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ITALIAN SAUSAGE & TORTELLINI SOUP

This creamy Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup is perfect for those busy days when a crockpot is your best friend. Serve with crusty bread and you have a complete meal.

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: crockpot, soups & stews
Servings: 6 people
Author: Debbie

Equipment

  • crockpot, slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Italian Sausage casings removed, crumbled, cooked
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 32 ounces beef stock
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound tortellini
  • 10 ounces frozen spinach thawed and drained well
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 12 oz cans evaporated milk
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Remove the casings from the Italian Sausage, crumble, and brown over medium-high heat.
  • Add the sausage, onion, celery, garlic, seasonings, and beef stock to the crockpot. Cook on low heat for 6 hours.
  • Whisk the corn starch and water until well combined. Add to the crockpot along with the milk and spinach. Stir, turn heat to high and cook until the soup begins to thicken. This will take about an hour.
  • Meanwhile, cook the tortellini according to package directions. Drain but do not rinse.
  • Just prior to serving, add the tortellini to the crockpot and heat through.