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Yum, I really think I prefer this over traditional lasagna! In my opinion, the Italian croutons really complete this... wouldn't skip them! :) I added my broken lasagna noodles right away and my simmer time was 30 minutes. I added a cup of extra broth during cooking, and next time I might add an extra can of broth... it is sooo easy to just add a little water or broth as it cooks (and when you reheat it) to get this just the consistancy you like it. This made 10 1 cup servings (plus a little extra) for me. I am freezing 1/2 of it... hopefully that will work out well, we'll see! Thanks for this tasty recipe! :)

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mandabacca July 24, 2011

I used 1lb of ground beef and 0.5lb of sausage (I didn't want left over ground beef), for the diced tomatoes I added one can of "basil, garlic and oregano" and one can of "garlic and onion" because I thought they would add some more flavor. I like to think that it did. I also forgot to pick up "pasta sauce" but it turns out I had about 12 oz of Newman's Own Organic Tomato Basil Sauce hanging out in the fridge and used that. Because I used the Basil Sauce I nixed the sugar as the sauce is pretty sweet as is. Many reviewers said that lasagna noodles took almost an hour to cook, and I didn't want to wait that long so I used mixed vegetable spiral pasta. These cooked up in about 30 minutes and worked great. Lastly I used Kraft Italian 5 Cheese Mix instead of just plain mozzarella to add more variety of flavor. I also just added most of the cheese into the soup and mixed it in. Turned out to be more of a "stoup" than a soup, but was fantastic! I added the croƻtons but would skip them next time, they didn't add much and the soup was so thick and chunky already it didn't need them.

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Jackshoe August 16, 2010

We really enjoyed this soup. I used my own tomato meat sauce that I already had frozen and then threw it all in the slow cooker. I put the noodles in too early I think though because it soaked up more of the liquid than I wanted, next time will definitely have to do it only an hour ahead at most or precook them as some other did and throw in after. I had plenty of leftovers so froze them and used them a week later by turning them into lasagna basically since it was too thick to be soup anymore and took to a pot luck meal. Rave reviews from everyone. Very tasty and an easy meal, either as a soup, or let it go thick into an easy lasagna, either way it was yum :), thanks for posting. Made for TOTM's Soup-Fest 2011 tag game. :-)

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Just_Ducky!! February 23, 2011

We had a major nor'easter going on here and I was looking for something comforting to warm from the inside out. This was it. I made the dish almost exactly at written (I added some garlic to the beef and onions). I will definately make this again. Thanks for a great dish.

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sacodeb February 02, 2011

This was a delicious soup, perfect comfort food. I took out the meat, and all the spices, and used basil, garlic, and curry powder.

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waneewanaa January 13, 2011

Wonderful and so easy! Made this without the brown sugar or worcestershire and it was still delicious. Thank you for sharing, and I will make again and again.

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LeahMarie May 07, 2010

My whole family turned their noses up and said "we are having WHAT for dinner???". Yeah, all four of them went back for seconds. It was a beautiful thing. Definitely having this again!

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Angel91805 March 05, 2014

Yummy, hearty soup. Made this the other day and my family loved it. Tastes like lasagna, but much easier to make!

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rrv11 October 26, 2013

Made as stated. Used no boil Lasagna noodles, they cooked in 5 minutes. Next time I would like to try Italian Sausage and ground beef 1/2 and 1/2.

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Big Sis October 15, 2013

Excellent! I made a couple small changes- first of all, I used 2 cloves chopped garlic instead of the garlic powder, used vegetable broth instead of chicken, and used a beef substitute (Quorn Grounds). The soup did end up quite thick but it was absolutely delicious! The only thing I plan on changing next time is to break the pasta up into smaller bite-sized pieces... mine ended up too big.

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Veggie Fam June 23, 2013
Lasagna Cheese Soup