I’m continuing down this soup road with another beef recipe. This one is dubbed, Lasagna Soup.
WARNING: This recipe has a lot of tomatoes and veggie qualities to it. BUT I guess if you think about it, lasagna really is tomatoes, meat, noodles and cheese, so it kind of fits to have a lot of tomatoes.
So not everyone has the time (or patience) to make lasagna, but I would venture to say that almost everyone has the time to throw some ingredients in the crockpot. Thus, lasagna soup was born into my recipe book.
Don’t get me wrong, I love making homemade lasagna, but I also don’t always have the time for it. I create this recipe for those times when I’m craving the ingredients but not the time. Here we go!
Make Sure You Have:
- 1 lb of Ground Beef
- 3 cups of Beef Broth (EITHER 2 cans of Beef Broth OR 3 Bouillon cubes & 3 cups of water)
- 1 cup of Water
- 1 can of Diced Tomatoes (Italian-style is best)
- 1 small can of Tomato Paste
- 1 bottle of V8 OR Naked Veggie Juice (which is what we prefer)
- 3 cups of Dried Noodles (whatever kind you like)
- Salt, Pepper and/or other seasonings to taste
Let’s Make Some Lasagna Soup:
Spray the crockpot with non-stick cooking spray (this will help with the noodles later).
Cook the beef and then add to the crockpot (including the fat, if you like). I usually do this step the night before that way I can just throw everything into the crockpot in the morning.
If you cooked the beef the night before, make sure you spray the crockpot before adding the beef to it.
Grab all of the ingredients out and open any cans you might need to open. Make sure NOT to drain any liquid from the tomatoes. NOTE: We use Naked Veggie Juice instead of V8 because we are a Naked Juice family, and we also like the flavors better, too.
Add everything to the crockpot EXCEPT the noodles. Don’t forget any seasonings you might want to add. Stir to combine.
Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours, or on HIGH for 3-5 hours. An hour before serving, cook noodles, drain and then add them to the crockpot, making sure to stir. Cook for another 30 minutes on LOW. Serve plain or with some shredded cheese on top. And remember, this lasagna is eaten with a spoon. :)
Here’s the recipe card to add to your collection: Lasagna Soup Recipe Card