Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

It finally snow yesterday here in Utah after a month of no snow.  It seems so weird to be without snow for such a long period in the winter, but the new snow put me in the mood for soup.  Today I have a lasagna soup for you.  I have shared a lasagna soup before but this one is a slow cooker version.

This one also uses Italian sausage so it has some more spice to it.  The great thing is, you don’t have to brown this sausage ahead of time.  You use sausage link and cut into pieces.  Then you add it to the soup raw.  In the end you have these nice meatball-like pieces of sausage throughout the soup.

The slow cooking process along with the sausage give this soup a really rich and deep flavor.  To finish it off, you place it in oven safe bowls.  Then add a spoonful of ricotta along with some mozzarella and broil the bowls until the cheese is nice and melty.  If you don’t have oven safe bowls you can skip the broiler.  The cheese will still melt from the heat of the soup.

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Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup
  • 1 pound Italian sausage links, cut into bite-sized pieces with the casings (I used Johnsonville Mild Italian Sausage)
  • 1 large onions, diced
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
  • 2 (15 oz) cans petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 cups chicken broth or 6 cups of water with 6 crushed bouillon cubes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups rotini pasta, uncooked (or other similar pasta)
  • 15 oz container Ricotta cheese, for topping
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, for topping
  1. In a large slow cooker, combine the sausage, onion, garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, bay leaves, and broth.
  2. Cook on low for 8-9 hours.
  3. During the last 30 minutes of cooking, add in pasta.
  4. When ready to serve, preheat broiler. Dish up soup into oven-proof bowls.
  5. Top each bowl with a spoonful of ricotta and a sprinkling of shredded mozzarella.
  6. Place under broiler for 3-5 minutes or until cheese is hot and melted.

Recipe adapted from Back to Her Roots.

11 comments on “Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

  • Instruction #1 calls for Bat leaves…I think you meant bay leaves…

  • The instructions do not say “uncooked” sausage contrary to the reply above. However I just skimmed about a 1/4 cup of grease off of my batch that had been cooking all day. I highly recommend COOKING the sausage.

  • This looks delish! I will be making it next weekend 🙂 Can you take the casings off the sausage before cooking??

  • The recipe says uncooked.

  • I really need to know if you add the noodles in uncooked or cooked too….I am leaning towards dry since 30 minutes seems like enough time for them to cook, but I hate trying recipes wrong and wasting all my precious grocery money! If anyone could give me advice that would be great.

  • Do you boil the pasta before you add it to the crockpot? This recipe sounds delightful. Thanks for sharing!

  • I’ve made lasagna in my crock-pot several times before but never lasagna soup! Sounds like this would be a nice way to change things up.

  • Wow no snow in Utah that is weird, now here in TN it is a norm for us unfortunately. Our winter has just consisted of yucky rainy cold one day sorta cold the next then warm the next and wash and repeat. truthfully I hate it! You would die of laughter if you saw the “snow” we got on Thursday afternoon that got our kids out of school because of “slick road conditions” on Friday, which meant for me a 4 day weekend since no school yesterday-Oh how fun 😉

    Well back to the point of the post this soup looks amazingly yummy and easy I will be pinning this one.

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