Creamy Slow Cooker Spinach Tomato Sausage Tortellini Soup

Creamy Slow Cooker Spinach Tomato Sausage Tortellini Soup is a hearty and flavorful dish that’s perfect for those busy days when you want a warm, satisfying meal without spending hours in the kitchen. This slow cooker soup combines tender tortellini, savory Italian sausage, and a creamy tomato broth with a healthy dose of spinach. It’s a one-pot wonder that’s sure to become a family favorite.


  • 1 lb Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
  • 1 package (9 oz) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)


Step 1: Brown the Sausage

  1. In a large skillet, cook the Italian sausage over medium heat, breaking it into crumbles as it cooks. Once browned, transfer the sausage to a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess grease.

Step 2: Prepare the Slow Cooker

  1. In your slow cooker, combine the diced onion, minced garlic, crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, dried basil, dried oregano, and red pepper flakes.

Step 3: Cook in the Slow Cooker

  1. Add the browned Italian sausage to the slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.

Step 4: Add the Tortellini and Spinach

  1. About 30 minutes before you’re ready to serve, add the refrigerated cheese tortellini and fresh spinach to the slow cooker. Stir gently to combine.
  2. Cover and continue to cook until the tortellini is tender and the spinach is wilted.

Step 5: Add Cream and Season

  1. Stir in the heavy cream and let the soup simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes.
  2. Taste the soup and season with salt and black pepper to your liking.

Step 6: Serve and Garnish

  1. Ladle the Creamy Slow Cooker Spinach Tomato Sausage Tortellini Soup into bowls.
  2. If desired, garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil leaves.

Step 7: Enjoy!

  1. Serve your soup hot with crusty bread or a side salad for a complete meal.


  • The red pepper flakes add a bit of heat to the soup. Adjust the quantity according to your spice preference.
  • You can substitute sweet Italian sausage for a milder flavor, or use a combination of sweet and hot sausage for some extra kick.
  • This soup stores well in the refrigerator and tastes even better the next day, making it a great make-ahead meal.

Creamy Slow Cooker Spinach Tomato Sausage Tortellini Soup is a delightful blend of rich and comforting flavors. The convenience of a slow cooker and the delicious combination of sausage, tortellini, and creamy tomato broth make this soup a go-to option for busy days or when you crave a cozy, satisfying meal. It’s perfect for feeding the family or enjoying leftovers throughout the week.

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