This slow cooker soup recipe puts a yummy twist on a popular dish.
This slow cooker turkey lasagna soup recipe puts a yummy twist on a popular dish. Shining the spotlight on lasagna, this recipe includes all your favorite Italian pasta flavors in a belly-warming bowl of soup. Whole-wheat noodles team up with basil marinara sauce, and ground turkey. Mozzarella cheese adds ooey gooey goodness to the dish, while fresh parsley adds to the Italian flavor.
The result? A thick, spoonable meal guaranteed to satisfy the soul. Thick and flavorful, this Turkey Lasagna Soup resembles deconstructed lasagna, and is perfect on chilly days when your cravings are hankering for comfort food. Did we mention it’s a snap to make? That’s right. Your slow cooker makes meal prep easy, allowing you to whip up the scrumptious soup by simply throwing in the ingredients.
Slow Cooker Turkey Lasagna Soup
- 1 pound lean ground turkey optional ground beef
- 24 ounces tomato basil marinara jar, no sugar added
- 4 cups chicken broth low-sodium, more or less depending on consistency desired
- 8 parsley sprigs fresh, curly or flat
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 8 whole-wheat lasagna noodles broken into fourths
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese part-skim
- 1/2 cup ricotta cheese reduced fat
- basil fresh, for optional garnish
- In a skillet over medium heat, cook ground turkey, breaking up with a fork. Cook just until there's no pink. Drain off any fat.
- Add to the slow cooker, cooked ground turkey, marinara, chicken broth, parsley sprigs, salt, and pepper. Cover and cook on low 4-6 hours. The last 30 minutes of cooking time, add broken lasagna noodles, mozzarella. and parsley. Check noodles to make sure they are tender, but not mushy. Remove parsley sprigs before serving, if desired.
- Serve in bowls with a dollop of ricotta cheese and garnish with fresh basil, if desired.
- STOVETOP METHOD: Follow the instructions above with these changes: Add all ingredients, except noodles, mozzarella, ricotta, and basil to a large pot. Stir ingredients to combine, bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-high, add noodles, mozzarella, and parsley sprigs. Cook until pasta is al dente, about 15 minutes. Remove parsley sprigs before serving, if desired.
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This is delicious!
Glad you enjoyed the recipe!
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Chris, Please check you email. 🙂
I think I might make this over the weekend..maybe sneak in a can of black beans too.
Let us know what you think!
Do you think you could substitute tortellini for the lasagna?
Great question, Connie! Yes, you can substitute tortellini. However it may cook faster. Check the pasta after 15 minutes. Continue cooking if needed.
This looks delicious!
Trying this tomorrow 🙂 do you put parsley in during last 30 minutes of cooking? Thanks
Hi, Jen. The recipes says to put the parsley in with the cooked ground turkey, marinara, chicken broth, salt, and pepper right at the beginning! If you would rather put it in during the last 30 minutes, that would also work.
Let us know how your Lasagna Soup turns out!
Is it possible to add in spinach or kale? I’m trying to get extra greens into what I’m eating. If so, would you suggest replacing the parsley with the spinach/kale or doing including it in addition to the parsley? Would you add it from the beginning? Thanks. Looking forward to trying this recipe.
Hi Christina, you can use either spinach or kale. Give the leafy green of your choice a rough chop and add the greens about 10 minutes before the soup is finished cooking. Don’t forget to share how your soup turned out!
I made this tonight. It was so good! Tasted just like lasagna and helped curved the craving for carby cheesy food. It’s going to be added to my regular rotation. Thanks for a great recipe!
Where do you all find your marinara without sugar?
Monica, Just about any grocery store, from Walmart, Target, Kroger, etc.. It’s very easy to find today, just read the label. 🙂
does this recipe only work with traditional lasagna noodles or can you use no boil lasagna noodles?
Carrie, No boil is fine but I recommend adding them toward the end…just long enough to soften up.
Is this soup freezer friendly?
Love to use my slow cooker and then freeze leftovers for my lunches during the week..
Collen, It sure is. Just be sure to defrost in the fridge and not at room temp. 🙂
Is the mozzarella the packaged grated kind, fresh pearls, or which? Thanks 🙂
Whichever you’d like to use, Chris!
I wonder if you could add a little red wine !!
Try it and let us know how it turns out!
I’m going to make it tonight! Sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.
That’s great, Mila! Let us know how it turns out!
Made this tonight right after I saw the recipe and realized I had everything on hand. It was great! The next time I make it I will add a little spinach for color and flavor. Thanks for the addition to my list of favorites!
Lisa, YEAH!!! You are so welcome. 🙂
Has anyone tried this in the Instant Pot?
I loved this recipe. This will be a great substitute for regular lasagna.
Delicious! I made on the stovetop and added garlic, basil and olives. Subbed small shell pasta for lasagna and allowed to boil 15 mins and then simmered on low.
The recipe indicates adding parsley to the mixture twice. When should it be added in?
Lori, The last 30 minutes of cooking time, add broken lasagna noodles, mozzarella. and parsley.
We made this on the stovetop tonight and it’s delicious! We sautéed the turkey with onion and garlic, then added chopped spinach and zucchini noodles when adding the pasta and that made it all the better! Thanks for the recipe.
Chris, YEAH!!! I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe. Thank you for the tips. 🙂
Do I mix ingredients in the slow cooker or do I layer?
Crystal, No need to layer since this is a soup recipe. 🙂
Could you use penne?
Debbie, Penne is also fine for this recipe.
Could you use penne?
Debbie, Penne is fine.