‘Tis the season for crockpot recipes, am I right? Not only are they less hectic in terms of cooking, you’re not dirtying any dishes or doing near the work it takes to actually cook supper. I’d say it’s a win-win situation.
Once you’ve purchased a crockpot, you find satisfaction in finding new ways to save time and make literally EVERYTHING in it. Heck, you can make dip, soup, stew, chicken, or even certain dishes that are generally baked in the oven.
It should be necessary for every household to own a crockpot. If you don’t have one yet, trust me your life will become so much easier, especially being a mom. The last thing you’re interested in is whipping up an elaborate supper while your kids are running around your legs and tearing the house apart. Crockpot recipes are where it’s at. Not to mention you save an incredible amount of time throwing all the ingredients together and only returning to mix them.
I own this stainless steel crockpot with a digital timer here. It’s basically my second baby, I use it at least 1-2 times per week. It’s equipped with a gasket-sealed lid that locks for on-the-go convenience for those exciting football parties at your neighbor’s house.
This spicy chicken tortellini soup is hands down one of my favorites. For those of you who aren’t particularly a fan of spicy recipes, the kick in this soup is minimal. However, if you’re looking for that kick in flavor, just add more red pepper flakes or Chulula sauce… or both!
Spicy Crockpot Chicken Tortellini Soup
Serves: four to five people
- 18 oz. bag tortellini
- 4 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups Tyson grilled chicken strips
- 3 roma tomatoes or 2 cans of diced tomatoes
- 4 1/2 cups fresh spinach
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. basil
- 1 tsp. oregano
- 1 tsp. Chulula hot sauce
- pepper to taste
- Combine broth, spices, hot sauce, and spinach in the crockpot.
- Microwave chicken strips for 6 minutes. Dice strips into smaller pieces, for spoonful bites.
- Dice tomatoes and the block of cream cheese, then add to the crockpot. Make sure to stir occasionally so the cream cheese does not settle.
- Add tortellini to the soup 1-2 hours prior to being done. Otherwise the tortellini will overcook (Trust me I did this).
- Add parmesan, if desired.