Crock-Pot Tortellini Soup Recipe

We made this delicious soup last night and it was wonderful.  It’s been a long time since we’ve used the crock pot and I forgot how easy it is to use.  Set and forget!!   4 hours later dinner is served!!!

Prep Time: 50 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours, 50 minutes
Yield: 10
Serving Size: 1 Cup
Calories per serving: 366
Fat per serving: 17

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Ingredients

1 Medium Green Bell Pepper, Chopped
1 Cup Yellow Onion, Chopped
2 Teaspoons Minced Garlic
2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
1 (8 Oz.) Can Tomato Sauce
2 (14.5 Oz.) Cans Crushed Tomatoes
1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
1 Teaspoon Dried Basil
3 (14 Oz.) Cans Chicken Broth
1 Lb. Sweet Italian Sausage, Browned, Lightly Crumbled, Drained
1 Cup Carrots, Sliced And Quickly Cooked In The Microwave For 3 Minutes
1 Medium Zucchini, Quartered Lengthwise, Then Sliced
2 (9 Oz.) Packages Cheese Tortellini
Instructions

In a large (I used 6 quart) crock-pot add all ingredients except tortellini.
Stir to combine.
Cover crock-pot and cook on high 4 hours.
Add tortellini, stir, cover and cook an extra 30 minutes.

Notes
Serve with grated Parmesan or Romano cheese sprinkled on top of soup and fresh crusty Italian bread for sopping up the broth.
To make a vegetarian version omit the sausage and maybe add some canned beans and use vegetable broth!
Nutritional information is based on soup alone, not the bread or cheese.

Source:  http://crockpotladies.com/crockpot-tortellini-soup/

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