Slow Cooker Sausage, Kale, and Tortellini Soup Recipe | Yummly

Slow Cooker Sausage, Kale, and Tortellini Soup

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  • 1 pound turkey sausage (or whatever sausage you would like)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes (I love the Organic San Marzano tomatoes)
  • 32 ounces chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup wine
  • 8 ounces cheese tortellini (frozen)
  • 1 cup kale (frozen or fresh)
  • fresh basil (to serve)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium25% DV600mg
    Fat12% DV8g
    Protein37% DV19g
    Carbs8% DV24g
    Fiber12% DV3g
    Calories250Calories from Fat70
    Total Fat8g12%
    Saturated Fat2.5g13%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat70
    Total Carbohydrate24g8%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A30%
    Vitamin C30%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Lucia G 6 months ago
    The carrots were still crunch after 4 hours. I think they should likely be cooked with the onions and sausage beforehand. It's a little bland still thinking through what I can add to give it more flavor.
    Brian B. 6 months ago
    Awesome and easy everybody loved it
    Portalatin-Walker 6 months ago
    Waited to add the tortellini like everyone else. I added more seasonings and a couple more veggies. Would make again!
    April D. a year ago
    Fantastic! I agree with lots of others and so waited to add the tortellini until the last 20 mins or so. Also added some Italian seasoning. The Italian sausage provides for the lion's share of the flavor. Was a huge hit with a big crowd of kids and adults. Served with crusty Italian bread.
    Claude a year ago
    The only thing is at first it was bland. So I added some Italian seasoning and it helped. With that being said. This was very good and will be made again. I started this in the slow cooker when I got home from lunch, so it was ready when everyone got home for dinner. Looking forward to do this one again.
    Manz a year ago
    great flavor! Don't cook longer than 4 hr, tortellini gets too soft.
    Kim M. 2 years ago
    Delicious added white wine instead of red used spicy sausage and an extra cup of water and 19 oz of tortellini
    Justus Gochenour 2 years ago
    My fiancé and I have added this to our regular rotation of meals! Tasty and super easy to make.
    Brittany 2 years ago
    Favorite dish ❤️ love it
    Krystal 2 years ago
    Delicious! Subbed kale for spinach and used hot Italian sausage. Threw the tortellini in half an hour before it was done and it turned out great!
    Wass 2 years ago
    the tortellini was extremely mushy. this recipe should probably be adjusted to have the pasta added for the last 30 minutes or so. the flavor profile was good, but the mushy tortellini ruined it.
    Gail Meagher 2 years ago
    Used turkey sausage. Added butternut squash.
    Sharon Clark 2 years ago
    Tasty and easy. I made in my instant pot but used the slow cooker function. I made the recipe as written except for using fresh tortellini. When soup was done cooking I turned on the sauté setting until the soup was bubbling and added the tortellini for the set amount of time on the package,
    Kass Asanoff 2 years ago
    Its ok but the directions shouldnt have you putting the tortellini in for 4 hours. the were soggey and overdone.
    Hilton 2 years ago
    The kale made it taste a little off. I'll try it with spinach next time.
    vanessa triou 3 years ago
    great starter recipe. I substituted hot Italian sausage for turkey and usrd spinach instead of kale but otherwise fallowed recipe and it was delicious! will make again!
    Tiffanie Espinoza 3 years ago
    It was great and my study buddies loved it too!
    Elisabeth M. 3 years ago
    Added 1.5 packages of mild and hot sausage and 1 2/3 packages of tortellini should maybe have added tortellini in right before serving so they were al dente
    Kemper S. 3 years ago
    Yummy! Didn’t like it with the kale, so ommit it when I make it now. I also double up on the tortellini & use chicken sausage instead.
    Elizabeth Frye 3 years ago
    I really really loved this soup. I used sweet Italian and hot Italian sausages and it was awesome it has the perfect taste, Not to spicy NOT bland at all! The chicken broth I used was Rachel Ray which by the ways I have used in the past and love it. I used fresh kale and frozen tortellini I think next time I will make refrigerated fresh tortellini. Oh and one more thing!!! I grilled some sliced ciabatta bread with olive oil and garlic and served in deep bowl and ladled some soup and garnished with Parmesan grated cheese and the bread on the side! My family loved it. I will definitely make this again for one of my family pot luck dinners!!! I love this app
    Joelle Lyons 4 years ago
    So, so delicious and super easy. I was amazed how much flavor there was with so few ingredients. Definitely a fav!
    Deanna B. 4 years ago
    Delicious. Tortellini a little soft so it could be put in later into the crockpot, maybe with an hour or two to go
    EM 4 years ago
    Turned out well. The recipe bones of this dish are awesome and you can use it as is or as a spring board for your own creativity. I made a couple changes per our family's tastes: mild ground Italian sausage instead of turkey, an entire box of baby kale and a carrot. I also used some homemade chicken stock, which always seems to enhance soups. Finally, I added some seasonings - thyme, fresh parsley, oregano, a dash of cayenne, salt and pepper.
    Catherine B. 4 years ago
    I'm getting ready to make this again. The only change I made was I cut up a pound of Italian style turkey sausage and rolled them like little meatballs. Jennie O makes mild and hot. I used mild the first time. Will use hot next. I love kale and put more than called for, and YES, this is even better the next day!
    Erika F. 4 years ago
    Tasted great, although next time I'll probably cook the tortellini separately and add right before serving - it was way overcooked after 4 hrs in the Crock-Pot. I also substituted the kale for spinach. It was great. Definitely do again!
    Conrad B. 4 years ago
    Basic Recipe was great although we wanted to "Doctor" it up a bit. We used hot ground pork. Instead of water we used beer. We added Rotel tomatoes, chopped red and yellow sweet peppers and 1 jalapeño. We added some other spices to fire things up a bit but overall - great recipe!
    amy o. 4 years ago
    Delicious and easy! Added frozen tortellini halfway through cooking time based on other reviews. Wonder how it would hold up as a freezer meal?
    john b. 4 years ago
    I added a tablespoon of Thyme, a tablespoon of Oregano, a teaspoon of fresh ground black pepper, and used Johnsonville HOT Italian sausage for the meat. Served it up with some cheesy Garlic Bread. Great Dinner
    Steve Vancao 4 years ago
    It was awesome. I just slow cooked it on the stove top and added the tortellini in the last few minutes till cooked before serving. I will definitely make this again.
    Desiree Holmes 4 years ago
    Really enjoyed this recipe. Super simple and delicious! Agree with the other reviews to add tortellini later to avoid sogginess, but great nonetheless.