Slow Cooker


October 22, 2019
5 Stars
Photo by simmerandsauce
  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Cook time 4 hours 40 minutes
  • Serves 8
Author Notes

Winter is a time for comfort food and simple meals. This flavorful Tuscan tortellini soup is a fantastic slow cooker meal that is mostly effortless. —simmerandsauce

  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken and feta sausage, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 3 (28-ounce) cans good quality crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (9-ounce) package cheese tortellini
  • 2 cups kale, roughtly chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
In This Recipe
  1. In a large sauté pan, add the olive oil and place over medium heat. Add the onions and saute for about 3 minutes till fragrant. Add the sausage and continue cooking for about 2 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Remove from the heat.
  2. In a 6 qt. slow cooker add the sausage-onion mixture, tomatoes, tomato paste, stock, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Cover with a lid and cook on high for about 3 1/2-4 hours.
  3. Add the tortellini and cook for an additional 20 minutes.
  4. Once the tortellini is cooked, add the chopped kale, heavy cream and parmesan and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Adjust the seasoning as needed and serve hot.

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1 Review

F00dl0ver! November 15, 2020
Delicious! I don’t have a slow cooker, so I made it on the stovetop.