Thursday, July 25, 2013

Crockpot Cheese Tortellini with Sausage **

This was pretty good.  The original poster mentioned that she had used a chicken sausage, so I tried it with Emeril's chicken apple sausages.  The boys and hubby loved it.  It was a bit too salty for me.  I didn't brown the sausages first, so maybe that would have helped.  It was really soupy, but that wasn't much of a problem.  The recipe itself kind of reminded me of Tomato Alfredo Tortellini (which I adore).  It just wasn't as good, though.  Like I said, everyone else raved about it, so maybe it's just me.  Makes me want to try the Tomato Alfredo Tortellini in the crockpot, though.  ;-)

(luckymommyto2boys ~ Amy ~ Little Fellows via Pinterest)

1 (19oz) bag of frozen cheese tortellini
1 small bag of fresh spinach (I used about half of a 5 oz package, but more is better!)
2 (14.5 oz) cans of Italian style diced tomatoes, drained
1 block (8 oz) of cream cheese or neufchatel (less fat)
1 lb. of ground sausage or chicken/turkey sausage
4 cups of chicken broth

Brown the sausage and put all ingredients in crockpot, chunking up the cream cheese.
Cook on low for 4-6 hrs.
Serves 4-6
*Keep an eye on your tortellini, it may be done sooner.
*If still soupy, leave lid off for the last half hour or so of cooking.
*For a vegetarian version, omit sausage and use vegetable broth instead.

1 comment:

Lisa FlourMeWithLove said...

Thanks for your honest review. I was going to make this tonight, but now I'm going to make the Tomato Alfredo one instead :)