Quick and Easy Chicken Tortellini Soup – A Crowd Pleaser (Really!)

First – I promise that all of my recipes will not require a crock pot.  Right now though, ’tis the season with not enough hours in the day so I use it a lot.

Each year on Halloween evening before the trick-or-treating starts, we host a crowd of about 40 friends and neighbors for dinner so everyone has a healthy, hearty dinner before we walk around for a few hours.  Since there are times in our house where it’s difficult to please the four people I’m making dinner for, I was a little stressed about what to feed 40.  This recipe immediately came to mind.  I am happy to report that every parent asked for the recipe and every – really, EVERY  – child enjoyed it (probably because it’s a chunky soup and they could pick out what they didn’t like).  I served this with a salad and a crusty bread, like the baguettes from Panera bread – yum.

Chicken Tortellini Soup

3 cups chicken broth 29 ounces diced italian style tomatoes (with basil, garlic and oregano) undrained
15 ounces tomato sauce 10 ounce package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1 cup chopped onion 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pound uncooked chicken breast cut into 1-inch cubes

Combine above 9 ingredients in a 4 quart slow cooker, cover and cook on Low for 5 1/2 hours.

Add 9 ounces refrigerated cheese tortellini and cook on Low for another 30 minutes.

Garnish with shredded parmesan and serve.

adapted from a recipe by Southern Living 

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Hi I'm Stace! I used to work in the employment division at a major airline and now I am lucky enough to be a stay-at-home Mom with my two kids. Passions in my life include baking, cooking, reading, cycling and hanging out with my family whenever I can.

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