• Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup
  • Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup
  • Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

Crockpot Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage

This yummy recipe for crockpot tortellini soup with Italian sausage and has spread like wildfire throughout my family! It makes for a quick and delicious dinner any night of the week. Your family is going to love it too!

This soup is easy to make in a crockpot or on the stove top

Choose your method. Put everything except the tortellini in the crockpot on low and cook it with a timer then add tortellini right before serving, or you can throw everything together when you get home and serve right away.

Use fresh or frozen tortellini

Either one works. Frozen may take a couple minutes longer to cook if you put it in the soup frozen, but you absolutely can do that. The trick is finding a good brand of tortellini to suit your taste buds. Luckily, there are all sorts of choices — dry, frozen or fresh. Or heck, make your own tortellini if you have those kind of skills! You don’t have to be Italian but I’m sure it helps. 😉

I like to keep it easy

As are most of my recipes, this soup is so so so easy! So you might guess that I opt for the dry tortellini to keep it easy and to save freezer space. another trick is the sausage. You can choose Italian sausage or you can try other breakfast sausages. I really enjoy the sausage with thyme added, gives it a nice twist if you make this a lot and want to mix it up. As far as veggies go, feel free to add kale in with the spinach if you are like me and usually have a giant bag of it and don’t know what to do with it all!

For a light broth, there’s a ton of flavor

This is not a creamy broth but you won’t miss the cream and you’ll save yourself a boatload of calories. The spinach and carrots add flavor and vitamins making this one of the more hearty and healthy soups you can make in a slow cooker. The chicken-based broth is light yet full of flavor.

Everyone loves this soup!

It’s just so full of flavor, hearty and so colorful! Everyone always raves about this soup whenever it’s made. I just made a batch yesterday actually when my aunt and cousin were in town for a visit and it came out better than I’ve ever had it.

Big Striped Soup MugSoup in a mug is the coziest

One last thing I want to mention is… the big soup mug. I just love my soups in a big warm mug on a cold day. Add in a soft blanket, some Netflix, the hubs and the kiddos and you have figured out my favorite way to spend and evening. So the mug in the photo above was purchased from The Christmas Tree Store but I found this cute striped one on Amazon in case you want to be soup mug friend. 🙂

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This Crockpot Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage was featured on Menu Plan Monday!

Instructions

  • 1. In a large pot, bring chicken stock to a boil and add bay leaf. Turn down to low. From here, you can either add all the ingredients to the pot and cook for 20 minutes to keep it easy and quick or you can sauté a few things to bring out some more flavors. Make sure to chunk the sausage into bites if adding directly to the pot. If you'd like to sauté see additional steps:
  • 2. Brown sausage in a pan then add to chicken stock.
  • 3. In the sausage pan, sauté carrots over medium heat. As the carrots soften, add celery then onions then garlic until each is softened. Then add all to chicken stock and bring to a boil.
  • 4. Turn down to low; add tortellini and fresh spinach or swiss chard. Cook on medium low for 3 minutes then serve.