I love to use my crock pot! Especially on days when I know we will be extra busy or days when I don’t really feel like putting a lot of effort into a meal (we’ve all been there). Crock pot meals are usually quite easy to prepare and the end results are
almost always good. I made this Creamy Tomato Florentine Soup with Tortellini on Sunday and it was a hit.
Here is what you need:
- 1 Bag of Frozen Tortellini
- 1 Small Bag of Fresh Spinach
- 2 Cans of Italian Style Diced Tomatoes (14.5 oz.)
- 1 Box of Chicken Broth (32 oz.)
- 1 Block of Cream Cheese (8 oz.)
- 1 TBSP. Dried Minced Onion
- 1/2 tsp. Minced Garlic
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 1 tsp. Granulated Sugar
- 1 TBSP. Parsley Flakes
- 1 tsp. Oregano
- 1/2 tsp. Basil
Put the spinach in the crock pot.
Pour in the tomatoes and the chicken broth.
Add seasonings and cream cheese. Cut the cream cheese up into little cubes.
Stir everything together and cook on low for 4-5 hours. During the last 30 minutes of cooking time. Boil a pot of water and add tortellini. Cook according to package directions.
Whisk the soup to incorporate the cream cheese. Add cooked tortellini. Serve it up with a sprinkling of Parmesan and some good crusty bread.