Thursday, October 2, 2014

Foodie Finds

It's no surprise around here that I rarely share a recipe (or a how-to / DIY). Mostly because when I cook a fun new meal I forget to take pictures. That is not the case this time, ladies and gents! Last weekend my step mom shared this recipe. Looks good, right? So of course I had to try it. *Note: it makes a LOT!*
(professionally called Crockpot Cheese Tortellini)
What the recipe calls for:
1 bag of frozen tortellini
1 small bag of fresh spinach
2 cans of italian style diced tomatoes
1 box of chicken broth
1 package of cream cheese
1 lb. sausage
What I actually used:
1 24 oz bag frozen egg noodles (because Walmart doesn't have frozen tortellini??)
3/4 of a small bag of fresh spinach
2 cans Italian style diced tomatoes
1 box Chicken broth
1 package of cream cheese
1 lb Italian seasoned sausage

What you need to do: 
Brown the sausage in one of your finest skillets
Add all of the ingredients (except for the cream cheese) to the crock pot

Cut the cream cheese into cubes (this makes it easier to mix)

Add the cream cheese to the crock pot

Mix, Cover, and cook on low for 5-6 hours


See? So easy right? I'm telling y'all it was amazing, too! Hubby had seconds, the kids enjoyed it (hidden veggies, y'all!). This is definitely a recipe that I recommend. And it doesn't have to be tortellini (obviously).  I literally didn't have to add any extra seasoning or salt, or garlic. I went back and forth in the store for which sausage I should buy... in the end, I think the Itaillian was a great choice because, Holy Yum Batman!
Do you have any crock pot recipes to share? Tis the season!


  1. This looks delicious! I cannot wait to try it! Good idea on cutting the cream cheese, too. I always have a hard time getting it to melt!

  2. Looks yummy, & crock pot cooking is the best! :)

  3. it was VERY yummy! I love my crock pot.

  4. I hope you like it! :) I'll be trying your chicken recipe next. YUM! cutting the cream cheese REALLY helped. otherwise it would've just been a gooey mess.

  5. this looks delicious. like my mouth started watering while I was reading... is it time to eat again yet?

  6. c'mon over! We still have left overs! :) it's delicious

  7. This looks delish! And easy. Easy is key! :)

  8. it's SO easy! let me know if you try it! :)

  9. I love a good...EASY...crockpot recipe. It has cheese...Claire will love it!! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Looks great!! Well...minus the sausage...sorry not a huge fan. I am a huge fan of the crockpot though...anything that makes cooking easier is great on my book!