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Crock Pot Creamy Tortellini Soup

Creamy Tortellini Soup loaded with vegetables, crushed tomatoes, spices and kale. Cook this in the slow cooker for an easy dinner.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time4 hrs 45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 648kcal
Author: Julie Evink

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 large carrots sliced thin
  • 2 celery stalks sliced thin
  • 1 14 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme leaves removed and minced finely or 1/2 teaspoon dried 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 10 ounce bag refrigerated tortellini not dried
  • 1 bunch fresh kale stems removed and chopped lightly or 1/2 bag frozen chopped kale
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Parmesan cheese optional (grated or sliced for serving)
  • 1 Tablespoon dried chili flakes

Instructions

  • In a sauté pan, cook the sausage till it is no longer pink, then place in the crock pot.
  • Add the olive oil to the pan and cook the onions for 4 minutes, then add the garlic and cook for an additional minute or until fragrant. Add the onions to the crockpot.
  • Next, add the carrots, celery, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, thyme, oregano and chicken broth to the crockpot.
  • Place the lid on the crockpot and set on high for 2 hours or low for 4.
  • Remove the lid and add the tortellini and kale to the crockpot. Place the lid back on and cook for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Add heavy cream and cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Serve each bowl of soup with a few thin slices of parmesan and a sprinkle of chili flakes.

Notes

Kale: I think fresh kale works best for this soup. It’s a hearty green and has a nice texture after it’s simmered in the soup. If you don’t like kale, you can use fresh spinach or frozen spinach instead.
Tortellini: For the tortellini, pretty much any flavor will work in this soup. I really like to use cheese tortellini. Just be sure to use the fresh tortellini that is located in the refrigerated section at the grocery store.
Cheese: The cheese is optional, but I highly recommend using it! You can use a vegetable peeler to make thin slices of parm or sprinkle grated or shredded Parmesan cheese over the top. You can also use Romano cheese or Asiago cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 648kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 1274mg | Potassium: 796mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 7327IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 187mg | Iron: 4mg