This hearty SLOW COOKER TUSCAN TORTELLINI SOUP will be a family favorite. Delicious & easy to make, you’re simply going to love how easy it comes together.
This recipe for SLOW COOKER TUSCAN TORTELLINI SOUP is sponsored by Three Bridges. All opinions expressed are my own.
I love soup during the fall and winter months. In fact, last week alone we had a slow cooker soup or stew 4 days out of the week. It made life easy for me and dinner delicious for the family. I especially love simple tomato soups, while my kids love anything with cheese…lots of cheese. Since today is #TortelliniTuesday, we’ve decided to highlight a recipe using Three Bridges freshly made tortellini and seeing that it’s national pasta month, it’s a great time to try something new.
So this SLOW COOKER TUSCAN TORTELLINI SOUP combines both our favorites in one deliciously hearty soup. My favorite thing about this SLOW COOKER TUSCAN TORTELLINI SOUP besides the gorgeous dark red color, is that I can make this in my slow cooker. Literally, I threw all of the ingredients in my crock-pot and let it simmer. Then we topped it with some freshly grated parmesan cheese and sprinkled on some pepper and had the most amazing dinner.
This SLOW COOKER TUSCAN TORTELLINI SOUP recipe makes a ton, so we had enough to give some friends for their dinner the next night too. We got a text the very next day saying how much they loved it.
The star of this soup though is the tortellini. For this recipe, I used Three Bridges Triple Cheese Tortellini. Anything starting off with Triple Cheese is a best seller in our home, and it held up to our expectations. I could actually taste the cheese. This is not the case for all the tortellinis out there. What most impressed me about Three Bridges tortellini was that it held up in the soup so well. I could instantly tell this was a superior quality pasta. It tasted freshly made. I checked out the Three Bridges website and found their motto to be accurate:”Honest Food You and Your Family Deserve”. I knew they meant it as the tortellini tasted homemade. All of their products are made with wholesome ingredients and have simple recipes, meaning no preservatives, antibiotics, hormones and nothing artificial. They stand by their product and say they craft the tortellini in small batches; I think this is part of what sets them apart.
Besides this soup just being downright delicious, it’s also beautiful to look at. I kind of just wanted to sit at the table and admire this soup for a while, but I had a hungry family, and it didn’t sit there for long. With the tomato base and the cheese tortellini, my kids didn’t even notice the kale in their soup, a mom-win for me.
I prefer this soup with a little more liquid, and if I were to freeze it, I would only use one package of the Three Bridges Triple Cheese Tortellini. My kids on the other hand, love a more pasta, so I made this batch with two packages (so note what you prefer and adjust the recipe to your liking).
I’m excited for you to try this SLOW COOKER TUSCAN TORTELLINI SOUP and I’m certain once you try it, it will become a regular on your menu. Enjoy this classic Tuscan soup from our slow cooker to yours. XOXO San
My favorite kitchen items to make this SLOW COOKER TUSCAN TORTELLINI SOUP are below, you will want of few of these just for your everyday cooking.
SLOW COOKER: I prefer my slow cooker to have a timer. This is because I always somehow forget about it. So having a timer and a lid that locks are two essential things for me when purchasing a slow cooker.
MEASURING CUPS: Nothing beats a good set of measuring cups that last a long time. I love metal measuring cups because of their durability.
MEASURING SPOONS: I have to have a metal set of measuring spoons on hand. The plastic ones just don’t last long in our house thanks in large part to the garbage disposal.
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SLOW COOKER TUSCAN TORTELLINI SOUP
This hearty SLOW COOKER TUSCAN TORTELLINI SOUP will be a family favorite. Delicious & easy to make, you're simply going to love how easy it comes together.
- 3 28 ounce cans crushed tomatoes
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 1 yellow onion finely chopped
- 1 1/2 pounds sweet or spicy Italian sausage
- 1 tablespoon garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cup kale roughly chopped
- 1 cup heavy cream or half-n-half milk would work too
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese plus more for topping
- 1 9 ounce package THREE BRIDGES Triple Cheese Tortellini
In a large pan add sausage, onion and garlic. Roughly chop while the sausage is cooking and cook over medium-high heat until the sausage is completely cooked through, about 8-10 minutes.
Once sausage is cooked remove from heat and drain excess grease, if you desire.
In a 6 qt. slow cooker add chicken broth, crushed tomatoes, cooked sausage and all of the seasonings.
Add lid onto slow cooker and cook on high for 2-3 hours or love 4-5.
Add heavy cream, shredded parmesan cheese and tortellini and cook for another 20 minutes.
Then add chopped kale and cook another 10 minutes.
Once cooked, serve and garnish with more cheese if you so desire.