Courtesy of Maureen Reed
Courtesy of www.spendwithpennies.com CREAMY CROCKPOT TORTELLINI
INGREDIENTS : 1 pound Italian Sausage ½ 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 ¼ cup tomato paste ¼ cup parmesan cheese, optional
DIRECTIONS: 1. Brown sausage and onion until no pink remains. Drain fat. 2. Place all ingredients in a 6 qt slow cooker. 3. Cook 2 ½ to 3 ½ hours on low. Once cooked through, stir until sauce is smooth. 4. Top with parmesan cheese if desired and serve.
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