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** (softened in microwave) 1 lb. of ground sausage or chicken/turkey sausage 3-4 cups of chicken broth (start with 3, add 1 more if it looks like it needs it)
How to make it Brown the sausage and put all ingredients in crockpot, chunking up the cream cheese. Cook on low for 4-6 hrs.
*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.
**If you use neufachtel (1/3 fat of cream cheese) be prepared that it doesn’t melt as well and leaves little curds.