Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Soup
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours in slow cooker
Fantastic comfort food soup right here! Let the base of the soup soften and come together in the slow cooker, then at the end of the cooking cycle you swirl in all the creamy goodness, as well as the tortellini. Let it finish cooking and ladle the perfect soup into your dinner bowl. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground pork sausage
  • 2 - whole carrots
  • 2 - celery stalk(s)
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) diced tomatoes
  • 4 - cup(s) chicken stock**
  • 2 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - tsp Italian seasoning
  • 20 - oz. box(es) tortellini**
  • 1 - cup(s) heavy cream**
  • 1 - cup(s) milk
  • 1/2 - cup(s) all purpose flour
  • 1 - cup(s) grated Parmesan cheese**
  • 1 - cup(s) mozzarella cheese**
  • Garnish: - chopped basil**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Brown the pork sausage in skillet and drain.
  2. Peel and chop the carrots. Chop the celery. Chop the onion.
  3. Open the diced tomatoes.
  4. Place the chopped carrots, celery and onion with the browned sausage, diced tomatoes and chicken stock into the base of the slow cooker. Add the garlic powder, Italian seasoning with pinch of salt and pepper. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 4 hours.
  5. With 20 to 30 minutes left in the cooking cycle, whisk together the milk, cream and flour. Stir into the soup and add the tortellini as well. Stir in the Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. Let the cooking cycle finish and the ladle soup into bowls and garnish with fresh basil. Do not leave tortellini cooking or on warm mode in your slow cooker, so it doesn’t overcook.
  6. Prepare the salad.
  7. Serve Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Soup with salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Brown 2 lbs. ground pork sausage and drain.
  2. Peel and chop 4 whole carrots. Chop 4 celery stalks. Chop 2 onions.
  3. Open 2 cans of diced tomatoes.

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

  • Half of the browned Italian sausage
  • Half of the chopped carrots
  • Half of the chopped celery
  • Half of the chopped onion
  • 1 - 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Do NOT freeze the tortellini with other ingredients. It can be frozen in the box it comes in, and thawed the day you wish to make this meal.
  • The milk, cream, flour and cheeses will be added at the end of cooking cycle. Do not add to freezer bag.

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 4 hours. With 20 to 30 minutes left in the cooking cycle, stir in the milk, cream, flour, cheeses and tortellini as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Unfortunately, there is not a great dairy-free option for this meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Unfortunately, there is not a great gluten-free option for this meal.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Soup

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and slow cook on low for 4 hours. With 20 to 30 minutes left in cooking cycle, swirl in the milk, cream, flour, cheese and tortellini. Serve immediately.
Serve with salad and.

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