Crock Pot Cheese Tortellini Recipe

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Not a low-fat, low calorie recipe….but I couldn’t resist posting a delicious crock pot recipe!

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Crock Pot Cheese Tortellini Recipe
Serves: 4 Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 bag of frozen tortellini
  • 1 small bag of spinach
  • 2 cans of Italian style diced tomatoes
  • 1 box or 4 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 block of cream cheese
  • 1 lb. of roll sausage (such as jimmy dean)
Instructions
  1. Brown the sausage, cut the cream cheese in chunks, and put all ingredients into crock pot.
  2. Cook on low 5-6 Hours.
  3. Delicious!

 

Last updated: November 10, 2013 at 19:28 pm

Comments

  1. CollegeCouponChick says:

    umm…a regular size? lol. I’m not sure. It’s the standard size crock pot I’d say.

  2. What size crockpot do you use? Want to try this over the weekend…looks fantastic!

  3. I’m not a fan of sausage, I used Adell’s chicken artichoke sausage, Bertoli’s fresh tortellini, 1 can of italian tomatos, home made stock, fresh spinach and garlic, and feta instead of cream cheese.

    yum, and probably slightly healthier

    this is a great recipe for a cool day

  4. I’m making this tonight but adding some polska keilbasa sausage and cream of chicken soup. I have some shrimp that I plan to toss in the last 10 minutes of cooking too. Looking forward to trying this!

  5. I added a crushed clove of garlic and chopped a few leaves of basil and threw them in. Turned out great. :)

  6. CollegeCouponChick says:

    Honestly, I would double it for 5 adults. I make this for 2 adults and we usually have enough leftover for one more meal. So that’d be 4 servings-ish. I always like to have more food than my guests will eat that way I know no one left the table hungry! Good luck and let me know how it goes :)

  7. DSplaine says:

    Do you know about how many adults this one recipe would feed? I am going to make it for 5 adults and want to be sure it’ll be enough or should I double the recipe? Thanks!

  8. CollegeCouponChick says:

    Oh yum! Thanks for sharing =)

  9. I have this in the crock pot right now. I’ve left the lid off for the last 2 hours to let it thicken up a little. I also used kielbasa instead of sausage and it’s added another dimension to the flavor.
    My frozen tortellini bag was 16oz and the fresh spinach was 6oz bag (4 cups).
    Although , I did get the full-fat cream cheese, there are still little crumbles that have not melted down. I might blend it with the warm broth before putting it all together next time I make it.
    Smells great!

  10. CollegeCouponChick says:

    Yes I do! :)

  11. Do you drain the tomatoes?

  12. CollegeCouponChick says:

    Oh gosh… I’ve never paid much attention. Last time I used a regular sized bag of Market Pantry frozen spinach. I’d guesstimate that at around 16 ounces/bag? And the Trader Joe’s bag of tortellini is pretty similar sized. So I’d say about 16 ounces of that, also. Of course, once the frozen spinach cooks down, the volume is much less.

  13. One more question: how many ounces are your bags of spinach and tortellini?

  14. CollegeCouponChick says:

    I’m lazy, so I just use a cheese tortellini. Trader Joe’s has a great one already premade!

  15. What kind of frozen tortelini do you use? The cheese tortelini or the regular or tricolor with no cheese in it?

  16. CollegeCouponChick says:

    I have never had any issues with it cooking up as pictured. Perhaps the sausage does add something as far as thickness goes? Odd. Sorry it didn’t work out, but the cream of chicken is a GREAT tip. I”ll try that next! :)

  17. Ok, so I am thinking there is to much liquid in this for me. It is just to thin and watery. So, I have added a can of cream of chicken soup gave it another hour. That seem to give it some body and is pretty tasty. Next time I will prob. cut back on broth, maybe use stock and add liquid as needed.