Tasty Tuesday: Crockpot Tomato Tortellini Soup

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

I originally took these photos back in December.
Then pregnancy sickness hit and even looking at pictures of food made me want to throw up.
It was so sad! 
All I really wanted was gatorade, popsicles, in n out, and french fries. Awesome diet I know haha.
Once we got out of the first trimester I got my appetite back and found these pictures and was SO excited to post this recipe!
This is one of the easiest, if not THE easiest soup recipe, like ever.
Hunter also approves because it's definitely filling with tortellini and sausage... he's usually not a soup fan because he has to eat like 5 bowls to get full haha.
Crockpots are quite possibly the best invention ever.
And soup is the best meal when Utah decides to still be cold in March...
Enjoy friends!

-32 oz chicken broth
-1 can diced tomatoes (even better if they're Italian style)
-3 cups tomato juice
-1 cup heavy whipping cream
-1/4 cup tomato paste
-1 pound mild Italian sausage
-1 bag frozen cheese tortellini
-1 bunch spinach
-1 tsp dried basil 
-1 tsp dried oregano 
-1 tsp garlic powder
-2 tsp garlic salt
-salt and pepper to taste

1) Add chicken broth, diced tomatoes, tomato juice, tomato paste, seasonings, and sausage to crockpot. (I've made this where I cook the sausage in a pan first, and I've made it where I add the sausage raw and let it cook in the crockpot. I think I prefer making it on the stove first but either way is good!) Stir it up and cook on low for 6 hours.
2) After six hours stir it again and add heavy whipping cream and tortellini. Recover and continue to cook for about 30 minutes or until tortellini is no longer frozen and cooked. At this point I also taste the soup to see if I want to add any more salt or pepper.
3) Right before serving I add the spinach in and let it wilt. 
4) Serve in bowls with a good amount of freshly grated parmesan cheese  and crusty bread!

You guys that's literally all you do!
Technically the fourth step isn't even really a step so there's like 3 steps to this!
That's all from me today!
I sure hope you guys enjoy this simple yet tasty soup!

All my love,
Aleigh Joy

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