydrates: 26 g
Protein: 22 g
Fiber: 3 g
Vitamin A: 194 RE
Vitamin C: 28 mg
Calcium: 221 mg
Iron: 3 mg

Cook's Notes:

Reduce the sodium in this dish with any or all of these options: use reduced-sodium beef broth, choose reduced-sodium tomato sauce and/or reduce or omit the teaspoon of added salt.