Recipe Blog Hop.....Crockpot Tomato Tortellini Soup

I'm so excited to participate with some great bloggers in a recipe swap and blog hop. It's been awhile since I've joined in on a blog hop. This should be fun. If you are coming over from Kellyann's blog, This Blonde's Shopping Bag, thank you! I appreciate it. When you're done checking out what I made, head over to Dani's blog, Family.Love.Inspiration to see what she made. At the end I'll list all the bloggers who participated. Be sure to visit them as well. Thank you to Leslie from Once Upon A Time and Happily Ever After for hosting and putting this together. You can also check out my spring recipe swap we did, here

This time we're all about comfort food in the form of soups, stews or chili's. I love fall and winter because I love making soups, and other yummy comfort foods. I was excited for this swap because I have been making a new to us soup that has been a huge hit and is super easy. A co-worker made it and told me to try a bite. I was sold! The recipe comes from the blog, Plain Chicken. It is adaptable to adding things if you'd like, which I did yesterday (see the end of the recipe) when I made it. It's sure to be a favorite in your kitchen. 


1 lb italian sausage 
1 (32 oz) container chicken broth
1 (28 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
2 (10.75 cans tomato soup (I personally like using Pacific Tomato soup)
2 (8oz containers chive and onion cream cheese spread, softened)
1 (18 oz ) pkg. refrigerated cheese tortellini

1. In a skillet, cook the sausage until browned. Transfer it to a crockpot. 

2. Add broth, tomatoes and tomato soup. Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours

3.  Stir in cream cheese and cheese tortellini. Cover and cook on High for 15 to 30 minutes, until tortellini is cooked. 

I have not actually done it in the crockpot. It is such a quick meal, I can have it done in about 30 minutes. So my adaptations to this recipe when I made it last night. While the sausage browned, I made a garlic/parsley butter and spread on sourdough bread to broil in the oven. 

**My family is Italian, but get this, I'm not a fan of Italian sausage. I think it's the fennel I don't like. So I just buy a plain sausage and add garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasonings, though yesterday I added the mama mia's herb blend (it is amazing) from S.A.L.T. Sisters.

**I brown my sausage in a large soup pan and leave it in there after browning and add all the remaining ingredients. Then allow the tortellini to cook til just barely past al dente (I don't want it falling apart). 

**I love Pacific Brand Organic Tomato soup. 

**Yesterday I realized I didn't have the cream cheese and chives so I stopped off at Grocery outlet, however they only had a vegan version (which I'm not opposed to) so I grabbed it...and actually just now realized I only grabbed one instead of two and it was just fine. The flavor was just as amazing as if I'd used regular cream cheese. 

**I had some chopped kale I had placed in the freezer and dumped that all in the soup as well. It will be a regular addition. 

I hope you make it and enjoy!

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Below are the other bloggers participating.

Penny from Penny's Passion 
Jo from And Anyways
Kirstin (Me) from Loving Life
Michael Ann from Out and Back
Bettye from Fashion Schlub

There are four other gals, Gina, Mary, Anne, and Vanessa who participated but don't have blogs. Below is where you can find their recipes:

Mary: Will post to Leslies FB page: Once Upon A Time

With Joy Unquenchable,


  1. This looks delicious! Can't wait to try it - yum!

    1. Thank you. I can't wait to see what everyone else made.

  2. Ooh. Yum. The tortellini surprised me! I love a good soup surprise!

    Will definitely add this to my cold weather coup roster! Thanks for sharing :-)


  3. Yum! That sounds delicious. I bet the addition of the kale really added to the soup!

    1. Thank you Lisa! Thank you for visiting. Yes, I loved the addition of the Kale

  4. Your soup is similar to the one I made!! Great minds?? Great cooks!! Love the idea of adding sausage and I am a fennel fan so the Italian sausage would be right up my alley. I used the dried tortellini and did make mine in the crockpot. I bet this could go in the crockpot, too. But like you said, it is so quick to make, there's no need!! Great idea to add some garlic bread on the side. Will be trying your version very soon. Thanks so much for joining me.

    1. Yes, the original recipe was for the crockpot but it's so fast I haven't needed to.

  5. This sounds so good! Now there are two versions to try! I am so glad I participated in this recipe swap!

    1. Thanks. I funny! This is my second recipe swap and I really enjoy it.

  6. Love a slow cook (as we call them here in Australia) so will definitely be trying this one.

  7. This looks (and sounds) so good - like comfort in a bowl! That's what I love about these recipe hops - coming across dishes I never have heard of before.

    1. It is. especially with some crusty bread. I agree. I love new recipes. I have loved following so many bloggers from other countries because I learn about new foods.

  8. I have a feeling I just found my husband's new favorite soup! Thank you!


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