Tortellini Soup With Sausage & Veggies

Total Time
7hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 7 hrs

I got out the crock pot and cleaned out the fridge. Kinda cold and snowy today thought soup would hit the spot, oh boy bowls were emptied. Hope you enjoy. I have added fresh spinach, we all like that except for DS. This is a anything goes meal. Served with parmesan cheese and garlic toast. YUMMY! Servings are a guess, and so is the cook and prep time. Way to many variables.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 pieces cooked sausage, diced (I had leftovers)
  • 1 quart v 8 vegetable juice
  • 1 (3 lb) can chicken broth (the big one)
  • 1 cup chopped mushroom
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 (16 ounce) packageof italian mixed vegetables
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 (1 lb) package tortellini (I used cheese)
  • seasoning, to your liking (I used Italian, garlic and fresh basil)


  1. Dump everything in the crock pot except for the tortellini.
  2. Turn the crock pot on low.
  3. Go to work or out to play. Just enjoy the day.
  4. When you come home (about 7 hours later), cook the tortellini according to the package.
  5. Place desired amount tortellini in a bowl, and ladle soup over.
  6. Enjoy with a nice bread and salad.
  7. I keep the tortellini separate so it doesn't get smushy and I can freeze the left overs for another meal. Go figure left overs made from left overs. Makes a mom smile!


Most Helpful

Love, love, loved this soup. So easy to make but very tasty. The salsa really makes it nice and spicy. I didn't have tortellini so i substituted mini cheese raviolis. It was very good and is at the top of my favorite zaar soups list. :D

KeystoneGal06 January 03, 2007

Bravo! This was outstanding. I couldn't believe how different this soup is from your every day soup. My family loved it. This will become a main stay in my family.

Audrey M April 06, 2006

Yummy! This is so good and so adaptable too! I made a few changes by using 1 package of ground sausage, cooked 4 carrots (no celery) and more mushrooms than called for (also skipping the mixed vegetables but using the frozen veggies), used 1 can tomatoes (instead of the salsa) and lots of Italian seasoning--wonderful! And so easy too! We are freezing all the leftovers in lunchable bowls for lunches. This is a must to have often! Thanks for shsring this wonderful soup!

ellie_ March 14, 2006

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