Easy Crockpot Sausage & Tortellini Soup

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Crockpot Sausage and Tortellini Soup is the easiest and most delicious soup to whip up! Colder weather is just around the corner, which can only mean one thing: it’s time for soup! If you’re a big fan of easy, family-friendly meals, you’ve got to try this creamy and delicious crockpot sausage and tortellini soup. With just 6 simple (and cheap!) ingredients, this is sure to become one of your favorites.

I’ve always been a big fan of hearty soups, especially ones that are super simple to make. This easy crockpot sausage and tortellini soup is the perfect addition to your soup rotation this year.

bowl of slow cooker sausage and tortellini soup

This is one of my very favorite slow cooker recipes, and I think will become one of yours, too. I like to serve it with Texas toast, and it tastes even better as leftovers!

If you’re looking for even more easy crockpot soup recipes, be sure to also check out Slow Cooker Taco Soup!

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A few notes before you get started on your Crockpot Sausage & Tortellini Soup:

  • Once the soup is cooked, be sure to turn off the crockpot instead of leaving it set to warm. The tortellini will continue to cook if you leave it on, which could mean your soup gets overcooked.
  • You don’t have to use frozen tortellini, but if you choose to use a refrigerated option know that the soup will cook a little bit faster.
  • If you like your soup a little spicy, I recommend adding 2 tablespoons of red pepper flakes with the other seasonings at the beginning!

This recipe is SO easy and simple to make. I love that you basically just throw the majority of things in the crockpot, and then add the last 2 ingredients 30 minutes before serving.

slow cooker crockpot with sausage and tortellini soup

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Love slow cooker recipes? Be sure to also check out Super Simple Slow Cooker Shrimp & Grits and Simple and Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast!

Easy Crockpot Sausage & Tortellini Soup

bowl of slow cooker sausage and tortellini soup

East Crockpot Sausage & Tortellini Soup

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes

If you’re a big fan of easy, family-friendly meals, you’ve got to try this creamy and delicious crockpot sausage and tortellini soup. With just 6 simple (and cheap!) ingredients, this is sure to become one of your favorites.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Italian sausage, browned, drained and chopped
  • 1 15 oz can Italian diced tomatoes, (add a 2nd can if you really love tomatoes!)
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth, 32oz container
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 20oz bag frozen cheese tortellini
  • 3-4 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 tbsp garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tbsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Add the sausage, broth, diced tomatoes (1 or 2 cans, depending on how much you like tomatoes!), cubed cream cheese and seasonings to your slow cooker. Stir well, and cook on low for 4 hours (or until the cream cheese has completely dissolved).
  2. Stir in the spinach and frozen tortellini. Cook for an additional 30 minutes or until the pasta is done to your liking.
  3. Serve immediately! Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Notes

  • Once the soup is cooked, be sure to turn off the crockpot instead of leaving it set to warm. The tortellini will continue to cook if you leave it on, which could mean your soup gets overcooked. Slow cookers are great for locking in the warmth after cooking, so don't worry about your soup getting cold as long as you keep the lid on!
  • You don’t have to use frozen tortellini, but if you choose to use a refrigerated option know that the soup will cook a little bit faster. I recommend checking to see if they're finished cooking after 15 minutes instead of 30 in this case.
  • If you like your soup a little spicy, I recommend adding 2 tablespoons of red pepper flakes with the other seasonings at the beginning!
  • No Italian sausage? No worries! This soup tastes great without the added meat too. You can also substitute for any leftover meat you might have, like shredded chicken, turkey or ground beef. If you are using leftover protein, add it into the soup mixture when you add the frozen tortellinis so that it doesn't overcook and dry out.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 450Unsaturated Fat: 0g

Let me know in the comments any questions you have about this easy crockpot sausage and tortellini soup! And remember to pin this recipe for later so you can find it easily =)

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34 thoughts on “Easy Crockpot Sausage & Tortellini Soup”

  1. This looks amazing! I am really getting in the soup mood lately. Here in Wisconsin, USA, September didn’t waste any time. We went from 80’s to 50’s this last week and I am not acclimated yet! Need to warm up 🙂

    1. This soup is perfect for that! It oddly has dropped a lot here in Atlanta too, and this soup was so great to make this weekend with the slight chill in the air.

  2. This sounds yummy! We don’t do soups very often, but I think my kids would even like this one. Do you think subbing some other kind of pasta (my husband has a gluten intolerance, so tortellini is hard) would work?

    1. Absolutely! I know Trader Joes and Whole Foods have some great gluten free options. You can even use a fresh gluten free pasta, but just know you will need less than 30 minutes for it to cook in that final step.

    1. There are a few super tasty gluten-free tortellini brands out there! Check out Udi’s, which you should be able to find at Target.

  3. We are big tomato fans in our house unless it’s salsa or spaghetti sauce. Should I substitute tomatoes for tomato paste or just not add it? Thank you.

    1. Hi Lacy! The recipe calls for diced tomatoes, not tomato paste. Just want to be sure you saw that in case this was an error! I wouldn’t recommend adding in tomato paste as the diced tomatoes are really what makes a difference. If you don’t like them, just leave them out! =)

  4. We have made this twice for our large family and it is delicious every time! It’s cost efficient for feeding 5 adults and 2 kids plus super simple and easy to throw together while running after two crazy kids. I also love I can count on the leftovers to warm me up on these cold days! Thank you Siobhan for this recipe!

    Also, we cut the cream cheese in half just to save on calories and I added a little chopped onion and minced garlic and just did a little lesson garlic salt and onion powder. Adds a little more heartiness to the soup! A splash of half and half or heavy cream doesn’t hurt either! So yummy!

  5. I’m so glad I discovered this recipe! It is so delicious and we loved it all winter long. As I decided to make it again on this rainy cold spring day, I did want to ask a question. I have a hard time getting my cream cheese to melt. Any suggestions?

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