The magical slow cooker
This slow cooker creamy tortellini soup combines the flavors of chicken broth, vegetables, ground sausage, and refrigerated tortellini for one tasty meal.
Prep Time: 20 Min
– lb. Italian sausage – 1 Tbsp. cooking oil – 1 small white onion diced small – 3 garlic cloves minced – 3 carrots peeled and sliced – 2 celery stalks sliced – 14 oz. can crushed tomatoes – 2 Tbsp. tomato paste – 1 sprig fresh thyme – 1 tsp. dried basil – 2 cups chicken broth
Cook Time: 4.5 HRS
Brown and crumble the ground sausage in a skillet over medium-high heat.
Saute the onions and garlic using the cooking oil.
Add the ground sausage, onions, garlic, carrots, celery, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, thyme, oregano & chicken broth to the crockpot. Cook on LOW for 4 hours.
After cooking time is up, add the kale & tortellini, cooking for an additional 30 mins.
Add the heavy cream and cook for 10 more minutes or until soup is hot again.
When finished, serve with parmesan and red pepper flakes.