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Monday, October 28, 2013

Crock Pot Tortellini Sausage Soup

Okay…so this yummy soup is so easy to throw together. Other than browning the sausage, you just dump everything in your crock pot and let it go for a few hours and it’s done. If you’re not a sausage fan, then you could use some chicken. And if you use a rotisserie chicken, you don’t even have to cook it. And if you want to get super easy, you don’t even have to cook the onion. I’d sub some garlic powder for raw garlic, though…unless you like that raw garlic flavor. Wow…if I keep going I could have this dish make itself!! Anyyywaaaayyy….it’s really good and I think you should make it. Like soon. 

Crock Pot Tortellini Sausage Soup

1 bag of frozen tortellini
1 6-ounce bag of spinach
2 15-ounce cans diced tomatoes
1 box or 4 cups of chicken broth
1 8-ounce block of cream cheese
1 pound sausage (like Jimmy Dean)
½ cup diced onion
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large skillet, sauté the onion and garlic for about 5 minutes.

Add the sausage and cook until done. Drain.

Add all ingredients to your crock pot.

Cook on low for 5 -6 hours, stirring every so often.

Here's the line up.

 Saute the onion and garlic for a bit.

 Then add the sausage and brown that. 

 Throw everything in the crock pot. 

 Give it a stir once in a while.