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Slow cooker creamy tortellini soup in a white bowl.

Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Soup

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 1x


This warm and comforting slow cooker creamy tortellini soup is packed with Italian sausage, tomatoes, cheese tortellini and baby spinach.


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  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. ground Italian sausage
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes, drained
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 20 oz. frozen/fresh cheese tortellini, about 4 cups
  • 3 oz. fresh baby spinach, tightly packed (about 3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  1. Over medium-high heat in a skillet, saute onions and garlic until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add in Italian sausage, tomato paste and Italian seasoning and cook until sausage is slightly browned. Transfer meat mixture to a 6 qt. slow cooker.
  3. Whisk the flour with the beef broth and pour over the meat mixture.
  4. Add in diced tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Stir to mix and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 4-6 hours.
  6. Do a taste test and add more salt and pepper if needed.
  7. Add in tortellini, spinach, Parmesan cheese and heavy cream and stir to mix.
  8. Cook on high for another 10 minutes or until tortellini is cooked through.
  9. Dish and serve hot with crusty bread.
  10. Enjoy!


  • Crank up the flavor – Add even more flavor with bacon or chorizo.
  • Add some herbs – Season with a few dashes of Italian seasoning, basil, or oregano to add some herbs to the soup.
  • Add more veggies – If you feel like adding more veggies, try some chopped celery and carrots.
  • Substitute heavy cream – You should be able to use half and half or evaporated milk in place of heavy cream.
  • Scroll up to RECIPE TIPS for more useful tips, suggestions and ingredient substitutions.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours