It's 70 degrees outside and I'm making soup for dinner! 70's in the middle of November, in Chicago?I'll take it! This cold weather hater certainly won't be complaining! My Crock Pot Tuscan Tortellini and Sausage Soup is a staple around here. It's easy and healthy and your Crock Pot does the cooking!
Crock Pot Tuscan Tortellini and Sausage Soup
Cal 429, Carbs 48.5, Fat 15.8, Fiber 3, Protein 22.3
1 family size pkg refrigerated tortellini
1 12oz. pkg. Italian chicken sausage
2 cups baby spinach (I used chopped Broccoli today)
4 cups fat free chicken broth
1/8 cup fat free half and half
3 oz. reduced fat cream cheese (some say full fat is best)
1 can Italian diced tomatoes
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 tsp. salt
Add all ingredients to the crock pot except for sausage and tortellini. Stir, cover, and cook on low 4 hours. Add in sausage and tortellini and continue cooking for another 30 minutes. Ladle into bowls and top with parmesan cheese if desired. Enjoy!