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Slow Cooker Turkey Kale Lasagna Soup

Slow Cooker Turkey Kale Lasagna Soup

  • Author: Julia // A Cedar Spoon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: Soup, Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Slow Cooker Turkey Kale Lasagna Soup brings your favorite Italian dish to your table in the form of a soup using ground turkey, kale and fresh ricotta, parmesan and mozzarella cheese. Your schedule might be busy this fall and winter but that doesn’t mean you can put a savory, hearty Italian meal on your table for your family to enjoy.


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Ingredients

  • 1 dollop of Galbani® Ricotta cheese per bowl of soup
  • 1 or 2 slices of Galbani® Mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 2 cups sweet onion, chopped {about 1/2 of a large onion}
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 14.5 oz. cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 15 oz. cans tomato sauce
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cups kale, ribs removed, chopped
  • 6 oz. lasagna noodles, broken
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Garnish:
  • Sprinkle of fresh parmesan cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • Italian parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet heat the 2 Tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat. Add the ground turkey and cook for 5 minutes. Add in the onion and garlic and continue to sauté until the turkey is browned and cooked through.
  2. In a 5 qt. slow cooker add the turkey, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, oregano, basil, thyme, bay leaves and cook for 4 1/2 hours.
  3. With 30 minutes left add the broken lasagna noodles and kale and stir. Let the soup finish cooking for an additional 30 minutes.
  4. When you are ready to serve the soup put a large dollop of Galbani Ricotta cheese and 1-2 slices of Galbani Mozzarella cheese on the soup along with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and freshly chopped basil.

Notes

You can sub spinach, swiss chard or another green for the kale.

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