Crockpot Tortellini Soup

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Crockpot Tortellini Soup – a hearty and comforting soup you can make in your slow cooker. Super easy and so full of flavor.

There is nothing better than a comforting bowl of soup on a cold night. If you have tried my Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup, this is is more of an Italian version with sausage that you are going to love!

The soup simmers in the crockpot and then just before serving you stir in the tortellini and spinach to finish cooking. So it is great for those busy nights!

a spoon full of crock pot tortellini soup

 

What You’ll Need

  • Italian Sausage
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Crushed Tomatoes
  • chicken Broth
  • Dried Basil
  • Dried Oregano
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Spinach
  • Cheese Tortellini
  • Heavy Cream

Let’s get the big question out of the way……no, I didn’t use tortellini! My grocery store was out of it for 2 weeks, so I just used little mini cheese ravioli. But let’s be honest, they are pretty much the same thing, so it doesn’t matter!

sausage tortellini soup ingredients

How To Make Crockpot Tortellini Soup

  1. In a large skillet brown the sausage an onions for 6-7 minutes, breaking up until it is cooked through and the onions are soft. Add in the garlic and cook for 1 minute, until you can just start to smell it.
  2. Add the browned meat to your crock pot along with the the crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, basil, oregano, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Cover and let simmer for 2-3 hours on high or 4-5 on low.
  3. About 30 minutes before you are ready to serve, stir in the spinach, heavy cream, and tortellini.
  4. Once the pasta is cooked taste and adjust seasoning.
  5. Serve with fresh basil or Parmesan cheese if desired.
pouring chicken broth into crockpot

Recipe Tips

  • This recipe is great to make ahead. You just want to cook your pasta separately! You can freeze the soup and just cook more tortellini when you are ready to serve. If I know we will not eat it all at once, I will sometimes boil the pasta separately and just add it to each both. Then you can refrigerate the leftovers separately. This way the pasta doesn’t because overly mushy.
  • I understand the extra step of browning the sausage can be a pain if you are trying to get this ready quickly. So brown the sausage ahead of time! When you are making dinner the night before cook the sausage and onions. Then refrigerate until the next day and just add it to the crock pot with the tomatoes and everything else.
  • I like to use spicy Italian sausage because I think it is a lot more flavorful that the mild or sweet, but you can use what you like.
  • Use any time of small filled pasta that you can find and enjoy. Obviously the soup calls for cheese tortellini and I used mini ravioli. So just use what works!
a ladle in the crockpot with tortellini soup

Can I Make If I Don’t Have A Crockpot?

Absolutely! This is super easy to make in the crockpot, because all you are doing is heating the soup and the longer you cook it the more the flavors blend. So it really can just sit on low for hours. But if you don’t have a crock pot you can definitely make on the stovetop.

After the sausage is browned add all of the ingredients (except the spinach, tortellini and cream) to a stock pot and bring to a simmer. Let it simmer for 20-30 minutes for the flavors to really come together. Add the spinach, tortellini and cream and let it cook for about 5 minutes, until the pasta is cooked.

a bowl with a spoon in it of sausage tortellini soup

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4.50 from 6 votes

Crockpot Tortellini Soup

By Erin
Crockpot Tortellini Soup – a hearty and comforting soup you can make in your slow cooker. Super easy and so full of flavor.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound Italian Sausage
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, mined
  • 2 28 oz cans crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 20 oz cheese tortellini

Instructions 

  • In a large skillet brown the sausage an onions for 6-7 minutes, breaking up until it is cooked through and the onions are soft. Add in the garlic and cook for 1 minute, until you can just start to smell it.
  • Add the browned meat to your crock pot along with the the crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, basil, oregano, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Cover and let simmer for 2-3 hours on high or 4-5 on low.
  • About 30 minutes before you are ready to serve, stir in the spinach, heavy cream, and tortellini.
  • Once the pasta is cooked taste and adjust seasoning.
  • Serve with fresh basil or Parmesan cheese if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 508kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 1074mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 508
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8 Comments

    1. You can use any tortellini you have, it will just need to cook long enough to get tender. I used fresh for this, but you can use dried and add it earlier, or use frozen and just add a couple extra minutes to the time.