Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup from thelittlekitchen.net

This slow cooker lasagna soup is so wonderful and perfect for fall and winter, as the weather is getting cooler, I will be making this recipe a bunch of times!

My friend, Gina’s new cookbook was recently released called Skinnytaste Fast and Slow: Knockout Quick-Fix and Slow Cooker Recipes.

Skinnytaste Fast and Slow Cookbook

It’s gorgeous!! It’s a great resource: Gina shares 140 recipes that are quick and easy to make as well as slow cooker meals. I love slow cooker meals!

She has tons of tips on how to stock your pantry for fast and slow cooking as well as secrets for using your slow cooker! 🙂

Recipes in the Skinnytaste Fast and Slow cookbook that I want to make: Avocado Toast: 5 Ways, Pasta E Fagiloi, Cold Peanut-Sesame Chicken & Sprialized Cucumber Noodle Salad, Egg Roll Bowls (an egg roll in a bowl!), Pizza-Stuffed Chicken Roll-Ups, Perfect Medium-Rare Roast Beef in the Slow Cooker, Baked Fish and Chips, Banana Pudding Cups and Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Shooters. (Yes, this list is huge!)

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Cook the chicken sausage along with onion and garlic.

Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup from thelittlekitchen.net

Add the chicken, broth, water, marinara (I used store bought so I could make prep super easy), parsley, bay leaves and pepper.

Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup from thelittlekitchen.net

Mix up ricotta and parmesan cheeses and the fresh parsley.

Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup from thelittlekitchen.net

Refrigerate and this will be the topping for your soup!

Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup from thelittlekitchen.net

Once the soup is mostly cooked up, you’re going to add the spinach and the broken up lasagna noodles.

Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup from thelittlekitchen.net

Let it cook for another 30 minutes.

Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup from thelittlekitchen.net

Top with the cheese topping, more mozzarella cheese and freshly chopped basil!

This soup is soooo good! You will love it. It’s so easy to make and the flavor, it’s loaded. One of my new favorite soups, you guys!!!

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Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

Ingredients:

Topping
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Soup
  • Cooking spray or oil mister
  • 14 ounces sweet Italian chicken sausage, casings removed
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups marinara sauce, homemade (see Skinny Scoop) or store-bought
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • 6 ounces lasagna noodles, broken into small pieces
  • 6 Tablespoons shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • Freshly ground black pepper

 

Directions:

  1. For the topping: In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta, Parmesan, and parsley. Refrigerate until the soup is ready.
  2. For the soup: Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and coat with cooking spray. Add the sausage and cook, using a wooden spoon to bread the meat into small pieces as it browns, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a slow cooker and add the broth, 2 1/4 cups water, the marinara sauce, parsley, bay leaves, and pepper to taste.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.
  4. About 30 minutes before the soup is ready, remove the bay leaves and add the spinach and broken pasta. Cover and cook on high until the pasta is cooked, about 30 minutes.
  5. Divide the soup among 6 bowls and top each with 2 tablespoons of the ricotta mixture, and sprinkle with the mozzarella, basil, and pepper to taste.
 Time-Saving Tip: Using a mini copper or food processor saves time in the kitchen. I keep mine on my counter to slice and dice all my vegetables.

from Skinnytaste Fast and Slow: Knockout Quick-Fix and Slow Cooker Recipes by Gina Homolka with Heather K. Jones, R.D.

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Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup from thelittlekitchen.net

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