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Slow Cooker Turkey Tortellini

Slow Cooker Turkey Tortellini

When we moved from Houston to Austin late last year I lived by the slow cooker. When we arrived to our new home everything was in boxes and those boxes were everywhere in the house. Plus with a kitchen renovation in the works, I just didn’t want to unpack any of the kitchen items knowing I would have to remove them when the kitchen renovation started.

Slow Cooker Turkey Tortellini

Luckily I picked up a copy of Crock Pot Recipe Collection cookbook, while I was at Bed Bath and Beyond picking up a new coffee maker for the new house. The cookbook was more of an impulse buy but I am so glad I got it. I cooked from it for weeks after we moved in.

Slow Cooker Turkey Tortellini

Since I only had just a few key kitchen items out, the slow cooker allowed me to make complete meals with just a few tools. Plus with the hustle and bustle of unpacking boxes it helped time wise. I could unpack while the slow cooker did its thing and voila….dinner is ready!

Slow Cooker Turkey Tortellini

This is my version of the recipe I found in the Crock Pot cookbook. You can also switch out the ground turkey for organic ground beef as well. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Turkey Tortellini

Slow Cooker Turkey Tortellini

Slow Cooker Turkey Tortellini

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

An easy meal prepared in a slow cooker. Three cheese tortellini slow cooked with ground turkey and a blend of exotic mushrooms. Perfect for weeknight meals.

Ingredients

SPECIAL TOOLS

  • Slow cooker

TORTELLINI

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 24-ounce jarred marinara sauce
  • 1 9-ounce pack three cheese tortellini
  • 12 ounces exotic mushroom blend (oyster, shiitake, cremini), sliced
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • Chopped Italian parsley (garnish)

Instructions

  1. Coat the inside of your slow cooker with nonstick olive oil spray.
  2. Spray a 12-inch skillet with olive oil spray. Add turkey and cook over medium-high heat, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon for about 5 minutes. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top and stir to combine.
  3. Turn off the heat and using a slotted spoon, transfer the turkey to the prepared slow cooker.
  4. Stir in the marinara sauce, tortellini, mushrooms, water and red pepper flakes if using.
  5. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 4 – 4 ½ hours or on high for 30 minutes –to 1 hour. Stirring half way through cooking time. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley if using.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 610Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 151mgSodium: 1310mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 7gSugar: 12gProtein: 42g

*Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary.*

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