Crockpot Lasagna Tortellini Soup

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A crockpot lasagna soup made with cheese-filled tortellini. This soup is simple to make, tastes just like lasagna in soup form, and is a sure crowd pleaser!

SLOW COOKER TORTELLINI LASAGNA! A crockpot lasagna soup made with cheese-filled tortellini. This soup is simple to make, tastes just like lasagna in soup form, and is a sure crowd pleaser! via chelseasmessyapron.com

This soup though. Best soup I’ve ever had – hands down. I guess I have to amend that statement just a bit though…because if you are looking for a super healthy and light soup, this sweet potato + quinoa one is one of my favorites. But as far as a complete comfort meal, easy to make, super cheesy, and totally flavorful soup goes – this is the soup.

Not that this soup is necessarily unhealthy, just the amounts of cheese I stir in mine may just be a little unhealthy. Although, I’m sure I put more cheese in my soup than the average 3 6 people…

Other than that, you’ve got lots and lots of tomatoes and tomato-ey sauces, some beef broth, lots of spices. You know, these are all good for you! And for the actual beef, I used extra lean ground beef, but I’m sure ground turkey would be great in this too. However, ground beef just screams lasagna to me since I always put that in our lasagna. BUT — the best part of this soup in my opinion? It’s the tortellini. Tortellini is one of the greatest foods ever made, I’m convinced. And in this soup it is divine. It cooks perfectly in the slow cooker and it’s like having an ultra chees-y lasagna in every bite. Because the cheese is IN the pasta. Genius.

And then I mix lots of extra cheese in the soup. You know, just for good measure.

SLOW COOKER TORTELLINI LASAGNA! A crockpot lasagna soup made with cheese-filled tortellini. This soup is simple to make, tastes just like lasagna in soup form, and is a sure crowd pleaser! via chelseasmessyapron.com

Oh yeah. But I haven’t even told you how EASY this is to make. It’s one of those dump in the slow cooker meals and PLAY ALL DAY because you don’t really have much to prep for dinner. Except by play all day, if you are anything like me, means lots of laundry, and scrubbing floors, and working on this little website, and entertaining the busiest, most destructive (and also cutest) babe in the entire world. Oh, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. <3

Really, the only prep required is cooking the ground beef and opening cans. There isn’t even any chopping of vegetables in this dish. And the only requirement of knives is IF you want the fresh parsley on top. Which I liked, but it’s not like a must or anything. This soup does pack quite the flavor punch! P.S. Are all my caps DRIVING YOU CRAZY?

I need to lay off that Shift button when I write these posts. Working on it…

EASY SLOW COOKER TORTELLINI LASAGNA! A crockpot lasagna soup made with cheese-filled tortellini. This soup is simple to make, tastes just like lasagna in soup form, and is a sure crowd pleaser! via chelseasmessyapron.com

So although this soup has lots of cheese stuffed into the tortellini’s, I think it is a must to stir some ricotta cheese and Parmesan into the soup after it’s done cooking. It makes this soup so creamy, thick, and flavorful!

The picture right above this text is after I stirred in some ricotta cheese and Parmesan. Just look at that ooey gooey cheese-string goodness! Plus it makes the soup less brothy and very thick. Which if you want a brothy-ier soup, just add in a little bit more beef broth. This soup is easily customized to your preference that way. You can also customize the spices. For some people the spices will be perfect in this dish, but others may crave more. Allow everything to cook first and once all the flavors have absorbed into everything and the soup is done cooking, add in spices to your heart’s content!

SIMPLE SLOW COOKER TORTELLINI LASAGNA! A crockpot lasagna soup made with cheese-filled tortellini. This soup is simple to make, tastes just like lasagna in soup form, and is a sure crowd pleaser! via chelseasmessyapron.com

 

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{Slow Cooker} Lasagna Tortellini Soup

4.78 from 9 votes
A crockpot lasagna soup made with cheese-filled tortellini. This soup is simple to make, tastes just like lasagna in soup form, and is a sure crowd pleaser!
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{Slow Cooker} Lasagna Tortellini Soup

4.78 from 9 votes
A crockpot lasagna soup made with cheese-filled tortellini. This soup is simple to make, tastes just like lasagna in soup form, and is a sure crowd pleaser!
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 441kcal
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 can (10.75 ounces) tomato condensed soup
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds optional
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt adjust to preference
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen cheese filled tortellini
  • 4 tablespoons fresh parsley optional
  • Toppings: freshly grated Parmesan cheese, large spoonful of ricotta cheese

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef until cooked through. Add the onion and garlic in the last few minutes of the cooking. They don't need to cook or get all the way tender, I just like them to have a little bit of that "skillet-cooked" flavor.
  • While the beef is cooking, pour the crushed tomatoes, petite diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and tomato condensed soup in the slow cooker. No need to drain any of the cans!
  • Add in the sugar and seasonings - the dried basil, fennel, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  • I loved the amount of seasoning in this soup, but definitely adjust these seasonings to your personal preference. You can always start with less seasoning and add more.
  • Stir in the cooked ground beef with onions and garlic. Add in the beef broth (I dissolved beef bouillon cubes into boiling water).
  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 5-7 hours.
  • About 15-20 minutes before you are ready to serve, pour the frozen tortellini's into the soup. Turn the slow cooker up to high (or leave it if it was already on high) and let the tortellini cook.
  • Serve in bowls with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, a large spoonful of ricotta cheese (I love stirring these cheeses in - SO good), any extra seasonings you want, and some freshly chopped parsley.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 441kcal

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60 Comments

  1. I can totally see why this would be the best soup you’ve ever had, Chelsea! It looks amazing! I’ve made a crock pot lasagna soup once before, but I’m loving that you used tortellinis in here. The flavor sounds perfect too! Pinned and can’t wait to try out!

