Slow-cooker Creamy Tortellini Recipe With Sausage & Spinach: A Hearty 5-Ingredient Pasta Recipe by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

Slow Cooker Pasta Dinner
13 days ago
Slow-cooker Creamy Tortellini Recipe With Sausage & Spinach: A Hearty 5-Ingredient Pasta Recipe

Dinner time can be a challenge for my family. I’ll be honest: cooking tends to stress me out. I’m not naturally good at it, my older son and I are picky eaters, and two of us are carnivores while two of us are CARBivores. Therefore, it’s tricky finding a recipe that I enjoy cooking and everyone equally enjoys eating.

I found this slow-cooker creamy tortellini and sausage soup recipe on and it was a hit! It seemed more like a pasta dish with a creamy tomato sauce than a soup recipe to me. Either way, it was delicious. My entire family loved it and said they’d like me to make it again (though the carnivores requested more sausage next time!). I hope your family enjoys it, too. I served it with garlic bread.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 to 7 hours
Total Time: 3 to 7 hours
Servings: 4 to 6


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
  • 1 package (16 ounces) sausage (I used mild Italian}
  • 1 bag (5 ounces) fresh spinach
  • 1 package (16 to 19 ounces) frozen tortellini or ravioli (I used tortellini)
  • 2 cans (14 ounces each) diced tomatoes
  • garlic powder, to taste (optional)

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Remove cream cheese from foil and cut into five to six large chunks. Place in slow cooker.
  2. Cut sausages into four pieces each and place on top of cream cheese.
  3. Add spinach, tortellini and tomatoes to slow cooker. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder, if desired.
  4. Stir ingredients and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or on low for 6 to 7 hours. Stir well before serving.

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OMGoodness, my mouth is watering, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead . Love love love this recipe!
Looks creamy and so easy to make...
Perfect cold weather comfort food! 😋

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