Crock-pot Lasagna Soup Recipe

Slow Cooker Saturdays

Crock-pot Lasagna Soup @ practical-stewardship.com

One afternoon a couple of weeks ago I had NO idea what I was going to fix my family for dinner.  I hate it when that happens, but it happens about once a week.  I get to lunch time and wonder what’s for dinner.  That is not thinking ahead!  It just so happens that I am the creator of dinner, so I better come up with something.  If worse comes to worse there is always pasta and red sauce that we have stocked in our pantry.  I haven’t had to go there in quite a while, months may be.  Well, I had these lasagna noodles hanging around that I needed to use.  Since I had been making chicken broth a few days prior, I had some of that around, too. I thought, ‘what if I made a real lasagna soup, pretty much like a lasagna, but add the broth and water, which dilutes all the calories.’  Plus you can control the cheese you top the soup with for even more calorie control.

Crock-pot Lasagna Soup @ practical-stewardship.com

Crock-pot Lasagna Soup Recipe

Crock-pot Lasagna Soup Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of water (add more water if you want a thinner soup)
  • 4 cups of broth
  • one 26 oz. cans of marinara sauce
  • approx. 6 100% whole wheat lasagna noodles, broken (we liked our noodles big-it made it more fun to eat)
  • 1 lb. choice meat (ground beef, sausage, or turkey, I usually use chicken)
  • handful of spinach, diced
  • optional, 15 oz. container ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in the crock-pot minus the cheese.
  2. Cook on high for 2 1/2 hours, or until the noodles are softened and the soup is nice and hot.
  3. Garnish with cheese, serve hot, and enjoy!
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The Verdict: The whole family loved this, especially the kids who wanted more!!

You can use almost any kind of pasta you want.  The lasagna noodles were perfect, not mushy and not under cooked.  If you use a smaller noodle, add them in the last hour, or cook them on the stove top to add at the very end.

Troubleshooting: If you have refrigerated leftovers of the lasagna soup and the sauce thickens, mix some more water, by the half cup full.  Add additional spices as needed so you don’t dilute the flavor. 

Did you know you can make a lasagna in the crock-pot?

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About Sonja

Sonja is a lover of the Lord, family, and friends. She digs DIY (especially re-purposing), fancies fitness, foods (whole), & fellowship. She is a thrifty thinker and jives with jazz. “Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful” (1 Corinthians 4:2 ESV). Thanks for visiting!
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6 Responses to Crock-pot Lasagna Soup Recipe

  1. Carole says:

    Hi there. Food on Friday is all about soup! So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

  2. This sounds really great! I must try this. Thanks for the post!

  3. I’m making this right now and we’re looking forward to eating it! I’ll let you know how it turned out :o ) Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Sonia, Your Crock Pot Lasagna Soup looks delicious, we will really enjoy this recipe. Have a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Come Back Soon! Miz Helen

  5. I am definitely trying this recipe!!! We love lasagna so I bet the soup tastes just as good. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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