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Creamy Tortellini & Sausage Soup

Niky @ The House on Silverado
This creamy soup with cheesy tortellini and Italian sausage comes together easily and cooks in the slow cooker, so dinner is ready when you are.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound fully cooked Italian sausage links sliced
  • ½ of a sweet onion diced
  • 2 large carrots diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1 clove fresh garlic minced
  • 32 oz chicken stock
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 2 cups half and half or heavy cream
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 14 oz
  • 1 bag frozen cheese tortellini 19 oz
  • 4 oz fresh spinach about half a bag
  • ¾ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp oregano

Instructions
 

  • In a large sauté pan over medium high heat, add the sliced sausage and stir as it browns.
  • After the sausage browns, about five minutes, move the sausage to the slow cooker, but leave the fat in the pan.
  • Add the onion, carrot, celery and garlic to the pan, and cook over medium heat until slightly browned and almost tender, about 5-8 minutes.
  • Add the sautéed veggies to the slow cooker, along with all other ingredients except for the cream and spinach. Stir.
  • Set the slow cooker to low and cook for 3-4 hours. In the last hour of cooking, add the cream and spinach and allow to heat through for one more hour.
  • Serve with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese on top, and some crusty bread on the side for dipping.
Keyword pasta, sausage, slow cooker, Soup
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