Embracing Coziness: A Winter Home Refresh and Comforting Soup Recipe👩‍🍳

In the winter’s embrace, the cozy nest of home becomes a sanctuary, warmed not just by blankets but by the comforting aroma of winter feasts, turning each meal into a celebration of comfort and joy…


As the holiday season winds down, there’s a unique joy in putting away the festive decor, clearing spaces, and embracing the promise of a new year. Living in a region where winter brings colder temperatures and rain, I find solace in creating a warm and inviting home during this time.

Crockpot Lasagna Soup Recipe


  • 1 pound ground beef or impossible burger (for a vegetarian option)
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 8 lasagna noodles, broken into pieces
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or full-fat coconut milk (for a dairy-free option)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (omit for a dairy-free option)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (omit for a dairy-free option)
  • Ricotta cheese for serving (omit for a dairy-free option)
  • Fresh basil, chopped for garnish


  1. Prepare the Meat:

    • In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef or Impossible Burger until cooked through. If using ground beef, make sure to drain any excess fat. Once browned, place the meat into the crockpot.
  2. Combine Ingredients:

    • Add the diced onion, minced garlic, diced tomatoes (with juice), tomato sauce, chicken or vegetable broth, tomato paste, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes (if using) to the meat in the crockpot. Stir well to combine.
  3. Cook:

    • Cover and cook on LOW for 7-8 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours.
  4. Add Noodles:

    • During the last 30 minutes of cooking time, add the broken lasagna noodles, and stir into the soup. Continue cooking until the noodles are tender.
  5. Finish with Dairy:

    • Turn the crockpot off and stir in the heavy cream or coconut milk, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese until well combined and the cheeses are melted.
  6. Serve:

    • Ladle the soup into bowls. Top each serving with a dollop of ricotta cheese, a sprinkle of shredded mozzarella (if desired), and fresh basil. Serve hot.


  • If you prefer your soup less thick, you can add additional broth to achieve your desired consistency.🥰

Enjoy your homemade crockpot lasagna soup that not only warms the body but also embraces the spirit of a comfortable winter’s home!

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6 Responses to Embracing Coziness: A Winter Home Refresh and Comforting Soup Recipe👩‍🍳

  1. Jose says:

    Your Lasagna Soup recipe inspired me to make it at home!!
    Wow, what a treat. Real comfort food.
    I absolutely loved it and suggest it to everyone!
    Thank you!!!

  2. Nancy J Coughlin says:

    This recipe sounds wonderful and I am sure tasty as can be. Thank you for sharing this with us. We are literally ‘frozen in’ here in Michigan. Can not get our door open to clear our new front deck. This happened to us once before and I ended up opening the storm window on the storm door, and leaning out thru it was able to clear away the ice on the deck. It took a lot of time, but was eventually successful. The joys of winter!!!

    • Marcia Ren says:

      Oh Nancy it sounds like you are getting some real “winter” and perhaps a nice crockpot of comfort soup is needed. I’m picturing you leaning out thru the storm door window clearing out the snow..oh my…..be safe my very dear friend. Happy New Year!

  3. Donna L Kelly says:

    Marcia. 1st of all we DIDNT get the same calendar this year as last year!!!! I got the same one as we had but for 2024. Susan Winget. AND…….your little green leaf or vine apron with strawberries on is making me SMILE. My MOM owned this same one and wore it all the time! I confiscated it from my sister….she took her other one and I have it hanging in my kitchen right now!!!!!!

    • Marcia Ren says:

      Hi Donna,
      When I saw the 2024 calendar for ME…I just had to have it…it was so happy!!!
      I think I had Susan Winget last year and enjoyed it. So happy to hear that you have your mother’s apron. How very special. I know you will enjoy wearing it while you bake up those delicious recipes.

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