Friday, September 7, 2012

recipe of the week: spinach tortellini soup (slow cooker!)

spinach tortellini soup (in the crockpot!)

2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon butter
2 cups vegetable broth
3 cups water
6 oz raw mushrooms, washed and sliced (i use the wild mushroom blend from whole foods)
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon cayenne peper
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
freshly ground black pepper
2 cups cheese tortellini
4 cups fresh spinach leaves, torn
1 cup skim milk
1 cup whipping cream
fresh parmesan cheese to top

begin by stirring together in a crock pot the vegetable broth, butter, water, flour, mushroom, onion, garlic and spices.

 cover and cook on low from 6-8 hours
 add torn spinach leaves
 and tortellini.  stir together and cook for another 30 minutes or so
 add milk and whipping cream
 cook on low for another 20-30 minutes
 and enjoy!
 top with parmesan cheese if you wish. (we wish :-)

*adapted to eliminate pre-packaged mixes and to fit our tastes from this recipe


1 comment:

Himu Hasan said...

Nice recipe and great tutorial as well. Thanks for the share. I love this recipe and enjoy with ur words!
Tortellini recipes