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    Crockpot cheese tortellini

    Making this one right now and I think it will be even better than it looks. I am just cooking this on the stove top on low and I used Neufchâtel cheese since it is less fat. Also just used ground turkey with Italian seasonings by jenni-o. For spinach I used a 10 oz. package of frozen chopped spinach as well and I think it is looking like it will feed at least 6 people.

    Updating after eating..... OMG this was FABULOUS!! The kids grubbed which these days rarely happens. I did end up adding 2 cups water along with 2 chicken bullion cubes cuz it seemed like it needed a bit more broth and I was out. Really I would say this is closer to 10 servings. We ate a lot and still have enough for tonight.
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    The only prep work is to brown your sausage, whichever kind you choose.
    This kind of chicken sausage, although fully cooked, just needs to be browned for extra flavor.

    1 (19oz) bag of frozen cheese tortellini
    1 small bag of fresh spinach (I used about half of a 5 oz package, but more is better!)
    2 (14.5 oz) cans of Italian style diced tomatoes, drained
    1 block (8 oz) of cream cheese or neufchatel (less fat)
    1 lb. of ground sausage or chicken/turkey sausage
    4 cups of chicken broth

    Brown the sausage and put all ingredients in crockpot,
    chunking up the cream cheese.
    Cook on low for 4-6 hrs.

    Serves 4-6

    *Keep an eye on your tortellini, it may be done sooner.
    *If still soupy, leave lid off for the last half hour or so of cooking.
    *For a vegetarian version, omit sausage and use vegetable broth instead.
    Last edited by cali~jenn; 03-23-2013 at 10:02 AM.

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    Re: Crockpot cheese tortellini

    looks and sounds yummy

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    Re: Crockpot cheese tortellini

    Looks deeeeeelicious!!

    I love how you sub'd with some healthier ingredients too

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