This easy crockpot lasagna soup is a meaty, saucy recipe that has all the delicious flavors we love in a traditionally baked classic lasagna but in the form of a comforting, hearty, soup!
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Easy Crock Pot Lasagna Soup
I’m a big fan of hands off slow cooker recipes and crockpot lasagna soup is an easy way to feed my family so I can focus on other things like making homemade stuffed cheesy garlic bread and a tomato cucumber salad on the side!
Crockpot lasagna has always been a family favorite, so I knew slow cooker lasagna soup would be a hit. It’s a low and slow version of my recipe for stovetop lasagna soup which the smell alone will have everyone slowing down to gather around the table!
Take your lasagna to the next level with this easy lasagna soup recipe! It is filled with all your classic lasagna ingredients made right into a soup that slow cooks all day. Crockpot lasagna soup is creamy and smooth with loads of delicious flavor!
Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.
- Olive oil: This is for the browning of the meat in a large skillet or pot. It locks in more flavor over top of the sausage.
- Onion: Dice the onion into small pieces to saute with the sausage and garlic.
- Garlic: Minced garlic adds that Italian taste.
- Sausage: Make this extra Italian with sausage or a more American traditional ground beef.
- Chicken stock: This liquid is perfect for adding a light liquid to the soup. You can even use chicken broth or beef broth.
- Tomatoes: Both petite diced tomatoes with juice and tomato paste are used for the Italian flavor and base. It is a rich sauce that helps add the traditional Italian flavoring.
- Seasoning: Italian seasoning is a mixture of several seasonings combined together.
- Herbs: Oregano and fresh basil are all added to the soup. It is the perfect combination of Italian when using fresh herbs.
- Lasagna: Since this is a soup, you will break up the lasagna noodles into bite-size or a little bigger. This is easier to enjoy in your soup and you do not have to cut into the soup.
- Cheese: Freshly grated parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese are added to the soup giving it that cheesy, stringy look.
How to Make Lasagna Soup in the Crockpot
Go from stovetop to crock pot in minutes! Brown your meat ahead of time and add it to the slow cooker to enhance the flavors. Add-in tomatoes, seasoning, herbs, cheese, and noodles for the best crockpot lasagna soup recipe!
- Brown meat. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for an additional minute. Add sausage, breaking into pieces with a wooden spoon, and cook until browned. Drain any excess grease.
- Combine. Transfer sausage mixture to a 4 to 6-quart crockpot. Stir in chicken stock, tomatoes, and tomato paste until combined. Add the oregano, Italian seasoning, and basil. Cook on low for 3 to 4 hours or high for 2 to 3 hours.
- Add the noodles. If you prefer more liquid, stir in an extra 1/2 to 1 cup hot water or broth. Cover and cook for an additional 30 minutes, or until noodles are tender.
- Stir cheese and serve. Stir in the parmesan, mozzarella, salt, and pepper. Ladle soup into bowls and top with a spoonful of ricotta cheese and more basil, if desired.
Tips for the BEST Crockpot Lasagna Soup
Crockpot lasagna soup recipe is a simple and delicious dinner that kids to adults love! Follow these expert tips to learn the best way to make this lasagna soup in the crockpot. It is the perfect combination and feels warm and cozy when enjoying it with family!
- Cook meat. Brown the meat separately first before adding it to the slow cooker.
- Timing. It can be cooked on low for 3 to 4 hours or on high for 2 to 3 hours. Base the time off on what you’ve got going on and when you want to eat!
- Thin soup. If you like yours a little thinner and soupier, add in about 1/2 cup to 1 cup more broth or hot water.
- Cook noodles. If using already cooked noodles, toss them in towards the end to heat through. Cook them separately to al dente.
- Extra cheese. Serve with extra parmesan, ricotta, and basil on the side so people can add what they like.
Try these different variations when making this crockpot lasagna soup. Make it spicy, try another type of meat, and add in veggies for a more hearty type of soup. All these variations will give you several different dinners with the same base flavor!
- A little kick: Substitute mild sausage for spicy if you like a little heat. You can even add red pepper flakes to the soup broth too.
- Different meat: Use ground beef or ground turkey instead along with 1/2 teaspoon extra Italian seasoning.
- Veggies: If you like a chunkier soup with added veggies, think about shredded carrots, bell peppers, mushrooms, or zucchini.
- Leafy greens: Baby spinach at the end will wilt nicely and add a nice green color, lots of nutrients, and built-in leafy greens. No need for a side salad, just like in my white lasagna soup recipe!
- Different noodles: Swap the lasagna noodles for farfalle noodles or cheese tortellini for a twist.
This is a preference! If you are making this lasagna soup ahead of time then you will want to cook the noodles separately and add them when eating. You can cook the noodles in the soup if you are enjoying it that day.
I used an Italian sausage that has a little bit of spice to it for this crockpot lasagna soup. You can use ground beef, pork, turkey, or even chicken.
Yes! Lasagna noodles are just what is pictured and easy to break apart. Use your favorite type of pasta that is more convenient for you. We have tried it with elbow pasta, spiral pasta, and even Cellentani noodles.
Storing Lasagna Soup
Place any leftover soup in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for three to four days. When ready to reheat, place in the microwave or on the stovetop until it is heated through.
5 star review
“Very easy, very yummy. My kids don’t like tomato chunks so I puréed them with the tomato paste and spices in the blender. Other than that, no changes!!”-BL Martin
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Crockpot Lasagna Soup
- 1 4-6 quart crockpot
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 pound mild Italian sausage , casings removed
- 1 (32-ounce) box chicken stock
- 2 (15-ounce) cans petite diced tomatoes with juice
- 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon ground oregano
- ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 8 lasagna noodles , broken into bite-sized pieces (or cooked noodles)
- 2-3 Tablespoons freshly chopped basil , plus more to taste
- ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Kosher salt , to taste
- Ground black pepper , to taste
Optional toppings: Ricotta cheese, Chopped basil
- In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook an additional minute. Add sausage, breaking into pieces with a wooden spoon, and cook until browned. Drain any excess grease.
- Transfer sausage mixture to a 4 to 6 quart crockpot. Stir in chicken stock, tomatoes, and tomato paste until combined. Add the oregano, Italian seasoning, and basil. Cook on low 3 to 4 hours or high 2 to 3 hours.
- Add the noodles. If you prefer more liquid, stir in an extra 1/2 to 1 cup hot water or broth. Cover and cook an additional 30 minutes, or until noodles are tender.
- Stir in the parmesan, mozzarella, salt, and pepper. Ladle soup into bowls and top with a spoonful of ricotta cheese and more basil, if desired.
- Brown the meat separately first before adding it to the slow cooker.
- It can be cooked on low for 3-4 hours or on high for 2-3 hours. Base the time off of what you’ve got going on and when you want to eat!
- If you like yours a little thinner and soupier, add in about 1/2 cup – 1 cup more broth or hot water.
- If using already cooked noodles, toss them in towards the end to heat through. Cook them separately to al dente.
- Serve with extra parmesan, ricotta, and basil on the side so people can add what they like.
- You can substitute with ground beef or turkey. I would just add in 1/2 teaspoon extra Italian seasoning.
- You can also sneak in a cup of shredded carrots, bell peppers, mushrooms or zucchini for added veggies. I like to add in baby spinach at the end as well.
- If you’d like the soup thinner, add more chicken stock or broth.
- Instead of lasagna noodles you could use farfalle noodles. You could even use a cheese tortellini for a yummy twist.
Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.
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