Monday, July 9, 2012

Creamy Slow Cooker Tortellini Soup

I adapted  this recipe from  here. Another recipe in which was found on Pinterest. This soup is so easy to throw together. I just love the flavors of the tortellini and spinach. Even my picky kids liked it.

1-1.5 ounce package of Four Cheese sauce mix
4 cups water
1-14 ounce can vegetable broth or chicken broth
1 1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped onions
3 cloves garlic minced
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1-9 ounce package dried cheese tortellini 
1-12 ounce can evaporated milk
6 cups baby spinach leaves
ground black pepper
Finely shredded Parmesan cheese

  1. Whisk the four cheese mix with the water in a 4 quart crock pot. 
  2. Stir in the broth, mushrooms, onion, garlic, basil, salt, oregano, and cayenne pepper. 
  3. Cover and cook on low 5-6 hours or high 2 1/2 -3 hours.
  4. Stir in dried tortellini and cook an additional hour for low, 45 minutes on high. 
  5. Stir in evaporated milk, and fresh spinach. 
  6. If desired sprinkle individual serving with Parmesan cheese and ground pepper.
  7. Makes 4servings.