Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini and Sausage Soup
This Creamy Slow Cooker Spinach Tomato Sausage Tortellini Soup is a broth and cream-based, savory combination of Italian Sausage, zesty onion, flavorful garlic and spices, canned tomatoes, cheesy tortellini, shredded parmesan, and fresh spinach for a filling, delicious soup.
1 tbsp olive oil 1 lb mild Italian sausage 1¼ cups yellow onion 3 tsp garlic (minced) 6 cups chicken broth 2 (14 oz) cans diced tomatoes 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste 1 tsp black pepper ½ tsp salt ½ tsp thyme 1 tsp Italian seasoning 1 tbsp corn starch 1 lb small frozen 3 cheese tortellini ½ cup Parmesan cheese (finely shredded) 4 cups fresh baby spinach 1½ cup heavy cream
Add olive oil and Italian sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook for 4-5 minutes until completely browned. Then add onion and garlic and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes. Drain excess grease and add to the slow cooker. Add chicken broth, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, black pepper, salt, thyme, Italian seasoning, and corn starch. Mix everything together until well combined. Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. Thirty minutes before the cooking time is done. Add in the tortellini, Parmesan cheese, spinach, and heavy cream. Mix everything together until well combined. Serve while hot and garnish with fresh grated Parmesan cheese.
Calories: 613 kcal Carbohydrates: 36 g Protein: 23 g Fat: 43 g Saturated Fat: 20 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g Monounsaturated Fat: 14 g Cholesterol: 123 mg Sodium: 1753 mg Potassium: 571 mg Fiber: 4 g Sugar: 7 g Vitamin A: 2451 IU Vitamin C: 13 mg Calcium: 237 mg Iron: 4 mg