Slow Cooker Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup
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Slow Cooker Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup

Prep: 18 minutes
Slow Cook: 4 hours 15 minutes • Serves: 8

1pound Italian sausage
2 cans (15.5 ounces each) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (14.5 ounces) Hunt’s® petite diced tomatoes
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 medium carrots, chopped
1 small white onion, chopped
4 cups less-sodium chicken broth
1-1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons Our Family® Italian seasoning
1 package (20 ounces) refrigerated three cheese tortellini
2 cups packed baby spinach
1 cup heavy cream, at room temperature
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1. In large skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat 8 minutes or until browned, breaking up sausage with side of spoon, stirring occasionally.

2. In 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, stir beans, tomatoes with their juice, garlic, carrots, onion, broth, lemon juice, seasoning and sausage with drippings; cover and cook on high 4 hours or low 8 hours.

3. Stir tortellini into slow cooker; cover and cook 10 minutes or until tortellini is tender and heated through. Stir in spinach and cream; cover and cook 5 minutes or until spinach is wilted, stirring occasionally. Makes about 12 cups.

4. Serve soup sprinkled with cheese.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (1-1/2 cups):
570 Calories, 30g Fat, 14g Saturated Fat, 99mg Cholesterol, 1240mg Sodium,
51g Carbohydrates, 7g Fiber, 6g Sugars, 1g Added Sugars, 26g Protein


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