  2. I don’t have fennel but still love to try this dish!! Can I still make this one without it? If not, what’s replace for or? Thanks

    1. Yes you can definitely make it without fennel seeds. I doubt you’ll find it lacking spice without it but if you do feel free to increase any of the other spices. Hope you love this 🙂

  3. Ahh, I’m so with you. I totally tend to go overboard on the cheese. I don’t see this as a HUGE problem. I love this though, Chelsea. You’ve combined three of the most amazing things on the planet: lasagna, tortellini and slow cooker. You’re so smart. 😉 Pinned!

  4. This does look like the best soup ever! Love meals that you can just dump and forget about all day. It’s perfect for the chillier weather we are starting to get – can’t wait to try this – pinning 🙂

    1. Thank you Lynn!! This is one of our favorites!! I add freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a spoonful of ricotta cheese to each bowl.

  5. This is exactly what I’m looking for! What size crock pot? And do you think it would be OK to stir a few spoons of ricotta directly into the crock pot once the tortellini is done? Thanks!

    1. I have a 6 quart slow cooker 🙂 And yes I do think that would be great! I like adding it to individual bowls to control the amount, but it works great stirred in the actual crockpot too.

    1. I have never tried ground turkey in this recipe, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. As far as the broth, I’m not sure what will go best without further recipe testing. Sorry to not be of more help, I don’t want to give a bad recommendation!

  6. 5 stars
    Hi Chelsea. I came across this recipe and had to try it. Let me tell you that this was absolutely fabulous. I added the ricotta cheese and some grated mozzarella, parmesan and asiago cheese right into the pot just before serving and it was fantastic.

    Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    1. Hey Tara! Thank you so much for your comment and kind review 🙂 I’m so happy you tried this, it’s my husband’s favorite soup on the blog! 🙂 And the cheeses you added sound incredible! YUM! 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    OMGOODNESS!!!! The best! Simplified it a bit but omg sooooooo delish!!! If it includes anything Italian……..it’s good….but this was the best!!!! Shortcuts and all! Hoping this week goes by fast so I can make it again!!!!

  8. Does this do ok reheated for leftovers. It’s just my husband I. ?? Sounds wonderful and will make this soon???

    Can you answer my question in my e mail??

    1. If you plan to re-heat it, I would add the tortellini separately. It doesn’t re-heat well with that. I hope you both love this! Also, I apologize, but I don’t seem to have an email from you. Did you email it to chelseasmessyapron @ gmail.com ?

      Thanks!

  9. Hi Chelsea,
    This recipe looks fabulous and I am trying it this weekend! I cannot wait! I noticed the comment about not reheating well with the tortellinis and I wanted to ask if not using frozen tortellini, when do you add? Just add to individual bowls as the ricotta? I just want to make sure they have enough time to “cook”. Please advise when your time allows.
    Thank you,
    Stacey

    1. Hi Stacey! I hope I understand your question correctly; if you want to make this and plan to have leftovers, I would cook and drain the tortellini in a separate pot. Then add the cooked tortellini’s to the individual bowls you will be enjoying that night. Hope that helps!

  10. I wanted to make this tonight but just noticed it was for the slow cooker. How long would you suggesting cooking it stovetop?

    1. I’m sorry Emily; I got the black bowl at a thrift shop years ago — no legible brand name either.

  11. 4 stars
    Fixed this for dinner last night. Threw in a rough chopped zucchini & left out the fennel seed; it tasted as good as it looked & smelled.? My husband even wanted it for breakfast this morning!

  12. 5 stars
    This sounds delicious. Made lasagna yesterday and can never get enough of that fabulous taste!
    I would like to add ricotta to the pot. How much would you recommend?

  13. How do I know that it’s done cooking? I have it on high and 3-4 hours is a huge gap. I checked it at 2 hours and it doesn’t seem very thick so I’m wondering if I need to look for a thick stew or what?

    1. I’d say to the consistency you like it 🙂 The beef is cooked so it’s not a matter of food safety but more of getting it to your desired thickness, tenderizing the meat, and allowing flavors to meld. Hope that helps!

      1. 4 stars
        I kept it on high for 4 hours. The tortellini absorbed all the liquid just how I wanted. I also doubled the seasonings and added spinach. Very good!! Just felt like it was kind of missing a certain flavor.

  14. Ok… making this overnight tonight… I used ground Turkey and beef broth, didn’t even think about the clashing of flavors between the Turkey and beef broth. I really hope I didn’t ruin the recipe.

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