best crockpot meal I’ve ever tried



1 frozen cheese tortellini bag (19 oz)
1 small bag of fresh spinach (I used approximately half of a 5 oz package, but more is better!)

2 (14.5 oz) cans of drained Italian-style diced tomatoes

1 cream cheese block (8 oz)** (softened in microwave)

1 pound ground sausage (chicken/turkey sausage)

3 to 4 cups chicken broth (start with 3, add 1 more if it looks like it needs it)

Make it as follows:

Brown the sausage and combine all of the ingredients in a slow cooker.

chopping the cream cheese

Cook on low heat for 4-6 hours.

Serves 4-6

*Keep an eye on your tortellini; it may be done sooner than you think.

*If the soup is still too thick, remove the lid for the last half hour of cooking.

*To make a vegetarian version, omit the sausage and replace it with vegetable broth.

**Be aware that if you use Neufchatel (1/3 fat cream cheese), it will not melt as well and will leave small curds.