Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Crockpot Tortellini & Sausage Soup


Now that we are settling back into a schedule after the craziness of December, I'm back to meal planning again. I always include an easy crockpot recipe for the busiest weeknight. It just so happens that this evening each of my 3 kids had an activity…at 3 different locations of course. 



 This recipe only takes a few steps and creates the yummiest Italian dinner that is ready whenever you get home!!! The ingredients are inexpensive and easily serves 6-8 people. I prepared the soup around 1pm and the first shift of my family ate at 5:30pm.  (The next shift at 6:30pm…and then 7pm) It was perfectly cooked and simmered nicely until everyone had time to sit down. 




Crockpot Tortellini & Sausage Soup

1 lb. mild Italian sausage, cooked & crumbled
2 cans diced tomatoes, (Basil, Garlic & Oregano)
2 cans chicken broth
1 package (19 oz.) frozen cheese tortellini
1 bag spinach (I used 2/3 of a large bag)
1 (8oz.) package cream cheese, cubed

Brown the Italian sausage in a skillet until cooked and crumbled; drain.  Add the sausage and remaining ingredients to the crockpot. Stir to combine and then cook on LOW for 5 hours. 


Such a delicious rich broth with the spice of Italian sausage and cheesy noodles…..so good!!! My kids finished their bowls quickly and my husband declared this soup to be "AWESOME"! We served the bowls of soup with a few shakes of Parmesan cheese, a slice of baguette bread and a side of fruit.  

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