Slow Cooker Tortellini
- Prep Time: 35 minutes Stand:
- Cook Time: 5 hours
- Servings: 12
- Course: Main Dish
Perfect for cold-weather entertaining—make this soup ahead of time, freeze, and simply reheat when your guests have arrived. There’s nothing quite like a delicious bowl of hot soup to warm your heart! And you can prepare this dish ahead of time and freeze using freezer-safe containers. Before you serve, thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then line a 6-quart slower cooker with a liner, and add the finishing touches and enjoy. Once tummies are full and the soup is finished, just throw away the liner for easy cleanup!
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- 1 jar roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
- 1 container (32 oz.) chicken broth
- 2 cans (15.5 oz. each) white (cannellini) beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (28 oz.) Italian seasoned diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 can (14 oz.) artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained, and quartered
- 4 stalks celery, chopped (2 cups)
- 2 medium onions, chopped (1 cup)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 8 cups Swiss chard, chopped
- 20 ounces fresh or frozen cheese tortellini, uncooked
- 1/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
- Parmesan Crisps (recipe below)
LINE a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with a Reynolds® Slow Cooker Liner; set aside.
ADD the roasted peppers, broth, beans, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, celery, onions, olive oil, and garlic to the lined-slow cooker. Stir gently with a wooden spoon or rubber scrapper to combine.
COVER and cook on high for 5 hours.
STIR in Swiss chard and tortellini gently with a rubber spatula and cook 7 to 9 minutes more or until pasta is just al dente. Serve with Parmesan cheese and Parmesan Crisps, if desired.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Line two large baking sheets with Reynolds® Parchment Paper. In a small bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups finely shredded Parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon snipped fresh thyme or rosemary, and 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper. Spoon the cheese mixture into 12 portions, 4 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets. Pat each cheese portion into a 5-inch circle. Bake 4 to 6 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Let stand on baking sheet until completely cooled. Carefully remove crisps from parchment paper.