Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
The chicken, tomato sauce, and basil come together so nicely in this soup as cooks the day away! Enjoy the smells!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - large boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 - 26 oz. jar(s) spaghetti sauce
  • 6 - oz. bag(s) fresh spinach
  • 4 - fresh basil leaves
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp minced garlic
  • 4 - cup(s) chicken stock
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 20 - oz. box(es) of cheese tortellini
  • 1 - cup(s) whole milk or heavy cream
  • Garnish: - shredded Parmesan cheese**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Cut the chicken breasts into bite-size pieces.
  2. Place all the ingredients, EXCEPT the tortellini, into the base of the slow cooker and pour in 2 cups of hot water.
  3. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours. With 30 minutes left in the cooking cycle, add the tortellini into the soup. Let finish cooking until until tortellini are tender. Just before serving, swirl in the heavy cream into the soup. Once finished cooking, ladle soup into serving bowls immediately to keep the pasta from overcooking.
  4. Prepare the salad.
  5. Serve Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup with Parmesan cheese garnish and salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 1 - 26 oz. jar spaghetti sauce
  • 6 oz. fresh spinach
  • 4 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper
  • Do NOT add tortellini or cream to freezer bag. You can add the box or bag of fresh tortellini in the freezer to cook with the soup later.

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours. With 30 minutes left in the cooking cycle, add the tortellini and let cook. Swirl in the cream, just before serving. Ladle into bowls immediately to keep the pasta from overcooking.

Special notes

Stovetop cooking directions: thaw and cook over medium low heat for 20 to 30 minutes, or until tortellini is cooked and tender.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Unfortunately, there isn’t a great dairy-free alternative for this meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Unfortunately, there isn’t a great gluten-free alternative for this meal.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw completely, add to slow cooker and cook for 8 hours. With 30 minutes left in the cooking cycle, add the tortellini and let finish cooking. Swirl in the cream before serving.
Serve with Parmesan cheese garnish and salad.

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