I have a confession to make. I didn’t make this soup on Thursday. I have another confession to make. I didn’t do last week’s recipe on Thursday, either. Two weeks is pretty much a lifetime when it comes to my remembering why I did things, but I’m guessing my slow cooking was delayed due to snow and missing ingredients. This weather is messing with all kinds of things around here, and I’m getting pretty tired of talking about it. Suck it, snow. You’re already ruining my summer, and now you’re keeping me from making soup?
I’m sick of snow, but soup? Soup I could talk about forever. Last week we made Southwest Chicken Soup, and this week it’s Crock Pot Lasagna Soup. I wanted to make this lasagna number the second I saw it, but my husband doesn’t get giddy about the idea of back-to-back soup meals (and an extra few days of leftovers), so we need to space it out a bit for the sake of my marriage.
I’m very dramatic when it comes to soup. And marriage.
This soup actually tastes like lasagna. It looks great, it’s hearty, and it has great flavor. If you are craving lasagna but don’t have the time to prepare the traditional method, this delicious alternative will scratch your lasagna itch. Instead of layering a lasagna, how about you take 15 minutes to toss this soup together, and spend the extra time reading a book, taking a walk, or folding that laundry that you’ve been avoiding for days. I can’t be the only person with two baskets of clean laundry waiting to be folded at any given moment, right?
As both a lasagna lover and a soup girl, I really loved this Crock Pot Lasagna Soup. Give it a try! Your belly will thank you.
Crock Pot Lasagna Soup
- 1 1/4 pounds ground Italian turkey sausage
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 28 oz can petite-diced tomatoes
- 1 24 oz jar fire-roasted spaghetti sauce
- 6 cloves garlic
- 1 white onion, diced
- 2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 6 ounces dried lasagna noodles, broken into small pieces
- 2 cups ricotta cheese, for garnish
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese, for garnish
- Brown the sausage in a skillet.
- While the sausage is cooking, combine remaining ingredients EXCEPT noodles and cheeses into Crock Pot.
- Drain fat off sausage and add it to the Crock Pot.
- Combine, cover, and cook on low for 6-7 hours.
- Add broken lasagna noodles and cover again for 30-45 minutes until noodles are to desired doneness.
- Before serving, top with cheeses.
This ranks up there with my all time faves. Everyone ate in silence which is a pretty impossible feat in my house. (NOTE: See the proof of Kim’s kids enjoying their soup in the photos below.) The best part is that it actually tastes like lasagna, is much easier to make, and is less calories! We couldn’t find turkey sausage but subbed with chicken Italian sausage and it was great. Not sure how it would compare, but the soup thickness and taste was right on so I don’t think we were missing anything. Great pick! I will make this every time I’m craving lasagna!
This recipe made lasagna easy, and probably healthier. The flavors were very good. I did brown the sausage, and added salt, and pepper. I will definitely make this again!
This was a fun and easy version of lasagna. I used ground beef seasoned with oregano, seasoning salt, fennel seed, garlic powder and pepper. It was very yummy. I used beef broth instead of chicken and our whole family liked it. My husband, not a big soup fan, had three bowls. He thought it was a little too runny to pass as actual lasagna, but he is crazy. I thought it was perfect!
My kids were skeptical, but they finished their first bowls before I even sat down to the dinner table. My husband didn’t like it as much as lasagna (duh) but he thought it was “pretty good.” You won’t hear him singing the praises of any soup for dinner, as in his mind, “Soup is not a main course.” I really liked it, and will definitely be making it again!
I used my 6.5-Quart Crock-Pot Programmable Touchscreen Slow Cooker to make this Crock Pot Lasagna Soup.
Modified from tablespoon.com
If you need this recipe to be kid approved, look at how much my niece and nephew loved it!