Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Crockpot Spinach Tortellini

This recipe is different from the original recipe I found on line, so here's my version.


1- 8 ounce bag of frozen tortellini
1- 1 lb bag of frozen spinach
1- 28 ounce can of italian style diced tomatoes(I use Dei Fratelli includes herbs, olive oil, sea salt)
2 cups of chicken broth(I use chicken bouillon powder with water for broth)
1- 8 ounce package of cream cheese
1 lb of sausage(I've used smoked polish or Italian sausage, both taste great!)
1 small pinch of crushed red pepper

Brown the sausage, dice it in pieces
Cut up the cream cheese 
Put all ingredients into the crockpot(I dump tomatoes first and put the broth in last) 

On low of 5-6 hours or on high for 4 hours.

This dish freezes really well, I let it completely cool off, place in containers 1 inch from the top and then freeze. Doing it this way keeps freezer burn from developing on top. I use it within 4-6 months.