Slow Cooker Sausage Tortellini Soup

A super easy tortellini soup crock pot meal that is not only easy and delicious but is pure comfort food for any time of the year. It’s loaded with hearty ingredients- sausage, cheese tortellini, spinach, tomatoes, onions, carrots, and celery. Just add some crusty bread for a complete meal. Slow Cooker Sausage Tortellini Soup is a great recipe and should be on your monthly rotation.

Crock pot creamy sausage tortellini soup with text overlay.

Why Crockpot Tortellini Soup is Fabulous

When the weather turns cool outside, soup season heats up on the inside. Sausage Tortellini Soup is perfect for busy weeknights and pleases everyone, even those picky eaters. It’s super flavorful and easy to put together. I am a big fan of hearty soups, and I hope you will enjoy this soup as much as my family does. This makes a large batch of soup and is one of my favorite soup recipes.

Ingredients Needed for Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup

For a complete list of ingredients and amounts, see the recipe card below.

Ingredients needed for tortellini soup with text overlay.

Oil– I used vegetable oil.

Ground Pork Sausage– I used one regular and one hot sausage. 

Onion– One large onion yellow, white or sweet.

Carrots– Just wash, peel, and dice.

Celery– Wash, and dice.

Garlic– I like to use the minced garlic from a jar. Use fresh if desired.

Chicken Stock or Chicken Broth– Use homemade if you have it on hand, or the boxed stock works great.

Whole Milk– Regular whole milk.

Cream Cheese– Adds so much creaminess to the soup.

Diced Tomatoes– I used regular diced tomatoes. Rotel tomatoes would be great in this soup and add some spice.

Frozen Spinach– I used frozen. Already washed and chopped. Easy.

Salt, Pepper, and Dried Rosemary— Add any other seasonings if desired. Italian seasoning is also great in this recipe.

Refrigerated Cheese Tortellini– I used two (9oz.) packages for this recipe. This makes a large batch, so you want to make sure you have enough cheesy tortellini. 

What Kind of Tortellini Should I Use? Fresh Tortellini or Frozen Tortellini?

For this slow cooker tortellini soup, I used refrigerated tortellini for this recipe. It can be found at your local grocery store in the refrigerated section.

Frozen will work for this recipe if you can’t find refrigerated tortellini. You may need to adjust the cooking time slightly.

What Kind of Sausage is Best for this Creamy Soup?

For this soup, I used regular and spicy pork sausage. However, Italian sausage, Mild Italian Sausage, or Hot Italian sausage would also be good choices.

If you are a fan of Italian sausage, be sure to check out my recipe for Italian Sausage and Pasta and Italian Sausage Stuffed Manicotti

How Do You Make Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Soup with Sausage?

For the complete tortellini soup recipe, see the recipe card below.

You will need a large slow cooker for this recipe. I used a 6-quart slow cooker.

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. Add the sausage, onion, carrots, celery, and garlic. Cook until the sausage is no longer pink, breaking it into bite-sized pieces as it browns.
  2. Once the sausage has cooked, using a slotted spoon, place the sausage and vegetables in the slow cooker.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients to the slow cooker EXCEPT the tortellini. Stir well. Add the lid. Cook. Cook 4-5 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.
  4. 30 minutes before serving, remove the lid and stir it well. Add the tortellini and stir again. Add the top and continue to cook for 30 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately.

How to Store Leftover Soup

Store all leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

How to Reheat Leftover Tortellini Soup

This soup is fabulous the next day.

To reheat: Place leftover soup in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for a few minutes until hot. Or place leftovers in a pot and heat on the stovetop.

Tips and Variations for Delicious Cheese Tortellini Soup

  • The great thing about this soup is that it’s easy to make swaps and change the ingredients if you like. If you don’t have sausage, no problem. You can use ground beef or shredded chicken. 
  • Italian sausage would be delicious in this soup. 
  • Add some red pepper flakes for a bit of heat.
  • You can swap the frozen spinach for fresh baby spinach, but you’ll want to add the fresh spinach at the end when you add the tortellini.
  • Use heavy cream instead of milk.
  • Add parmesan cheese to each bowl and sprinkle on top before serving it. 

This is a delicious soup that’s full of flavor. It’s an easy slow cooker recipe that yields a hearty soup. So the next time you are craving a sausage soup with lots of flavors, look no further for a family favorite that’s a perfect soup for a cold winter night. Crock Pot Tortellini Soup is a winner every time.

Creamy Tortellini soup in a crock pot with text overlay.

For More Comforting Soup Recipes

For more soup recipes, check out a few of my favorite recipes to keep you warm this winter. You can’t beat a tasty soup during the cooler months of the year.

Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

Crock Pot Turnip Green Soup

Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup

More Crock Pot/Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Crock Pot Creamed Corn

Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs

Personally, I’m not particularly fond of freezing soups with cream, milk, or pasta. The soup will separate once it is frozen, and the tortellini will get mushy once it has thawed.

This soup will last 3-5 days in the refrigerator.

Yes, this soup can easily be made on the stove top. Adjust the time accordingly.

Creamy sausage tortellini soup in a crock pot.

Slow Cooker Sausage Tortellini Soup

Gina Abernathy
A super easy tortellini soup crock pot meal that is not only easy and delicious but is pure comfort food for any time of the year. It's loaded with hearty ingredients- sausage, cheese tortellini, spinach, tomatoes, onions, carrots, and celery.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Italian
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 pounds ground pork sausage I used mild and hot
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 cups carrots diced
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 6 cups chicken stock or broth
  • cups whole milk
  • 1 (8oz.) cream cheese cut into chunks
  • 1 (14oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (10oz.) frozen spinach
  • 1 teaspoon each salt, pepper, dried rosemary
  • 2 (9oz.) packages refrigerated cheese tortellini

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. Add the sausage, onion, carrots, celery, and garlic. Cook until the sausage is no longer pink, breaking it into bite-sized pieces as it browns.
  • Once the sausage has cooked, using a slotted spoon, place the cooked sausage and vegetables in the slow cooker.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the slow cooker EXCEPT the tortellini. Stir well. Add the lid. Cook. Cook 4-5 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.
  • 30 minutes before serving, remove the lid and stir it well. Add the tortellini and stir again. Add the top and continue to cook for 30 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

 Cook 4-5 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.
Add the tortellini 30 minutes before serving. 
Keyword Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup

5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This hearty, comforting and flavor packed soup is going on my “must make list” right now. I can’t wait to dig into a big bowl of this deliciousness!

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