Crockpot Tortellini Soup

I made this for dinner last night and it was a hit with my family, including the children! I found the recipe here when I googled “zucchini recipes” recently, in an attempt to find some tasty ways to use my bountiful zucchini harvest from my garden. I found many lovely recipes to suit my tastes, printed a few off, and am attempting to try them bit by bit. This was my first recipe to try and also my first ever homemade soup to make(!!) – adding a new page to my Scratch notebook, where I am compiling recipes along my journey to learn to cook more and more from “scratch”.

I had boiled some chickens on Monday and saved the broth to use for this soup – just refrigerated it overnight before pouring it in Tuesday morning.

So, without further ado, here we go –

Crockpot Tortellini Soup

Ingredients:
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 medium zucchini, in 1-inch cubes, about 1 cup
3 1/2 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
1 large can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
1 can (15 1/2 ounces) canned great northern beans, drained and rinsed
1 to 2 tablespoons dried leaf basil
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon pepper
8 ounces fresh or dry cheese-filled tortellini, cooked

Preparation:
Combine all ingredients except tortellini in Crock Pot. Mix well. Cover and cook on Low setting for at least 6 hours. When ready to serve, increase heat to High setting. Add cooked tortellini. Cook 10 minutes longer, until heated through.

I doubled this recipe for my family and it completely filled my crockpot. When we were ready to eat, I added some garlic salt to taste and sprinkled Mozzerella cheese on each bowl of soup before serving. (I used shredded Parmesan on mine, and it was yummy, too!)

I served Cheesy Garlic Biscuits, a long-time family favorite, alongside the soup and got rave reviews.
I will definitely be cooking this one again.

Enjoy!

Blessing,
Nancy

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10 Responses

  1. That looks yummy! Thanks for suggesting splitcoaststampers.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway.

  2. You’re so welcome!

    Splitcoaststampers is really good for ideas – especially if you have Stampin’ Up stamp sets – you can search for card ideas by entering the name of the stamp set, and view so many cards that people have uploaded.

  3. I am always looking for new and EASY recipes to try out. This one sounds divine!!! Thanks!

  4. Looks wonderful!!

    Will definitely be trying this one…thanks, Nancy! πŸ˜‰

  5. This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it. πŸ™‚

  6. What a great idea for zucchini! I’m the only one in the family who will eat it undisguised, and this is a way to get more veggies in my picky eaters. Check my blog again in a few days…I will update after my final exam on Monday (yuck!)
    FFL
    Kathy

  7. So glad this came up in a search for a tortellini soup recipe. Made it today and it was a home run! Thanks for sharing

  8. […] dinner came from a recipe from another blogger on a random search for a tortellini soup recipe. I don’t honestly even know if she’s still blogging but the recipe was available and […]

  9. YUM YUM YUM!!!

    We need to have that soon!

  10. I just put some in the crockpot. My daughter has a performance tonight and I need something quick we can eat afterward. This seems to fit the bill. I added some mushrooms and spinach in mine since I had them around and I am always looking to get in extra veggies wherever possible. Looks super yummy. I’m ready for dinner now. πŸ™‚

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