I love a good crock pot recipe, especially one for soup this time of the year. This recipe came from a recipe exchange I did this spring and we finally tried it out for the first time a month or so ago when the fall temperatures hit. Ryan, Jude, and I especially love it! (Jude keeps telling me that "spinach in soup is really really good!")
Cheese Tortellini Soup
1 bag frozen tortellini (approximately 12 oz. - I use cheese, but meat would work, too.)
1 small bag of fresh spinach
2 cans of Italian style diced tomatoes
1 box or 4 cups of chicken broth
1 block of cream cheese
1 pound of roll sausage (optional)
1. Brown sausage and drain (if using).
2. Chunk up cream cheese.
3. Put all ingredients into the crock pot. (You can put tortellini in now or later.)
4. Cook on low for 4 - 6 hours.
5. If you didn't add tortellini in with other ingredients, add it an hour or so before serving.
I've only made it without the sausage and just using cheese tortellini - we are fans.
Here are the leftovers I enjoyed for lunch the next day - yum.