Do you love lasagna, but dread the layering of noodles, meat, cheese, repeat…and repeat? What if I told you that by making this Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup recipe you won’t have to layer anything and you don’t dirty as many dishes? I get you.
Calling this recipe easy is an understatement for this delicious twist on a classic Italian meal. Watch this video and see how easy this recipe is to make!
Wait a minute. Soup? Yes. Soup. I know the weather is getting warmer in much of the country but a good slow cooker meal never goes out of style, at least not this one!
This recipe is in the same year-round category as the Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup, the Mexican Bean and Veggie Soup, the All Meat and Veggie Chili, and my Chicken and Veggie Chili. They are my go-to recipes whenever I need a hearty meal that will please my whole family.
In the summertime, this recipe is the perfect solution to preventing my kitchen from heating up the house while I bake a pan of lasagna for over an hour. No to mention, the recipe is one of those you set and forget about until it’s time to serve. This soup tastes just like Lasagna without all the prep fuss.
My kids get very excited when I make this soup. It’s a spin on their already favorite Skillet Lasagna Recipe. What’s great about this recipe is that you can use gluten-free pasta and add it in the last 30 minutes until it’s done. And just last week I tried this recipe with grain-free pasta made with almond flour (I found it in the refrigerated section of Whole Foods). It was amazing!
And with those simple tweaks, it’s also a Whole30 compliant dish! Simple swaps are how I keep my kids eating their favorite recipes, even when we eliminate processed foods and sugars as a family.
This recipe, like so many others on this website, is perfect for times where my 4-year-old is trying to help cook. He can just fill the ingredients in the slow cooker and then it’s ready at meal time. Because of my friends, having a hearty meal like this one ready prevents him from getting “hangry” (totally an accurate term to describe him if you follow me on Snapchat) in the evenings.
I hope you try this slow cooker version of the classic Lasagna and it becomes a favorite in your family as well.
What recipes do you like to make in the slow cooker?
Lasagna Soup in the Slow Cooker
Just like traditional lasagna, but with none of the work! This lasagna soup combines all the Italian flavors we love, with the ease of a crockpot recipe!
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
- 1 pound (455 g) ground beef
- 1 28 ounce can (800 g) diced tomatoes
- 6 ounce can (90 g) tomato paste
- 3 cups (705 ml) beef broth
- 2 cups (470 ml) water, divided
- 4–5 cloves (12 g-15 g) garlic, minced
- 2 Tablespoons (4g) Italian seasoning
- 1/2 cup (80 g) chopped onion
- 1 cup (235 ml) water
- 2 cups (186 g) uncooked shell pasta
- 1/4 teaspoon (0.5 g) black ground pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon (1.5 g) salt
- 1 cup (110 g) shredded mozzarella (for topping)
- In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, brown your beef. Once cooked, transfer inside the slow cooker bowl.
- To the cooked beef, add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, broth or stock, 1 cup water, garlic, Italian seasoning, onion, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 7-8 hours or on HIGH for 4-5 hours.
- In the final 30 minutes, add in 1 cup of water and pasta. Stir to combine. Put l the d back on and continue cooking for 30 minutes.
- Serve and top with shredded cheese.
- For school lunch: Preheat a thermos container and fill with warm soup.