Creamy Crockpot Tortellini


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This Creamy Crockpot Tortellini is a pasta dish the whole family will love! Made with sausage, spinach, tomatoes, cream cheese, and tortellini it is perfectly creamy & delicious.

Creamy pasta like crockpot tortellini and fettuccine alfredo are perfect for a rainy day indoors or after everyone gets home from work, school, or sports! Even better when served with a slice of garlic bread to soak up the extra sauce!

A crockpot full of creamy tortellini.

Slow Cooker Pasta Ingredients

A hearty blend of sausage, spinach, tomatoes, with cream cheese, and frozen tortellini, all cooked together in a crockpot and slow-cooked for a few hours. Just set it and forget it!

  • If using frozen spinach, simply add to the slow cooker.
  • If using fresh spinach, remove the stems before you toss it in the crockpot and chop finely.
  • Ground sausage, beef, chicken, or Italian sausage links are also good in this recipe. Be sure to cook them first so you can drain any fat.
  • This recipe uses frozen tortellini to ensure it doesn’t overcook. No need to thaw or pre-cook.

Creamy tortellini ingredients in a crockpot.

How to Make Crockpot Tortellini

It’s easy, cheesy recipes like this one that makes you look like you slaved all day… but don’t worry, your secret is safe with me!

  1. Brown sausage and onions (per recipe below).
  2. Drain and place the meat mixture and all the other ingredients in a 6 qt slow cooker.

It really IS that easy! You can even prepare it in advance and toss all the ingredients together while you do other things!

Do Not Overcook

In just a few hours this Crockpot sausage tortellini will be hot, bubbly, cheesy, and ready to serve! Tortellini doesn’t need long to cook, even right from frozen so be sure you check it after about 2 1/2 hours.

Once it’s done cooking, you’ll still see the cream cheese in cubes. Simply give it a stir until it’s all combined and creamy. Add some garlic bread, or croutons and a crisp green salad and dinner is served!

Crockpot full of creamy tortellini.

Saving/Reheating Creamy Crockpot Tortellini

If there’s any left, right? This awesome cheese tortellini and sausage entrée reheats perfectly on the stovetop or in the microwave! This is what makes it so great to take to work or school! It heats up super easy! Feel free to ‘freshen’ it up a bit with some salt and pepper or extra Italian seasoning.

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Review Recipe

Creamy Crockpot Tortellini

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 8
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Slow Cooker
Cuisine American
Perfectly creamy pasta with sausage.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Italian Sausage
  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 3 ounces frozen spinach
  • 28 ounces canned diced tomatoes with juice
  • 8 ounces cream cheese cubed
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 16 ounces frozen tortellini
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese optional

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Instructions

  1. Brown sausage and onion until no pink remains. Drain fat.
  2. Place all ingredients in a 6qt slow cooker.
  3. Cook 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours on low. Once cooked through, stir until sauce is smooth.

  4. Top with parmesan cheese if desired and serve.

Recipe Notes

Slow Cookers can vary. This recipe takes just about 3 hours in my slow cooker, check your tortellini at 2 1/2 hours to ensure it doesn't overcook.
If you'd like more of a soup, add more broth.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 516, Fat: 34g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 98mg, Sodium: 1339mg, Potassium: 569mg, Carbohydrates: 33g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 6g, Protein: 21g, Vitamin A: 1893%, Vitamin C: 19%, Calcium: 213%, Iron: 4%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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