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Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Soup

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posted: 10/06/17

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Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Soup is chock full of savory sausage, vibrant spinach and rich tomatoes. A favorite cozy weeknight supper perfect for chilly weather!

In a small white bowl, the Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Soup has spinach, sausage, and chunks of carrots in a creamy tomato soup.

This creamy sausage tortellini soup is one of my favorite meals to make when the air turns chilly and we all need a healthy dose of cozy. It only takes about 15 minutes to prep and then you let the slow cooker do all the work! The savory Italian sausage, tender spinach and tortellini shine in a creamy broth seasoned with garlic, herbs and spices. This delicious and easy meal is packed with so much flavor, you are going to love it!


This tortellini soup recipe is so hearty and filling it really stands on its own, but I love to serve it with a chunk of crusty bread for dipping and if I’m feeling super domestic, a side green salad.  You could also whip up a batch of my Fast and Easy Biscuits or this really easy 3 Ingredient Beer Bread. Bake them up while the soup is cooking and you’ll have dinner on the table in no time!

What are your favorite cold weather meals? I’d love to hear from you! Drop me a comment below and let’s share ideas!

An overhead photo of a crockpot full of the Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Soup with Tortellini, spinach, chunks of sausage, and large cuts of carrots in a creamy tomato broth.


  • Find the right Italian Sausage for your family. We like the flavor of sweet Italian sausage but you could easily use a spicy hot or extra mild variety.
  • You can brown the meat if you want to. I did when making this recipe because it makes it easier to break up, but if you are short on time you really don’t have to.
  • Add or take away any veggies you like! This recipe is so versatile that you can toss in whatever you have on hand. I like to stir in some kale at the end, or add celery and onions too. Don’t love carrots? Leave ’em out. Make this soup your own and your family will love you.
  • Use any kind of tortellini you like. My kids love the cheese stuffed tortellini but you could use tortellini stuffed with meat or spinach.
  • Go really fancy and put in stuffed ravioli instead! There are all types of ravioli out there and any of them would be delicious in this soup.
  • You can use fresh or frozen spinach in this soup.
  • If the base doesn’t seem creamy enough, add a bit more half and half. Too thick? Drop in a little more chicken broth until it’s the consistency you like.

An overhead photo of the ladle scooping some of the Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Soup showing the chunks of sausage, cooked spinach, tortellini, and large carrots.


If I ruled the world, we would eat soup all winter long! Luckily my kids and husband agree with me so we eat a lot of soups during the chilly months. Try some of our family’s very favorite soup recipes made in the Crock Pot, because life is too short to not let that wonderful appliance do most of the work!

An overhead photo of the Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Soup topped with parmesan cheese.

This nourishing, hearty soup is truly one of my favorites, and I am so excited to share it with you. I love hearing back from you so please drop me a comment if you make this recipe and let me know what you think. Sending you warm and cozy wishes this winter season!

5 from 1 vote

Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Soup

Serves: 6 bowls
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Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 15 minutes
Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Soup is chock full of savory sausage, vibrant spinach and rich tomatoes. A favorite cozy weeknight supper perfect for chilly weather!


  • 1.25 pounds sweet Italian sausage see note
  • 3 medium carrots peeled and diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 TBSP dried basil
  • 1/2 TBSP dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 lb frozen tortellini
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 cup half and half


  • In a skillet over medium heat, break up and brown the sausage.
  • Combine the browned sausage, carrots, garlic, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, crushed tomatoes, and chicken stock in a crock pot. Cook on low for 3 and a half hours.
  • After three and half hours, turn your crock pot to high and add the tortellini and cook on high for a half hour. After 15 minutes, on high add the spinach.
  • Just before serving when the tortellini is done and the spinach is wilted, stir in the half and half.


I used Jennie-O Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage. I love the browning of it before hand because it helps you to break up the meat and make it less like meatballs in the soup. But if you don't have the time or don't want to dirty a pan, just don't! It will still be delicious.
Calories: 454kcal (23%) Carbohydrates: 24g (8%) Protein: 25g (50%) Fat: 30g (46%) Saturated Fat: 15g (94%) Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 95mg (32%) Sodium: 1929mg (84%) Potassium: 540mg (15%) Fiber: 4g (17%) Sugar: 10g (11%) Vitamin A: 247IU (5%) Vitamin C: 34mg (41%) Calcium: 80mg (8%) Iron: 10mg (56%)
Author: Lisa Longley


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  1. Amy @BellyFull says

    LOVE tortellini soup, but have never made it in the crock pot. Looks awesome. Sharing this today!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you Amy!!!

  2. Jessica says

    Your kids are adorable, and this soup sounds amazing!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you Jessica!

  3. Rachel K says

    What a cute story! Kids are so funny. :)

  4. Jessica says

    How many servings does this render? Making it tonight before trick or treating for my immediate family (3 people) and my parents whom will be passing out candy for us. I was also hoping to have enough to bring to work for the next two days, and I’m undecided if I should double the recipe?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Jessica, I’m so sorry, I’m so late responding. I hope you doubled it!

  5. pam says

    What are the nutrition facts for this recipe?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I haven’t calculated them, Pam. I do love using the app My Fitness Pal on my phone. It will important ingredients from recipes on the web like this one.

  6. Jaqui says

    Do you think this would still be good without the sausage? I made this last year and it was sooo good but my boyfriend has since become vegetarian. Do you have any recommendations for a vegetarian substitute or would it be better just to leave it out?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad you liked it! So, there are TONS of good vegetarian sausages out there. I’m for sure not an expert on them, but I would try one of them in this. I kind of feel like you need the sausage in this one. It would be okay without it, but better with it, you know?

  7. Daisy says

    Looks so yummy! I can not keep my mouth shut! Slurp! Slurp! This recipe looks new to me! So I am gonna make this at home.

  8. Ushmana says

    The soup looks very lush and creamy. It’s a perfect example of “good things take time”. The cooking process in the slow cooker makes the soup so rich and creamy that it is worth it! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe, definitely making this for a weeknight dinner! xx

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5 Secrets to Stress Free Dinners



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