Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour in slow cooker
The veggies, tomato sauce, and basil come together so nicely in this soup as cooks! Enjoy the smells!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - 26 oz. jar(s) spaghetti sauce
  • 20 - oz. box(es) of cheese tortellini
  • 8 - oz. box(es) sliced mushrooms
  • 6 - oz. bag(s) fresh spinach
  • 4 - fresh basil leaves
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp minced garlic
  • 4 - cup(s) vegetable stock
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - shredded Parmesan cheese**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Place all the ingredients, except the garnish and sides, into the base of the slow cooker and pour in 2 cups of hot water.
  2. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 1 hour, or until tortellini are tender. Once finished cooking, ladle soup into serving bowls immediately to keep the pasta from overcooking.
  3. Prepare the salad.
  4. Serve Tomato Basil 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
  • 1 - 20 oz. box cheese tortellini
  • 8 oz. sliced mushrooms
  • 6 oz. fresh spinach
  • 4 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper

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 1 hour.

Special notes

Use chicken stock for non-vegetarian meal. 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 Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw completely, add to slow cooker with 2 cups hot water, then slow cook on low for 1 hour.
Serve with Parmesan cheese garnish and salad.

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