This creamy, cheesy, spicy sausage tortellini soup is a new family favorite. It is perfect for a weeknight with a fix and forget it for a few hours and come back to a filling meal with this crock pot sausage tortellini soup.
This is not a cook all day in the crock pot type of recipe. This crock pot recipe is more like leave me to cook for two hours and I will leave you with the most delicious soup you have ever had type of recipe. You cook the cheese tortellini the entire time, so you don’t want took this too long or you will just have mush for pasta.
Crock Pot Sausage Tortellini Soup
The great thing about this soup is it has simple ingredients: Italian sausage, cheese tortellini, tomatoes, cream cheese and broth. Toss in some seasonings to ramp up the flavor and call it good.
Let’s be serious about seasonings for a minute. I mean it. So much of what makes a recipe great has more to do with proper seasoning. While I am big fans of salt and pepper, for a soup like this you want to use flavorful Italian sausage. If you just by ground pork (or ground turkey) season the meat with Italian Sausage Seasoning.
Once the soup ingredients are combined in the crock pot, I added soup red pepper flakes, garlic salt, paprika and pepper. And then I let it cook for two to three hours on high. I was around so I stirred it a few times during that time period to make sure it had enough fluid. Which, it didn’t, so I added more broth.
I made this soup for a get together with a few of my best friends and their family. One mentioned making something similar but it not being soupy enough. I told her I had doubled the liquid when I made it. I however didn’t technically make it the first time. Since the husband made it the first time, I felt like I had to really figure out if doubling the liquid was enough. And it was!
Toss some Parmesan cheese on top of the soup if you feel like being fancy. I had to make oven baked grilled cheese to go along with the soup. Now I don’t know if the family loved the crock pot sausage tortellini soup or the grilled cheese better.
Serves: 8 servings
- 20 ounce box of refrigerator cheese tortellini
- 1 pound of Italian Sausage, browned
- 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
- 8 ounces of cream cheese
- 48 ounces of chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
- Mix together all the ingredients in a large six quart crock pot.
- Cook on high for 2-3 hours. Stir occasionally.
- Garnish with parmesan cheese.
- Serve with grilled cheese.
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