Crockpot Tortellini Soup (Vegetarian + So Tasty!)

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This delicious creamy Vegetarian Crockpot Tortellini Soup is an easy slow cooker recipe loaded with green vegetables. All you need are simple ingredients and a few minutes of prep!

Slow Cooker Creamy Spring Tortellini Soup Recipe

This Vegetarian Tortellini Soup is a richly flavourful creamy slow cooker tortellini soup, packed with late spring veggies. The broth is creamy but light.

Perfect for sunny days when you still crave a hot meal, but also want the freshness of lots of greens. I love to make extras to have for lunches during the week.

Crockpot Lunch Crock Food Warmer

Although we often think to pull out the slow cooker on cooler days for slow-simmered comfort food, I also love it as the weather warms up for two reasons:

1. It doesn’t heat up the whole kitchen

2. you can start something and forget it for hours without staying close to the stove.

Gather your Ingredients to Make Tortellini Soup in the Crockpot

  • Leeks, asparagus, parsley and kale for lots of vibrant vegetables.
  • Store-bought cheese tortellini: super quick-cooking and convenient.
  • Broth
  • Double parsley: I love the verdant flavour parsley adds to a slow-simmered broth, and it adds a lovely brightness at the end, too.
  • Secret ingredient: a parmesan rind. If you buy parmesan, save the hard rind to toss into a soup. Not only does it contribute toasty, nutty flavour, it’s super rich in umami adding a beautiful savoury depth.
Crockpot Tortellini Soup

How to Make Vegetarian Crockpot Tortellini Soup:

  • Start by sauteing the veggies. You don’t want to skip this step. Cooking the aromatics evaporates some of their water, concentrating flavours and allowing some caramelization.
  • A first-step saute also creates a flavoured oil to carry all the fat-soluble flavour compounds through the whole soup. Super valuable especially in a meat-free dish.
  • Simmer the soup in a slow cooker (I used my 3 QT Crockpot™ Manual Slow Cooker). Add the tortellini, cream and asparagus in the final 45 minutes so that they are perfectly cooked.
  • Toss in the greens at the very last minute to give them time only to wilt, preserving their bright green colour.
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Crockpot Tortellini Soup (Vegetarian + So Tasty!)

Learn how to make tasty tortellini soup in the crockpot with this easy, healthy Crockpot Tortellini Soup recipe using simple ingredients.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Servings: 6

Ingredients 
 

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 sliced leeks (white and light green parts only – see notes for substitutions)
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • ½ tsp freshly-ground black pepper
  • 12 oz cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup heavy cream (use evaporated milk for a lighter version)
  • 1 cup chopped asparagus
  • 2 cups torn kale or spinach leaves
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh parsley (plus more to serve)
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Instructions 

  • Heat oil and butter in a large skillet (or in your 6QT or larger Crockpot™ slow cooker if it has a saute setting). Add leek and salt and cook until softened. Add garlic and cook 2 minutes more, stirring frequently.
  • Transfer this mixture to your Crockpot™ slow cooker if done separately. Add broth and pepper; cook on low setting for 6-8 hours, or high for 3-4.
  • Add tortellini, cream and asparagus. Cover and cook 45 minutes more on high setting. Stir in kale/spinach and cook until just wilted. Top with chili flakes and more parsley to serve.

Notes

*You may substitute 1 large onion and 2 stalks of celery for the leeks.

Nutrition

Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 722mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1777IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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