Tuscan Tortellini Soup

Whats your cheat meal look like? For us its pasta! This tuscan tortellini soup freezer meal is worth every ounce of extra calorie!

Pasta is a rare treat in our household, so if we enjoy pasta its an insanely delicious recipe that must be eaten!

The heart behind italian cooking is very romatic to me.When cooking in the kitchen i enjoy envisioning myself as the comforting loving italian grandma that cooks with love as her magica secrat ingredient in her food. Maybe that sounds cheesy to you but cooking is something that comes from the heart.

This is one of those recipes that feels that way. Its an easy soup that preps quickly or can go from freezer to crockpot in a minute. But its also cooks for a couple hours giving you a flavorful broth with cheesy tortellini in every bite. I envision this being a comforting italian grandma dish.

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Ok enough of that lol lets get back to this recipe.

This tuscan tortellingi soup freezer meal will take you minutes to prep.

I recommend doubling the recipe so you have two freezer meals ready to go whenever you need them.

Slow cooker tortellini soup is not dairy based but gets its flavor from the spices and herbs in the broth. Cooking this easy tortellini soup in the crockpot slowly gives you a greater depth of flavor that you will love.

Because we love having that extra kick from sausage I also added some sausage crumble to the tortellini soup, but you can easily make this recipe vegetarian by omiting the meat. Follow along with the recipe to fins out how to make tortellini soup!

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Hope you enjoy and dont forget togather everyone together around the table for this one…just like that adorable italian grandma!

If you make this recipe show us your pictures by tagging @familyfoodfreezer or #familyfoodfreezer!

Tuscan Tortellini Soup

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8 Adults
Calories: 305kcal
Author: Hannah Stewart

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker or Crockpot

Ingredients

  • 1 lb sweet italian sausage
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can diced tomato, undrained
  • 4 cup broth (I prefer chicken broth)
  • 4 cup water
  • 16 oz cheese tortellini
  • 10 oz spinach
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf

Instructions

Directions:

  • Brown sausage in skillet then add to slow cooker.
  • Add all remaining ingredients (except spinach and tortellini) into the slow cooker and mix.
  • Cook on low for 2-3 hours. Adding spinach and tortellini during last 30 minutes cook time.
  • Stir and serve! Garnish with fresh parsley and parmesan cheese if desired.

Freezer Directions:

  • NOTE: You will have two gallon freezer bags for this recipe. Number 1 and Number 2. Label gallon freezer bag, Number 1, with recipe name, cooking from freezer directions, and expiration date (three months plus todays date).Label gallon freezer bag Number 2, with recipe title and write number 2 on the bag.
  • Brown sausage in skillet then set aside to cool. Once cool add to gallon freezer bag Number 1.
  • Add onion, garlic, diced tomato, basil, pepper, salt, and Italian seasoning to gallon freezer bag Number 1.
  • Add tortellini and spinach into gallon freezer bag Number 2. *You will not be freezing the broth, water or bay leaf in the gallon freezer bags. Simply use these ingredients day of cooking.
  • Seal both freezer bags and store in the freezer for up to three months.

Cooking from Freezer Directions:

  • Thaw both freezer bags overnight in fridge or in the morning in water (meal may not be 100% thawed but that is ok).
  • Dump contents of gallon freezer bag Number 1 into slow cooker. Set bag Number 2 aside.
  • Add bay leaf, water and broth to slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 2-3 hours. Adding spinach and tortellini during last 30 minutes cook time.
  • Stir and serve! Garnish with fresh parsley and parmesan cheese if desired.

I forgot to thaw my freezer meal, what now?

Forgot to thaw? No problem! Just thaw for a bit under warm water or throw the dish in frozen. You do not have to change the cook time at all for this recipe because there is no meat cooking.

Why do I have to wait to put in the tortellini?

If you cook the tortellini in for the entire cook time it will begin to fall apart. Though no flavor will change and your soup will be extremely delicious still it just keeps everything looking cute if you add it in at the apprepriate time.

How do I store leftover tuscan tortellini soup?

STore in the fridge in an airtight container for 3-5 days.

What does the tuscan in tuscan tortellini soup mean?

tuscan cooking is characterized by having simple food not covered in heavy sauces. Cooking is done with olive oil not butter by the tradition in the tuscan region in italy.

Where does tuscan food come from?

Like all Italian cuisine, Tuscan cooking is based upon using the most fresh and simple ingredients of the season including many legumes, cheeses, vegetables and fruits.

Learn more.

Enjoy this tuscan tortellini soup freezer meal…did I mention our kitchen smelled AMAZING as this cooked away in the slow cooker. <3

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A secret to making a flavorful soup is to make your own broth. Check out this recipe to start making your own at home.

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