Crockpot Ground Sausage and Tortellini Soup

Fireplace on, kids on the couch and a cup of hot tea– the first thing that came to my mind was a nice soup. The thing with soups is that they can be thin and not very filling. If I’m going to serve a soup to my husband and kids, it needs to be hearty and filling to keep the kids from needing a snack 30 minutes later.

I grab some stuffed tortellini, ground sausage, and some delicious veggies and put the crockpot to work. You can use whatever peppers you have on hand, but I had an assortment and I like the mixture of the flavors and textures.

recipes with rachel ground sausage with tortellini soup
recipes with rachel ground sausage with tortellini soup

Crockpot Ground Sausage and Tortellini Soup

Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 4 hours (crockpot) | Total time: 4 hours and 5 minutes

recipes with rachel ground sausage with tortellini soup

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground sausage
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 2- 15 oz cans of diced tomatoes
  • 32 oz chicken broth
  • 1/2 brick of cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 tbs corn starch
  • 1 package of cheese stuffed tortellini
  • 1/4 cup corn starch (this is purposely separate from the 2 tbs)
  • 1/2 cup water

Recipe

  • Cook the ground sausage in a skillet until almost completely cooked through and then add in the diced peppers and onions. Cook for another few minutes until the peppers get a little soft.
  • Grab your crockpot and add in the sausage and pepper mixture, the tomatoes, broth, cream cheese and then finally, add in the 2 tbs of corn starch and using a whisk, whisk until the corn starch is all broken down. Using a large spoon, stir it all around to distribute the cornstarch, veggies and broth.
  • Put the lid on the crockpot and cook it on high for 3 hours. Stir every hour and try to break apart the cream cheese as it begins to soften.
  • After 3 hours, in a small bowl, whisk together the 1/4 cup corn starch and water.
  • Pour the mixture into the crockpot and stir again.
  • Add in the tortellini, stir and then put the lid on the crockpot to cook for another 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, the tortellini should be warm and the soup should be thickening because of the corn starch.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!
recipes with rachel ground sausage with tortellini soup

XO, Rachel

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Tammy Reyman says:

    Crockpot Ground Sausage and Tortellini Soup was OMG…Stupendously Fabulous!

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