Lasagna Soup

I made this for the kids at the after school program yesterday. These kids constantly amaze me.  They are the least picky eaters ever.  They eat everything I send to them and they eat all of it.  I made 16 quarts of this soup.  There are 16 kids.  None was left.  How can kids eat a quart of soup each?
 I browned 1 pound of sweet Italian sausage, 1 pound of hot Italian sausage and 2 pounds of ground beef.
 Then add 2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning, 2 tablespoons of granulated garlic and 2 tablespoons of granulated onion.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

 Add 8 cups of beef stock and 4 large cans of tomato puree.  I also added a few beef bouillon cubes to enrich the flavor.  Taste it and adjust seasoning if necessary. Stir in 1 cup of parmesan cheese.

Cook some broken lasagna noodles to al dente and add them to the soup. You can use any kind of pasta you like.  This was served with grated mozzarella on top.  You can also serve it with a dollop of ricotta cheese.

Comments

greekwitch said…
This looks like a soup I could actually eat! I'm almost tempted to try and make it!
Susan said…
No surprise there - I'd eat a quart of this soup myself! Plus you are introducing these kids to good, delicious food that they might not have ever tasted in their young lives.
Yummy!!
Windy and cool here today....feels like winter is coming...although the weather man says back up in the 60's next week!!
This is definetaly a soup I'll try! I do like lasagna and this is soup season so it's perfect!

Have a great day!

Christer.
Cottage Tails said…
I bet they look forward to your day. Nice to think they go home with a full tummy.
Guillaume said…
Lasagna soup? How original!
Fiona said…
I now have this soup on my MUST make list. You are a blessing to these children....it is sad to think your food is new to them...all families should be able to eat properly and well of food made with love. Thank you for taking the time.
dkzody said…
I'm curious as to how/why you are feeding the after school kids. Does the school not have any other means of feeding the kids, i.e. the school district's food staff? Fresno Unified's after school programs are fed by the district. The kids get food when they arrive and another parcel of food to take home when the day is finished.
I actually found myself sniff sniffing the air but alas, no lovely aroma of that wonderful soup. Lucky kids!!! :)
Mary Ann said…
Another good one!