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Slow-Cooker Creamy Tortellini and Sausage Soup

slow-cooker creamy tortellini and sausage soup Entree Italian
Slow-Cooker Creamy Tortellini and Sausage Soup
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 3 hr 45 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 6

Packed with Italian sausage, cheese tortellini, baby spinach, carrots and onion, this hearty, comforting slow-cooker soup is an ideal meal for chilly weather. You’ll look forward to every bowl (and spoonful!) while it simmers during the day.

Updated December 18, 2018
Progresso Broth
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Progresso Broth

Ingredients

  • 1
    lb bulk Italian sausage
  • 1
    cup chopped carrots (about 2 large)
  • 1/2
    cup chopped onion
  • 1
    tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1
    carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth
  • 1/4
    teaspoon salt
  • 1/4
    teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1
    package (9 oz) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1
    package (5 oz) fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 2
    cups heavy whipping cream
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook sausage 6 to 8 minutes over medium-high heat until no longer pink; drain. Transfer to 5- to 6-quart slow cooker.
  • 2
    Add carrots, onion, garlic, chicken broth, salt and pepper flakes to slow cooker. Cover; cook on High heat setting 3 to 4 hours or until vegetables are tender.
  • 3
    Stir in tortellini; cook covered on High heat setting 15 minutes. Stir in spinach and whipping cream; continue cooking 5 to 10 minutes or until spinach is wilted and mixture is heated through. Garnish with grated Parmesan before serving.

  • Try substituting refrigerated spinach cheese tortellini in place of the cheese tortellini.
  • Increase the crushed red pepper flakes to 1/2 teaspoon for a spicier version of this soup. Or leave this ingredient out entirely if you don’t care for spicy foods.
  • Store leftover soup covered in refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • This soup pairs perfectly with some Pillsbury™ French bread.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: About 1 1/2 cups
Calories
560
Calories from Fat
420
% Daily Value
Total Fat
47g
72%
Saturated Fat
25g
126%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
160mg
53%
Sodium
1100mg
46%
Potassium
500mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
1g
7%
Sugars
5g
Protein
18g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
140%
140%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 6 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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