This Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Soup is some serious comfort food! It’s made with chicken, bacon, cream cheese, ranch seasoning, tortellini, and cheddar cheese.
It costs $17.82 to make this soup. The recipe makes six servings for a total of $2.97 per serving.
Crockpot Creamy Tortellini Soup
For a simple, homemade, comfort meal, this Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Soup is your new best friend. This is a warm, hearty, and cozy soup. It is a favorite of ours that can feed the whole family.
The cheesy tortellini combined with the bacon, chicken, and a thick and creamy soup texture is just the kind of meal you want to come home to. Because it is made in the slow cooker, there is very little prep work before you can set it and forget it.
There is no need to create a roux for this soup to achieve a thick and creamy texture. The soup will thicken and create a creamy texture during the cooking process from the combination of ingredients in the soup. As another bonus, our recipe does not call for heavy cream, so it has a lower calorie content without sacrificing the taste.
Enjoy our Slow Cooker Tortellini Soup with our yummy One-Hour French Bread for a delicious and easy home-cooked meal!
Ingredients & Cost:
- 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts – $3.98
- 1 cup chopped yellow onion – $0.62
- 8 ounces cream cheese – $1.00
- 1 oz package dry ranch seasoning mix – $0.48
- 1 pound bacon – $4.98
- 6 cups chicken broth – $1.86
- 19 ounce frozen cheese tortellini – $2.98
- 3 cups cheddar cheese – $1.92
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- First, put the chicken, onion, cream cheese, ranch dressing mix, bacon, and chicken broth into the crockpot.
- Then, cook it on low for five hours.
- After cooking, remove the chicken to shred with two forks.
- Next, add the chicken back into the soup as well as the frozen tortellini. Cook for an additional forty-five to sixty minutes.
- Finally, stir in the cheddar cheese just before serving.
RECIPE VARIATIONS AND SUBSTITUTIONS
- If you want to add some veggies to the soup, you can add broccoli or spinach when you add the tortellini to the soup.
- Instead of cheese tortellini you can use spinach or pesto tortellini.
SERVE: As with most recipes with dairy products in them, you shouldn’t leave this soup out for longer than 2 hours.
STORE: This soup will stay fresh in an airtight container for up to five days in the refrigerator.
FREEZE: Follow the soup instructions up until adding the tortellini. After shredding the chicken and returning it to the soup mixture, let the soup cool entirely without adding the tortellini. Then place the soup in an airtight container or freezer bag in the freezer. When ready to use the soup, put it in the fridge overnight to thaw. Then set it in the crockpot and add the tortellini to cook until warmed through. Stir in the cheddar cheese just before serving.
- Slow cooker
- Cutting board
- Chef’s knife
- Liquid measuring cup
- Measuring cup
- Cheese grater
We love having leftovers of this soup to enjoy the next day for lunch! Of course, we prefer to reheat it over low heat on the stovetop, but we all know life happens, and we may not always have time for this. Alternatively, you can reheat a bowl of soup in the microwave in one-minute increments until it is heated through.
Yes, follow the soup instructions up until adding the tortellini. After shredding the chicken and returning it to the soup mixture, let the soup cool entirely without adding the tortellini. Then place the soup in an airtight container or freezer bag in the freezer. When ready to use the soup, put it in the fridge overnight to thaw. Then set it in the crockpot and add the tortellini to cook until warmed through. Stir in the cheddar cheese just before serving.
GET KIDS INVOLVED
Ages 2-3: Practice counting skills with your little one as your child helps you pour in the six cups of chicken broth.
Ages 4-5: Your child can assist by helping pour all of the ingredients into the crockpot. Have them practice their counting by counting each one as they go into the crockpot.
Ages 6-8: Guide your child’s hands as you show them how to grate cheese. They can finish grating the remaining cheese blocked to stir into the soup mixture before serving.
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe, unsupervised, while you do the happy dance in the corner!
We like to buy our bacon in bulk at Costco. Then, we keep it in the freezer to pull out for recipes like this soup, our Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole, our Crockpot Crack Chicken, and our Vanilla Candied Bacon. We have found it to be much more cost-effective this way!
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Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Soup With Chicken and Bacon
- slow cooker
- cutting board
- chef's knife
- Liquid measuring cup
- measuring cup
- cheese grater
- 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup chopped yellow onion
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1 ounce package dry ranch seasoning mix
- 1 pound bacon cooked and chopped
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 19 ounce frozen cheese tortellini
- 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
GARNISHES FOR SERVING: (all optional)
- Chopped bacon
- Shredded cheddar
- Chopped parsley
- Place chicken, onion, cream cheese, ranch dressing mix, bacon, and chicken broth into your slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 5 hours or HIGH for 3 hours.
- Remove the chicken and shred with two forks.
- Return the chicken to the slow cooker and add in the frozen tortellini.
- Cover and let cook 45-60 minutes or until the tortellini is cooked and tender.
- Stir the cheddar cheese into the soup right before you are ready to serve.
- Garnish with more cheese, bacon, and parsley (all optional).