Miss Bee’s favorite thing is soup. When I saw a recipe for Cheese Tortellini and Italian Sausage soup on Pinterest I gave it a try. Unlike the barfy oatmeal, this was a winner. Mainly because you can dump everything in the slow cooker and do nothing. My favorite meal. It was so good. Mr. Bee had three bowls and said it could rival a restaurant-style soup any day. I made a batch of Beer Bread and had sliced apples as a side.
Brown in a skillet one package of Italian sausage. I used Johnsville. Drain on paper towels.
Into a greased slower cooker set on low:
one package of cheese tortellini (any brand is fine)
one bag of spinach
2 cans of Italian-style diced tomatoes
2 cans of chicken stock
On top of soup ingredients, placed one block of cream cheese cut into cubes.
The recipe says to cook for 5 hours, stirring only twice. I think I cheated and stirred it three times. I think the more you stir it the more likely you are to tear up the pasta. The cheese melts and makes the soup all creamy.
Follow up thoughts: Needs salt and pepper which I added at the end. I did use no-salt tomatoes, so be sure to taste the soup first. Also, I would suggest chopping the spinach first. I just tossed in a bunch of spinach with stems on and it was a little harder to eat.
I think this would be the perfect dish for when you’re taking dinner to a friend in need. Have a great hump day!