Posting a soup recipe in May is probably not ideal, especially when it’s 90 degrees outside, but this is a fan favorite! I usually make a crockpot full of this yumminess when we have people over or when I am bringing food to a party or pot luck. Most recently, I made it for the teachers during teacher appreciation week, and I was asked numerous times for the recipe…so I thought I’d write a blog post about it to share it with all of you and also have a point of reference for when I want to share it in the future!
I knew this soup was good, but the some of the teachers made me feel like Jamie Oliver with comments like “that soup is heaven in a bowl!”, and “eating this soup is like getting a hug from your favorite grandma!” I mean, they were so freaking nice and appreciative for the food that was made for them! Teachers are amazing, aren’t they?
The best part of this delicious recipe is that it’s SO easy! I mean seriously so easy.
1 16 oz package frozen cheese tortellini
1 lb breakfast sausage, cooked and drained
2 14oz cans Italian style diced tomatoes (do not drain)
1 5 oz bag fresh spinach (or kale is yummy too!)
8 oz cream cheese, cubed
4 cups chicken broth
Parmesan cheese, grated
Throw it all into a crockpot, cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours. I usually place the frozen tortellini on the very top, so it doesn’t get too mushy while it’s cooking. About an hour before you want to eat it, give the whole pot a big stir to incorporate the tortellini and mix up the cream cheese, then recover until you are ready to serve! Top with parmesan cheese if desired.
See! I told you it’s so easy! My kids don’t like soup, but they will eat this one. It’s pretty hearty with the tortellini and sausage, so it appeals to even the most picky, soup-haters.
Slightly adapted from Favorite Family Recipes