Slow Cooker Cheesy Tortellini

2021-02-13
  • Yield: 4
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 8:00 h
  • Ready In: 8:10 h

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    307
  • Carbohydrates

    47 g
  • Cholesterol

    42 mg
  • Fat

    7 g
  • Fiber

    1.9 g
  • Protein

    14 g
  • Saturated Fat

    3.6 g
  • Serving Size

    1
  • Sodium

    406 mg
  • Sugar

    1 g
  • Trans Fat

    0.1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    1.0 g
  • Potassium

    89 mg
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Slow cooker cheesy tortellini. This cheesy tortellini is a simple and comforting dish that cooks while you’re away. A great option for those busy weeknights!

What are the benefits of using a slow cooker to cook tortellini?

Slow cookers are a great way to cook tortellini. You can leave it to simmer all day while you’re at work, and it will be ready when you get back. This is especially great for those who work long hours and have a busy schedule.

Slow cookers are also great if you have limited kitchen space or don’t want to take up your stovetop with pots and pans.

A slow cooker is also an easy way to make sure the tortellini doesn’t dry out while it’s cooking. The lid traps the moisture in, so the noodles stay nice and tender.

What is the optimal time for cooking tortellini in a slow cooker?

The optimal time for cooking tortellini in a slow cooker is 2-3 hours on high.

How can you make a slow cooker cheesy tortellini healthier?

A slow cooker cheesy tortellini can be made healthier by adding more vegetables to it. The vegetables will add more flavor to the dish and make it a little bit healthier.

Some of the vegetables that can be added are mushrooms, zucchini, carrots, and tomatoes.

Slow Cooker Cheesy Tortellini

You may also like Slow Cooker Tomato Tortellini Soup or Slow Cooker Sausages in Beer

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound (240 g) Italian sausage,casings removed
  • 1 large carrot, pelled and chopped can sliced mushrooms
  • 19 oz (570 g) package uncooked cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup (250 g) chopped red bell pepper
  • 10 oz (300 g) fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Method

Step 1

Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add sausages and cook over medium-high heat until browned.

Step 2

Remove cooked sausages from the skillet and transfer to a slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients, except tortellini. Cover slow cooker and cook on low-heat setting for 6-8 hours.

Step 3

Stir in tortellini. Cover slow cooker and cook on low -heat setting for a further 15 minutes.

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