This chicken and sausage lasagna soup is high in flavor and low in work load. It can be cooked stove top or slow cooker, and is a cozy, comforting fall soup the whole family is sure to enjoy!
If you are finding yourself asking why I am sharing yet another lasagna soup recipe, well, I know….this is the third variation I have shared. However…the thing about this soup is it is just sooo good, and there are so many fun ways to change it up, that I can’t help myself.
I love lasagna, hate the work. Remember, I think I have told you before, I am essentially lazy. I work my tail off, but if there is a way to avoid doing extra, I usually chose that way. And lasagna is a flavor I love, but the time, love, and cheese required to make a sheet of lasagna is just not working for me right now.
This particular version of lasagna soup has an increase in vegetables, and only uses cheese as a topping, rather than in the actual soup. Which makes it a healthier option. Though it is certainly not lacking in flavors. And can I just say, the pictures I took are not doing this soup justice? It has so many levels of flavor, and so many great tidbits floating around in that sublime, marinara based soup liquid, that I couldn’t seem to capture before my ravenous family was lining up at my office door, soup bowls in hand.
Okay, that is a bit of a lie. Some of them were, my 6 year old wouldn’t touch it. The mushrooms. They are a no for him. He is crazy. But that is neither here nor there, because the fact is, this soup is seriously good stuff. Seriously. And if you too hate mushrooms then leave them out!
But can you imagine with me for a moment that you just got home from a long day at work, and wow, your house smells like lasagna. All you have to do is throw everything in a slow cooker in the morning, then add in lasagna noodles 10 minutes or so before serving so they have a chance to get soft. And you get this soup. And it even has spinach in it, so it is totally good for you!
Gather your family around the table for a cozy, fall meal, or make a big pot and give yourself a killer lunch for the rest of the week (if you do this, refrain from adding noodles, as they will soak up the liquid and get soggy). Whatever you do, make this! Enjoy it! And pat yourself on the back for getting to enjoy the flavors of lasagna with a fraction of the work.
Chicken & Sausage Lasagna Soup
- 2 Tbs olive oil
- 1 Tbs minced garlic
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1 1/2 cups diced grilled chicken
- 1 1/2 cups cooked sausage crumbles
- 1 cup chopped spinach
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1 cup diced tomato
- 1/3 cup tomato paste
- 3 cups marinara
- 3 1/2 cups water or chicken stock
- 2 Tbs dried parsley
- 1 tsp garlic granules
- 1 tsp onion granules
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 6 lasagna noodles broken into pieces
- 3/4 cup parmesan
- 1/2 Tbs parsely
- In a large soup pot, heat olive oil over medium heat.
- Add garlic and onions and saute.
- Add in spices, grilled chicken, sausage crumbles, spinach, mushrooms, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, marinara, and water.
- Bring to a boil. Turn down and let simmer 30 minutes.
- Fill a separate pot with water, bring to a boil, break noodles up and boil for 5-6 minutes.
- Add noodles into soup pot, let cook for 2 more minutes
- Serve garnished with parmesan topping.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.