Quick and easy soup perfect for dinner! This recipe is loaded with pasta, beef, diced tomatoes, seasonings and topped with cheese just like your favorite lasagna.
Servings: 8 servings
- 1 lb ground beef
- 2 cans Garlic Roasted diced tomatoes. undrained 14.5 oz each
- 1 jar spaghetti sauce 24 oz
- 2 c. beef broth
- 1 c. water
- 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 3 c. mafalda pasta cook to al dente
- 1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
Brown and drain the grease off the hamburger in a large stock pot. Return to the pot.
Add tomatoes, pasta sauce, broth, water and Italian seasoning to the hamburger. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
Stir in cooked pasta and simmer 5 minutes.
Serve with mozzarella cheese sprinkled on top.
CAN I COOK THE PASTA IN THE SOUP?
You can! Just add about 1 extra cup of broth or water to make up the liquid the pasta will absorb in the soup. You’ll add the pasta when you bring the soup to a boil and simmer for 12-15 minutes. Check the noodles at the 12 minute mark to see if they are done. If you cook them too long they will get mushy.
If you don’t think you’ll enjoy the soup all in one sitting cook the noodles separately and then add them to the soup in individual portions. The soup reheats much better when you store the noodles separately from leftover soup. When you reheat the soup portion and noodles separately it prevents the noodles from absorbing the extra moisture in the soup.
CAN I SUBSTITUTE OTHER PROTEIN?
Yes! You can use other ground meats instead of the ground beef to switch up flavors. Ground turkey and chicken work great, but ground Italian Sausage is one of my favorite options to mix it up.
We commend storing the soup and pasta separately if possible. If stored mixed together the pasta soaks up moisture in the soup and they become mushy.
CAN I FREEZE THIS SOUP?
Yes! Just leave off the Mozzarella cheese and top it when you reheat it.
We recommend storing the pasta and soup separate so the pasta doesn’t soak up the moisture in the soup.
Let everything thaw overnight in the refrigerator prior to reheating it.
If you store the soup all mixed together you might want to add broth or water to thin it out when you reheat it. The noodles tend to be a bit mushier when stored together too.
Calories: 597kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 1031mg | Potassium: 1002mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 790IU | Vitamin C: 15.4mg | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 4.9mg