When I first started cooking at home more, this was one of the first recipes I was dying to try and I'm at a loss as to why it took me so long to finally give it a go! This soup seriously tastes like lasagna in a bowl. Probably better because I'm not one to make a whole pan of lasagna on a busy weeknight, how about you? I served this for dinner at my parents' house and they all raved about it, too.
28oz can diced tomatoes (in garlic & olive oil if you can find it), undrained
15oz jar pasta sauce, I used our favorite Francesco Rinaldi brand
2 cups beef broth
1 cup water
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 1/2 cups bowtie pasta, cooked until just about done
1 cup mozzarella cheese
Brown and drain ground beef in stock pot, and return to pot. Add tomatoes, pasta sauce, broth, water, and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in cooked pasta and simmer an additional 5 minutes. Serve with crusty bread and mozzarella cheese.