Best soup I’ve had all year! This recipe is so easy too, the slow cooker does the work for you!

Lasagna is a beloved Italian dish known for its layers of delicious flavors. However, making traditional lasagna can be a time-consuming task. That’s where Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup comes in! This hearty soup captures all the wonderful tastes of lasagna in a simplified and convenient way. With its rich tomato base, tender noodles, and delectable cheese topping, this soup is sure to become a family favorite. This recipe is a delightful twist on the classic lasagna, making it perfect for cozy gatherings or weeknight dinners.
To serve this Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup, it pairs wonderfully with a simple side salad dressed in a light vinaigrette. The fresh greens and tangy dressing complement the hearty soup perfectly. Additionally, garlic bread or toasted crusty Italian bread can make a delightful accompaniment. The warm and crusty bread is perfect for dipping into the flavorful soup, adding a satisfying crunch and extra bit of indulgence to your meal. These sides not only enhance the overall dining experience but also provide a balanced meal.

1 pound ground beef
4 cups beef broth
12 ounces lasagna noodles
1/2 onion, diced
1 diced bell pepper
1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
1 can (14.5 ounces) petite diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1. In a skillet, brown the ground beef until fully cooked. Drain any excess fat.
2. Transfer the cooked ground beef to the slow cooker.
3. Add diced onion, diced red bell pepper, petite diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, minced garlic, and Italian seasoning to the slow cooker with the ground beef. Mix well.
4. Pour in the beef broth and stir to combine.
5. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours, or until the noodles are tender.
6. Once cook time is up, break the lasagna noodles into smaller pieces and add them to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for another 30 mins or until noodles are cooked through.
Before serving, ladle the soup into bowls and top each serving with a dollop of ricotta cheese, shredded mozzarella, and shredded parmesan cheese. (You can optionally put this in the slow cooker directly if you are serving from there.)

Enjoy your delicious slow cooker lasagna soup!
This Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup allows you to enjoy the comforting flavors of lasagna without the hassle of layering noodles and sauce. With its delicious combination of tender beef, rich tomato broth, and gooey cheese, this soup is a scrumptious and effortless option for any occasion. So, gather your ingredients, set up the slow cooker, and let it work its magic. Your taste buds will thank you!

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