Lasagna is one of those meals you can make again and again and it always tastes wonderful, but this is a great way to mix it up a bit. Also, lasagna is already pretty easy, but making it as a stew makes it even easier because everything goes into one pot, which eliminates some steps!
- 1 lb. ground beef or turkey
- 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
- 1 green pepper, seeded and diced
- 4 cloves garlic, pressed
- 1 carton (32oz) chicken broth
- 1 can (14.5oz) diced tomatoes
- 1 can (15oz) tomato sauce
- 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 8 whole wheat lasagna noodles, broken into bite sized pieces
- 3/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
In a large soup pot, brown ground beef or turkey with onion, green pepper and garlic. Add chicken broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and seasonings. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Boil 2 minutes, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, covered. Stir occasionally.
Add bite sized lasagna noodles to soup and cook until tender (about 15 minutes).
When ready to serve, mix in the grated parmesan cheese. Ladle into individual bowls and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese. We served our soup with crunchy sourdough bread crisps!