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Carolina Eats – Winter Me Italy Soup

Chef Nagee Nesbitt shared this “Winter Me Italy” recipe with us for our Carolina Eats Sensational Soups contest.


1lb ground beef
1 large sweet onion
1 can of stewed tomatoes
2 tbsp garlic
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 bottle Prego Chunky Garden sauce
1 tsp red chili pepper flakes
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp Mrs. Dash garlic blend
garlic bread of your choice
mozzarella cheese for topping


  1. Brown one pound of ground beef
  2. Add one large sweet onion minced to the pan, one can of stewed tomatoes, 2 tablespoons of garlic, 1 tablespoon of tomato paste.
  3. Add one bottle of Prego Chunky Garden combo.
  4. Next add a teaspoon of red chili pepper flakes, one teaspoon of Italian seasoning, one tablespoon of sugar, and one tablespoon of Mrs. Dash garlic blend.
  5. Let it simmer on low heat for an hour.
  6. Add broken lasagna noodles in the pot and let it simmer for 30 minutes on low.
  7. Take garlic bread and cut it into bite size pieces.
  8. Put them on a sheet pan into an oven on broil until golden brown.
  9. Bowl up your soup.
  10. Top the soup with garlic bread croutons and mozzarella cheese.

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