Super Easy Lasagna Soup

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I have a favorite site that I love to get recipes from at Jamie Cooks It Up! She is an amazing cook and has some great recipes.  You need to check out her site!  She has a Lasagna Soup that I noticed the other day that just sounded wonderful!  So going by with just the ingredients I had on hand, I decided to give it a go.  It was so easy, and I didn’t even have to fish a compliment from Ed!  He loved it!  My only regret is that I wish I could take better photos…. Oh well!  We eat to live at our place!  The artistic part of cooking is a little bit…. elusive…. shall we say?

So here is my adapted version:  Add a drop or two of oil into a hot pan.  Stir in some dried up onions (because that was all I had–you could certainly use a regular onion and chop it up) and a spoonful of crushed garlic (I buy a large, pre-minced bottle at the store–It stores for a long time and is so convenient to use).  Be mindful that you don’t burn your onions, especially if you are using dried onion flakes.  You just barely want them to brown up.

Brown up 2 pounds of hamburger in the same skillet.  Drain the liquid off when it is all done.  Season with salt.  Pour in a large jar of Spaghetti sauce or a little more depending on your taste.  Add 4 cups of broth (I only had chicken powdered bullion, so I added 4 cups of water and approximately 4 tsp of bullion powder).  Bring to a simmering boil and add some broken lasagna noodles (just take about 7 or 8 noodles and break them up into large chunks).  Turn down the heat and let it simmer for about 10 minutes or so.  Add about a cup of grated Parmesan cheese.  Give it a good stir and serve it nice and hot.  I garnished mine with a dollop of sour cream and some cheddar cheese.  You could also sprinkle some parsley over the top as well!

My kids all gobbled it up.  It was so easy and SO tasty!  Right about now, I’m pretty upset that I didn’t double the recipe so that I could have some left overs!  Let me know how you like it!

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