Slow-Cooker Creamy Tortellini and Sausage Soup


Comfort Food, Crock Pot, Soup


1 lb bulk Italian sausage

1 cup chopped carrots (about 2 large)

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 tablespoon chopped garlic

1 carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1 package (9 oz) refrigerated cheese tortellini

1 package (5 oz) fresh baby spinach leaves

2 cups heavy whipping cream

Grated Parmesan cheese, if desired


In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook sausage 6 to 8 minutes over medium-high heat until no longer pink; drain. Transfer to 5- to 6-quart slow cooker.

Add carrots, onion, garlic, chicken broth, salt and pepper flakes to slow cooker. Cover; cook on High heat setting 3 to 4 hours or until vegetables are tender.

Stir in tortellini; cook covered on High heat setting 15 minutes. Stir in spinach and whipping cream; continue cooking 5 to 10 minutes or until spinach is wilted and mixture is heated through. Garnish with grated Parmesan before serving.


Calories: 560
Total Carbohydrates: 18 g
Cholesterol: 160 mg
Total Fat: 6
Dietary fiber: 1 g
Protein: 18 g
Saturated fat: 25 g
Amount Per: About 1 1/2 cups
Sodium: 1100 mg
Sugar: 5 g
Trans Fat: 1 g