“Cacio e Pepe” Taralli – You Can’t Eat Just One by Gordon Ramsay

"Cacio e Pepe" Taralli – You Can’t Eat Just One


I heard someone describe Taralli as the “potato chips of Italy,” and the first thing I thought was, don’t they have actual potato chips? I mean, how can they not have potato chips? I really hope they have some type of potato chips. But then I thought, any snack that gets compared to potato chips, is a snack I want to … to read the rest of Chef John’s article about “Cacio e Pepe” Taralli, please follow this link to become a member.)

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Air Fryer Potato Chips — The Skinny Fork by Gordon Ramsay

Air Fryer Potato Chips — The Skinny Fork



So, the air fryer has quickly become one of the most used gadgets in my kitchen lately. It’s not only a time saver when it comes to crispy-crunchy bites that I normally bake, but it’s also fun to play with and tends to get my usual faux fried things even more of the faux fried texture and taste!

These Air Fryer Potato Chips are no different. They’re made with just THREE ingredients and all of 30 minutes of cook time. The best part is that they are SO much better for you than the ones you buy at the store. Why? No preservatives and like I said… THREE ingredients. You can’t beat that!

CROCKPOT SAUSAGE TORTELLINI SOUP – Butter with a Side of Bread by Gordon Ramsay

CROCKPOT SAUSAGE TORTELLINI SOUP - Butter with a Side of Bread


Crockpot Sausage Tortellini Soup made with Italian sausage, tortellini, fresh spinach, canned tomatoes in a flavorful creamy broth. This crockpot soup recipe only takes a few minutes of prep and then the slow cooker does the rest of the work!

Crockpot Sausage Tortellini Soup is one of my favorite soup recipes. The flavors are amazing and I love how easy this soup is to put together. You do have to cook the sausage in advance, but everything else (including the tortellini) can just be thrown in the crockpot and left to cook.

Crockpot Sausage Tortellini Soup made with Italian sausage, tortellini, fresh spinach, canned tomatoes in a flavorful creamy broth. This crockpot soup recipe only takes a few minutes of prep and then the slow cooker does the rest of the work!

The recipe also calls for cream cheese, which adds such a wonderful creaminess to the soup and of course extra cheesy flavor too! To me, this soup recipe almost tastes like lasagna, but it’s so much easier to make.

Crockpot Sausage Tortellini Soup made with Italian sausage, tortellini, fresh spinach, canned tomatoes in a flavorful creamy broth. This crockpot soup recipe only takes a few minutes of prep and then the slow cooker does the rest of the work!

Ingredients in Crockpot Sausage Tortellini Soup

You will need Italian sausage for this recipe. I also use mild sausage, but if you like a little more kick, go for it! You could also use ground beef or even chicken if you prefer. If you are trying to avoid meat, you can make the soup without it and it’s still delicious!

I use fresh tortellini in the recipe -the kind that you find in the refrigerator section of the grocery store, usually next the cheese. I prefer the taste of this tortellini and it is already a lot softer, so it tends to cook a lot faster than frozen tortellini or the dry tortellini that you can buy from the store that is next to all of the other pastas. You can use those types of tortellini, but you will have to either boil the tortellini slightly before adding to the soup, or you will have to extend the cooking time by 2-3 hours to make sure the pasta gets cooked. I use cheese tortellini, but you could definitely use a different variety if you prefer.

Fresh spinach is the next ingredient in the soup. You could probably use frozen, but make sure it is well drained before adding to the soup.

You will also need 2 cans of diced Italian style tomatoes. If you have regular diced tomatoes, they will work fine too, but the Italian style tomatoes already have some spices added that will just add that much more flavor to your soup.

You will also need 4 cups of chicken broth which is convenient since chicken broth comes in 32 oz (4 cup) boxes at the store. You can also use homemade chicken broth if you prefer, or you can use chicken bouillon to make the equivalent of 4 cups.

The next ingredient is a block of cream cheese. I usually have regular cream cheese on hand, but you could easily use a reduced-fat or no-fat variety. Just make sure the cream cheese is cubed before adding to the soup so that it can melt easily.

The last thing to add to the soup is the spices. This soup recipe calls for dried basil, dried oregano, salt and ground black pepper.

Ingredients for sausage tortellini soup in the slow cooker

How to make Crockpot Sausage Tortellini Soup

Place all of the ingredients in your slow cooker and stir them up just a little bit to make sure that the tortellini is covered by the broth. Cook on high for about 3 hours or on low for 5-6 hours, until the tortellini is cooked and soft.

Right before serving, stir the soup to fully incorporate the cream cheese and make sure it is melted completely.

Step by step process for making soup in the slow cookier

Crockpot Sausage Tortellini Soup

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Course: Main Dish, Soup

Cuisine: American

Keyword: crockpot sausage tortellini soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Italian sausage cooked, drained and crumbled
  • 1 20-oz pkg fresh tortellini found in the refrigerated section of the store
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 15-oz cans diced Italian tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 8-oz block cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 Tbsp dried basil
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients in your slow cooker and stir them up just a little bit to make sure that the tortellini is covered by the broth. Cook on high for about 3 hours or on low for 5-6 hours, until the tortellini is cooked and soft.

  • Right before serving, stir the soup to fully incorporate the cream cheese and make sure it is melted completely.

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What to serve with the soup?

I love this soup recipe because it’s a well-balanced meal already! You’ve got the meat, cheese, veggies and pasta all in one bowl! I do like to serve the soup with a salad and some bread – try our Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread or our 30-Minute Dinner Rolls!

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Crockpot Sausage Tortellini Soup made with Italian sausage, tortellini, fresh spinach, canned tomatoes in a flavorful creamy broth. This crockpot soup recipe only takes a few minutes of prep and then the slow cooker does the rest of the work!

Crockpot Sausage Tortellini Soup made with Italian sausage, tortellini, fresh spinach, canned tomatoes in a flavorful creamy broth. This crockpot soup recipe only takes a few minutes of prep and then the slow cooker does the rest of the work!

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