Ah, the combination of cheese tortellini and sausage in a crockpot creates a heartwarming and convenient meal, perfect for those days when you want a comforting dish without too much hassle. Let’s simmer down to the details of this recipe:
- 1 lb Italian sausage (you can choose between mild or spicy)
- 1 bag (19 oz) frozen cheese tortellini
- 1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 can (10 oz) condensed tomato soup
- 1 block (8 oz) cream cheese, cut into cubes
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil for garnish (optional)
- Brown the Sausage: In a skillet, brown the Italian sausage over medium heat. Once cooked, drain any excess fat.
- Combine Ingredients in Crockpot: In your crockpot, combine the cooked sausage, frozen cheese tortellini, diced tomatoes, tomato soup, cubed cream cheese, diced onion, minced garlic, and Italian seasoning. Stir gently to mix.
- Cook: Cover and cook on LOW for 4-6 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours. The tortellini should be tender and the sauce creamy.
- Final Seasoning and Garnish: Before serving, check for seasoning and add salt and black pepper as needed. Serve hot, garnished with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil if desired.
- Enjoy: Dish out this creamy, cheesy, and utterly satisfying meal. It’s perfect for a cozy dinner.