This Lasagna Soup is an easy and flavorful comfort food idea for busy days. Ground beef and noodles are cooked together in tomato based soup, then topped with ricotta and Parmesan cheese.
In a large Dutch oven, heat up olive oil and butter. Add garlic and onion and saute for 2 minutes, stirring often, until onion is almost translucent. Add Italian seasoning and crushed red peppers. Saute for 1 minute. It should be fragrant.
Add crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, stock, salt, pepper, pepper flakes, bay leaf and noodles, broken into 1" to 2" pieces. Make sure no noodles are stuck together. Stir well.
For this recipe, I recommend and like to use oven-ready style lasagna noodles as they cook faster. Regular lasagna noodles will work too.