This tortellini recipe is excellent for a slow cooker. Keep an eye on your tortellini, as it may be done sooner. If it looks soupy, leave the lid off for the last half hour or so of cooking. For a vegetarian version, omit sausage and use vegetable broth instead!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
4 hrs 5 mins
total:
4 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer sausage to a slow cooker.

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  • Pour diced tomatoes, tortellini, Neufchatel cheese, spinach, and chicken broth into the slow cooker, making sure to chunk up cheese throughout the mixture.

  • Cover and cook on Low until tortellini has become tender, 4 to 6 hours.

Cook's Note:

You can use cream cheese instead of Neufchatel and chicken or turkey sausage instead of pork, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

609 calories; protein 28.6g 57% DV; carbohydrates 48.3g 16% DV; fat 33.2g 51% DV; cholesterol 114mg 38% DV; sodium 2159.3mg 86% DV. Full Nutrition
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