Lasagna Soup and Cheesy Garlic Bread

Are you on Pinterest yet? If not, why not? It’s the latest internet time waster. But it wastes it oh-so fabulously. If you don’t know what pinterest is, read about it here.

I love Pinterest. But more specifically, I love following cousin Dawn on pinterest. Seriously. This woman has an eye for everything cool, delicious, trendy, helpful, fashionable, easy, organized etc. Everything she pins I want to make and/or have. The other day my mother and I inadvertently spent the afternoon cooking recipes we found off of her “recipes” board.

Thank you Dawn for all of the delicious inspiration!

We made lasagna soup from the blog A Farm Girls Dabbles and cheesey garlic bread from Lauren’s Latest blog.

Making the cheese bread was disastrous! Don’t get me wrong, the finished product was delicious. But despite having my mother with me in the kitchen (“Lindsay, maybe if you cooked with me more often you would be a better cook”. Thanks Mom), it was still a gong show. It took us three tries to make the dough. The yeast had been expired for two years so we had to go get more. I added way too much flour to the first batch and it ended up being dry and tough and wouldn’t form into a ball. Eventually we got it right and it was soooo good. Soooo good.  The pizza crust was crisp but chewy. The topping was oh-so garlicy and ooey gooey. Divine! Next time we won’t put in quite as much garlic into the butter as it was slightly over powering.  And of course I forgot to take a picture of the  final product. So the “before” picture will have to suffice.

Lasagna soup! I feel like I don’t need to say anything about it, that just the title itself conveys this recipes sheer awesomeness. If you love the zesty spiciness and creamy cheesiness of lasagna you will flip for it in soup form.

Make this soup. Make it this weekend.

You won’t be disappointed.

We pretty much stuck to the recipe as written and measured the ingredients as required. I could not find fire roasted tomatoes anywhere so we used a can of diced tomatoes and 4 tbsp of Mezzetta Fire Roasted Marinara Sauce. For the noodles, we used multigrain lasagna noodles that we broke up and cooked separately, adding it into the soup bowls with the cheese before spooning in the broth.

Serve the soup with the cheese bread and a green salad and you will experience dinner time perfection!

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