Packed with Italian sausage, cheese tortellini, baby spinach, carrots and onion, this hearty, comforting gradual-cooker soup is an ideal meal for chilly climate.
You’ll stay up for each bowl (and spoonful!) while it simmers throughout the day.
Slow Cooker Tortellini & Sausage Soup
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 cup chopped carrots (about 2 large)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 lb bulk Italian sausage
1 carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth
1 package (5 oz) fresh baby spinach leaves
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 package (9 oz) refrigerated cheese tortellini
1/4 teaspoon salt
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.