Sausage Tortellini Slow Cooker Recipe

Crock-SausageTortellini

The only prep work is to brown your sausage, whichever kind you choose.
This kind of chicken sausage, although fully cooked, just needs to be browned for extra flavor.

Ingredients:
1 (19oz) bag of frozen cheese tortellini
1 small bag of fresh spinach (I used almost all of a 9 oz bag)
2 (14.5 oz) cans of Italian style diced tomatoes, drained
1 block (8 oz) of cream cheese or Neufchatel (I used the Neufchatel for lower fat)
1 lb. of chicken/turkey sausage – pick your favorite
4 cups of chicken broth

Brown the sausage and put all ingredients in crockpot.
Cut the cream cheese into small chunks.
Cook on low for 4-6 hrs.

Serves 4-6

*Keep an eye on your tortellini, it may be done sooner.
*If still soupy, leave lid off for the last half hour or so of cooking.
*For a vegetarian version, omit sausage and use vegetable broth instead.