You only need to pre-cook the ground been (or sausage) OR if you’re in a super big hurry you can always toss in sliced sausage links. Other than that you dump it together, stir and cook it for 4 to 5 hours…
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Video: Tortellini Casserole
Crockpot Tortellini Ingredient List
- 1 1/2 to 2 pounds of precooked ground meat (I used ground beef; pre-cooked, drained & frozen)
- 1 can chicken broth
- 1 jar spaghetti sauce
- 1 can Italian tomatoes
- 1 bag frozen tortellini (I used cheese tortellini, any sort would work)
- 1 can evaporated milk
- 2 cups shredded Italian cheeses
- 1 tablespoon dried basil (optional but adds more flavor)
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic (or according to your own taste)
Step-by-Step Directions (if you don’t care for videos)
- Spray or butter your crock pot insert. I don’t recommend the option of slow cooker liners for this or any tomato based recipe. The acid in tomatoes can interact with plastic and cause them to deteriorate. So, in my personal opinion, this isn’t someplace to use the liners.
- Toss everything in the slow cooker insert and stir well.
- Cover and cook for 4 to 6 hours
All that’s left to do is dish this deliciousness up! Maybe add a side salad and garlic bread. You’ll be all set for any night of the week! Enjoy :)
Printable Crock Pot Tortellini Recipe
- 1 1/2 to 2- pound ground beef or ground sausage or mix up both
- 1 can 14.5 to 15 ounce chicken broth
- 1 can 14.5 to 15 ounce Italian style diced tomatoes
- 1 can 12 <g class="gr_ gr_92 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" id="92" data-gr-id="92">ounce</g> evaporated milk
- 1 bag 18 to 24 ounce frozen cheese tortellini
- 1 jar 20 to 24 ounce jar spaghetti sauce
- 2 cups shredded Italian cheese
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
Grease, butter or spray your crockpot insert
Combine all the ingredients in your slow cooker and stir well
Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours
Top with additional cheeses before serving if desired
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Slow Cooker Tortellini “Pin It for Later”
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1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, chopped
5 slices pancetta bacon, raw
1 (9 ounce) package cheese-filled tortellini
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onion and bacon until onion is translucent and bacon is brown; remove from skillet and drain on paper towelling.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
Return onion/bacon mixture to skillet and add cooked tortellini. Toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil and heat through. Place in serving dish or bowl, sprinkle with vinegar and cheese and serve immediately.
Chicken Tortellini Alfredo
1 medium onion, chopped 2 tablespoons butter
3 skinned and boned chicken breast halves, cut into 2-inch pieces
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon dried or fresh tarragon or thyme (optional) flour for dredging
2 1I2 cups Newman’s Own All- Natural Alfredo Sauce
10 ounces cheese tortellini, prepared according to package directions
chopped parsley for garnish
Saute onion in butter until limp and set aside.
Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste. Add tarragon or thyme, if desired. Dredge in flour and saute in pan used to saute onion for about 5 to 7 minutes.
Add onions, Alfredo sauce, and tortellini. Stir together, heating thoroughly for 5 to 10 minutes. Garnish with parsley and diced peppers as desired.
Chicken Tortellini Soup
7 3/4 cups chicken broth
1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes, cut up
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (9 ounce) package refrigerated cheese tortellini
2 1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, combine the broth, tomatoes, spinach, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Cook for 10 minutes; add the tortellini and chicken. Cook for 5 minutes or until tortellini is heated through.