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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.

Bowl of sausage soup with tortellini

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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!

Bite of sausage tortellini soup

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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!

Shortcut Senate Bean Soup – Southern Plate by Gordon Ramsay

Shortcut Senate Bean Soup - Southern Plate


Senate Bean soup is a famous soup that is flavorful, filling, and comforting. But in my mind, it needed to be made a bit more accessible for folks who don’t have all day to cook their beans, so this is my shortcut recipe. Fortunately, it tastes every bit as good as the old fashioned version. 

You’ll need: 4 cans Navy beans, minced garlic, one onion, stick of butter or margarine, four chicken bullion cubes, 3 stalks celery, instant mashed potatoes, and a smoked turkey leg.

As far as instant mashed potatoes go, I didn’t even know such a thing existed until I was sixteen. I was invited to dinner at a friend’s house and her mom sent me into the pantry to get the potatoes. I went in there and looked all over the place trying to find the bag of potatoes and came out empty handed. She walked right in there and came out with a box. A box? I had to have that one explained to me and then went home and explained it to Mama! I love pretty much anything that makes life easier but I reserve instant potatoes for use as soup thickeners. They are really brilliant at that. 

*Smoked Turkey Legs are pretty easy to find when you’re looking. I usually get mine from Walmart, Sam’s, Costco, etc. Usually near the smoked hamhocks and such.

Place bullion cubes in pot with six cups water (you can sub straight chicken broth for this if you prefer). Add turkey leg. Cover and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer thirty minutes. Turkey leg does not have to be covered with water/broth.

Place butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and garlic. Saute until lightly browned.

like this. 

Remove turkey leg from broth and dice up when cool. 

Add onion mixture, beans, and diced turkey. Stir in salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and reduce heat to simmer for thirty minutes before serving.

Oh my goodness, glorious comfort food on a chilly day!

I hope you get to make this soon!

This freezes VERY well. I took my leftovers and put them in a mason jar, leaving plenty of head space, and froze it to eat later.

“Later” ended up being the very next day but still…

Shortcut Senate Bean Soup and Mary Poppins Visits Bountiful

Ingredients

  • 4 15 ounce cans Navy Beans undrained
  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 chicken bullion cubes or 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 smoked turkey leg
  • 1 cup instant mashed potato flakes
  • Stick margarine or butter 1/2 C
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Place bullion cubes in pot with six cups water (you can sub straight chicken broth for this if you prefer). Add turkey leg. Cover and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer thirty minutes. Turkey leg does not have to be covered with water/broth.

  • Place butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and garlic. Saute until lightly browned.

  • Remove turkey leg from broth and dice up when cool. Add instant potatoes to broth and stir. Add onion mixture, beans, and diced turkey. Stir in salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and reduce heat to simmer for thirty minutes before serving.

Gentle reminder: We don’t talk politics on any of my platforms. This post was originally published in 2010. I updated the photos and post in 2020.


Yum

The Best Easy Cabbage Soup by Gordon Ramsay

vegetarian cabbage soup in a white ramekin


This flavorful cabbage soup comes together in just about a half hour. It’s a great way to warm up on a chilly day!

vegetarian cabbage soup in a white ramekin

By now, you all know how much I love soup. It’s literally my favorite. And I do mean literally, none of this literally means figuratively nonsense. 

Usually, I like hearty, stick-to-your-ribs soup. Chicken and Sweet Potato. Miso Potato. Roasted Tomato with Goat Cheese. 

This cabbage soup is on the other end of the spectrum. It’s light and brothy, and chock full of vegetables. On its own, it’s more of a snack than a complete meal. 

But there’s beauty in simplicity and this soup is the perfect example of that. It’s deliciously savory and really warm. Exactly the kind of soup you want to sip when you’re snowed in. 

I’ve been really into cabbage in soup ever since I developed a cabbage roll soup recipe for my cookbook. It softens up and gets almost noodle-y in texture, which is great if you’re trying to keep your carbs down. It also adds some heft to this soup, making it feel more substantial than it is. 

ingredients for cabbage soup

Cabbage Soup ingredients

This beauty of this cabbage soup recipe is that it’s made with really simple ingredients, most of which are pantry staples. 

Besides cabbage, you’ll need:

  • Olive oil
  • Vidalia onion
  • Garlic
  • Vegetable broth
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Canned plum tomatoes

That’s it! 

Of course, you can always doctor it up depending on what you’re in the mood for or if you have any other vegetables hanging around the fridge that need to get used up. It’s great with green beans, peas, or even some kale.

You can also add a can of chickpeas or white beans to up the protein and make this a complete meal. Or brown some ground beef along with the onions for a hearty “unstuffed cabbage roll” soup. 

Really, the options to adapt this recipe are endless. Have fun with it!

Stirring cabbage into vegetable soup

Can cabbage soup be frozen?

Yes, absolutely! Raw cabbage doesn’t freeze well for obvious reasons, but stewed cabbage and cabbage in soups like this one freezes really well. Since it’s already soft, you don’t need to worry about it wilting. 

I like to freeze it in individual portions. It’s great when I need something for lunch in a pinch!

How to make cabbage soup in the crock pot?

This soup is so easy to make on the stovetop that I don’t usually bother pulling out my slow cooker for it. But if you want to cook it that way, you definitely can. 

Since the vegetables release a lot of water and no evaporation occurs when you use a crock pot, reduce the broth to 6 cups. Otherwise, you’ll end up with a very brothy soup. 

What should I serve with this soup?

If you ask me, no soup is complete without bread and butter. You could also serve it with homemade potato rolls or a grilled cheese sandwich. 

It’s also great topped with garlic croutons or crispy chickpeas for a little crunch. 

Or keep things low carb by serving it with crispy roasted radishes or rutabaga fries.

A spoon full of cabbage soup
Easy Cabbage Soup

Easy Cabbage Soup

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

This flavorful cabbage soup comes together in just about a half hour. It’s a great way to warm up on a chilly day!

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) plum tomatoes in puree, chopped
  • 1/2 small head cabbage, sliced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 3 celery ribs, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

    1. In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
    2. Add the onions and cook 3-5 minutes, until softened and transparent. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute.
    3. Pour in the broth, cabbage, carrots, celery, tomatoes and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil. 
    4. Simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in the parsley. Adjust seasoning to taste.

Nutrition Information

Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 99 Total Fat 5g Saturated Fat 1g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 4g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 590mg Carbohydrates 14g Net Carbohydrates 12g Fiber 2g Sugar 7g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 2g



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